The Routledge Handbook of Corpus Linguistics 2e provides an updated overview of a dynamic and rapidly growing area with a widely applied methodology. Over a decade on from the first edition of the Handbook, this collection of 47 chapters from experts in key areas offers a comprehensive introduction to both the development and use of corpora as well as their ever-evolving applications to other areas, such as digital humanities, sociolinguistics, stylistics, translation studies, materials design, language teaching and teacher development, media discourse, discourse analysis, forensic linguistics, second language acquisition and testing.
The new edition updates all core chapters and includes new chapters on corpus linguistics and statistics, digital humanities, translation, phonetics and phonology, second language acquisition, social media and theoretical perspectives. Chapters provide annotated further reading lists and step-by-step guides as well as detailed overviews across a wide range of themes. The Handbook also includes a wealth of case studies that draw on some of the many new corpora and corpus tools that have emerged in the last decade.
Organised across four themes, moving from the basic start-up topics such as corpus building and design to analysis, application and reflection, this second edition remains a crucial point of reference for advanced undergraduates, postgraduates and scholars in applied linguistics.
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‘Of what is past, or passing, or to come’: Corpus linguistics, changes and challenges
Anne O'Keeffe and Michael McCarthy
Building and designing a corpus: the basics
Building a corpus: what are the key considerations?
Building a spoken corpus: what are the basics?
Dawn Knight and Svenja Adolphs
Building a written corpus: what are the basics?
Tony McEnery and Gavin Brookes
Building small specialised corpora
Building a corpus to represent a variety of a language
Building a specialised audio-visual corpus
What corpora are available?
What can corpus software do?
What are the basics of analysing a corpus?
How can a corpus be used to explore patterns?
What can corpus software reveal about language development?
How to use statistics in quantitative corpus analysis?
Stefan Th. Gries
Using a corpus to investigate language
What can a corpus tell us about lexis?
What can a corpus tell us about multi-word units?
Chris Greaves and Martin Warren
What can a corpus tell us about grammar?
What can a corpus tell us about registers and genres?
What can a corpus tell us about discourse?
What can a corpus tell us about pragmatics?
What can a corpus tell us about phonetic and phonological variation?
Alexandra Vella and Sarah Grech
Corpora, Language Pedagogy and Language Acquisition
What can a corpus tell us about language teaching?
Winnie Cheng and Phoenix Lam
What can corpora tell us about language learning?
Pascual Pérez-Paredes and Geraldine Mark
What can CL tell us about second language acquisition?
Ute Römer and Jamie Garner
What can a corpus tell us about vocabulary teaching materials?
Martha Jones and Philip Durrant
What a corpus tells us about grammar teaching materials?
Corpus-informed course book design
Using corpora to write dictionaries
What can corpora tell us about English for Academic Purposes?
Oliver Balance and Averil Coxhead
What is data-driven learning?
Using data-driven learning in language teaching
Gaëtanelle Gilquin and Sylviane Granger
Using corpora for writing instruction
How can corpora be used in teacher education?
How can teachers use a corpus for their own research?
Corpora and Applied Research
How to use corpora for translation
Using corpus linguistics to explore the language of poetry: a stylometric approach to Yeats’ poems
Dan McIntyre and Brian Walker
Using corpus linguistics to explore literary speech representation: non-standard language in fiction
Carolina P. Amador-Moreno and Ana Mª Terrazas-Calero
Exploring narrative fiction: corpora and digital humanities projects
Michaela Mahlberg and Viola Wiegand
Corpora and the language of films: exploring dialogue in English and Italian
How to use corpus linguistics in sociolinguistics: a case study of modal verb use, age and change over time
Paul Baker and Frazer Heritage
Corpus linguistics in the study of news media
How to use corpus linguistics in forensic linguistics
Corpus linguistics in the study of political discourse: recent directions
Corpus linguistics and health communication: Using corpora to examine the representation of health and illness
Gavin Brookes, Sarah Atkins and Kevin Harvey
Corpus linguistics and intercultural communication: avoiding the essentialist trap
Corpora in language testing: developments, challenges and opportunities
Corpus linguistics and the study of social media: a case study using multi-dimensional analysis
Tony Berber Sardinha
Posthumanism and corpus linguistics
This outstanding volume manages to be three things at once: a manual on how to ‘do’ corpus linguistics; a showcase of the state of the art in corpus linguistics and its wide range of applications; and a source of new insights and research directions. As such, it will be a major point of reference for budding and seasoned corpus linguists for many years to come.
Elena Semino, Lancaster University, UK
In this upgraded second version, the editors seek to update the development of many new corpora and corpus tools that have emerged in the last decade, especially based on the evidence from “corpus linguistics and statistics, digital humanities, translation, phonetics and phonology, second language acquisition, social media and theoretical perspectives” (p. i). Consequently, this book can be considered as one of the latest references on corpus methodology that is a must-read for both graduates and scholars interested in exercising corpus methodology in their professional careers.
Chenghui Wu, Springer Journals