The main focus of this book is the investigation of linguistic variation in Spanish, considering spoken and written, specialised and non-specialised registers from a corpus linguistics approach and employing computational updated tools. The ten chapters represent a range of research on Spanish using a number of different corpora drawn from, amongst others, research articles, student writing, formal conversation and technical reports. A variety of methodologies are brought to bear upon these corpora including multi-dimensional and multi-register analysis, latent semantics and lexical bundles. This in-depth analysis of using Spanish corpora will be of interest to researchers in corpus linguistics or Spanish language.
'[In this book] Parodi and company provide English language accounts of their research into Spanish corpora. For the first time readers from around the world who are unable to read Spanish have access to cutting edge studies of a variety of registers in one of the three main languages in the world… Especially rewarding are the insightful discussions of the communicative purposes which motivate factors, drawing on the rich tradition of discourse analysis informing Latin American linguistic theory.' -Professor J. R. Martin, Department of Linguistics, University of Sydney, Australia