This book builds on Baker and Egbert’s previous work on triangulating methodological approaches in corpus linguistics and takes triangulation one step further to highlight its broader applicability when implemented with other linguistic research methods. The volume showcases research methods from other linguistic disciplines and draws on ten empirical studies from a range of topics in psycholinguistics, applied linguistics, and discourse analysis to demonstrate how these methods might be most effectively triangulated with corpus-linguistic methods. A concluding chapter synthesizes these findings as a means of pointing the way toward future directions for triangulation and its implications for future linguistic research. The combined effect reveals the potential for the triangulation of these methods to not only enhance rigor in empirical linguistic research but also our understanding of linguistic phenomena and variation by studying them from multiple perspectives, making this book essential reading for graduate students and researchers in corpus linguistics, applied linguistics, psycholinguistics, and discourse analysis.
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Triangulating text segmentation methods with diverse analytical approaches to analyzing text structure
Chapter 3 Working at the interface of hydrology and corpus linguistics – using corpora to identify droughts in nineteenth-century Britain
Chapter 4 Analysing representations of obesity in the Daily Mail via corpus and down-sampling methods
Chapter 5 Triangulating corpus linguistics and language assessment: Using corpus linguistics to enhance validity arguments
Chapter 6 Examining vocabulary acquisition through word associations: triangulating the psycholinguistic and corpus-based approaches
Chapter 7 If olive oil is made of olives, then what’s baby oil made of? The shifting semantics of Noun+Noun sequences in American English
Chapter 8 Corpus Linguistics and Event-Related Potentials
Chapter 9 Priming of syntactic alternations by learners of English: an analysis of sentence-completion and collostructional results
Chapter 10 Usage-based theories of Construction Grammar: Triangulating Corpus Linguistics and Psycholinguistics
Chapter 11 Synthesis and Conclusion
Corpus based linguistics is a dynamic area of linguistic research. The series aims to reflect the diversity of approaches to the subject, and thus to provides a forum for debate and detailed discussion of the various ways of building, exploiting and theorizing about the use of corpora in language studies.