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The publication of Corpus Linguistics is noteworthy: as the first volume in the new series "Edinburgh Textbooks in Empirical Linguistics", this textbook reflects not only the increasing importance that empirically-based studies of language are coming to play in linguistics but the prominent role that corpus linguistics has assumed among the many different empirically-based approaches to language study. In Corpus Linguistics, McEnery and Wilson very clearly introduce the field of corpus linguistics to students, providing a very effective overview of the key linguistic and computational issues that corpus linguists have to address as they create corpora and conduct analyses of them. Read more... 1. Early Corpus Linguistics and the Chomskyan Revolution --- 2. What is a Corpus and What is in It? --- 3. Quantitative Data --- 4. The Use of Corpora in Language Studies --- 5. Corpora and Language Engineering --- 6. A Case Study: Sublanguages --- 7. Looking Backwards, Looking Forwards ---- Appendixes
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