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Using Corpora in Contrastive and Translation Studies

Editor(s): Richard Xiao
Contributors: Zhiqing Hu, Yun-Hui Chen, Hongwu Qin, Adriano Ferraresi, Marco Baroni, Jun Miao, Defeng Li, Dirk Noël,

Book Description

The corpus-based approach has developed into a well established paradigm in translation studies and has been recognised as a principal reason for the revival of contrastive linguistics since the 1990s, while corpus-based contrastive and translation studies have in turn significantly expanded the scope of corpus linguistics.

This book features a selection of twenty-three papers from the 2008 meeting of Using Corpora in Contrastive and Translation Studies (UCCTS), an international conference series launched to provide an international forum for the exploration of theoretical and practical issues pertaining to the creation and use of corpora in contrastive and translation studies.

The papers in this collection represent the latest developments in corpus-based translation studies, corpus-based contrastive studies, parallel corpus development and bilingual lexicography. They are useful resources for researchers as well as postgraduates and their supervisors in translation studies, comparative and contrastive linguistics, corpus linguistics, and computational linguistics.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-1755-4
ISBN-10: 1-4438-1755-4
Date of Publication: 01/02/2010
Pages / Size: 550 / A5
Price: £54.99


Richard Xiao is Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader in English and Chinese Studies at Edge Hill University in the UK. He has published extensively on corpus linguistics as well as contrastive and translation studies. Richard’s recent books include Aspect in Mandarin Chinese: A Corpus-Based Study (2004), Corpus-Based Language Studies: An Advanced Resource Book (2006), and A Frequency Dictionary of Mandarin Chinese (2009).