Saturday, December 12, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Saturday, September 5, 2009
This week, I've been proof reading the new articles expected to appear in Corpora 4:2. They are:
Becoming a proficient academic writer: shifting lexical preferences in the use of the progressive
Stefanie Wulff and Ute Römer
Korean lexical bundles in conversation and academic texts
The making of a BNC customised spoken corpus for comparative purposes
The development of a semantic annotation scheme for Chinese kinship
Yufang Qian and Scott Piao
REVIEW: Hundt, Nesselhauf and Biewer (eds, 2006) Corpus Linguistics and the Web. Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi
REVIEW: Biber (2006) University Language: A Corpus-based Study of Spoken and Written Registers. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Sunday, March 1, 2009
There's been a flurry of reporting about this research at the University of Reading. Is this bad science, bad journalism or just a bad press release? Here are the links to:
One thing it shows is how difficult it is to explain what we do in the corpus-based study of language. It should not be about whether I like the latest word that has been included in the Oxford English Dictionary, as I've been asked before!!
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Just spotted this note on Alan's blog about the end of the UK university if the 48 hour working maximum is applied. Of course I'm reading this on a Sunday evening :-)
If you use Google Reader to read blogs, have a look at the trends section and it'll tell you what time of day and what day of the week you read blog posts. Not surprisingly, the vast majority of blogs I read on a Sunday evening between 4pm and 11pm!!
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
If you're used to alt-tab on Windows, then you can use cmd-tab on MacOSX to switch between applications. Note that Windows switches between all open windows for each application, whereas the Mac only switches between applications. If you wish to switch between windows within one application then you need cmd-backquote (cmd-`) although I've found that this doesn't work in all apps.
There are more MacOSX keyboard shortcuts on the Apple support site.
Monday, January 19, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
It's worth having a read of Thierry Fontenelle's commentary on Graeme Hirst's review of Office 2007 contextual spelling
checker to see what the trade off between precision and recall means for users of a word processor.