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By Christian Jones, Daniel Waller

Corpus Linguistics for Grammar presents an available and useful advent to using corpus linguistics to examine grammar, demonstrating the broader program of corpus information and offering readers with the entire abilities and knowledge they should perform their very own corpus-based research.

This book:

  • explores the types of corpora to be had and the instruments which might be used to examine them;
  • looks at particular ways that good points of grammar could be explored utilizing a corpus via research of components equivalent to frequency and colligation;
  • contains routines, labored examples and recommendations for extra perform with each one chapter;
  • provides 3 illustrative examples of power learn initiatives within the components of English Literature, TESOL and English Language.

Corpus Linguistics for Grammar is vital studying for college students project corpus-based learn into grammar, or learning in the components of English Language, Literature, utilized Linguistics and TESOL.

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G. g. ‘I was watching TV at six yesterday’ In the textbook, they were presented in the order given above, meaning students were first expected to master ‘going to’ before moving on to ‘able to’ and ‘was/were + v + ing’. Would you predict this same order of frequency if we searched a corpus? Think about the potential order. 3 Frequency of ‘going to’, ‘able to’ and ‘was + v + ing’ Grammatical pattern Number of occurrences Going to 32557 Able to 28015 Was + V + ing 76780 Even a very simple analysis such as this suggests that the greater frequency of the pattern ‘was + v + ing’ suggests that there is at least an argument for teaching it before the other patterns.

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