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The Cambridge Corpus

Postby Grogie » Tue Nov 22, 2005 6:23 am

I discovered the Cambridge Corpus today. I thought everyone would want to know about it. The address is

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Postby Slava » Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:55 pm

An old message, to be sure, so it's probably my fault. However, here's what I get when I click:

The page isn't redirecting properly

Firefox has detected that the server is redirecting the request for this address in a way that will never complete.

* This problem can sometimes be caused by disabling or refusing to accept cookies.

As it never asked me to accept cookies, I haven't said no, so I don't quite understand. If it works for you, fire away and let us know what you think.
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Postby Stargzer » Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:23 pm

I found three candidates by searching the site: ... 0521808798 ... 0511029455 ... 0521499576

They all deal deal with Corpus Linguistics. Here's info about the last one.

Corpus Linguistics
Investigating Language Structure and Use
Series: Cambridge Approaches to Linguistics

Douglas Biber
Northern Arizona University

Susan Conrad
Iowa State University

Randi Reppen
Northern Arizona University

This book is about investigating the way people use language in speech and writing. It introduces the corpus-based approach to linguistics, based on analysis of large databases of real language examples stored on computer. Each chapter focuses on a different area of linguistics, including lexicography, grammar, discourse, register variation, language acquisition, and historical linguistics. Example analyses are presented in each chapter to provide concrete descriptions of the research methods and advantages of corpus-based techniques. Ten methodology boxes provide clear and concise explanations of the issues in doing corpus-based research and reading corpus-based studies and there is a useful appendix of resources for corpus-based investigation. This lucid and comprehensive introduction to the subject will be welcomed by a broad range of readers, from undergraduate students to professional researchers.

• Introduces the corpus-based approach to linguistics, based on analysis of large databases of real language examples stored on computer • Examples of analyses investigating real research questions in every chapter to make every explanation concrete • Methodology boxes provide concise, clear explanations of issues involved in doing corpus-based research and reading corpus-based methods

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