chapter  2
Building a corpus
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We saw in the example of the music corpus in Chapter 1 that there is sometimes a case for building your own corpus, even in a world where ready-made corpora are increasing in size, variety and availability. There are, indeed, several possible reasons why you might want to build your own corpus:

• To inform yourself about the language typically used in a genre or field you are currently teaching, e.g. writing business reports, English for tourism, English for science.