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Author Sinclair, John, 1933-2007.

Title Trust the text : language, corpus and discourse / John McHardy Sinclair.

Published New York, N.Y. ; London : Routledge, 2004.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  401.41 SINC    AVAILABLE
Physical description 212 pages ; 24 cm
Summary John Sinclair is one of the most influential figures in world linguistics, an innovator who revolutionized the study of spoken discourse and pioneered corpus-based research. In this definitive collection, papers reflecting his most important work of the past decade have been collated and organized into meaningful sections, providing a clear statement of Sinclair's thinking and research. * "Foundations" outlines the major theoretical principles on which subsequent chapters are constructed; * "The organization of text" traces the development of Sinclair's insights into the relationship between text structure and dialogue; * "Lexis and grammar" presents core papers on the description of vocabulary, its relationship with grammar and the role of corpus analysis in describing lexical patterns. Featuring introductions and summaries of key arguments, "Trust the Text "is an essential addition to any linguist's bookshelf.
Subject Discourse analysis.
Grammar, Comparative and general.
Computational linguistics.
ISBN 0415317673 (Hardback : alk. paper)
0415317681 (Paperback : alk. paper)