A representative sample of language, compiled for the purpose of linguistic analysis, is known as a corpus. This book provides a survey of recent developments in English corpus linguistics, emphasizing the linguistic rather than the computational or technical maters. The articles aim to present a comprehensive view of the theoretical and methodological concerns of corpus linguistics as well as concrete examples of how specific problems can be approached in empirical studies. A tribute to Jan Svartik, this book contains a variety of essays covering such topics as corpus design, the exploration of corpora and the state of the art in corpus linguistics. Taking a grammatical perspective, the contributors examine observation-based grammars, intuition-based grammars and probabilistic grammar. A list of computer corpora is provided.