[Corpora-List] New Book on Web as Corpus

gtmr01li at uniba.it gtmr01li
Fri Apr 24 23:07:18 CEST 2009

Dear all, some of you might be interested in a new book on the web as corpus, published in Italy by Editori Laterza ? University Press Online. The publication details are as follows:

Author: Maristella Gatto Title: From Body to Web. An Introduction to the Web as Corpus Publisher: Editori Laterza ? University Press Online (Bari-Roma) ISBN: 97-888-4208-8 Pages : 196

The book is part of a project involving Editori Laterza and the Dipartimento S.A.G.E.O. (Studi Anglo-Germanici e dell?Europa Orientale) at the University of Bari, Italy. The PDF version of the book can be downloaded free of charge from the publisher?s website: www.universitypressonline.it

Please note that an English version of this website is still under way. If you are interested in the book and have problems with the download, do not hesitate to contact the author at m.gatto at lingue.uniba.it providing personal information, country and affiliation.

Maristella Gatto is Lecturer in English Language and Translation at the University of Bari. She has published on contemporary Irish poetry, translation and tourism discourse.

ABSTRACT In this book the web?s controversial status as a corpus is investigated on both theoretical and applicative grounds. While the notion of a linguistic corpus as a body of texts rests on some related issues such as finite size, balance, permanence, the very idea of a web of texts brings about notions of non-finiteness, flexibility, provisionality. It is against this background that the book revisits key issues in corpus linguistics from the perspective of the web and explores the new issues that the emerging notion of the web as corpus possibly raises.

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