System and Corpus - Exploring Connections - Geoff Thompson †

System and Corpus - Exploring Connections - Geoff Thompson †

Multimodal corpus linguistics

System and Corpus - Exploring Connections - Geoff Thompson †

Paul J. Thibault [+-]
Agder University College
Paul J. Thibault is Professor of Linguistics and Media Communication, Agder University College, Kristiansand, Norway. He is the author of a number of books including Rereading Saussure: The Dynamics of Signs in Social Life (1997), Agency and Consciousness in Discourse: Self-Other Dynamics as a Complex System (2004) and Brain, Mind and the Signifying Body: An Ecosocial Semiotic Theory (2004).
Paul J. Thibault
University of Venice / Lingnan University


This article is part of our joint efforts to bring a new perspective – the multimodal perspective – to corpus linguistics. Specifically, in this article, we will be concerned with describing our efforts, with other colleagues, to develop concordancing techniques within a multimodal framework that facilitates the systematic examination of film texts and enables recurrent semiotic patterns to be identified in a way that, is – at least in part – analogous to approaches within corpus linguistics to the analysis of language-only texts.

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Thibault, Paul J. ; Thibault, Paul. Multimodal corpus linguistics. System and Corpus - Exploring Connections. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 164 - 183 Mar 2006. ISBN 9781845532512. Date accessed: 14 Oct 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.19147. Mar 2006

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