ICAME Journal 20


Computers in English Linguistics

No. 20 – April 1996

International Computer Archive of Modern English
Norwegian Computing Centre for the Humanities



Margareta Westergren Axelsson Contracted forms in newspaper language: Inter- and intra-textual variation 5
Pieter de Haan More on the language of dialogue in fiction 23
Gregory John Watson The Finnish-Australian English Corpus 41


Peter Collins Aarts, Bas and Charles F. Meyer (eds.) The verb in contemporary English: Theory and description. 71
Anne Wichmann Geoffrey Leech, Greg Myers, and Jenny Thomas (eds.) Spoken English on computer: Transcription, mark-up and application 74
John Hutchinson and Ruthanna Barnett Fred Karlsson, Atro Voutilainen, Juha Heikkilä, and Arto Anttila (eds.) Constraint Grammar: A language independent system for parsing unrestricted text 77
Vera Kamphuis Dieter Mindt: An empirical grammar of the English verb: Modal verbs 86
Pieter de Haan Christine Johansson: The relativizers whose and of which in present day English: Description and theory 91
Pieter de Haan Christer Geisler: Relative infinitives in English 91

A Tribute to W. Nelson Francis and Henry Kucera

Charles Meyer Introduction 99
Stig Johansson From Brown to LOB 100
Jan Aarts Grammatical annotation 104
Gunnel Tottie Grammar and corpus linguistics 107
Matti Rissanen Historical corpora 112

Shorter notices

Karen Lauridsen The Sixteenth ICAME Conference in Toronto (24 – 29 May 1995) 115
Merja Kytö and Matti Rissan English historical corpora: Report on developments in 1994 – 95 117
Gisle Andersen and Anna-Brita Stenström COLT: a progress report 133

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