1st Edition

Using Corpus Methods to Triangulate Linguistic Analysis

Edited By Jesse Egbert, Paul Baker Copyright 2020
    300 Pages
    by Routledge

    300 Pages
    by Routledge

    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 Connecting corpus linguistics and assessment

    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


    Jesse Egbert is Assistant Professor of Linguistics and English Language at Brigham Young University. His research focuses on register variation and methodological issues in corpus linguistics. His research has been published in journals such as Corpora, International Journal of Corpus Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, and Journal of English Linguistics.

    Paul Baker is Professor of English Language at Lancaster University. His research involves applications of corpus linguistics and his recent books include Using Corpora to Analyze Gender (2014), Discourse Analysis and Media Attitudes (2013) and Sociolinguistics and Corpus Linguistics (2010). He is the commissioning editor of the journal Corpora.

    "Using Corpus Methods to Triangulate Linguistic Analysis is a very useful collection of studies that serve as a welcome addition to the growing literature on triangulation methods in corpus linguistics research." - Laurence Anthony, Waseda University

    "We can clearly see the exceptionally valuable contribution this volume makes to the existing literature on corpus linguistics, academic discourse, and English for specific purposes. It is an ideal resource for scholars and graduate students interested in these research areas." - Shuqiong Wu, Sichuan International Studies University