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Specialisation and Variation in Language Corpora

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Edited By Ana Diaz-Negrillo and Francisco Javier Diaz-Pérez

Corpus linguistics was initiated with the compilation and exploitation of native English reference corpora. Over the past years, corpus linguistics has experienced such a great expansion and specialisation that a variety of languages, registers, text types and speakers are now represented in language corpora. This volume intends to give evidence of the extraordinary expansion that corpus linguistics and language corpora have undergone. It focuses on emerging types of corpora and corpus techniques, and also presents corpus-based studies in areas which have benefited from the recent developments in corpus linguistics methods and techniques, including foreign language teaching, language acquisition, translation and terminology dialectology, lexicography and language variation. The volume comprises 11 papers on technical aspects of corpus data processing, on corpus-based linguistic research, and on emerging corpora. It is structured in three main sections, one for each of the three latter aspects.
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GOTZON AURREKOETXEA is a Professor of Basque Dialectology at the UPV/EHU (University of the Basque Country). He leads the EUDIA research team, set up to conduct research into Basque Language variation, and the Diatech online software, among others. His publications are devoted to the variation of the Basque language: geolinguistics, sociolinguistics, levelling, dialectometry and corpus.

BRIGITTE BIGI is Researcher in Computer Science at the laboratory ‘Parole et Langage’ in Aix-Marseille University, France. She has published on various aspects on corpus creation, formalization and automatic annotation. Her current research focuses on speech segmentation.

LAIA CUTILLAS is Bachelor in Linguistics by the University of Barcelona. She is currently studying for her doctorate in Theoretical, Computational and Applied Linguistics in the General Linguistics department at the University of Barcelona. She is developing her thesis work on later language development of Catalan as L1. She is a member of the Grup de Recerca per a l’Estudi del Repertori Lingüístic (GRERLI) [Research Group for the Study of Linguistic Repertoire].

ANA DÍAZ-NEGRILLO is a senior lecturer in English Linguistics at the English and German Department of the University of Granada, Spain. Her current research interests include learner corpus research and second language acquisition and English morphology. She has published internationally in these two areas.

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