Bill Louw

List of John Benjamins publications for which Bill Louw plays a role.


Subjects Corpus linguistics | Discourse studies | Functional linguistics | Pragmatics | Theoretical literature & literary studies | Writing and literacy


Louw, Bill 2011 Philosophical and literary concerns in Corpus LinguisticsPerspectives on Corpus Linguistics, Viana, Vander, Sonia Zyngier and Geoff Barnbrook (eds.), pp. 171–196 | Article
Chair of the English Department at the University of Zimbabwe, Bill Louw contributes with an account of the philosophical aspects in Corpus Linguistics. He states that the popularity of corpora among language researchers in the recent years relates most directly to the search for truth. Louw takes… read more
Louw, Bill 2008 Consolidating empirical method in data-assisted stylistics: Towards a corpus-attested glossary of literary terms.Directions in Empirical Literary Studies: In honor of Willie van Peer, Zyngier, Sonia, Marisa Bortolussi, Anna Chesnokova and Jan Auracher (eds.), pp. 243–264 | Article
Method (Gk. Meta + hodos) means an ‘after-path’. Radical revisions of methodology follow momentous paradigm-shifts within scientific theories. Hence linguistic-stylistics developed analogue collocation into its digital counterpart, especially through the discovery of semantic prosodies (Sinclair… read more
Louw, Bill 1993 Irony in the Text or Insincerity in the Writer? — The Diagnostic Potential of Semantic ProsodiesText and Technology: In honour of John Sinclair, Baker, Mona, Gill Francis and Elena Tognini-Bonelli (eds.), pp. 157 ff. | Article