You've probably already checked some of the introductory CL textbooks but
just in case you haven't, there is a section on pre-electronic corpora in
Graeme Kennedy's 1998 "An Introduction to Corpus Linguistics" and a chapter
on early corpus linguistics in McEnery/Wilson's "Corpus Linguistics" (second
edition 2001). There are some references to early corpus-based studies in
both books that might be helpful to find out more about the history of CL.
Elena Tognini Bonelli also provides a historical background to CL and writes
different (early and present) traditions of text analysis and corpora use in
"Corpus Theory and Practice" (1996, TWC publications) and "Corpus
Linguistics at Work" (2001, Benjamins).
Hope this helps!
All the best from Cologne,
----- Original Message -----
From: "Charo de Felipe" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, April 16, 2002 7:17 PM
Subject: Corpora: Historical background of Corpus Linguistics
> Dear list members,
> I am currently working on the "historical" background of Corpus
> from the beginning to the present time. I would really appreciate if
> could help me with it.
> Thanks a lot,
> Charo de Felipe
> Department of English and German Studies
> Faculty of English Philology, Valladolid, SPAIN
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