A corpus-based study of the language used in book reviews - download pdf or read online

By Renata Frosztęga

Bachelor Thesis from the yr 2014 within the topic Speech technological know-how / Linguistics, grade: five, , language: English, summary: the purpose of this thesis is to debate sure facets of the language of publication experiences, stressing the significance and indispensability of a corpus-based process in any learn of this kind. The thesis is to teach that the sign in of publication reviewing is a really expert language, characterised by way of particular vocabulary. via this is often intended that there exist a few phrases and words which are usually used extra usually the following than in different registers, or that a few phrases have a unique, narrowed meaning.

For this objective the researcher has compiled her personal corpus of booklet experiences in an digital shape, which supplies the root for the research. This selection of written language samples is known as the selfmade booklet evaluation Corpus (henceforth, DIY BRC). As regards the resource of fabrics, the stories come from the internet sites of renowned caliber newspapers.

In order to make sure the study a comparatively excessive reliability, the linguistic information has to be as huge as attainable. hence, my corpus (DIY BRC) totals nearly one hundred fifteen 000 phrases derived from as many as 166 ebook stories. The suggest pattern dimension is among 660 and 982 words.

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