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ISBN 9780415622639
Published August 16, 2012 by Routledge
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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

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Editor(s)

Biography

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.

Reviews

"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