1st Edition

The Routledge Handbook of Corpora and English Language Teaching and Learning

Edited By Reka R. Jablonkai, Eniko Csomay Copyright 2022
    558 Pages 45 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The Routledge Handbook of Corpora and English Language Teaching and Learning provides a wide-ranging and authoritative overview of the latest developments and innovations in how corpus approaches, corpus technologies, and corpus data can inform and transform English language teaching and learning.

    Featuring a broad range of international experts, the Handbook presents state-of-the-art scholarship and inspires new avenues for research focusing on six key areas:

    • English language teaching and learning informed by language corpora;
    • corpora in syllabus and materials design;
    • corpora and English for specific and academic purposes;
    • learner corpora for English language teaching;
    • data-driven learning; and
    • corpora and corpus tools for language teaching.

    Unique to this pioneering volume, the authors cover key areas at the cross-roads of corpus research and English language teaching by drawing on cutting-edge corpus applications, methods, and pedagogical approaches, hence, bridging the research–practice gap in the field.

    This Handbook is a collection of novel contributions offering essential reading for those researching and studying English language teaching and learning through the application of corpus approaches.

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    List of corpora and corpus tools


    Reka R. Jablonkai and Eniko Csomay

    Part 1 English language teaching and learning informed by language corpora

    1 A historical overview of using corpora in English language teaching

    Jiajin Xu

    2 Corpora and second language acquisition

    Magali Paquot

    3 Corpora and teaching of vocabulary and phraseology

    Paweł Szudarski

    4 Corpus analysis of grammar-in-discourse for English language teaching

    Stefan Frazier

    5 Corpora in instructed second language pragmatics

    Kathleen Bardovi-Harlig and Sabrina Mossman

    6 Corpora and speaking skills

    William J. Crawford

    7 Corpora for teaching social conversation

    Michael McCarthy and Jeanne McCarten

    8 Corpora for teaching culture and intercultural communication

    Tania Fahey Palma

    9 Corpora for materials design

    Eric Friginal and Jennifer Roberts

    10 Corpora for English language learning textbook evaluation

    Mike Nelson

    11 English as a Lingua Franca corpora and English language teaching

    Xue Wu and Lei Lei

    Part 2 Corpora and English for Specific Purposes and English for Academic Purposes

    12 Corpus analysis of disciplinary variation and the teaching of ESP/EAP

    Paul Thompson

    13 Corpora for teaching and learning vocabulary in ESP

    Averil Coxhead

    14 Corpora for teaching collocations in ESP

    Clarence Green

    15 Lexical bundles in EAP

    Viviana Cortes

    16 Corpora for EAP writing

    Lynne Flowerdew

    17 Corpora and EAP listening comprehension

    Belinda Crawford Camiciottoli

    18 Corpora and feedback in EAP

    Hilary Nesi and Benet Vincent

    Part 3 Learner corpora for English language teaching

    19 Written learner corpora to inform teaching

    Gaëtanelle Gilquin

    20 Spoken learner corpora for language teaching

    Dana Gablasova and Raffaella Bottini

    21 Learner corpora to inform testing and assessment

    Sandra Götz

    Part 4 Data-Driven Learning

    22 DDL pedagogy, participants, and perspectives

    Fiona Farr and Petter Hagen Karlsen

    23 Revamping DDL: Affordances of digital technology

    Fanny Meunier

    24 Multimodal corpora and concordancing in DDL

    Francesca Coccetta

    25 DDL for younger learners

    Peter Crosthwaite

    26 How learners use corpora

    Pascual Pérez-Paredes

    27 Corpora and autonomous language learning

    Maggie Charles

    28 DDL for English language teaching in perspective

    Ivor Timmis and Jane Templeton

    Part 5 Corpora and corpus tools for English Language Teaching

    29 Evaluating corpus analysis tools for the classroom

    Clinton Hendry and Emily Sheepy

    30 Building corpora for ELT

    Reka R. Jablonkai

    31 Parallel corpora in ELT

    Laura M. Hartwell and Olivier Kraif

    32 Automated syntactic analysis for ELT

    Xiaofei Lu, J. Elliott Casal and Yingying Liu

    33 Training teachers and learners to use corpora

    Agnieszka Leńko-Szymańska



    Reka R. Jablonkai is an award-winning Assistant Professor in Education and Applied Linguistics at the University of Bath. Her research interests include corpus-based discourse analysis, corpora in language teaching, and multilingual educational contexts. Her research projects were funded by the British Association for International & Comparative Education and the British Council. She has published in edited volumes and journals (e.g. English for Specific Purposes, ESP Today) and regularly presents at international conferences (e.g. EuroCALL, TALC, Corpora and Discourse International Conference). She is Chair of the CorpusCALL SIG of EuroCALL. She worked as a teacher trainer and visiting scholar in various contexts, for example, Italy, Lithuania, Germany, Slovenia, and Turkey.

    Eniko Csomay is Professor of Applied Linguistics at San Diego State University. She applies corpus-based methods to text analysis, with a primary interest in discourse and language use at the university including English Medium Instruction (EMI) settings.Her main focus has been various aspects of university classroom discourse as well as student writing. Her articles appeared in highly ranked international journals, for example, Applied Linguistics, Journal of English for Academic Purposes, the International Journal of Corpus Linguistics, and Register Studies. She is an editor for the Journal of Corpora and Discourse Studies, and an editorial board member for English for Specific Purposes and the Journal of English for Academic Purposes. In addition to her edited volumes, she also co-authored a textbook (Doing Corpus Linguistics with Routledge). She was awarded multiple international fellowships (e.g. Soros–Oxford, British Council, Fulbright, English Language Specialist) and worked with pre- and in-service teachers and teacher trainers in several countries including Hungary, Georgia, Mexico, Morocco, and Singapore.