Multi-Dimensional Analysis, 25 years on: A tribute to Douglas Biber (Studies in Corpus Linguistics 60)

Multi-Dimensional Analysis, 25 years on: A tribute to Douglas Biber (Studies in Corpus Linguistics 60)

By: Marcia Veirano Pinto (editor), Tony Berber Sardinha (editor)Hardback

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Approximately a quarter of a century ago, the Multi-Dimensional (MD) approach-one of the most powerful (and controversial) methods in Corpus Linguistics-saw its first book-length treatment. In its eleven chapters, this volume presents all new contributions covering a wide range of written and spoken registers, such as movies, music, magazine texts, student writing, social media, letters to the editor, and reports, in different languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese) and contexts (engineering, journalism, the classroom, the entertainment industry, the Internet, etc.). The book also includes a personal account of the development of the method by its creator, Doug Biber, an introduction to MD statistics, as well as an application of MD analysis to corpus design. The book should be essential reading to anyone with an interest in how texts, genres, and registers are used in society, what their lexis and grammar look like, and how they are interrelated.


1. List of contributors; 2. Preface (by Reppen, Randi); 3. Acknowledgments; 4. Introduction (by Berber Sardinha, Tony); 5. Opening. Multi-Dimensional analysis: A personal history (by Biber, Douglas); 6. 1. Multi-Dimensional Analysis and synchronic analyses; 7. Chapter 1.1 A Multi-Dimensional analysis of regional variation in American English (by Grieve, Jack); 8. Chapter 1.2 Dimensions of register variation in Brazilian Portuguese (by Berber Sardinha, Tony); 9. Chapter 1.3 25 years later: Comparing Internet and pre-Internet registers (by Berber Sardinha, Tony); 10. 2. Multi-Dimensional Analysis and diachronic analyses; 11. Chapter 2.1 Dimensions of variation in North American movies (by Veirano Pinto, Marcia); 12. Chapter 2.2 Multi-Dimensional analysis of pop songs (by Bertoli-Dutra, Patricia); 13. Chapter 2.3 Dimensions of variation in TIME magazine (by de Souza, Renata Condi); 14. 3. Multi-Dimensional Analysis and language learning; 15. Chapter 3.1 A Multi-Dimensional analysis of essay writing: What linguistic features tell us about situational parameters and the effects of language functions on judgments of quality (by Crossley, Scott); 16. Chapter 3.2 A Multi-Dimensional analysis of advanced written L2 Spanish (by Asencion-Delaney, Yuly); 17. 4. Multi-Dimensional Analysis: exploring the methodology; 18. Chapter 4.1 Expanding Multi-Dimensional analysis with qualitative research techniques (by Conrad, Susan); 19. Chapter 4.2 Conducting Multi-Dimensional analysis using SPSS (by Friginal, Eric); 20. Appendix; 21. Name index; 22. Subject index

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  • ISBN13: 9789027203687
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 328
  • ID: 9789027203687
  • weight: 805
  • ISBN10: 9027203687

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