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Corpora and Discourse: A Three-Pronged Approach to Analyzing Linguistic Data
Monika Bednarek
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This paper describes a 'three-pronged' approach to the analysis of discourse, focusing in particular on those aspects of the approach that involve corpus methodology. The three prongs of the analysis are (1) large-scale computerized corpus analysis, (2) semi-automated small-scale corpus analysis, and (3) manual analysis of individual texts. As each of these offers its own unique advantages, a combination of the three is proposed in a triangulating approach. It is hoped that such a mixed-methods framework can help researchers to simultaneously investigate different aspects of discourse.

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Selected Proceedings of the 2008 HCSNet Workshop on Designing the Australian National Corpus: Mustering Languages
edited by Michael Haugh, Kate Burridge, Jean Mulder, and Pam Peters
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