A new venture in corpus-based lexicography: towards a dictionary of academic English

Krishnamurthy, Ramesh and Kosem, Iztok (2007). A new venture in corpus-based lexicography: towards a dictionary of academic English. Corpus Linguistics Conference Proceedings ,

Abstract

This paper asserts the increasing importance of academic English in an increasingly Anglophone world, and looks at the differences between academic English and general English, especially in terms of vocabulary. The creation of wordlists has played an important role in trying to establish the academic English lexicon, but these wordlists are not based on appropriate data, or are implemented inappropriately. There is as yet no adequate dictionary of academic English, and this paper reports on new efforts at Aston University to create a suitable corpus on which such a dictionary could be based.

Divisions: Languages & Social Sciences > English Language
Uncontrolled Keywords: academic English,Anglophone world,general English,vocabulary,wordlists,academic English lexicon
Full Text Link: http://ucrel.lancs.ac.uk/publications/CL2007/paper/40_Paper.pdf
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Published Date: 2007-12
Authors: Krishnamurthy, Ramesh
Kosem, Iztok

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