Variation Among Blogs: A Multi-dimensional Analysis

  • Jack GrieveEmail author
  • Douglas Biber
  • Eric Friginal
  • Tatiana Nekrasova
Part of the Text, Speech and Language Technology book series (TLTB, volume 42)


A blog, short for a weblog, is a website containing an archive of regularly updated online postings. The postings are generally made by one person and presented in reverse chronological order. The archive is generally made freely available to the public. The postings tend to consist primarily of raw text, but may also contain hyperlinks and other media, including picture, video and sound files. Often blogs allow for readers to post comments as well.


Blogs Corpus linguistics Register Text type 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jack Grieve
    • 1
    Email author
  • Douglas Biber
    • 2
  • Eric Friginal
    • 3
  • Tatiana Nekrasova
    • 2
  1. 1.QLVL Research UnitUniversity of LeuvenLeuvenBelgium
  2. 2.English DepartmentNorthern Arizona UniversityFlagstaffUSA
  3. 3.Department of Applied Linguistics and English as a Second LanguageGeorgia State UniversityAtlantaUSA

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