Introducing Electronic Text Analysis: A Practical Guide for Language and Literary Studies

Introducing Electronic Text Analysis: A Practical Guide for Language and Literary Studies

By: Svenja Adolphs (author)Paperback

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Introducing Electronic Text Analysis is a practical and much needed introduction to corpora - bodies of linguistic data. Written specifically for students studying this topic for the first time, the book begins with a discussion of the underlying principles of electronic text analysis. It then examines how these corpora enhance our understanding of literary and non-literary works. In the first section the author introduces the concepts of concordance and lexical frequency, concepts which are then applied to a range of areas of language study. Key areas examined are the use of on-line corpora to complement traditional stylistic analysis, and the ways in which methods such as concordance and frequency counts can reveal a particular ideology within a text. Presenting an accessible and thorough understanding of the underlying principles of electronic text analysis, the book contains abundant illustrative examples and a glossary with definitions of main concepts. It will also be supported by a companion website with links to on-line corpora so that students can apply their knowledge to further study. The accompanying website to this book can be found at http://www.routledge.com/textbooks/0415320216

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Contents

1. Introduction 2. Electronic Text Resources 3. Exploring Frequencies in Texts: Basic Techniques 4. Exploring Words and Phrases in Use: Basic Techniques 5. The Electronic Analysis of Literary Texts 6. Electronic Text Analysis, Language and Ideology 7. Language Teaching Applications 8. Further Fields of Application

Product Details

  • publication date: 05/06/2006
  • ISBN13: 9780415320214
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 176
  • ID: 9780415320214
  • weight: 272
  • ISBN10: 0415320216

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