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corpus

1. a collection or body of writings, esp by a single author or on a specific topic
2. Anatomy
a. any distinct mass or body
b. the main part of an organ or structure
3. the inner layer or layers of cells of the meristem at a shoot tip, which produces the vascular tissue and pith

corpus

Latin for "body," corpus refers to a collection of items. Any very large body of work that is written (text), spoken or on video can be called a corpus. The Web is a gigantic corpus.
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Mattiessen, consolidates the theoretical framework by the corpora evidence.
The paper is organized as, Section II, background study of the corpus to explore the direct or indirect contribution of different types of corpora in language teaching and learning.
Alinear consiste en "finding correspondences, in bilingual parallel corpora, between textual segments that are translation equivalents" (Kraif, 2002: 273).
However, the traditional way of compiling corpora, which involved acquiring texts from authors and publishers, which exists in many disparate formats, was very expensive in terms of time and labour.
A valid comparison can be observed from the standardized token ratio (Standardized TTR or STTR) values of both corpora.
Michael Handford's contribution, "Professional Communication and Corpus Linguistics", opens the first section of the volume, devoted to the relationship between corpora and institutional language use, and shows how corpora can contribute to pedagogy and training research in professional contexts.
The king of corpora is Mark Davies, a professor of linguistics at Brigham Young University (BYU).
Corpora of written and spoken texts have been broadly used as a method to study real-world language in samples.
2009); specific manuals describing the English language (Beal 2004; Tieken-Boon van Ostade 2009) and changes in the writing of scientific texts (Banks 2008; Schnell 2010) have been written; finally, corpora containing texts written in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and corpora of scientific language have been compiled.
Most practical applications were oriented towards lexicography, and theoretically, the use of corpora in language description was strongly associated with one specific research tradition, namely, with neo-Firthian linguistics and British Contextualism.
O presente estudo contrasta e compara as escolhas lexicais em ingles feitas coletivamente em dois corpora eletronicos.
a corpus can be defined as a body of Tono (2006:4) naturally occurring language, though strictly speaking: It should be added that computer corpora are rarely haphazard collections of textual material: They are generally assembled with particular purposes in mind, and are often assembled to be (informally speaking) representative of some language or text type.