This book builds on Baker and Egbert’s previous work on triangulating methodological approaches in corpus linguistics and takes triangulation one step further to highlight its broader applicability when implemented with other linguistic research methods. The volume showcases research methods from other linguistic disciplines and draws on ten empirical studies from a range of topics in psycholinguistics, applied linguistics, and discourse analysis to demonstrate how these methods might be most effectively triangulated with corpus-linguistic methods. A concluding chapter synthesizes these findings as a means of pointing the way toward future directions for triangulation and its implications for future linguistic research. The combined effect reveals the potential for the triangulation of these methods to not only enhance rigor in empirical linguistic research but also our understanding of linguistic phenomena and variation by studying them from multiple perspectives, making this book essential reading for graduate students and researchers in corpus linguistics, applied linguistics, psycholinguistics, and discourse analysis.

chapter 1|21 pages


ByJesse Egbert, Paul Baker

chapter 3|33 pages

Working at the Interface of Hydrology and Corpus Linguistics

Using Corpora to Identify Droughts in Nineteenth-Century Britain
ByTony McEnery, Helen Baker, Carmen Dayrell

chapter 5|32 pages

Connecting Corpus Linguistics and Assessment

ByGeoffrey T. LaFlair, Shelley Staples, Xun Yan

chapter 6|22 pages

Examining Vocabulary Acquisition Through Word Associations

Triangulating the Psycholinguistic and Corpus-Based Approaches
ByDana Gablasova

chapter 7|22 pages

If Olive Oil Is Made of Olives, then What’s Baby Oil Made of?

The Shifting Semantics of Noun+Noun Sequences in American English
ByJesse Egbert, Mark Davies

chapter 8|34 pages

Corpus Linguistics and Event-Related Potentials

ByJennifer Hughes, Andrew Hardie

chapter 9|20 pages

Priming of Syntactic Alternations by Learners of English

An Analysis of Sentence-Completion and Collostructional Results
ByStefan Th. Gries

chapter 10|29 pages

Usage-Based Theories of Construction Grammar

Triangulating Corpus Linguistics and Psycholinguistics
ByNick C. Ellis

chapter 11|15 pages

Synthesis and Conclusion

ByJesse Egbert, Paul Baker