Finding textual examples of genres : issues for corpus users
Jung, C. K. and Wharton, Sue (2012) Finding textual examples of genres : issues for corpus users. Korean Journal of English Language and Linguistics, Vol.12 (No.1). pp. 129-148.
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There exists today a range of EAP corpora available to teachers and
researchers. Some of these offer classifications of their texts by genre,
in order to allow corpus users who are interested in genre-specific
writing to select appropriate sets of texts. However, the classification
used in the corpus may not easily identify the genres which the corpus
user wishes to research, making it necessary for corpus users to
develop their own procedures for identifying suitable texts. In this
paper, we discuss our own experience of locating texts from two genres,
Reflective Accounts and Undergraduate Engineering Laboratory
Reports, from the BAWE corpus. We evaluate the success of the
procedures we developed, and suggest implications for other corpus
users and for corpus developers.
|Item Type:||Submitted Journal Article|
|Subjects:||P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Centre for Applied Linguistics|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Corpora (Linguistics), Academic writing, Literary form|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Korean Journal of English Language and Linguistics|
|Page Range:||pp. 129-148|
Alsop, S. and Nesi, H. 2009. Issues in the development of the British Academic Written English (BAWE) corpus, Corpora 4, 71-83.
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