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Register variation online, Douglas Biber, Jesse Egbert, (electronic resource)

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Register variation online
Title
Register variation online
Statement of responsibility
Douglas Biber, Jesse Egbert
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
While other books focus on special internet registers, like tweets or texting, no previous study describes the full range of everyday registers found on the searchable web. These are the documents that readers encounter every time they do a Google search, from registers like news reports, product reviews, travel blogs, discussion forums, FAQs, etc. Based on analysis of a large, near-random corpus of web documents, this monograph provides comprehensive situational, lexical, and grammatical descriptions of those registers. Beginning with a coding of each document in the corpus, the description identifies the registers that are especially common on the searchable web versus those that are less commonly found. Multi-dimensional analysis is used to describe the overall patterns of linguistic variation among web registers, while the second half of the book provides an in-depth description of each individual register, including analyses of situational contexts and communicative purposes, together with the typical lexical and grammatical characteristics associated with those contexts
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
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Biber, Douglas
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1985-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Egbert, Jesse
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Register (Linguistics)
  • Context (Linguistics)
  • Language and the Internet
Label
Register variation online, Douglas Biber, Jesse Egbert, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 14 Sep 2018)
Contents
Introduction -- Corpus and methods -- A survey of the registers on the public searchable Web -- Overall patterns of register variation on the searchable Web : a multi-dimensional analysis -- Narrative registers -- Opinion, advice, and persuasion registers -- Informational descriptions, explanations, and procedures -- Oral registers -- The Web as a continuous space of register variation -- Appendix A. Linguistic features included in the multidimensional analysis -- Appendix B. Lexico-grammatical features included in the key feature analysis -- Appendix C. Descriptive statistics for the key feature analyses
Control code
ssib035316355
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 252 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781316388228
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssib035316355
Label
Register variation online, Douglas Biber, Jesse Egbert, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 14 Sep 2018)
Contents
Introduction -- Corpus and methods -- A survey of the registers on the public searchable Web -- Overall patterns of register variation on the searchable Web : a multi-dimensional analysis -- Narrative registers -- Opinion, advice, and persuasion registers -- Informational descriptions, explanations, and procedures -- Oral registers -- The Web as a continuous space of register variation -- Appendix A. Linguistic features included in the multidimensional analysis -- Appendix B. Lexico-grammatical features included in the key feature analysis -- Appendix C. Descriptive statistics for the key feature analyses
Control code
ssib035316355
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 252 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781316388228
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssib035316355

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