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. Each theme is preceded by a substantial overview of the area putting the subsequent themes into perspective.
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.
Historical perspective: What are corpora and how have they evolved? / Michael J. McCarthy and Anne O'Keeffe Theoretical overview of the evolution of Corpus Linguistics / Elena Tognini Bonelli Building a corpus: What are the key considerations? / Randi Reppen Building a spoken corpus: What are the basics? / Svenja Adolphs and Dawn Knight Building a written corpus: What are the basics? / Mike Nelson Building small specialised corpora / Almut Koester Building a corpus to represent a variety of a language / Brian Clancy Building a specialised audio-visual corpus / Paul Thompson What corpora are available? / David Y.W. Lee What are the basics of analysing a corpus? / Jane Evison What can corpus software do? / Mike Scott How can a corpus be used to explore patterns? / Susan Hunston What are concordances and how are they used? / Christopher Tribble What can corpus software reveal about language development? / Xiaofei Lu What can a corpus tell us about lexis? / Rosamund Moon What can a corpus tell us about multi-word units? / Chris Greaves and Martin Warren What can a corpus tell us about grammar? / Susan Conrad What can a corpus tell us about registers? / Doug Biber What can a corpus tell us about specialist genres? / Mike Handford What can a corpus tell us about discourse? / Scott Thornbury What can a corpus tell us about pragmatics? / Christoph Rühlemann What can a corpus tell us about creativity? / Thuc Anh Vo and Ronald Carter What can a corpus tell us about language teaching? / Winnie Cheng What features of spoken and written corpora can be exploited in creating language teaching materials and syllabuses? / Steve Walsh What is Data-Driven Learning? / Angela Chambers How can Data-Driven Learning be used in language teaching? / Gaëtanelle Gilquin and Sylviane Granger How can we prepare learners for using language corpora? / Passapong Sripicharn What a corpus tell us about vocabulary teaching materials? / Martha Jones and Philip Durrant What a corpus tells us about grammar teaching materials? / Rebecca Hughes Corpus-informed course book design / Jeanne McCarten Using corpora to write dictionaries / Elizabeth Walter Using corpora to design writing materials / Lynne Flowerdew What can corpora tell us about English for Academic Purposes? / Averil Coxhead How can teachers use a corpus for their own research? / Elaine Vaughan What are parallel and comparative corpora and how can we use them? / Marie Madeleine Kenning How can corpora help in translation? / Natalie Kübler and Guy Aston How can corpora be used to explore the language of poetry and drama? / Daniel McIntyre and Brian Walker How can corpora be used to explore literary speech representation? / Carolina P. Amador Moreno How to use corpus linguistics in Sociolinguistics? / Gisle Andersen How to use corpus linguistics in the study of Media Discourse? / Kieran O'Halloran How to use corpus linguistics in Forensic Linguistics? / Janet Cotterill How to use corpus linguistics in the study of political discourse? / Annelie Ädel How to use corpus linguistics in the study of health communication? / Sarah Atkins and Kevin Harvey How can corpora be used in teacher education? / Fiona Farr How can corpora be used in language testing? / Fiona Barker.