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By Samuel Kotz, Samuel Kotz, Norman L. Johnson

ISBN-10: 0387940391

ISBN-13: 9780387940397

This is often the second one of a quantity choice of seminal papers within the statistical sciences written prior to now a hundred years. those papers have each one had an exceptional impression at the improvement of statistical conception and perform over the past century. every one paper is preceded by means of an advent written by way of an expert within the box delivering history details and assessing its impression. Readers will get pleasure from a clean outlook on now well-established gains of statistical suggestions and philosophy by way of changing into accustomed to the methods they've been constructed. it truly is was hoping that a few readers could be encouraged to review many of the references supplied within the creation (and additionally within the papers themselves) and so reach a deeper history wisdom of the foundation in their paintings.

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Given the range, it is doubtful if any such account of ‘literature’ as a whole ever could be convincing • the Formalists actually described and contributed to a specific sociocultural historical moment of the reading of literature; form, ‘the words themselves’ do not force ‘foregrounding’; it is a preference of the trained literary reader to notice certain aspects of a work in literary contexts (important contrary arguments in Miall and van Peer are reviewed in Chapter 4). 4). 2 Oracy, literacy and literature In the preceding pages I have tended to present literature as if it were an unchanging, undifferentiated object, but of course literature has a dynamic history of readers and writers, syllabuses, publishers, libraries, booksellers and more, and much of today’s literature would not have Literary Language and Ordinary Language 21 been recognisable to literature teachers (there were a few) a hundred years ago.

In outline, what Adamson traces is the increasing acceptability in modern literary writings, through the last two centuries in the west, of linguistic features more usually thought of as ‘spoken’, unplanned or unedited discourse, even colloquial speech, as opposed to the standard and educated forms of traditional literary genres. At the same time, we observe the paradox that literary language is planned, ‘rehearsed’ to an unusual degree – perhaps only the drafting of international treaties involves such careful editing and rewriting and more an appearance of spontaneity, then, than the real thing.

Summary A particularly relevant corpus linguistic approach which uses the capabilities of computers to handle large amounts of data and to perform complicated quantitative analyses rapidly and reliably. ‘Factor analysis’ identifies co-occurring patterns of linguistic features in texts. A set of co-occurring linguistic features established in this way is a ‘dimension’, and dimensions are found to vary systematically across registers and genres. Linguistic features co-occur in texts because they reflect shared functions.

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