Correspondence analysis: Comparing wordlists across specialised corpora

Noorli Binti Khamis, Imran Ho Abdullah @ Ho Yee Beng

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Abstract

Correspondence Analysis (CA) is one of the multivariate analyses, which can be adopted to investigate statistical similarities and differences across corpora. This study demonstrates the application of CA in a corpus-based study of lexical items of specialised corpora, focusing mainly on highly frequent and significant words in the context of English for Electronics and Computer Engineering. The CA conducted with the most frequent, most keyed, and most key-keyed wordlists of specialised corpora reveals the consistency in the findings, in terms of differentiating the corpora from each other as well as highlighting words which characterise each corpus in the study. Thus, this confirms the potential use of the CA as a tool for language description. The results provide interesting insights into the complex interrelationship between the corpora. In addition, the identification of words which make up a specialised corpus allows further investigation into their lexical behavior in the specialised texts for English for Specific Purposes (ESP) pedagogical considerations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHUSER 2012 - 2012 IEEE Colloquium on Humanities, Science and Engineering Research
Pages566-571
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event2012 IEEE Colloquium on Humanities, Science and Engineering Research, CHUSER 2012 - Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Duration: 3 Dec 20124 Dec 2012

Other

Other2012 IEEE Colloquium on Humanities, Science and Engineering Research, CHUSER 2012
CityKota Kinabalu, Sabah
Period3/12/124/12/12

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Specialized Corpora
Correspondence Analysis
Specialized Text
Lexical Item
Corpus-based Study
Interrelationship
English for Specific Purposes
Language

Keywords

  • Correspondence Analysis (CA)
  • ESP
  • specialised corpora
  • visual associations
  • words

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Archaeology

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Binti Khamis, N., & Abdullah @ Ho Yee Beng, I. H. (2012). Correspondence analysis: Comparing wordlists across specialised corpora. In CHUSER 2012 - 2012 IEEE Colloquium on Humanities, Science and Engineering Research (pp. 566-571). [6504377] https://doi.org/10.1109/CHUSER.2012.6504377

Correspondence analysis : Comparing wordlists across specialised corpora. / Binti Khamis, Noorli; Abdullah @ Ho Yee Beng, Imran Ho.

CHUSER 2012 - 2012 IEEE Colloquium on Humanities, Science and Engineering Research. 2012. p. 566-571 6504377.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Binti Khamis, N & Abdullah @ Ho Yee Beng, IH 2012, Correspondence analysis: Comparing wordlists across specialised corpora. in CHUSER 2012 - 2012 IEEE Colloquium on Humanities, Science and Engineering Research., 6504377, pp. 566-571, 2012 IEEE Colloquium on Humanities, Science and Engineering Research, CHUSER 2012, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, 3/12/12. https://doi.org/10.1109/CHUSER.2012.6504377
Binti Khamis N, Abdullah @ Ho Yee Beng IH. Correspondence analysis: Comparing wordlists across specialised corpora. In CHUSER 2012 - 2012 IEEE Colloquium on Humanities, Science and Engineering Research. 2012. p. 566-571. 6504377 https://doi.org/10.1109/CHUSER.2012.6504377
Binti Khamis, Noorli ; Abdullah @ Ho Yee Beng, Imran Ho. / Correspondence analysis : Comparing wordlists across specialised corpora. CHUSER 2012 - 2012 IEEE Colloquium on Humanities, Science and Engineering Research. 2012. pp. 566-571
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