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Revista Brasileira de Linguística Aplicada 2011, 11 2

Autor: John Newman



Revista Brasileira de Linguística Aplicada ISSN: 1676-0786 Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais Brasil Newman, John Corpora and Cognitive Linguistics Revista Brasileira de Linguística Aplicada, vol.
11, núm.
2, abril-junio, 2011, pp.
521-559 Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais Belo Horizonte, Brasil Available in: How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Corpora and Cognitive Linguistics Corpora e linguística cognitiva John Newman* University of Alberta Edmonton - Canada ABSTRACT: Corpora are a natural source of data for cognitive linguists, since corpora, more than any other source of data, reflect “usage” – a notion which is often claimed to be of critical importance to the field of cognitive linguistics. Corpora are relevant to all the main topics of interest in cognitive linguistics: metaphor, polysemy, synonymy, prototypes, and constructional analysis.
I consider each of these topics in turn and offer suggestions about which methods of analysis can be profitably used with available corpora to explore these topics further.
In addition, I consider how the design and content of currently used corpora need to be rethought if corpora are to provide all the types of usage data that cognitive linguists require. KEYWORDS: corpora, cognitive linguistics, metaphor, polysemy, synonymy, prototypes, constructional analysis, statistics, R statistical program RESUMO: Corpora são uma fonte natural de dados para a linguística cognitiva, uma vez que, estes, mais que qualquer outra fonte de dados, refletem “o uso” – a noção que é frequentemente apontada como tendo importância crítica para o campo da linguística cognitiva.
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