Corpus stylistics, norms and comparisons: Studying speech in Great Expectations

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Corpus stylistics, norms and comparisons : Studying speech in Great Expectations. / Mahlberg, Michaela; Wiegand, Viola.

Rethinking Language, Text and Context: Interdisciplinary Research in Stylistics in Honour of Michael Toolan. ed. / Ruth Page; Beatrix Busse; Nina Nørgaard. 1. ed. New York & London : Routledge, 2018. p. 123-143.

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Harvard

Mahlberg, M & Wiegand, V 2018, Corpus stylistics, norms and comparisons: Studying speech in Great Expectations. in R Page, B Busse & N Nørgaard (eds), Rethinking Language, Text and Context: Interdisciplinary Research in Stylistics in Honour of Michael Toolan. 1 edn, Routledge, New York & London, pp. 123-143. <https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781351183222/chapters/10.4324/9781351183222-8>

APA

Mahlberg, M., & Wiegand, V. (2018). Corpus stylistics, norms and comparisons: Studying speech in Great Expectations. In R. Page, B. Busse, & N. Nørgaard (Eds.), Rethinking Language, Text and Context: Interdisciplinary Research in Stylistics in Honour of Michael Toolan (1 ed., pp. 123-143). Routledge. https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781351183222/chapters/10.4324/9781351183222-8

Vancouver

Mahlberg M, Wiegand V. Corpus stylistics, norms and comparisons: Studying speech in Great Expectations. In Page R, Busse B, Nørgaard N, editors, Rethinking Language, Text and Context: Interdisciplinary Research in Stylistics in Honour of Michael Toolan. 1 ed. New York & London: Routledge. 2018. p. 123-143

Author

Mahlberg, Michaela ; Wiegand, Viola. / Corpus stylistics, norms and comparisons : Studying speech in Great Expectations. Rethinking Language, Text and Context: Interdisciplinary Research in Stylistics in Honour of Michael Toolan. editor / Ruth Page ; Beatrix Busse ; Nina Nørgaard. 1. ed. New York & London : Routledge, 2018. pp. 123-143

Bibtex

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