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Title: Corpus-Based Sociolinguistics
Subtitle: A Guide for Students
Written By: Eric Friginal
Jack A. Hardy

This innovative guidebook presents a systematic, in-depth account of using corpora in sociolinguistics. It introduces and expands the application of corpora and corpus approaches and tools in sociolinguistic research, surveys the growing number of studies in corpus-based sociolinguistics, and provides instructions and options for designing and developing corpus-based studies. Readers will find practical information on such contemporary topics as workplace registers, megacorpora, and using the web as a corpus. Vignettes, case studies, discussion questions, and activities throughout further enhance students’ involvement with the material and provide opportunities for hands-on practice of the methods discussed. 'Corpus-Based Sociolinguistics' is a comprehensive and accessible guide, a must-read for any student or scholar interested in exploring this popular and promising approach to sociolinguistic research.

Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780415529563
Pages: 312
Prices: U.K. £ 29.99

Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780415529556
Pages: 312
Prices: U.K. £ 90.00