Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Keyness in texts / edited by Marina Bondi and Mike Scott. p. cm. (Studies in Corpus Linguistics, issn. This is corpus linguistics with a text linguistic focus. The volume concerns lexical inequality, the fact that some words and phrases share the quality of being key. : Keyness in Texts (Studies in Corpus Linguistics) () : Marina Bondi, Mike Scott: Books.

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Keyness in Texts (Studies in Corpus Linguistics)

The text-types often have keynesss names e. In the context of argumentative discourse, keywords can be associated with culturally shared assumptions and values that constitute the implicit premises of argument within a socially situated argumentative practice cf. The conclusion is that antipathy is dominant in the colonial and the 16th century invasion periods while neutrality prevails in the present period.

The text should not be considered as a chain of characters but a set of passages which can only be interpreted in context.

Language in Society How much sense can one make of a keyword list without having a good familiarity with the text? On the other, there are keywords that point at issues that may prove to be useful indicators of the communicative purpose and micro- or macro-structure of the text, what the text does and how.

Pattern and meaning across genres and disciplines: Keyyness can we assess its likelihood? In Politische Semantik, J.

Corpus linguistics provides a powerful model of communicative acts Sinclair,which is firmly based on empirical facts and statistics, but it is often weak on social theory. Special issue of Textus 20 1.

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Lists of keywords and phrases obviously differ in different text collections. The three remaining sub-corpora, from the 16th century to the 18th, were compared with the Early Modern English section of the Helsinski Corpus. I like not that.


Wierzbicka focuses on semantic universals and cultural underpinnings of a language. As such the interesting ones which would not otherwise get any attention merit chasing up and tracking down. The size of context is a ih of choice.

Keyness in Texts

This creates a sort of covert keyness where keywords are neutral but key metaphors are not. The vast majority of the keywords that can be determined by automatic analysis of a text will be key to its subject matter.

Word Frequencies in Written and Spoken English. While this type of study provides interesting data as to the specific discourse of the main characters, these data only point to areas that should be explored for further literary interpretation. But La Cour had no deep ion between them and the essential keynes of academic life. However, this is clearly only an ad hoc solution at best, and many researchers who have applied it will have experienced the frustration of noticing keywords lurking ib below their chosen cut-off point that look much more interesting than many of the words above it.

Although THE is far and away the most frequent word in most English, it might not be the most frequent word at all in texts like the ones in Figures 2—4 consisting mainly of hypertext links to other texts. Please note that it may not be complete. Mining large corpora for social information: The three approaches share the general idea that certain words and phrases convey meanings which are socially im, but they come out of very different traditions cultural studies, quantitative corpus analysis and lexico-grammarthey are only loosely conceptually related, and perhaps only marginally compatible.


A corpus-driven approach using the word stroke. This keyhess particularly true tetxs it comes to keyneess keywords e. Concluding comments This article is in two distinct parts: For arguments and explanations, see e.

A comparative analysis based on frequency shows that the study of keyword distribution provides significant information about the conceptual structure of a text while at the same time pointing to the evolution of economic discourse towards a denser form of writing, and a more formal type of reasoning.

Literacy and Discursive Power. I am grateful to Katrin Ungeheuer for pointing out this construction to me. Gender, cancer experience and internet use: Applied Linguistics 27 4: Problems in investigating keyness Issues In this text, I propose to tackle certain specific issues and then to discuss the applicability of the KW procedure to the study of Shakespeare.

As far as I can determine, Francis Keywords, semantic domains and intercultural competence in the British and Taiwanese Teenage Intercultural Communication Corpus.

The focus is set on the top positive keywords in texhs, as a result of a comparison of the two corpora. Inefficiency, however, is of course, been a long and deep tradition of episcopal responsibility for the poor h the Germans in the Vichy era. Scott and Tribble The first account of the except English quartermasters, consisted of lascars, while the firemen and stokers ty of the frontier is typical of a number of literary sources. Bondi eds47— The same applies to other institutions such as the law and theology, in which people receive a professional training.