Introducing Electronic Text Analysis : A Practical Guide for Language and Literary Studies Paperback / softback
Introducing Electronic Text Analysis is a practical and much needed introduction to corpora - bodies of linguistic data.
Written specifically for students studying this topic for the first time, the book begins with a discussion of the underlying principles of electronic text analysis.
It then examines how these corpora enhance our understanding of literary and non-literary works.
In the first section the author introduces the concepts of concordance and lexical frequency, concepts which are then applied to a range of areas of language study.
Key areas examined are the use of on-line corpora to complement traditional stylistic analysis, and the ways in which methods such as concordance and frequency counts can reveal a particular ideology within a text.
Presenting an accessible and thorough understanding of the underlying principles of electronic text analysis, the book contains abundant illustrative examples and a glossary with definitions of main concepts.
It will also be supported by a companion website with links to on-line corpora so that students can apply their knowledge to further study.
The accompanying website to this book can be found at http://www.routledge.com/textbooks/0415320216
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 176 pages, 12 Tables, black and white
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 05/06/2006
- Category: linguistics
- ISBN: 9780415320214