Using Corpora in Discourse Analysis Continuum Discourse

Using Corpora in Discourse Analysis Continuum Discourse[KINDLE] ❤ Using Corpora in Discourse Analysis Continuum Discourse ➜ Paul Baker – Oaklandjobs.co.uk This book examines approaches to carrying out discourse analysis DA using techniues that are grounded in corpus linguistics Assuming no prior knowledge of corpora the book examines and evaluates a var This book in Discourse PDF/EPUB Ä examines approaches to carrying out discourse analysis DA using techniues that are grounded in corpus linguistics Assuming no prior knowledge of corpora the book examines and evaluates a variety of corpus based methodologies including Using Corpora Epub / collocations keyness concordances dispersion plots building and annotating corporaIllustrated with a number of real life examples of corpus based DA from a range of sources and covering a variety of subjects this is an informative introduction to Corpora in Discourse MOBI · using corpus linguistics as a methodology in discourse analysis. Aside from experiments with Mark Davies' COCA interface and WordSmith Tools this book was my first exposure to corpus analysisAs an aside corpus analysis is a research methodology originating in linguistics Today the methodology is associated primarily with large databases and specialized software packages that facilitate the examination of large bodies of text in order to uncover language patterns above the level of the sentence An example of one such corpus is the Corpus of Contemporary American English COCA which is continuously updated and at present contains about 425 million words Corpus analysis uses empirical methods as opposed to armchair introspection to develop theories of how natural language is used in specific contexts I think this book works uite well for those who have little experience with the field As the title suggests it's also geared towards the researcher who wants to add some uantitative methods to the usual ualitative tools deployed by a discourse analyst and probably mostly a critical discourse analyst Fairclough is cited with fair regularityThe text's failings are perhaps only by design since it is meant to be only an introduction and a how to guide However for my tastes I would have preferred theoretical framing of these methods particularly in terms of epistemology semiotics or social theory This would have helped me to wrap my mind around the kind of machine aided pattern matching typical of corpus analysis In general it seems as if the culturalphilosophicalhistorical significance of corpus as a method isn't touched in this book At any rate a brief survey of the literature on topics such as these would have been useful A fine introduction to corpora and how they work There are some good case studies of how corpora can be used in discourse analysis However my expectations of what the book would be were a bit different I was hoping for something a bit meatier I was also expecting of a focus on critical discourse analysis rather than plain old discourse analysis Baker himself notes difference that some see between the two though I wasn't aware of such a difference myself and the attention that CDA puts on ideology and power structures in society is of what I'm after I stumbled upon this book by accident and picked it up since I thought it could help me out with the third dimension of Wodak's discourse historical approach and I'm so glad I did This book is such a nice introduction to corpus linguistics with its many hands on examples and step by step guides and I now feel confident using it as as a tool in my thesis I read this book for my Corpus Analysis class It was the better of the two texts we had for this class It is a good introduction to the tools of corpus based discourse analysis and the example analyses were demonstrative and overall helpful Not a book I would recommend unless you are taking a class on the subject but good for what it is This book is a good introduction to Corpus Linguistics It is engaging and relatively easy to follow Great Writer A good book that shows the different techniues that corpora can be used to investigate different issues such as freuency and dispersion collocates keyness nomalization modality metaphor etc

Using Corpora in Discourse Analysis Continuum Discourse
  • Paperback
  • 198 pages
  • Using Corpora in Discourse Analysis Continuum Discourse
  • Paul Baker
  • English
  • 11 February 2016
  • 9780826477255