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Review : Lindquist (2009) Corpus Linguistics and the Description of English . Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press

Review : Lindquist (2009) Corpus Linguistics and the Description of English . Edinburgh:... Stacey Wizner1 Hans Lindquist’s Corpus Linguistics and the Description of English is a textbook intended for intermediate to advanced-level university students of English. While it assumes a certain amount of background knowledge in grammar and linguistics, the textbook is accessible and sets a good pace for most readers who have an interest in learning how to use electronic corpora and in establishing what can be discovered through corpus research and analysis. Lindquist’s book is organised clearly and uses interesting stepby-step examples to illustrate the benefits and limitations of corpus linguistics. Numerous tables and charts throughout the book make the author’s examples meaningful and applicable. Each chapter includes study questions, online corpus exercises and suggestions for further reading. The first two chapters are preparatory, and focus on methodology and terminology. Chapter 1, entitled simply, Corpus Linguistics, begins with an historical account of the ‘many “hyphenated branches” of linguistics’ (p. 1), establishing corpus linguistics as a methodology rather than as a sub-field or branch of linguistics in its own right. A further distinction is made between corpus-based and corpus-driven research. This opening serves as both a background to the field and an introduction to the possibilities of electronic corpora within http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Corpora Edinburgh University Press

Review : Lindquist (2009) Corpus Linguistics and the Description of English . Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press

Corpora , Volume 6 (1): 111 – May 1, 2011

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Publisher
Edinburgh University Press
Copyright
© Edinburgh University Press, 2011
Subject
Linguistics
ISSN
1749-5032
eISSN
1755-1676
DOI
10.3366/cor.2011.0007
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Stacey Wizner1 Hans Lindquist’s Corpus Linguistics and the Description of English is a textbook intended for intermediate to advanced-level university students of English. While it assumes a certain amount of background knowledge in grammar and linguistics, the textbook is accessible and sets a good pace for most readers who have an interest in learning how to use electronic corpora and in establishing what can be discovered through corpus research and analysis. Lindquist’s book is organised clearly and uses interesting stepby-step examples to illustrate the benefits and limitations of corpus linguistics. Numerous tables and charts throughout the book make the author’s examples meaningful and applicable. Each chapter includes study questions, online corpus exercises and suggestions for further reading. The first two chapters are preparatory, and focus on methodology and terminology. Chapter 1, entitled simply, Corpus Linguistics, begins with an historical account of the ‘many “hyphenated branches” of linguistics’ (p. 1), establishing corpus linguistics as a methodology rather than as a sub-field or branch of linguistics in its own right. A further distinction is made between corpus-based and corpus-driven research. This opening serves as both a background to the field and an introduction to the possibilities of electronic corpora within

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CorporaEdinburgh University Press

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