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.
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 Table of contents
ISBN 978-1-57473-435-5 library binding
vi + 113 pages
publication date: 2009
published by Cascadilla Proceedings Project, Somerville, MA, USA