Table of Contents

British traditions in text analysis : from Firth to Sinclair / Michael Stubbs.
Inexplicitness : a feature of naturalness in conversation / Martin Warren.
Topic as a dynamic element in spoken discourse / Hazadiah M.D..
Interpreting multi-act moves in spoken discourse / Amy B.M. Tsui.
Theme and prospection in written discourse / Anna Mauranen.
Professional conflict : disagreement in academic discourse / Susan Hunston.
A corpus-driven approach to grammar : principles, methods and examples / Gill Francis.
Irony in the text or insincerity in the writer? : the diagnostic potential of semantic prosodies / Bill Louw.
Corpus evidence of language change : the case of the intensifier / Alan Partington.
Interpretative nodes in discourse : actual and actually / Elena Tognini-Bonelli. Who can make nice a better word than pretty? : collocation, translation, and psycholinguistics / Kirsten Malmkjær.
Corpus linguistics and translation studies : implications and applications / Mona Baker.
A prototype boundary marker / David Coniam.
From Firth principles : computational tools for the study of collocation / Jeremy Clear.
Statistical methods and large corpora : a new tool for describing text types / Junsaku Nakamura.
The automatic analysis of dictionaries : parsing cobuild explanations / Geoff Barnbrook.
Teaching, text and technology : a hypermedia environment / Margaret Allen. Text and Technology focuses on three major areas of modern linguistics: discourse analysis, corpus-driven analysis of language, and computational linguistics. The volume starts off with a description of the various British traditions in text analysis by Michael Stubbs. The first section "Spoken and Written Discourse" contains contributions by Martin Warren, Mohd Dahan Hazadiah., Amy B.M. Tsui, Anna Mauranen and Susan Hunston. The next section on corpus-driven analysis "Corpus Studies: Theory and Practice" contains contributions by Gill Francis, Bill Louw, Allan Partington, Elena Tognini-Bonell.