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This edition of Corpora contains one of the first ever collections of papers pertaining to the nascent discipline of Modern Diachronic Corpus-Assisted Discourse Studies (MD-CADS). This discipline is characterised by the novelty both of its methodology and the topics it is, consequently,...
In this paper, I provide an overview of certain types of salient items found in the keyword lists of the SiBol 1993 and SiBol 2005 corpora with the objective of diachronic analysis of a particular text type, namely, that of British broadsheet newspapers. I analysed the keyword lists (see...
In this paper, I adopt a diachronic approach to the analysis of the two large SiBol newspaper corpora, in order to examine and compare the expression of evidentiality ( Bednarek, 2006 ; Dendale and Tasmowski, 2001 ; and Chafe, 1986 ) – that is, how the writer's knowledge is marked as...
In this paper, I explore the discourses surrounding whatever is explicitly identified as a moral issue in the SiBol corpora. This analysis is mainly diachronic but will combine a variety of parameters in order to access patterns of change/stability across different newspapers, within a...
In this study, I use WordSmith Tools 5.0 ( Scott, 2008 ) and Xaira to examine the prefix anti, its collocates, contexts and quantitative profile in the SiBol corpus. 2 2 The two corpora are named after the universities (Siena and Bologna) working on the project and...
In this paper, I analyse the changing rhetorical role of science in UK broadsheet newspapers from 1993 and 2005, and conclude that there have been noteworthy changes. First, science, and more specifically, the formulation the science, is increasingly employed as a model of authority,...
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