Linguistics: Book Series

Routledge Applied Corpus Linguistics

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The Routledge Applied Corpus Linguistics Series is a series of monograph studies exhibiting cutting-edge research in the field of corpus linguistics.

Corpus linguistics is one of the most dynamic and rapidly developing areas of the field of language studies and it is difficult to see a future for empirical language research where results are not replicable by reference to corpus data. The aim of the series is to showcase the latest research in the field of applied language studies where corpus findings are at the forefront of the research.

This series was co-founded by Ronald Carter (1947-2018).

If you are interested in contributing to this series, please contact the Series Editors, Michael McCarthy and Anne O’Keeffe (

  • Orality in Written Texts

    Using Historical Corpora to Investigate Irish English 1700-1900, 1st Edition

    By Carolina P. Amador-Moreno

    Orality in Written Texts provides a methodologically and theoretically innovative study of change in Irish English in the period 1700-1900. Focusing in on a time during which Ireland became overwhelmingly English-speaking, the book traces the use of various linguistic features of Irish English in…

    Hardback – 2019-08-12 
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  • The Language of Patient Feedback

    A Corpus Linguistic Study of Online Health Communication, 1st Edition

    By Paul Baker, Gavin Brookes, Craig Evans

    The Language of Patient Feedback provides a unique insight into a diverse range of issues related to healthcare. Through the comprehensive and detailed interrogation of 29 million words of online patient feedback on the NHS in England, as well as 11 million words of responses to the feedback from…

    Hardback – 2019-04-04
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  • The Role of Corpus Linguistics in the Ethnography of a Closed Community

    Survival Communication, 1st Edition

    By Kieran Harrington

    The Role of Corpus Linguistics in the Ethnography of a Closed Community analyses the interactions of immigrants within an Irish reception centre for asylum seekers to highlight the instinctive resourcefulness of people who are faced with the challenge of communicating when there is no common…

    Hardback – 2018-03-23
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  • Historical Spoken Language Research

    Corpus Perspectives, 1st Edition

    By Ivor Timmis

    Historical Research on Spoken Language: Corpus Perspectives uses historical sources to discuss continuity and change in spoken language. Based on two corpora compiled using data from sociological and anthropological studies of Victorian London and 1930s Bolton, the author shows how historical…

    Hardback – 2017-08-24
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  • Successful Spoken English

    Findings from Learner Corpora, 1st Edition

    By Christian Jones, Shelley Byrne, Nicola Halenko

    Successful Spoken English demonstrates how spoken learner corpora can be used to define and explore the constituents of successful spoken English. Taking the approach that language learners can speak effectively whilst still using some non-standard forms, this book: Examines databases of…

    Hardback – 2017-08-14
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  • Language, Corpus and Empowerment

    Applications to deaf education, healthcare and online discourses, 1st Edition

    By Luke Collins

    Language, Corpus and Empowerment applies a novel corpus-driven approach to the exploration of the concept of empowerment in healthcare. The book proposes an innovative corpus-based methodology for finding evidence of empowerment in language use, using data from a video intervention delivered to…

    Hardback – 2015-02-26
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