ISSN: 1813-0410

Author : Fanukh Abbas Al-Jubouri, Chassib

The Grammatical Categories of Literary Prose Texts: A Study in Corpus Linguistics

Chassib Fanukh Abbas Al-Jubouri

journal of kerbala university, 2008, Volume 4, Issue 2, Pages 1-14

This study is one in corpus linguistics. It examines the frequency of the grammatical categories used in six prose texts .This aspect is studied through the variables of prose text type and writer's sex. The model used to analyze the corpus is adapted with modification from Ball (1993) and Burrows (1993). The study proves that the text type and the writer's sex, in addition to the text theme determine the grammatical category used. Thus, it accepts its alternative hypothesis