Looking back or looking forward in corpus linguistics: what can the last 20 years suggest about the next?

Mike Scott*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Starting with a description of the software and hardware used for corpus linguistics in the late 1980s to early 1990s, this contribution discusses difficulties faced by the software designer when attempting to allow users to study text. Future human-machine interfaces may develop to be much more sophisticated, and certainly the aspects of text which can be studied will progress beyond plain text without images. Another area which will develop further is the study of patternings involving not just single words but word-relations across large stretches of text.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-86
Number of pages12
JournalIberica
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Bibliographical note

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

Keywords

  • collocational span
  • concordance
  • history of corpus linguistics
  • MicroConcord
  • software design

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