The eleven contributions to this volume, written by expert corpus linguists, tackle corpora from a wide range of perspectives and aim to shed light on the numerous linguistic and pedagogical uses to which corpora can be put. They present cutting-edge research in the authors' respective domain of expertise and suggest directions for future research. The main focus of the book is on learner corpora, but it also includes reflections on the role of other types of corpora, such as native corpora, expert users corpora, parallel corpora or corpora of New Englishes. For readers who are already familiar with corpora, this volume offers an informed account of the key role that corpus data play in applied linguistics today. As for readers who are new to corpus linguistics, the overview of approaches, methods and domains of applications presented will undoubtedly help them develop their own taste for corpora. This volume has been edited in honour of Sylviane Granger, who has been one of the pioneers of learner corpus research.
1. Acknowledgements; 2. List of contributors; 3. Preface (by Altenberg, Bengt); 4. Putting corpora to good uses: A guided tour (by De Cock, Sylvie); 5. Frequency, corpora and language learning (by Leech, Geoffrey N.); 6. Learner corpora and contrastive interlanguage analysis (by Hasselgard, Hilde); 7. The use of small corpora for tracing the development of academic literacies (by Neff, JoAnne); 8. Revisiting apprentice texts: Using lexical bundles to investigate expert and apprentice performances in academic writing (by Tribble, Christopher); 9. Automatic error tagging of spelling mistakes in learner corpora (by Rayson, Paul); 10. Data mining with learner corpora: Choosing classifiers for L1 detection (by Jarvis, Scott); 11. Learners and users - Who do we want corpus data from? (by Mauranen, Anna); 12. Learner knowledge of phrasal verbs: A corpus-informed study (by Schmitt, Norbert); 13. Corpora and the new Englishes: Using the 'Corpus of Cyber-Jamaican' to explore research perspectives for the future (by Mair, Christian); 14. Towards a new generation of corpus-derived lexical resources for language learning (by Wible, David); 15. Automating the creation of dictionaries: Where will it all end? (by Rundell, Michael); 16. addendumSelect list of publications by Sylviane Granger; 17. Subject index; 18. Name index