ABSTRACT

Chapter 5 presents the methodology that will be used in the analysis that forms the basis of this book through the software tool with which to analyse texts: Sketch Engine (Kilgarriff et. al, 2004), as well as the different linguistic aspects that can be used to analyse a corpus (frequency lists, concordance lines, collocations, clusters, etc.). The use of Corpus Query Language (CQL) will be also explained, and the different formulae to search the corpus will be presented. Finally, there will also be an introductory and initial analysis section that can show future researchers how to begin the collection of data from a corpus.