The Routledge Handbook of Corpus Linguistics provides a timely overview of a dynamic and rapidly growing area with a widely applied methodology. Through the electronic analysis of large bodies of text, corpus linguistics demonstrates and supports linguistic statements and assumptions. In recent years it has seen an ever-widening application in a variety of fields: computational linguistics, discourse analysis, forensic linguistics, pragmatics and translation studies.
Bringing together experts in the key areas of development and change, the handbook is structured around six themes which take the reader through building and designing a corpus to using a corpus to study literature and translation.
A comprehensive introduction covers the historical development of the field and its growing influence and application in other areas. Structured around five headings for ease of reference, each contribution includes further reading sections with three to five key texts highlighted and annotated to facilitate further exploration of the topics. The Routledge Handbook of Corpus Linguistics is the ideal resource for advanced undergraduates and postgraduates.
Table of Contents
Section 1: Historical Perspective: What are Corpora and How Have They Evolved? Michael McCarthy and Anne O'Keeffe 2. Theoretical Overview of the Evolution of Corpus Linguistics Elena Tognini Bonelli Section 2: Building and Designing a Corpus: What are the Key Considerations? 3. Building a Corpus: What are the Key Considerations? Randi Reppen 4. Building a Spoken Corpus: What are the Basics? Svenja Adolphs and Dawn Knight 5. Building a Written Corpus: What are the Basics? Mike Nelson 6. Building a Small Specialised Corpora Almut Koester 7. Building a Corpus to Represent a Variety of a Language Brian Clancy 8. Building a Specialised Audio-Visual Corpus Paul Thompson Section 3: Analysing a Corpus: What are the Basics? 9. What Corpora are Available? David Y.W. Lee 10. What are the Basics of Analysing a Corpus? Jane Evison 11. What Can Corpus Software Do? Mike Scott 12. How Can a Corpus be Used to Explore Patterns? Susan Hunston 13. What Are Concordances and How Are They Used? Christopher Tribble 14. What Can Corpus Software Reveal about Language Development? Xiaofei Lu Section 4: Using a Corpus for Language Research: What Can a Corpus Tell Us About Language? 15. What Can a Corpus Tell Us About Lexis? Rosamund Moon 16. What Can a Corpus Tell Us About Multi-Word Units? Chris Greaves and Martin Warren 17. What Can a Corpus Tell Us About Grammar? Susan Conrad 18. What Can a Corpus Tell Us About Register and Genres? Douglas Biber 19. What Can A Corpus Tell Us About Specialist Genres? Michael Handford 20. What Can a Corpus Tell Us About Discourse ? Scott Thornbury 21. What Can a Corpus Tell Us About Pragmatics? Christoph Ruhlemann 22. What Can a Corpus Tell Us About Creativity? Thuc Anh Vo and Ronald Carter Section 5: Using a Corpus for Language Pedagogy and Methodology 23. What Can a Corpus Tell Us About Language Teaching? Winnie Cheng 24. What Features of Spoken and Written Corpora Can be Exploited in Creating Language Teaching Materials and Syllabuses? Steve Walsh 25. What is Data-Driven Learning? Angela Chambers 26. How can Data-Driven Learning be Used in Language Teaching? Gaetenelle Gilquin and Sylviane Granger 27. How Can We Prepare Learners for Using Language Corpora? Passapong Sripichan Section 6: Designing Corpus-Based Materials for the Language Classroom 28. What Can a Corpus Tell Use about Vocabulary Teaching Materials? Martha Jones and Philip Durrant 29. What a Corpus Tells Us about Grammar Teaching Materials Rebecca Hughes 30. Corpus-Informed Course Book Design Jeanne McCarten 31. Using Corpora to Write Dictionaries Elizabeth Walter 32. Using Corpora for Writing Instruction Lynne Flowerdew 33. What Can Corpora Tell Us about English for Academic Purposes? Averil Coxhead 34. How Can Teachers Use a Corpus for Their Own Research? Elaine Vaughan Section 7: Using Corpora to Study Ltierature and Translation 35. What are Parallel and Comparable Corpora and How Can We Use Them? Marie-Madeleine Kenning 36. Using Corpora in Translation Natalie Kubler and Guy Aston 37. How Can Corpora be Used to Explore the Language of Poetry and Drama? Dan McIntyre and Brian Walker 38. How Can Corpora Be Used to Explore Literary Speech Representation? Carolina P. Amador-Moreno Section 8: Applying Corpus Linguistics to Other Areas of Research 39.How to Use Corpus Linguistics in Sociolinguistics Gisle Andersen 40. How to Use Corpus Lingsuitics in the Study of Media Discourse Kieran O'Halloran 41. How to Use Corpus Linguistics in Forensic Linguistics Janet Cotterill 42. How to Use Corpus Linguistics in the Study of Political Discourse Annelie Adel 43. How to Use Corpus Linguistics in the Study of Health Communication Sarah Atkins and Kevin Harvey 44. How Can Corpora Be Use in Teacher Education? Fiona Farr 45. How Can Corpora Be Used in Language Testing? Fiona Barker
Anne O'Keeffe is senior lecturer in Applied Linguistics, Department of English Language and Literature, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, Ireland. She is co-author of Introducing Pragmatics In Use (Routledge, 2011).
Michael McCarthy is Emeritus Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of Nottingham, UK, Adjunct Professor of Applied Linguistics at the Pennsylvania State University, USA, and Adjunct Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of Limerick, Ireland.
"This is a magnificent compendium of work in the general area of corpus linguistics. The scope and breadth of this volume stands as testament to the great vitality of the field."
Tony McEnery, University of Lancaster, UK
"Language teachers, students and researchers should all find much to interest them in this practical and wide-ranging guide to incorporating corpus techniques into their endeavours."
Alan Partington, University of Bologna, Italy