The essays in this volume, written by Germanists from Britain, Ireland, the USA and Australia, illustrate the enormous potential which corpus-based work has for German Studies as a whole and the rich diversity of work currently being undertaken. Many contributions contain new research data, and topics covered include areas as diverse as literary studies, translation studies, language learning applications, specialist registers, descriptive and critical linguistics, spoken language, historical linguistics, and corpus construction. A detailed introduction explains basic concepts, methods, and applications of corpus-based work.
Bill Dodd is Reader in German Studies in the Department of German Studies at the University of Birmingham, and has recently been awarded a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship.
Foreword; John Sinclair; Editor's Preface; Bill Dodd; Note on language corpora and software; Ramesh Krishnamurthy and Bill Dodd; Notes on contributors; 1. Introduction: The revelavance of corpora to German studies; Bill Dodd; 2. Corpus analysis in the service of literary criticism: Goethe's Die Wahlaverwandtschaften as a model case; Gordon J.A. Burgess; 3. When Ost meets West: a corpus-based study of binomial and other expressions before and during German reunification; Bill Dodd; 4. German be- verns revisited: using corpus evidence to investigate valency; Piklu Gupta; 5. A corpus-based study of German accusative/dative prepositions; Randall L. Jones; 6. Translators at play: exploitations of collocational norms in. German-Engliah translation; Dorothy Kenny; 7. 'Die schine Geschichte': a corpus-based analysis of Thomas Mann's Joseph und seine Bruder; Ann Lawson; 8. Towards a corpus-based comparison of two journals in the field of business and management in German; April Mackison; 9. The ASTCOVEA German Grammar in con Text Project; Peter Roe; 10. An electronic corpus of Early New High German; Jonathan West; 11. Rights and obligations in legal contracts: corpus evidence; Anne Wichmann and Jane Nielsen; 12. Inflected and periphrastic subjunctive verb forms in German newspaper texts of the 1960s and 1990s; Nic Witton; Index.