Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: doi:10.22028/D291-26711
Title: Charles C. Fries, linguistics and corpus linguistics
Author(s): Fries, Peter H.
Year of Publication: 2008
OPUS Source: The 19th European Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference and Workshop
SWD key words: Linguistik
Korpus <Linguistik>
Charles Carpenter
Free key words: Charles C. Fries
corpus linguistics
history of linguistics
goals of linguistics
DDC notations: 400 Language, linguistics
Publikation type: Conference Paper
Abstract: Halliday has long claimed that information concerning the relative frequencies of the various options within a system should be considered part of the system itself. Such a position entails that linguists have some basis for describing these frequencies. Hence SFL has made considerable use of corpora and of corpus linguistics. Of course, the field of corpus linguistics is commonly regarded as a brand new approach to linguistics which has developed and become popular over the past forty years—since the development of computers. Like all new fields, however, its roots lie in earlier forms of the discipline. This paper addresses one of the forebears of this field, Charles C. Fries. He thought of himself simply as a linguist (not a corpus linguist), yet his theory and practice have much in common with current versions of corpus linguistics and SFL.
Link to this record: urn:nbn:de:bsz:291-scidok-16879
Date of registration: 3-Sep-2008
Faculty: P - Philosophische Fakultät
Department: P - Sprachwissenschaft und Sprachtechnologie
Former Department: bis SS 2016: Fachrichtung 4.7 - Allgemeine Linguistik
Collections:SciDok - Der Wissenschaftsserver der Universität des Saarlandes
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