Corpus linguistics is one of the most exciting approaches tostudies in applied linguistics today. From its quantitative beginnings it hasgrown to become an essential aspect of research methodology in a range offields, often combining with text analysis, CDA, pragmatics and organizationalstudies to reveal important new insights about how language works.
This important new book of specially commissioned chapters byacademics from across the applied linguistics spectrum demonstrates the range andrigour of corpus research in applied linguistics. The volume captures some ofthe most stimulating and significant developments in the field, includingchapters on language teaching, institutional and professional discourse,English as an International Language, translation, forensics and media studies. As a result it goes beyond traditional, limited presentations of corpuswork and shows how corpora inform a diverse and growing number of appliedlinguistic domains.
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