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Author Baker, Paul, 1972-

Title Sociolinguistics and corpus linguistics [electronic resource] / Paul Baker.

Imprint Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2010.

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Description 1 online resource (ix, 189 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Series Edinburgh sociolinguistics
Edinburgh sociolinguistics.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cover; Copyright; Contents; Figures; Tables; 1 Introduction; 2 Corpora and sociolinguistic variation; 3 Diachronic variation; 4 Synchronic variation; 5 Corpora and interpersonal communication; 6 Uncovering discourses; 7 Conclusion; References; Appendix; Notes; Index.
Summary This textbook introduces students to the ways in which techniques from corpus linguistics can be used to aid sociolinguistic research. Corpus linguistics shares with variationist sociolinguistics a quantitative approach to the study of variation or differences between populations. It may also complement qualitative traditions of enquiry such as interactional sociolinguistics. This text covers a range of different topics within sociolinguistics:*Analysing demographic variation*Comparing language use across different cultures*Examining language change over time*Studying transcripts of spoken inte.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Corpora (Linguistics)
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Baker, Paul, 1972- Sociolinguistics and corpus linguistics. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2010 9780748627356 (DLC) 2010413281 (OCoLC)428852536
ISBN 9780748631469 (electronic bk.)
0748631461 (electronic bk.)
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