Never before have so many electronic resources been available to support the teaching of English. From a wide variety of online corpora to specialized archives of speech and writing, teachers and students are faced with the challenge of understanding these resources and selecting those appropriate to their purpose. This accessible introduction demonstrates how freely available corpora can be used for the study of English at different linguistic levels, including vocabulary, grammar, discourse and pronunciation. With clear descriptions and a practical approach, Exploring English with Online Corpora: * introduces readers to a range of online corpora that can be used to explore and analyse the English language * provides a detailed guide to interpreting corpus data * demonstrates how teachers and lecturers can integrate corpora into language courses * includes interactive tasks, a helpful glossary and further reading sections This essential guide to the use of online corpora will be invaluable for students studying the English language and beginning to formulate their own research questions.
WENDY ANDERSON is a Lecturer in the department of English Language at Glasgow University, UK.Formerly, shewasthe researcherforthe Scottish Corpus of Texts and Speechand Corpus of Modern Scottish Writingprojects.She has published on corpus linguisticsof English and French. JOHN CORBETT is Full Professor of English Studies at the University of Macau. Formerly in the department of English Language at Glasgow University, UK, he directed the Scottish Corpus of Texts and Speech and the Corpus of Modern Scottish Writing.He is the co-author ofBeginning Old English with Carole Hough (Palgrave, 2006) and has written widely on language and education.