25.4170, Books: Web as Corpus: Gatto

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Subject: 25.4170, Books: Web as Corpus: Gatto

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Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:21:06
From: Dora Coventry [dora.coventry at bloomsbury.com]
Subject: Web as Corpus: Gatto

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Title: Web as Corpus 
Subtitle: Theory and Practice 
Series Title: Corpus and Discourse  

Publication Year: 2014 
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)
	   http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/
	

Book URL: http://bloomsbury.com/web-as-corpus-9781441161123/ 


Author: Maristella Gatto

Electronic: ISBN:  9781472571533 Pages: 224 Price: U.K. £ 24.99
Hardback: ISBN:  9781441150981 Pages: 256 Price: U.K. £ 75.00
Paperback: ISBN:  9781441161123 Pages: 256 Price: U.K. £ 24.99


Abstract:

Is the internet a suitable linguistic corpus? How can we use it in corpus techniques? What are the special properties that we need to be aware of? This book answers those questions.

The Web is an exponentially increasing source of language and corpus linguistics data. From gigantic static information resources to user-generated Web 2.0 content, the breadth and depth of information available is breathtaking – and bewildering. This book explores the theory and practice of the “web as corpus”. It looks at the most common tools and methods used and features a plethora of examples based on the author's own teaching experience. This book also bridges the gap between studies in computational linguistics, which emphasize technical aspects, and studies in corpus linguistics, which focus on the implications for language theory and use. 



Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
                     Discourse Analysis
                     Linguistic Theories
                     Text/Corpus Linguistics


Written In: English  (eng)

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