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Title: Typology of registers in the British national corpus : multi-feature and multi-dimensional analyses
Author: Takahashi, Kaoru
ISNI:       0000 0004 2673 8230
Current Institution: Lancaster University
Date of Award: 2006
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This thesis is concerned with text typology. In this thesis, the written part of the British National Corpus World Edition, which is a one hundred million-word collection of British Enghsh, will be used to study the characterisation of text types by identifying their linguistic characteristics. By means of multivariate analysis, the variation of the iccurrence of selected linguistic features among genre categories or registers will be classified. A multivariate analysis of this sort holds out the promise of being able to systematize the genre categories in the corpus while also revealing the characteristic linguistic features of the groups classified. The criteria for classification will be based exclusively on the dimensions revealed as significant by the multivariate analysis. The groupings will then be interpreted linguistically. This thesis also deals with the study of sociolinguistic variables which are fairly systematically associated with region, class, ethnic group, age, and gender.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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