Re: Corpora: Out-of-print Corpus Linguistics books

From: Lou Burnard (
Date: Tue Jun 19 2001 - 17:31:10 MET DST

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    On Mon, 18 Jun 2001, Geoffrey Sampson wrote:

    > Another thing which is very often done when a newish academic discipline
    > develops towards maturity is that someone compiles a book (Americans often
    > call them "readers") containing a collection of many of the "classic"
    > articles which have shaped the field ... I think it
    > would be an excellent idea for someone to do this for corpus linguistics
    > by now. In fact, if no-one is doing so, I would be half inclined to suggest
    > such a venture to my own publisher.

    What a great idea! But why not do it electronically? why not in fact
    make a corpus of such articles? then we could do an empirical study of
    the emerging terminology of the discipline...

    Actually, this is quite a serious suggestion. It would also be really
    interesting to see whether a consensus emerged as to the (say) 50 "must
    have" items that should be in such a reader.


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