The Routledge Handbook of Corpus Linguistics 2e provides an updated overview of a dynamic and rapidly growing area with a widely applied methodology. Over a decade on from the first edition of the Handbook, this collection of 47 chapters from experts in key areas offers a comprehensive introduction to both the development and use of corpora as well as their ever-evolving applications to other areas, such as digital humanities, sociolinguistics, stylistics, translation studies, materials design, language teaching and teacher development, media discourse, discourse analysis, forensic linguistics, second language acquisition and testing.

The new edition updates all core chapters and includes new chapters on corpus linguistics and statistics, digital humanities, translation, phonetics and phonology, second language acquisition, social media and theoretical perspectives. Chapters provide annotated further reading lists and step-by-step guides as well as detailed overviews across a wide range of themes. The Handbook also includes a wealth of case studies that draw on some of the many new corpora and corpus tools that have emerged in the last decade.

Organised across four themes, moving from the basic start-up topics such as corpus building and design to analysis, application and reflection, this second edition remains a crucial point of reference for advanced undergraduates, postgraduates and scholars in applied linguistics.

chapter 1|9 pages

‘Of what is past, or passing, or to come 1 ’: corpus linguistics, changes and challenges

ByAnne O’Keeffe, Michael J. McCarthy

part Part I|171 pages

Building and designing a corpus: the basics

chapter 2|8 pages

Building a corpus: what are key considerations?

ByRandi Reppen

chapter 3|14 pages

Building a spoken corpus: what are the basics?

ByDawn Knight, Svenja Adolphs

chapter 4|13 pages

Building a written corpus: what are the basics?

ByTony McEnery, Gavin Brookes

chapter 5|14 pages

Building small specialised corpora

ByAlmut Koester

chapter 6|13 pages

Building a corpus to represent a variety of a language

ByBrian Clancy

chapter 7|14 pages

Building a specialised audiovisual corpus

ByPaul Thompson

chapter 8|14 pages

What corpora are available?

ByMartin Weisser

chapter 9|23 pages

What can corpus software do?

ByLaurence Anthony

chapter 10|14 pages

What are the basics of analysing a corpus?

ByChristian Jones

chapter 11|15 pages

How can a corpus be used to explore patterns?

BySusan Hunston

chapter 12|13 pages

What can corpus software reveal about language development?

ByXiaofei Lu

chapter 13|14 pages

How to use statistics in quantitative corpus analysis

ByStefan Th. Gries

part Part II|113 pages

Using a corpus to investigate language

chapter 14|19 pages

What can a corpus tell us about lexis?

ByDavid Oakey

chapter 15|17 pages

What can a corpus tell us about multi-word units?

ByChris Greaves, Martin Warren

chapter 16|14 pages

What can a corpus tell us about grammar?

BySusan Conrad

chapter 17|15 pages

What can a corpus tell us about registers and genres?

ByBethany Gray

chapter 18|13 pages

What can a corpus tell us about discourse?

ByGerlinde Mautner

chapter 19|18 pages

What can a corpus tell us about pragmatics?

ByChristoph Rühlemann

chapter 20|15 pages

What can a corpus tell us about phonetic and phonological variation?

ByAlexandra Vella, Sarah Grech

part Part III|186 pages

Corpora, language pedagogy and language acquisition

chapter 21|14 pages

What can a corpus tell us about language teaching?

ByWinnie Cheng, Phoenix Lam

chapter 22|15 pages

What can corpora tell us about language learning?

ByPascual Pérez-Paredes, Geraldine Mark

chapter 23|13 pages

What can corpus linguistics tell us about second language acquisition?

ByUte Römer, Jamie Garner

chapter 24|17 pages

What can a corpus tell us about vocabulary teaching materials?

ByMartha Jones, Philip Durrant

chapter 25|13 pages

What can a corpus tell us about grammar teaching materials?

ByGraham Burton

chapter 26|16 pages

Corpus-informed course design

ByJeanne McCarten

chapter 27|18 pages

Using corpora to write dictionaries

ByGeraint Rees

chapter 28|11 pages

What can corpora tell us about English for Academic Purposes?

ByOliver Ballance, Averil Coxhead

chapter 29|14 pages

What is data-driven learning?

ByAngela Chambers

chapter 30|13 pages

Using data-driven learning in language teaching

ByGaëtanelle Gilquin, Sylviane Granger

chapter 31|13 pages

Using corpora for writing instruction

ByLynne Flowerdew

chapter 32|13 pages

How can corpora be used in teacher education?

ByFiona Farr

chapter 33|14 pages

How can teachers use a corpus for their own research?

ByElaine Vaughan

part Part IV|210 pages

Corpora and applied research

chapter 34|14 pages

How to use corpora for translation

BySilvia Bernardini

chapter 36|15 pages

Using corpus linguistics to explore literary speech representation: non-standard language in fiction

ByCarolina P. Amador-Moreno, Ana Maria Terrazas-Calero

chapter 37|15 pages

Exploring narrative fiction: corpora and digital humanities projects

ByMichaela Mahlberg, Viola Wiegand

chapter 40|13 pages

Corpus linguistics in the study of news media

ByAnna Marchi

chapter 41|13 pages

How to use corpus linguistics in forensic linguistics

ByMathew Gillings

chapter 43|14 pages

Corpus linguistics and health communication: using corpora to examine the representation of health and illness

ByGavin Brookes, Sarah Atkins, Kevin Harvey

chapter 45|13 pages

Corpora in language testing: developments, challenges and opportunities

BySara T. Cushing

chapter 47|18 pages

Posthumanism and corpus linguistics

ByKieran O'Halloran