Just Published: The Routledge Handbook of Corpus Linguistics, 2nd Edition

The Routledge Handbook of Corpus Linguistics

Edited By

Anne O’Keeffe

Michael J. McCarthy


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.




Anne O’Keeffe is Senior Lecturer at MIC, University of Limerick, Ireland. Her publications include the titles From Corpus to Classroom (2007), English Grammar Today (2011), Introducing Pragmatics in Use (2nd edition 2020) and as co-editor The Routledge Handbook of Corpus Linguistics (1st edition 2010). With Geraldine Mark, she was co-Principal Investigator of the English Grammar Profile. She is co-editor, with Michael J. McCarthy, of two book series: The Routledge Corpus Linguistics Guides and The Routledge Applied Corpus Linguistics.

Michael J. McCarthy is Emeritus Professor of Applied Linguistics, University of Nottingham. He is (co)author/(co)editor of 57 books, including Touchstone, Viewpoint, The Cambridge Grammar of English, English Grammar Today, From Corpus to Classroom, Innovations and Challenge in Grammar and titles in the English Vocabulary in Use series. He is author/co-author of 120 academic papers. He was co-founder of the CANCODE and CANBEC spoken English corpora projects. His recent research has focused on spoken grammar. He has taught in the UK, Europe and Asia and has been involved in language teaching and applied linguistics for 55 years.


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