Exploring English With Online Corpora: An Introduction

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Never before have so many electronic resources been available to support the teaching of English. From a wide variety of online corpora to specialized archives of speech and writing, teachers and students are faced with the challenge of understanding these resources and selecting those appropriate to their purpose. This accessible introduction demonstrates how freely available corpora can be used for the study of English at different linguistic levels, including vocabulary, grammar, discourse and pronunciation.

With clear descriptions and a practical approach, Exploring English with Online Corpora:
· introduces readers to a range of online corpora that can be used to explore and analyse the English language
· provides a detailed guide to interpreting corpus data
· demonstrates how teachers and lecturers can integrate corpora into language courses
· includes interactive tasks, a helpful glossary and further reading sections

This essential guide to the use of online corpora will be invaluable for students studying the English language and beginning to formulate their own research questions.

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WENDY ANDERSON is a Lecturer in the Department of English Language at Glasgow University. Formerly, she was the researcher for the Scottish Corpus of Texts & Speech and Corpus of Modern Scottish Writing projects. She has published on corpus linguistics of English and French.

JOHN CORBETT is Professor of Applied Language Studies at Glasgow University. He directs the Scottish Corpus of Texts & Speech and the Corpus of Modern Scottish Writing. He is co-author of Beginning Old English, and has written widely on language and education.

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'This introductory textbook does an amazing job of covering a lot of territory in a very accessible manner for a wide range of readers, with well thought-out, engaging activities. Ideal for a variety of applied linguistics courses as well as for those studying corpus linguistics.'

- Randi Reppen, Northern Arizona University, USA

'Anderson & Corbett do an impressive job of addressing the niceties of corpus literacy for an extremely wide audience, without compromising on rigour.  This will undoubtedly become a valuable textbook for students and teachers on a variety of applied and corpus linguistics courses.' - International Journal of Corpus Linguistics

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