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There have been few comprehensive analyses of register variation conducted in a European language other than English. Spanish provides an ideal test case for such a study: Spanish is a major international language with a long social history of literacy, and it is a Romance language, with...
This paper reports on the construction of a corpus designed to measure changes in the presence of Maori words in New Zealand English over the 150-year period from 1850 to 2000. It begins with a brief introduction to the variety, describes issues identified prior to the commencement of the...
There is, currently, a surge of activity surrounding Arabic corpus linguistics. As the number of available Arabic corpora continues to grow, there is an increasing need for robust tools that can process this data, whether for research or teaching. One such tool that is useful for both of these...
Boosting, using terms such as obviously and of course , is a communicative strategy for expressing firm commitment to statements. This article describes an interdisciplinary comparison of the extent, form, and function of boosters in research articles (RAs) across six academic disciplines:...
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