Geoffrey N. Leech

List of John Benjamins publications for which Geoffrey N. Leech plays a role.


Grammar of Spoken and Written English

Douglas Biber, Stig Johansson, Geoffrey N. Leech, Susan Conrad and Edward Finegan

[Not in series, 232] 2021. xxxv, 1220 pp.
Subjects English linguistics | Germanic linguistics | Syntax

Explorations in Semantics and Pragmatics

Geoffrey N. Leech

[Pragmatics & Beyond, I:5] 1980. viii, 133 pp.
Subjects Pragmatics | Semiotics


Leech, Geoffrey N. 2011 Principles and applications of Corpus LinguisticsPerspectives on Corpus Linguistics, Viana, Vander, Sonia Zyngier and Geoff Barnbrook (eds.), pp. 155–170 | Article
Professor Emeritus of English Linguistics at Lancaster University (United Kingdom), Geoffrey Leech raises several points about Corpus Linguistics per se in a thought-provoking way. As far as the historical perspective is concerned, he indicates whom he considers the founding fathers of this field… read more
Leech, Geoffrey N. 2011 Frequency, corpora and language learningA Taste for Corpora: In honour of Sylviane Granger, Meunier, Fanny, Sylvie De Cock, Gaëtanelle Gilquin and Magali Paquot (eds.), pp. 7–32 | Article
I begin this chapter with a brief survey of how frequency – in particular, frequency of words – had a role in language learning in the days before electronic corpora existed. Then I consider how the ‘corpus revolution’ made frequency information available in a totally unprecedented way from the… read more
Mair, Christian, Marianne Hundt, Geoffrey N. Leech and Nicholas Smith 2002 Short term diachronic shifts in part-of-speech frequencies: A comparison of the tagged LOB and F-LOB corporaInternational Journal of Corpus Linguistics 7:2, pp. 245–264 | Article
The paper presents a comparison of tag frequencies in two matching one-million word reference corpora of British standard English, the 1961 LOB-corpus and its 1991 “clone” produced at Freiburg. Both corpora were tagged using a version of the CLAWS part-of-speech-tagger developed at Lancaster, and… read more
In this article, we undertake selective quantitative analyses of the demographi-cally-sampled spoken English component of the British National Corpus (for brevity, referred to here as the ''Conversational Corpus"). This is a subcorpus of c. 4.5 million words, in which speakers and respondents (see… read more
Leech, Geoffrey N., Brian Francis and Xfueng Xu 1994 The use of computer corpora in the textual demonstrability of gradience in linguistic categoriesContinuity in Linguistic Semantics, Fuchs, Catherine and Bernard Victorri (eds.), pp. 57 ff. | Article
Leech, Geoffrey N. 1985 StylisticsDiscourse and Literature: New Approaches to the Analysis of Literary Genres, Dijk, Teun A. van (ed.), pp. 39 ff. | Chapter
Leech, Geoffrey N. 1981 Pragmatics and conversational rhetoricPossibilities and Limitations of Pragmatics: Proceedings of the Conference on Pragmatics, Urbino, July 8–14, 1979, Parret, Herman, Marina Sbisà and Jef Verschueren (eds.), pp. 413 ff. | Article