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Corpus Linguistics for Grammar: A guide for research by Christian Jones, Daniel Waller

By Christian Jones, Daniel Waller

Corpus Linguistics for Grammar offers an available and functional creation 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 on hand and the instruments which might be used to examine them;
  • looks at particular ways that positive factors of grammar will be explored utilizing a corpus via research of parts akin to frequency and colligation;
  • contains routines, labored examples and proposals for extra perform with every one chapter;
  • provides 3 illustrative examples of capability study initiatives within the components of English Literature, TESOL and English Language.

Corpus Linguistics for Grammar is key examining 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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2 Views on grammar The word ‘grammar’ tends to evoke strong feelings among linguists and non-linguists alike. An internet search containing the words ‘good grammar’ provides numerous links to guides about the correct usage and several articles in popular newspapers which debate the subject. In the UK, it is a subject never very far from the news. For instance, the recent government decision to introduce a spelling, grammar and punctuation test at primary schools produced a whole series of opinion pieces and online ‘tests’ for readers to check their own knowledge of grammar.

A) Do you see who I see? B) Do you see whom I see? html) The answer given as correct is the second one, the reason being that: ‘Who I see’ should be ‘whom I see’. This is because ‘whom’ is the object in the subsidiary clause ‘whom I see’, and must therefore be in the accusative or objective case. html) Such an answer is fairly typical of such stories. A ‘rule’ is given in semi-technical language, usually with some reference to Latin. A closer look at this pair of sentences, however, raises some interesting questions: Intuition suggests that, at least in spoken contexts, the first sentence feels correct.

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