Corpus Linguistics at Work by Elena Tognini-Bonelli

By Elena Tognini-Bonelli

The publication bargains a mixed dialogue of the most theoretical, methodological and alertness matters on the topic of corpus paintings. hence, ranging from the definition of what's a corpus and why studying a corpus demands a unique method from interpreting a textual content, the underlying assumptions at the back of corpus paintings are mentioned.
The major methods to corpus paintings are mentioned because the “corpus-based” and the “corpus-driven” process and the theoretical positions underlying them explored intimately. The booklet adopts and exemplifies the parameters of the corpus-driven procedure and posits a brand new unit of linguistic description outlined systematically within the gentle of corpus proof. The purposes the place the corpus-driven technique is exemplified are language instructing and contrastive linguistics. Alternating among useful examples and theoretical evaluate, the reader is led step by step to a close figuring out of the problems keen on corpus paintings and, even as, tempted to probe for himself a few of the significant purposes the place a corpus-driven technique can display extraordinary insights into linguistic patterning.

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Table 14: different functions for largely and broadly To conclude this section, we can say that although, at an initial glance, largely and broadly may appear as synonymous, they are differentiated very clearly by the patterns of co-selection apparent in the concordance and their respective collocational profiles. The correlation between formal patterns, such as collocation, and function can be identified systematically by the students, given a minimum guidance on the part of the teacher, and it lends itself very well to different types of communicative tasks in the classroom context.

But quite clearly the defined as the radical press was enough based. The few had gone it consists of the aspirations means taking the initiative, Table 13: broadly in the field of basis and relation Considering the examples above, it is interesting to note that although both largely and broadly have a role in argumentation and at discourse level, this is clearly different: while largely qualifies specific causes and reasons in argumentation, never as sentence initial, broadly acts at a wider level, either as a discourse adjunct (as sentence initial), or parenthetically, qualifying a certain statement.

Because, having started with a node as a core, they have incorporated other words in the co-text that appeared to be co-selected with it and form a regular pattern. They are, therefore, multi-word units in that they are defined by the strict correlation existing between a node and its context. They involve both lexical and grammatical realisations. These units represent a shift towards idiomaticity and phraseology in that they are chosen as single units. Only when they have reached their pragmatic function (cf.

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