Sociolinguistics and Corpus Linguistics

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1.1Extract of fiction from the TEI- Lite Guidelines16
1.2Grammatical and semantic tags17
1.3Dispersion plots in the SED of pike and Stoneleigh29
2.1Mean scores of English Dimension 1 for nine registers47
2.2Stress patterns in UK dialects51
2.3Screenshot from Transcriber52
2.4F1–F2 plot for short monophthongs in Hackney showing four Anglo (circles) and four non- Anglo boys (triangles)55
3.1Frequencies for gendered pronoun use over time69
3.2Frequencies of girl(s) and boy(s) over time70
3.3Frequencies for gendered terms of address over time72
3.4Percentages of people who are married in the UK: 1980–200573
3.5Mean scores for involved speech in Star Trek for males and females74
3.6Output from Trans78
3.7Variation and shift of norms along Dimension B (elaborated vs. situation- dependent reference) for fiction and essays over time79
4.1Frequencies of modal usage for British and American English89
4.2Frequencies of the full and bare infinitive in the Brown family90
4.3Dendogram of genres in LOB94
4.4Mean scores for American and British spoken genres along Dimension 1, ‘involved vs. informational production’98
5.1TEI Guidelines applied to speech104
5.2Transcription of a modern art lecture106
5.3Transcription of a news broadcast106
5.4Discontinuity and continuity patterns107
5.5Example of a self- repair from the Map Task Corpus119
6.1Collocational network of elderly in the BNC129

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Figures vii
  • Tables viii
  • Chapter 1 - Introduction 1
  • Chapter 2 - Corpora and Sociolinguistic Variation 31
  • Chapter 3 - Diachronic Variation 57
  • Chapter 4 - Synchronic Variation 81
  • Chapter 5 - Corpora and Interpersonal Communication 102
  • Chapter 6 - Uncovering Discourses 121
  • Chapter 7 - Conclusion 146
  • References 157
  • Appendix 169
  • Notes 179
  • Index 183
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