Download PDF by Christoph Schubert, Christina Sanchez-stockhammer: Variational Text Linguistics: Revisiting Register in English

By Christoph Schubert, Christina Sanchez-stockhammer

ISBN-10: 3110443104

ISBN-13: 9783110443103

This quantity fosters the sector of 'variational textual content linguistics'. Its concentrate on either sensible and local different types of textual edition presents new insights into the idea that of 'register'. The e-book is a discussion board for the outline and dialogue of registers that have no longer got sufficient linguistic consciousness up to now. The reports amassed indicate rising tendencies in addition to new instructions for destiny examine.

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Those situational characteristics lead to general register categories, which in turn allow users to select a specific sub-register category. By working through a hierarchical decision tree, users are able to identify the register cat­ egory of most internet texts with a high degree of reliability. In Section 2 below, we briefly document the methodological procedures used for this project. ) In Section 3, we introduce the register framework used for our study. In Section 4, then, we describe the overall prevalence of different types of registers on the web and briefly describe and illustrate some of the major web regis- 22 Douglas Biber and Jesse Egbert ters identified in the study.

In most other cases, if a text was coded as opinion by two raters, it was coded as narration or description by the other raters. By con-  Towards a user-based taxonomy of web registers 39 trast, the category of Informational Persuasion seems especially problematic: it was almost never identified as the simple register of a text, but there were many instances where one rater noted this communicative priority. Over half of those texts were coded as simple opinion by other raters, suggesting that these two general registers are especially difficult to distinguish.

2008. Zero, single, or multi? Genre of Web pages through the users’ perspective. Information Processing and Management 44(2). 702–737. Santini, Marina and Serge Sharoff. 2009. Web genre benchmark under construction. Journal for Language Technology and Computational Linguistics 25(1). 125–141. Santini, Marina. 2010. Cross-testing a genre classification model for the Web. ), Genres on the Web: Computational models and empirical studies, 87–127. New York: Springer. Sharoff, Serge. 2005. Creating general-purpose corpora using automated search engine queries.

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