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              Learner English on Computer

              Learner English on Computer (Hardback)

              By Granger, Sylviane; Leech, Geoffrey

              • RRP: $270.00
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              The first book of its kind, Learner English on Computer is intended to provide linguists, students of linguistics and modern languages, and ELT professionals with a highly accessible and comprehensive introduction to the new and rapidly-expanding field of corpus-based research in...to learner language. Edited by the founder and co-ordinator of the International Corpus of Learner English (ICLE), the book contains articles on all aspects of corpus compilation, design and analysis. The book is divided into three main sections; in Part I, the first chapter provides the reader with an overview of the field, explaining links with corpus and applied linguistics, second language acquisition and ELT. The second chapter reviews the software tools which are currently available for analysing learner language and contains useful examples of how they can be used. Part 2 contains eight case studies in which computer learner corpora are analysed for various lexical, discourse and grammatical features. The articles contain a wide range of methodologies with broad general application. The chapters in Part 3 look at how Computer Learner Corpus (CLC) based studies can help improve pedagogical tools: EFL grammars, dictionaries, writing textbooks and electronic tools. Implications for classroom methodology are also discussed. The comprehensive scope of this volume should be invaluable to applied linguists and corpus linguists as well as to would-be learner corpus builders and analysts who wish to discover more about a new, exciting and fast-growing field of research.
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              ISBN 9781138162754
              Released NZ 27 Jan 2017
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Studies in language & linguistics
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              Corpus Annotation: Linguistic Information from Computer Text Corpora

              Corpus Annotation: Linguistic Information from Computer Text Corpora (Hardback)

              By Garside, R. G.; Leech, Geoffrey; Mcenery, Anthony Mark

              • RRP: $270.00
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              Corpus Annotation gives an up-to-date picture of this fascinating new area of research, and will provide essential reading for newcomers to the field as well as those already involved in corpus annotation. Early chapters introduce the different levels and techniques of corpus ann...otation. Later chapters deal with software developments, applications, and the development of standards for the evaluation of corpus annotation. While the book takes detailed account of research world-wide, its focus is particularly on the work of the UCREL (University Centre for Computer Corpus Research on Language) team at Lancaster University, which has been at the forefront of developments in the field of corpus annotation since its beginnings in the 1970s.
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              ISBN 9781138148581
              Released NZ 10 Jul 2016
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Word Frequencies in Written and Spoken English: based on the British National Corpus
               

              Word Frequencies in Written and Spoken English: based on the British National Corpus (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Leech, Geoffrey; Rayson, Paul; Wilson, Andrew

              • RRP: $147.00
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              Provides information on both speech and writing. This book not only gives information about the language as a whole, but also about the differences between spoken and written English, and between different spoken and written varieties of the language. It also contains 'interest b...oxes' which highlight and comment on different aspects of frequency.
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              ISBN 9780582320079
              Released NZ 23 Jul 2001
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              The Pragmatics of Politeness
               

              The Pragmatics of Politeness (Paperback)

              By Leech, Geoffrey

              • RRP: $71.99
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              This readable book presents a new general theoretical understanding of politeness. It offers an account of a wide range of politeness phenomena in English, illustrated by hundreds of examples of actual language use taken largely from authentic British and American sources.

              ISBN 9780195341355
              Released NZ 10 Jul 2014
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Oxford Studies in Sociolinguistics
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              Language, Corpus and Gesture: A Multimodal Corpus Approach
               

              Language, Corpus and Gesture: A Multimodal Corpus Approach (Hardback)

              By Knight, Dawn; Editorial board member Baker, Paul; Cermak, Frantisek; Conrad, Susan; Leech, Geoffrey

              • RRP: $286.00
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              Taking as its starting point the fact that language is not a mirror of reality but lets us share what we know, believe and think about reality, this book focuses on language as a social phenomenon, and makes visible the attitudes and beliefs expressed by the members of a discours...e community.
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              ISBN 9781441167231
              Released NZ 13 Oct 2011
              Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Corpus and Discourse
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              Spoken English on Computer: Transcription, Mark-Up and Application

              Spoken English on Computer: Transcription, Mark-Up and Application (Hardback)

              Edited by Leech, Geoffrey; Myers, Greg; Thomas, Jenny

              • RRP: $270.00
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              This book has evolved from a Workshop on Computerized Speech Corpora, held at Lancaster University in 1993. It brings together the findings presented in a clear and coherent manner, focussing on the advantages and disadvantages of particular transcription or mark-up practice.

              ISBN 9781138160590
              Released NZ 19 Jan 2017
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Language in Literature: Style and Foregrounding
               

              Language in Literature: Style and Foregrounding (Hardback)

              By Leech, Geoffrey

              • RRP: $247.00
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              Over a period of over forty years, Geoffrey Leech has made notable contributions to the field of literary stylistics, using the interplay between linguistic form and literary function as a key to the 'mystery' of how a text comes to be invested with artistic potential. In this bo...ok, seven earlier papers and articles, read previously only by a restricted audience, have been brought together with four new chapters, the whole volume showing a continuity of approach across a period when all too often literary and linguistic studies have appeared to drift further apart. Leech sets the concept of 'foregrounding' (also known as defamiliarization) at the heart of the interplay between form and interpretation. Through practical and insightful examination of how poems, plays and prose works produce special meaning, he counteracts the 'flight from the text' that has characterized thinking about language and literature in the last thirty years, when the response of the reader, rather than the characteristics and meaning potential of the text itself, have been given undue prominence. The book provides an enlightening analysis of well-known (as well as less well-known) texts of great writers of the past, including Keats, Shelley, Samuel Johnson, Shaw, Dylan Thomas, and Virginia Woolf.
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              ISBN 9781138134072
              Released NZ 2 Nov 2015
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Textual Explorations
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              Language in Literature: Style and Foregrounding
               

              Language in Literature: Style and Foregrounding (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Leech, Geoffrey

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              Leech sets the concept of foregrounding (also known as defamiliarization) at the heart of the interplay between form and interpretation. Through practical and insightful examination of how poems, plays and prose works produce special meaning, he counteracts the 'flight from the t...ext'.
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              ISBN 9780582051096
              Released NZ 15 Aug 2008
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Textual Explorations
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              Longmans Student Grammar of Spoken and Written English Workbook

              Longmans Student Grammar of Spoken and Written English Workbook (Paperback)

              By Biber, Douglas; Conrad, Susan; Leech, Geoffrey

              • RRP: $47.50
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              This grammar reference is written for the advanced student. It combines explanations of English grammar with information on how, when and why we use different structures. It shows the differences between spoken and written grammar and includes frequency information on the most co...mmon forms.
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              ISBN 9780582539426
              Released NZ 30 Jun 2002
              Publisher Pearson Education
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Grammar Reference
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              A Communicative Grammar of English
               

              A Communicative Grammar of English (Hardback, 3rd New edition)

              By Leech, Geoffrey; Svartvik, Jan

              • RRP: $247.00
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              A Communicative Grammar of English was first published in 1975 and since then the book has established itself as a grammar innovative in approach, reliable in coverage, and clear in its explanations. It is now available in this fully revised and redesigned third edition to provid...e up-to-date and accessible help to teachers, advanced learners and undergraduates students of English. A completely new Workbook co-authored by ELT specialists Edward Woods and Rudy Coppieters will also accompany this edition. This edition is divided into three parts: Part One: A guide to the use of this book, this looks at the way English grammar varies in different types of English, for example formal and informal, spoken and written Part Two: Grammar in use, the most important part, presents grammar through the eyes of the communicator and focuses on the uses of grammar rather than on grammatical structure Part Three: A-Z in English grammar provides an alphabetically arranged guide to English grammar
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              ISBN 9781138836891
              Released NZ 2 Nov 2015
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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