Title: From Body to Web
Subtitle: An Introduction to the Web as Corpus
Series Title: Studi Anglo-Germanici e dell’Europa Orientale
Publisher: Editori Laterza – University Press Online (Bari-Roma)
In this book the web's controversial status as a corpus is investigated on both theoretical and applicative grounds. While the notion of a linguistic corpus as a body of texts rests on some related issues such as finite size, balance, permanence, the very idea of a web of texts brings about notions of non-finiteness, flexibility, provisionality. It is against this background that the book revisits key issues in corpus linguistics from the perspective of the web and explores the new issues that the emerging notion of the web as corpus possibly raises.
The book is part of a project involving Editori Laterza and the Dipartimento S.A.G.E.O. (Studi Anglo-Germanici e dell'Europa Orientale) at the University of Bari, Italy. The PDF version of the book can be downloaded free of charge from the publisher's website: http://www.universitypressonline.it
Please note that an English version of this website is still under way. If you are interested in the book and have problems with the download, do not hesitate to contact the author at m.gattolingue.uniba.it providing personal information, country and affiliation.
Discipline of Linguistics