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Historical Corpus Research on Spoken Language: The Bolton/Worktown Corpus

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  • ISBN-13: 9781138938717
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Release Date: Oct 08, 2016
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 0.0 x 0.0 x 0.0 inches

Overview

Historical Corpus Research on Spoken Language shows how a historical spoken corpus can illuminate the nature of spoken language as well as the attitudes, values and behaviour of a specific community represented in a corpus.

Utilising a corpus featuring data compiled during a sociological and anthropological study of the Bolton working class, 1937-1940, this data provides insightful evidence about dialect use in society. Showing how information on informal spoken language can still be gathered and examined from material collected before the advent of sophisticated recording equipment and large-scale computerised corpora, this book is key reading for researchers and students working in relevant areas.


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