Multi-Dimensional analysis: A personal history

Douglas Biber

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This essay takes a personal perspective on the history of Multi-Dimensional (MD) Analysis, including motivations for the first MD studies, the influence of previous seminal research studies, and the influence of faculty colleagues at the University of Southern California. The essay also provides a short personal narrative on the development of the MD approach relative to the author’s own background and interests. A brief survey of MD studies over the intervening decades is then followed by discussion of prospects, with discussion of what has been accomplished using this approach, and what remains to be done.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMulti-Dimensional Analysis, 25 years on. A tribute to Douglas Biber
EditorsTony Berber Sardinha, Marcia Veirano Pinto
PublisherJohn Benjamins Publishing Company
ISBN (Electronic)9789027270153
StatePublished - 2014

Publication series

NameStudies in Corpus Linguistics
ISSN (Print)1388-0373

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Education
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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