1st Edition

Corpora in ESP/EAP Writing Instruction Preparation, Exploitation, Analysis

Edited By Maggie Charles, Ana Frankenberg-Garcia Copyright 2021
    194 Pages 17 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    194 Pages 17 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This collection showcases the latest innovations in research on the application of corpora and corpus-based methods in ESP/EAP writing instruction and the many ways in which corpora can be successfully and practically integrated in ESP/EAP programmes.

    While previous work has discussed the successful use of corpora in teaching writing in the areas of ESP/EAP, this book is the first of its kind to bring the most up-to-date research on the topic together in one place. The volume’s unique structure mirrors the key stages of the writing instruction process, from preparation to exploitation to analysis. The book begins by showing how corpora can be used to prepare materials, moving into an exploration of how students in ESP/EAP programmes use corpora in practice, before bringing the discussion full circle to the ways in which corpus-based approaches might be implemented to analyse ESP/EAP student writing. This approach presents readers with insights into how corpora can be effectively integrated into ESP/EAP writing instruction at every step of the process and opens the way for future areas of study.

    This book will be of particular interest to students and researchers in applied corpus linguistics, English for Specific Purposes, and English for Academic Purposes, as well as active practitioners in ESP/EAP writing instruction.

    Dichotomies and debates in corpora and ESP/EAP writing

    Maggie Charles & Ana Frankenberg-Garcia

    I. Preparation

    Chapter 1 Exploiting corpora to provide guidance for academic writing: The BAWE Quicklinks project

    Benet Vincent, Hilary Nesi & Daniel Quinn

    Chapter 2 Discipline-specific academic phraseology: Corpus evidence and potential applications

    Geraint Paul Rees

    II. Exploitation

    Chapter 3 Exploring the relationships between English writing motivation and uptake of corpus-aided corrective feedback: A longitudinal study

    Hsien-Chin Liou & Szu-Yu Liu

    Chapter 4 Exploiting a genre-specific corpus in ESP writing: students’ preferences and strategies

    Katherine Ackerley

    Chapter 5 Undergraduate students’ responses to a corpus-based ESP course with DIY corpora

    Reka R. Jablonkai & Neva Čebron

    III. Analysis

    Chapter 6 The use of stance in L2 first-year college writing: Its relation to genre, revision, and writer characteristics

    Ji-young Shin

    Chapter 7 Identifying collocation issues in English L2 research article writing

    Paula Tavares Pinto, Geraint Paul Rees & Ana Frankenberg-Garcia


    Lynne Flowerdew


    Maggie Charles taught EAP at Oxford University for many years; she currently works on the Cara EAP programme for Syrian refugee academics. Her research is on the analysis of academic discourse and corpus use in EAP writing pedagogy. She co-wrote the textbook Introducing English for Academic Purposes (Routledge, 2015).

    Ana Frankenberg-Garcia (PhD in Applied Linguistics, Edinburgh) is Reader in Translation Studies at the University of Surrey. Her research focuses on applied uses of corpora in writing, translation and lexicography. Her main projects include the ColloCaid writing assistant, the COMPARA parallel Portuguese-English corpus, and the bilingual Oxford Portuguese Dictionary.