María José López-Couso, Ph.D. (1994), is Senior Lecturer at the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Her main research interests include complementation, existentials, and parentheticals, on which she has published extensively. She is a member of the ICAME Executive Board.
Belén Méndez-Naya, Ph.D. (1995), is Senior Lecturer at the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Her main areas of research are complementation, intensifiers, parentheticals, and pragmatic markers. She is a member of the Editorial Board of Folia Linguistica (Mouton).
Paloma Núñez-Pertejo, Ph.D. (2001), is Senior Lecturer at the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain. She has published mainly on the progressive, youth language, and intensification. She is a member of the Editorial Board of English Linguistics Research (Sciedu Press).
Ignacio M. Palacios-Martínez, Ph.D. (1992), is Senior Lecturer at the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, and Director of SPERTUS (Spoken English Research Team at the University of Santiago). He has published extensively on quotatives, vague language, and negative polarity.
All interested in English corpus linguistics, particularly in corpus compilation and in the exploitation of corpora in the domains of grammar, pragmatics, and register variation, both historical and present-day.
Honoured with the 2017 AESLA Research Award of the Spanish Association of Applied Linguistics.The volume’s major strength lies in the diversified topics presented in the chapters, which offer an impressive glance at the current research trends in corpus linguistics. Many chapters (especially those in Part I) include detailed descriptions of how their target corpora are compiled, parsed, and annotated, and these valuable pieces of information make the volume an ideal reference for researchers considering incorporating corpus-driven approaches into their own research. Another strength of the volume is its recognition of two important trends in World English: the exponential growth of advanced ESL learners and the proliferation of English varieties. The insightful discussions on both topics throughout the volume can be particularly illuminating for scholars working on language change and variation.
- Sibo Chen
- Simon Fraser University, on: Linguistlist.org
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1. From the fringe to the mainstream: English corpus linguistics moving ahead
María José López-Couso, Belén Méndez-Naya, Paloma Núñez-Pertejo, and Ignacio M. Palacios-Martínez
Part I: Issues in corpus compilation
2. English urban vernaculars, 1400–1700: Digitizing text from manuscript
Anita Auer, Moragh Gordon, and Mike Olson
3. Creating a corpus of student writing in economics: Structure and representativeness
Martti Mäkinen and Turo Hiltunen
4. Ongoing changes and advanced L2 use of English: Evidence from new corpus resources
Part II: Investigating register variation through corpora
5. Verbs and verb phrases in advanced Dutch ELF writing: Case studies in qualitative and quantitative ELF analysis
Pieter de Haan
6. Discourse-organizing metadiscourse in novice academic English
7. Passives in academic writing: Comparing research articles and student essays across four disciplines
8. Adverbial hapax legomena in news text: Why do some coinages remain hapax?
Part III: Corpora and grammar: Examining grammatical variation in space
9. English in South Africa: The case of past-referring verb forms
10. A look at participial constructions with get in Hong Kong English
11. Who is the/a/Ø professor at your university? A construction-grammar view on changing article use with single role predicates in American English
12. Clause fragments in English dialogue
Jill Bowie and Bas Aarts
Part IV: Corpus insights into the pragmatics of spoken English
13. The expression of directive meaning: A corpus-based study on the variation between imperatives, conditionals and insubordinated if-clauses in spoken British English
14. Taboo language and swearing in eighteenth and nineteenth century English: A diachronic study based on the Old Bailey Corpus
Bianca Widlitzki and Magnus Huber
15. The 'humour' element in engineering lectures across cultures: An approach to pragmatic annotation