Corpus Linguistics for Grammar provides an accessible and practical introduction to the use of corpus linguistics to analyse grammar, demonstrating the wider application of corpus data and providing readers with all the skills and information they need to carry out their own corpus-based research.
Corpus Linguistics for Grammar is essential reading for students undertaking corpus-based research into grammar, or studying within the areas of English Language, Literature, Applied Linguistics and TESOL.
"Christian Jones and Daniel Waller are to be commended for creating an accessible, informative, and authoritative introduction to corpus linguistics. This comprehensive and up-to-date book should be required reading for both advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students in language teaching, Applied Linguistics and TESOL education programs."
Todd Hernández, Marquette University, USA
"This valuable ‘how-to’ guide for carrying out grammar research is very accessible and contains lots of self-study exercises for the reader to try out."
Colin Thompson, Seinan Gakuin University, Japan
"Corpus Linguistics for Grammar provides a strong and clear argument in favour of using corpus analysis to improve knowledge and understanding of grammar and also offers many useful examples of research projects in this increasingly important area of study for students and teachers of language."
John Cross, University of Electro-Communications and Tokai University, Japan, in JALT Journal
Part 1. Defining Grammar and Using Corpora
Chapter 1. What is a corpus? What can a corpus tell us?
Chapter 2. Definitions of a Descriptive Grammar
Chapter 3. What corpora can we access and what tools can we use to analyse them?
Part 2. Corpus Linguistics for Grammar: Areas of Investigation
Chapter 4. Frequency
Chapter 5. Chunks and Colligation
Chapter 6. Semantic Prosody
Part 3. Applications of Research
Chapter 7. Applications to English Language Teaching
Chapter 8. Wider Applications: Data-Driven Journalism and Discourse Analysis
Chapter 9. Research Projects
Routledge Corpus Linguistics Guides provide accessible and practical introductions to using corpus linguistic methods in key sub-fields within linguistics. Corpus linguistics is one of the most dynamic and rapidly developing areas in the field of language studies, and use of corpora is an important part of modern linguistic research. Books in this series provide the ideal guide for students and researchers using corpus data for research and study in a variety of subject areas.
This series was co-founded by Ronald Carter (1947-2018).
If you are interested in contributing to this series, please contact the Series Editors, Michael McCarthy and Anne O’Keeffe (Anne.OKeeffe@mic.ul.ie).