The paper makes a brief illustration of how the methods of corpus linguistics, when applied to small specialised corpora can be profitably combined with discourse analysis. The corpus used is a collection speeches made by US Presidents between 1960 and 2004, and the node words initially investigated are the two antonymous pairs weakness and strength and fear and courage. The discourse analysis is carried out on a stretch of text in which these words cluster together.

Weakness and Fear: A fragment of corpus assisted discourse analysis

BAYLEY, PAUL
2008

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The paper makes a brief illustration of how the methods of corpus linguistics, when applied to small specialised corpora can be profitably combined with discourse analysis. The corpus used is a collection speeches made by US Presidents between 1960 and 2004, and the node words initially investigated are the two antonymous pairs weakness and strength and fear and courage. The discourse analysis is carried out on a stretch of text in which these words cluster together.
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