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From Body to Web

From Body to Web
From Body to Web
An Introduction to the Web as Corpus
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Edizione: 2009
Collana: University Press on-line
Serie: Studi Anglo-Germanici e dell’Europa Orientale
ISBN: 9788842088547
Argomenti: Linguistica e semiotica
  • Pagine: 196
  • Prezzo: 12,50 Euro
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In breve

In this book the web’s controversial status as a corpus is investigated on both theoretical and applicative grounds. While the notion of a linguistic corpus as a body of texts rests on some related issues such as finite size, balance, permanence, the very idea of a web of texts brings about notions of non-finiteness, flexibility, provisionality. It is against this background that the book revisits key issues in corpus linguistics from the perspective of the web and explores the new issues that the emerging notion of the web as corpus possibly raises.

Indice

Introduction

Acknowledgments

Chapter I. Corpus Linguistics and the Web. Old and new Issues

Introduction - 1. Corpus linguistics and the web - 2. The web as corpus: a «body» of texts? - 3. The corpus and the web: key issues - 3.1. Authenticity - 3.2. Representativeness - 3.3. Size - 3.4. Content - 3.4.1. Language - 3.4.2. Topics - 3.4.3. Registers and Genres - 4. From «body» to «web»: new issues - 4.1. Dynamism - 4.2. Reproducibility - 4.3. Relevance and reliability - Conclusion - Notes

Chapter II. Challenging Anarchy. The Corpus and the Search

Introduction - 1.The corpus and the search - 2.Crawling, indexing, searching, ranking: on search and search engines - 3. Challenging anarchy: the web as a source of «evidence» - 3.1. An overview of web search options - 3.2. Simple search and the limits of «webidence» - 3.3. Advanced search as a solution to specific language questions - 3.3.1. Collocation - 3.3.2.Testing translation candidates - 3. 4. Towards query complexity: other options - 3.4.1. Language and domain - 3.4.2 Wildcards - 4. Query complexity: web search from a corpus perspective - Conclusion - Notes

Chapter III. Webcorp. The Web as Corpus

Introduction - 1. Beyond ordinary search engines - 2. WebCorp: using the web as a corpus - 3. WebCorp in the classroom: the case of English for tourism - 3.1. From «scenery» to «some of the most spectacular scenery»: exploring collocation and colligation - 3.2. «Dramatic landscapes» and «paesaggi suggestivi»: from collocation to semantic preference and beyond - 3.3. Not only scenery: the experience of tourists with disabilities - Conclusion - Notes

Chapter IV. Bootcat: Building Corpora from the Web

Introduction - 1. BootCaT: the web as corpus «shop» - 2. WebBootCat and Medical English: the ORAL CANCER corpus - 2.1. From «seeds» to corpus: the bootstrap process - 2.2. The ORAL CANCER corpus and translation practice - 3. Comparing corpora: DIAGNOS* in English and Italian - 3.1. DIAGNOS* in the English ORAL CANCER corpus - 3.1.1. DIAGNOSIS - 3.1.2. DIAGNOSE - 3.2. DIAGNOS*» in the Italian CANCRO ORALE corpus - 3.2.1 DIAGNOSI - 3.2.2. DIAGNOSTICARE - Conclusion - Notes

Chapter V. Exploring Large Web Corpora: from Web as Corpus to Corpus as Web

Introduction - 1. Large web corpora and corpus query tools - 2. The Sketch Engine: an overview - 2.1. Generating concordances - 2.2. Word Sketches - 2.3. The Sketch Difference function - 3. Exploring large web corpora. Sketches of NATURA and NATURE - 3.1. NATURA - 3.2. NATURE - Conclusion - Notes

Conclusion

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