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.
Michael McCarthy is Emeritus Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of Nottingham, UK, Adjunct Professor of Applied Linguistics at the Pennsylvania State University, USA, and Adjunct Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of Limerick, Ireland. Previous publications include The Cambridge Grammar of English (co-authored with Ronald Carter 2006), Issues in Applied Linguistics (2001), Exploring Grammar in Context (co-authored with Ronald Carter and Rebecca Hughes, 2000) and Spoken Language and Applied Linguistics (1998). Anne O'Keeffe is lecturer in Applied Linguistics, Department of English Language and Literature, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, Ireland. Previous publications include Investigating Media Discourse (2006)