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Možnosti a meze korpusové lingvistiky
Opportunities and limitations of Corpus Linguistics

Author(s): Václav Cvrček, Dominika Kováříková
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Ústav pro jazyk český Akademie věd České republiky
Keywords: corpus; corpus linguistics; methodology

Summary/Abstract: This paper addresses two most common comments on corpus linguistics: 1) a corpus is merely a card file index in electronic form and 2) corpus linguistics covers only corpora construction and linguistic marking. We argue that a corpus consists of much more complex material and it can be exploited in unprecedented ways. In response to the second question, we point out that corpus linguistics is an independent linguistic discipline with substantial contributions to linguistic theory and language description.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 113-133
  • Page Count: 21
  • Language: Czech