Corpus linguistics is one of the most exciting approaches to studies in applied linguistics today. From its quantitative beginnings it has grown to become an essential aspect of research methodology in a range of fields, often combining with text analysis, CDA, pragmatics and organizational studies to reveal important new insights about how language works.
This important new book of specially commissioned chapters by academics from across the applied linguistics spectrum demonstrates the range and rigour of corpus research in applied linguistics. The volume captures some of the most stimulating and significant developments in the field, including chapters on language teaching, institutional and professional discourse, English as an International Language, translation, forensics and media studies. As a result it goes beyond traditional, limited presentations of corpus work and shows how corpora inform a diverse and growing number of applied linguistic domains.
'We may not be too far away from the day when reference to corpus data is a sine qua non for any linguistic description and investigation. This book provides an astonishingly successful step in this direction. The book bristles with powerful insights, good practical ideas, exciting theory-building, exemplifying on every page the practice of applied linguistics at its very best.' Professor Ronald Carter, School of English Studies, University of Nottingham
Contents: Part 1: Introduction \ Introduction Ken Hyland, Chau Meng Huat and Michael Handford \ Part 2: Corpora and Institutional Uses of Language \ 2. Professional Communication and Corpus Linguistics Michael Handford \ 3. Corpora and Academic Discourse Ken Hyland \ 4. Corpora and Workplace Discourse Almut Koester \ Part 3: Corpora in Applied Linguistics Domains \ 5. Corpora and Translation Studies Sara Laviosa \ 6. Some Aspects of the Use of Corpora in Forensic Linguistics John Olsson \ 7. Corpora and Gender Studies Paul Baker \ 8. Corpora and Media Studies Anne O'Keeffe \ Part 4: Corpora in New Spheres of Study \ 9. Corpora and ELF Barbara Seidlhofer \ 10. Texting and Corpora Caroline Tagg \ 11. A Conceptual Model for Segmenting and Annotating a Documentary Photograph Corpus Gu Yueguo \ Part 5. Corpora, Language Learning and Pedagogy \ 12. Learner Corpora and Second Language Acquisition Chau Meng Huat \ 13. Corpora in the Classroom: An Applied Linguistic Perspective Lynne Flowerdew \ 14. Corpora and Materials Design Michael McCarthy and Jeanne McCarten \ Afterword Susan Hunston \ Bibliography \ Index