Sociolinguistics and Corpus Linguistics

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1.1Popular corpus tools8
1.2Frequencies of int it for the four socio- economic groups in the BNC20
1.3Concordance of were sorted 1 place to the left (Survey of English Dialects Corpus)23
1.4Some keywords derived from comparing the SED and the BNC together27
2.1Statistically significant lexical diffierences according to sex in the BNC spoken section34
2.2Use of lovely by males and females in the spoken demographic section of the BNC35
2.3Expected use of lovely in the spoken demographic section of the BNC36
2.4Main lexical differences between sex, age and social class categories in the BNC37
2.5Frequencies per million words of lovely in the BNC tabulated according to sex, age and social class39
2.6Types of speakers in the BNC40
2.7Standardised frequencies (per million words) of greetings in the BNC for different age groups42
2.8Standardised frequencies of hi and hi_ITJ (per million words) in the BNC for different age groups43
2.9Hand-checked frequencies of hi as a greeting in the BNC for diferent age groups43
3.1Sampling frame for the Brown family61
3.2Change in use of the progressive form63
3.3Change in modal verbs in British and American English65
3.4Sample concordance lines of girl from the BLOB Corpus71
4.1Top five words in category H (LOB)92
4.2Calculating the Spearman rank correlation coefficient between genres H and N92
4.3Similarity matrix for four corpora based on word frequency rankings for the top ten words93
5.1Frequencies of combinations for adverbial amplifiers114
5.2Diferent types of frames in spoken language115

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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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