The first symposium in North America to address corpus linguistics was sponsored by the University of Michigan's English Language Institute in 1999. Corpus Linguistics in North America is a collection of selected and revised papers from this conference. The papers address the "states of art" in corpus linguistics in North America by focusing on work that is descriptive of languages, often with implications for pedagogy and materials development.
Corpus Linguistics in North America is divided into two parts. Part 1 examines corpus development and tools for accessing existing corpus resources, and Part 2 looks at current linguistic analyses using corpora. Corpus linguists from all over the world have contributed to this volume. A glossary of corpus building and tools is included.
This important milestone in the development of corpus linguistics in North America will be of interest to all students of applied linguistics and teachers of languages.
Introduction: North American Perspectives on Corpus Linguistics at the Millennium Rita C. Simpson and John M. Swales Part 1. Corpus Building and Tools The International Corpus of English: Progress and Prospects Charles F. Meyer Collaboration between Corpus Linguists and Digital Librarians for the MICASE Web Search Interface Christina Powell and Rita C. Simpson Representing Spoken Language in University Settings: The Design and Construction of the Spoken Component of the T2K-SWAL Corpus Douglas Biber, Randi Reppen, Victoria Clark, and Jenia Walter Creating and Using Multimillion-Word Corpora from Web-Based Newspapers Mark Davies Concordance Programs for Corpus Linguistics Susan Hockey Part 2. Corpus-Based Analyses and Applications Using Corpus-Based Methods to Investigate Grammar and Use: Some Case Studies on the Use of Verbs in English Douglas Biber Discovering the Usual with Corpora: The Case of Remember Hongyin Tao Discourse Management and New-Episode Flags in MICASE John M. Swales and Bonnie Malczewski Reflexive Academic Talk: Observations from MICASE Anna Mauranen Rethinking French Grammar for Pedagogy: The Contribution of Spoken Corpora Aaron Lawson The Lexical Phrase as a Pedagogical Tool: Teaching Disagreement Strategies in ESL Stephanie Burdine Writing Development among Elementary Students: Corpus-Based Perspectives Randi Reppen Glossary Contributors