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Plural of corpus.


1. (Anatomy) the plural of corpus
2. (Banking & Finance) the plural of corpus
3. (Linguistics) the plural of corpus
4. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) the plural of corpus


(ˈkɔr pəs)

n., pl. -po•ra (-pər ə)
for 1-3,5, -pus•es for 4.
1. a large or complete collection of writings: the entire corpus of Old English poetry.
2. the body of a person or animal, esp. when dead.
a. a mass of body tissue that has a specialized function.
b. the main part of a bodily organ.
4. a collection of utterances, as spoken or written sentences, taken as a representative sample of a given language or dialect and used for linguistic analysis.
[1225–75; Middle English < Latin]
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The availability of large collections of text (language corpora) is crucial for empirically supported linguistic investigations of various languages; however, such corpora are complicated and expensive to collect.
Linguists and English language scholars survey recent research by corpus linguists, computational linguists, and linguists who use corpora in their own specialty.
O presente estudo contrasta e compara as escolhas lexicais em ingles feitas coletivamente em dois corpora eletronicos.
In my teaching context, the use of specific corpora (homogeneous text collections) can work as significant reference for oral language evaluation.
Aston is aware that a move of this kind is still somewhat undefined, but, as he says, one should clearly "not expect descriptive and pedagogic approaches to corpora to share the same methods and concerns, since language learners are not trained linguists, and are generally not concerned to analyze the language for its own sake, but only insofar as this helps them to use it" (2).
The penis contains two chambers called the corpora cavernosa, which run the length of the organ (see figure 1).
Juvenile hormone comes from a pair of endocrine organs known as corpora allata.
If you have been working with this kind of resource for some time, we are sure that you will find articles here that will help you extend and deepen your understanding of the potential of corpora and corpus tools.
This year's test set was the largest ever in size, involving 60 5-minute telephone conversations from three different corpora.
The penis contains two chambers, called the corpora cavernosa, which run the length of the organ (see figure 1).
The three areas of particular emphasis are using corpora in teaching English for specific purposes, pedagogically motivated uses of corpora, and the potential of corpora-mediated multimodal tools for the language-learning context.
Language corpora have long been exploited for language instruction.