Both On and Under the Surface of Discourse: Tagged Corpora for the Functional Description of Conjunctive Language

Cresswell, Andy (2013) Both On and Under the Surface of Discourse: Tagged Corpora for the Functional Description of Conjunctive Language. [Preprint]
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Abstract

This paper reports an eight-stage procedure for tagging small specialised corpora with logical relations, grounded in the coding of two corpora of argumentative writing – one learner corpus, and one expert corpus. The tagset was developed out of Rhetorical Structure Theory. Tagging involved adjusting mark-up added by the RST Tool tree diagram program to produce a corpus with cocoa tags easily searchable with KWIC concordancing software. Results show disambiguation of form-function relationships in conjunction and a wide range of types of conjunctive language. Potential further applications in research and teaching are discussed.

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Cresswell, Andy
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learner corpora; EAP; logical relations; conjunction; rhetorical structure theory
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