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Corpus-based approaches to World Englishes


Hundt, Marianne (2020). Corpus-based approaches to World Englishes. In: Schreier, Daniel; Hundt, Marianne; Schneider, Edgar. The Cambridge Handbook of World Englishes. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 506-533.

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The chapter provides an overview of the developments in synchronic and diachronic corpus-linguistic research into World Englishes (WE), detailing methodological concerns such as sampling frames, representativeness, corpus size, and statistical modelling on the one hand and the broadening scope of corpus-based research from ENL to ESL and EFL varieties on the other hand. It also surveys areas in which corpus-evidence has been applied in the study of WE (e.g. as a testing bed for models of WEs, for the study of language contact, typology and change or as a source of evidence for sociolinguistic and pragmatic variation), providing ample illustration from seminal research papers and recent studies in the field.

Abstract

The chapter provides an overview of the developments in synchronic and diachronic corpus-linguistic research into World Englishes (WE), detailing methodological concerns such as sampling frames, representativeness, corpus size, and statistical modelling on the one hand and the broadening scope of corpus-based research from ENL to ESL and EFL varieties on the other hand. It also surveys areas in which corpus-evidence has been applied in the study of WE (e.g. as a testing bed for models of WEs, for the study of language contact, typology and change or as a source of evidence for sociolinguistic and pragmatic variation), providing ample illustration from seminal research papers and recent studies in the field.

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Item Type:Book Section, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > English Department
06 Faculty of Arts > Zurich Center for Linguistics
08 Research Priority Programs > Language and Space
Dewey Decimal Classification:400 Language
410 Linguistics
Language:English
Date:January 2020
Deposited On:23 Dec 2019 09:28
Last Modified:24 Feb 2021 08:12
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
Series Name:Cambridge Handbooks in Language and Linguistics
ISBN:9781108425957
OA Status:Green
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108349406.022
Related URLs:http://services.cambridge.org/af/academic/subjects/languages-linguistics/history-english-language/cambridge-handbook-world-englishes?format=HB&isbn=9781108425957 (Publisher)

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