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About: Linguistics is a research topic. Over the lifetime, 1 publications have been published within this topic. The topic is also known as: linguistic science & linguistic.


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01 Jan 2002
TL;DR: This book discusses methods in corpus linguistics: interpreting concordance lines, applications of corpora in applied linguistics, and more.
Abstract: Corpus linguistics is leading to the development of theories about language which challenge existing orthodoxies in applied linguistics. However, there are also many questions which should be examined and debated: how big should a corpus be? Is the data from a corpus reliable? What are its applications for language teaching? Corpora in Applied Linguistics exams these and other questions related to this emerging field. It discusses these important issues and explores the techniques of investigating a corpus, as well as demonstrating the application of corpora in a wide variety of fields. It also outlines the impact corpus linguistics is having on how languages are taught in the classroom and how it is informing language teaching materials and dictionaries. It makes a superb and accessible introduction to corpus linguistics and is a must read for anyone interested in corpus linguistics and its impact on applied linguistics.

1,002 citations

MonographDOI
21 Apr 2022
TL;DR: This book discusses methods in corpus linguistics: interpreting concordance lines, applications of corpora in applied linguistics, and more.
Abstract: Corpus Linguistics has revolutionised the world of language study and is an essential component of work in Applied Linguistics. This book, now in its second edition, provides a thorough introduction to all the key research issues in Corpus Linguistics, from the point of view of Applied Linguistics. The field has progressed a great deal since the first edition, so this edition has been completely rewritten to reflect these advances, whilst still maintaining the emphasis on hands-on corpus research of the first edition. It includes chapters on qualitative and quantitative research, applications in language teaching, discourse studies, and beyond. It also includes an extensive discussion of the place of Corpus Linguistics in linguistic theory, and provides numerous detailed examples of corpus studies throughout. Providing an accessible but thorough grounding to the fascinating, fast-moving field of Corpus Linguistics, this book is essential reading for the student and the researcher alike.

730 citations

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TL;DR: In this article , the authors combine insights from different disciplinary fields and, most importantly, bring together research on Theory of Mind and intersubjectivity, which have been the focus of two separate lines of research (cognitive psychology and usage-based linguistics, respectively).
Abstract: This book represents a ground-breaking and commendable contribution, for it combines insights from different disciplinary fields and, most importantly, brings together research on Theory of Mind (ToM) and intersubjectivity, which have been the focus of two separate lines of research—cognitive psychology and usage-based linguistics, respectively. Through the analysis of naturally occurring linguistic expressions of intersubjectivity in spontaneous contexts (Tantucci 2021: 4–5), this volume provides a novel way to detect instances of ToM—i.e. the capacity to think about our own and others’ states of mind (Baron-Cohen 2001: 174). The topic of intersubjectivity is investigated through a large-scale corpus-based methodology and emphasis is given to its cross-cultural dimension, both from the diachronic and from the ontogenetic angles. The book is organized in three parts: in the first part, Chapter 1 introduces the intersubjective gradience model proposed and describes how it links to existing theories in cognitive psychology and linguistics, as well as the gaps it is meant to fill; Chapter 2 describes the two major types of intersubjectivity that are at stake in the gradience model and which inform all of the following discussion throughout the volume: immediate and extended intersubjectivity. The second part of the book is devoted to a number of case studies to illustrate how the model can be applied both to the study of diachronic semasiological reanalysis (Chapter 3) and to the ontogenesis of first language acquisition (Chapter 4). In the last part, Chapter 5 discusses intersubjectivity as a schematic representation of a social persona, and finally sketches the possible applications of the model in different fields, including research on the autism spectrum disorder.

498 citations

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TL;DR: Hobsbawm as mentioned in this paper concludes that "the phenomenon [of nationalism] is past its peak." (p. 183) Before he gets to this conclusion (apparently written some time in 1989, still before German reunification became a realistic possibility and before the process of fragmentation in some countries of the old Communist Bloc had gained momentum), he shows quite convincingly, and almost prophetically, that a new "Europe of nations" in the Wilsonian sense (with independent entities such as Catalonia, Corsica, Slovenia, Estonia, etc.) could not produce 'a
Abstract: In his book on Natiorts and nationalism since 1780, E.J. Hobsbawm concludes that "the phenomenon [of nationalism] is past its peak." (p. 183) Before he gets to this conclusion (apparently written some time in 1989, still before German reunification became a realistic possibility and before the process of fragmentation in some countries of the old Communist Bloc had gained momentum) he shows quite convincingly, and almost prophetically, that a new 'Europe of nations' in the Wilsonian sense (with independent entities such as Catalonia, Corsica, Slovenia, Estonia, etc.) could not produce 'a stable or lasting political system.' (p. 177) For one thing, "the first thing most such hypothetical new European states would do is, almost certainly, apply for admission to the European Economic Community, which would once again limit their sovereign rights, [...]." (p. 177) Indeed, nation-states with highly autonomous 'national economies' probably belong to the past. However, it is far from clear that such a confrontation with economic reality, which will no doubt change the historical content and direction of nation-building processes, has any direct influence on nationalism from an ideological perspective. After all, as Hobsbawm demonstrates equally convincingly, the essence of nationalism from the 19th century onwards has been the definition of imagined communities'along conceptual ines out of touch with 'objective reality' (a theme also developed in Barth ed. 1982 and by Anderson 1983). An assessment of the ideological processes involved requires access to 'the view from below.' But,

308 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors propose that the chi ld acquires more than a system of grammatical forms and semant ic /communicabive funct ions, in acqui r ing the grammar o f a par t icu lar language, the ch i ld comes to adopt a par- ticu lar f ramework for schemat iz ing erper ience.
Abstract: What does one learn when one acquires the grammar of a language? Most chi ld language researchers would probably say that one learns systems of grammatical morphology and synbactic constructions, as described in terms of the researcher's preferred grammat ica l model . I t would be noted that grammat ica l forms re la te to semant ic ent i t ies and pragmatic functions, and, depending on the theory, various roles would be al lolted to semant ics and pragmat ics in the learner 's const ruct ion o f the gran lmar . Here I wish to propose that the chi ld acquires more than a system of grammatical forms and semant ic /communicabive funct ions. In acqui r ing the grammar o f a par t icu lar language, the ch i ld comes to adopt a par t icu lar f ramework for schemat iz ing erper ience. That is to say, the grammabical system also expresses meanings. These meanings are of a general sort, in contrast with the specif ic contents of lexical i tems. Grammatical meanings apply across al l possible lexical contents, putt ing the specif ic confent of any part icular sentence into a framework of bemporal and spatial relat ions, modali ty, voice, i l locutionary force, and so forth. Much recent work in the emerging f ield of cognit iue l inguist ics is concerned with the conceptua l s ide o f grammar. [n an impor tant paper on the semant ics o f grammar, under the t i t le o f \"The re la t ion o f grammar to cogni t ion, \" Leonard Ta lmy proposes that :

306 citations


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No. of papers in the topic in previous years
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20248
202312,544
202228,706
202156
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201920