This collection showcases the latest innovations in research on the application of corpora and corpus-based methods in ESP/EAP writing instruction and the many ways in which corpora can be successfully and practically integrated in ESP/EAP programmes.

While previous work has discussed the successful use of corpora in teaching writing in the areas of ESP/EAP, this book is the first of its kind to bring the most up-to-date research on the topic together in one place. The volume’s unique structure mirrors the key stages of the writing instruction process, from preparation to exploitation to analysis. The book begins by showing how corpora can be used to prepare materials, moving into an exploration of how students in ESP/EAP programmes use corpora in practice, before bringing the discussion full circle to the ways in which corpus-based approaches might be implemented to analyse ESP/EAP student writing. This approach presents readers with insights into how corpora can be effectively integrated into ESP/EAP writing instruction at every step of the process and opens the way for future areas of study.

This book will be of particular interest to students and researchers in applied corpus linguistics, English for Specific Purposes, and English for Academic Purposes, as well as active practitioners in ESP/EAP writing instruction.

chapter |10 pages


Dichotomies and debates in corpora and ESP/EAP writing
ByMaggie Charles, Ana Frankenberg-Garcia

part I|44 pages


chapter 1|19 pages

Exploiting corpora to provide guidance for academic writing

The BAWE Quicklinks project
ByBenet Vincent, Hilary Nesi, Daniel Quinn

chapter 2|23 pages

Discipline-specific academic phraseology

Corpus evidence and potential applications
ByGeraint Paul Rees

part II|66 pages


chapter 4|22 pages

Exploiting a genre-specific corpus in ESP writing

Students’ preferences and strategies
ByKatherine Ackerley

part III|50 pages


chapter 6|24 pages

The use of stance in L2 first-year college writing

Its relation to genre, revision, and writer characteristics
ByJi-young Shin

chapter 7|24 pages

Identifying collocation issues in English L2 research article writing

ByPaula Tavares Pinto, Geraint Paul Rees, Ana Frankenberg-Garcia

chapter |5 pages


ByLynne Flowerdew