corpus linguistics

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corpus linguistics (uncountable)

  1. (computing, linguistics) A branch of linguistics that studies large samples (corpora) of real-world text, usually with the aid of computer software.
    • 2018, Clarence Green, James Lambert, “Position vectors, homologous chromosomes and gamma rays: Promoting disciplinary literacy through Secondary Phrase Lists”, in English for Specific Purposes, →DOI, page 2:
      ESP, using the tools of corpus linguistics, has advanced the methodologies for investigating discipline-specific language, yet there has been little cross-fertilization so far with disciplinary literacy in secondary education.


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