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Language, people, numbers; corpus linguistics and society.


Language, people, numbers; corpus linguistics and society.

Ed. by Andrea Gerbig and Oliver Mason.

Editions Rodopi


327 pages



Language and computers; studies in practical linguistics; no.64


Seventeen international academics contribute 16 papers examining structural aspects of language in relation to its users in a variety of socio-cultural situations. The essays were written to honor linguist Michael Stubbs and his corpus-based work on theories of language structure and use and its applications to education, cognition and culture, literature, and politics. Coverage includes an overview of Stubbs' contributions to linguistics; ways that imports from other disciplines have shaped linguistics, and the associated risks; an investigation into how systemic a corpus of English is; the concept of cognitive linguistics; language and politics; linguistic progress in the description and investigation of diachronic language data; aspects of the phraseological aspect of language; the impact of new communication technology and multimedia computing on further development and evolution of language itself; and a summarization of the traits that make Stubbs such an influential scholar. No subject index.

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