Applied Corpus Linguistics: A Multidimensional Perspective by Ulla Connor, Thomas A. Upton

By Ulla Connor, Thomas A. Upton

This e-book can be of specific curiosity to a person drawn to the applying of corpus linguistic ideas to language examine and guide. This quantity contains chosen papers from the Fourth North American Symposium, held in Indianapolis and hosted via the Indiana heart for Intercultural conversation at Indiana college Purdue college in Indianapolis (IUPUI) in November, 2002. those papers – from authors representing 8 international locations together with the united states, Belgium, China, France, Germany, eire, the Netherlands, and Spain – supply a variety of perspectives of and techniques to corpus linguistic. issues diversity from concept and research to school room program, and contain the examine of oral discourse in addition to the research of written discourse, together with internet-based discourse. as a result, this quantity is split into sections. the 1st part makes a speciality of using corpus linguistics within the research of spoken and written discourse; the second one part specializes in the direct pedagogical software of corpus linguistics, reflecting the utilized origin of this department of linguistics.

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Business meetings service encounters conversations -----------------------------------------------------------------------50:50 67:33 75:25 100:0 Figure 2: Speaker distribution of rise tone Based on the findings in this study using data drawn from the HKCSE, each of the discourse types is plotted on the continuum in Figure 2. Conversations are at one extreme end where the use of the rise tone is chosen equally by participants enjoying equal staus. As we move towards the other end of the continuum we find that the degree to which designated dominant speakers use the rise tone more frequently than the other discourse participants steadlily increases.

A Corpus of Spoken Public Discourses in Hong Kong 47 Extract 3 CLEARly 1. // ÌÊ we 2. reSTRUCTuring HELPing US THROUGH our ecoNOmic // (HKCSE) REcognise TOUrism as a MAjor FACtor // Ê in In extract 4, the speaker chooses high key when he is talking about the support of the central government. Extract 4 1. // Ì FInally we have CONfidence // Ì beCAUSE we can LEverage // Ê on supPORT 2. the of the central GOvernment // (HKCSE) Again, this use of high key carries with it the situation-specific sense that it goes against the hearer’s expectations.

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