LINGUIST List 9.960

Fri Jun 26 1998

Books: Corpus Linguistics

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  • Bernadette Martinez-Keck, New Series: Studies in Corpus Linguistics

    Message 1: New Series: Studies in Corpus Linguistics

    Date: Thu, 25 Jun 1998 10:05:45 -0400
    From: Bernadette Martinez-Keck <>
    Subject: New Series: Studies in Corpus Linguistics

    John Benjamins Publishing would like to call your attention to a new series;


    STUDIES IN CORPUS LINGUISTICS aims to provide insights into the way a corpus can be used, the type of findings that can be obtained, the possible applications of these findings as well as the theoretical changes that corpus work can bring into linguistics and language engineering. The main concern of SCL will be to present findings based on, or related to, the cumulative effect of naturally occurring language and on the interpretation of frequency and distributional data.

    General Editor: Elena Tognini-Bonelli

    Consulting Editor: Wolfgang Teubert


    Jennifer Pearson

    1998 xii, 246 pp. Studies in Corpus Linguistics, 1

    US/Canada: Cloth: 1 55619 342 4 Price: US$69.00

    Rest of the world: Cloth: 90 272 2269 X Price: NLG 138

    John Benjamins Publishing web site:

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    Terms in Context applies the methodology that has been developed over the last two decades in corpus linguistics to the relatively new and still little developed field of corpus-based terminography. While corpora are already being used by some terminologists fro the identification of terms and retrieval of contextual fragments, his book describes the first attempt to use corpora for terminography in much the same way as large general reference corpora are already being used for general language lexicography.

    The author goes beyond the standard problem of identifying terms, as opposed to non-terminological lexical items in text and focuses on identifying metalanguage patterns which point to the presence in text of (parts of) reusable definitions of terms. The author examines these and shows how the information which they contain can be retrieved and used as input for terminological entries.

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    1998 Contributors

  • Addison Wesley Longman
  • Blackwell Publishers
  • Cambridge University Press
  • CSLI Publications
  • Edinburgh University Press
  • Garland Publishing
  • Holland Academic Graphics (HAG)
  • John Benjamins Publishing Company
  • Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc.
  • Oxford University Press
  • Francais Pratique
  • Routledge
  • Summer Institute of Linguistics
  • Mouton de Gruyter