Category: reviews

Review: The Word-Space Model Revisited

PhD thesis reviewed by Marina Santini The Word-Space Model by Magnus Sahlgren, Doctoral Thesis in Computational Linguistics at Stockholm University, Sweden 2006 Available online at: http://www.sics.se/~mange/TheWordSpaceModel.pdf Contents and Research Questions The PhD thesis The Word-Space Model by Magnus Sahlgren contains…

Thesis Review: The corporate blog as an emerging genre (2010)

Thesis Review by Marina Santini Cornelius Puschmann, The corporate blog as an emerging genre of computer-mediated communication: features, constraints, discourse situation. Universitätsverlag Göttingen (2010). Available online*. The Corporate Blogging Corpus (CBC/Corporati)**  used in the Cornelius Puschmann’s research is available for download…

Book Review: Syntax-Based Collocation Extraction (2011)

Book Review by Marina Santini Violeta Seretan, Syntax-Based Collocation Extraction. Springer, 2011, pp. 217 Broadly speaking, collocations are complex lexical items. More specifically, they are “canned phrases” characterized by selection constraints that we learn at early age. Firth (1957: 181)…

Book Review. Genres in the Internet (2009)

Book Review by Marina Santini (Forthcoming. Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory) Janet Giltrow and Dieter Stein (editors), Genres in the Internet. John Benjamin Publishing Company, Amsterdam-Philadelphia, 2009, 294 pp. Genres in the Internet makes an important contribution to the analysis…

Book Review: Genres on the Web (Mehler et al. 2010)

Post signed by: Michael Oakes, University of Sunderland and Uni Research, Bergen. Excerpts from the book review: Alexander Mehler, Serge Sharoff and Marina Santini (eds), Genres on the Web: Computational Models and Empirical Studies. Springer, 2010, 362 pp. Language Resources…

Flogs, i.e. the subversion of the blog genre

Cornelius Puschmann, Lies at Wal-Mart, in Janet Giltrow and Dieter Stein (eds) Genres in the Internet, John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2009. The chapter by Cornelius Puschmann presents a novel and stimulating analysis of an emerging faux genre in a lively…

Book Review: Genre Relations (2008)

Review of  Genre Relations (to be published in Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory 7-2) Reviewer: Marina Santini Authors: Martin, James and Rose, David Title: Genre Relations Subtitle: Mapping Culture Publisher: Equinox Publishing Ltd. Year: 2008. Reprint: 2009 The book Genre Relations –…

Book Review: Corpus Linguistics and the Web (2007)

Review of  Corpus Linguistics and the Web (also available in Corpora. Volume 4, Page 209-211, November 2009) Reviewer: Marina Santini Editors: Marianne Hundt, Nadja Nesselhauf and Carolin Biewer Title: Corpus Linguistics and the Web Publisher: Rodopi Year: 2007 Corpus Linguistics and the…