Corpus linguistics has now come of age and Corpus Approaches to Discourse equips students with the means to question, defend and refine the methodology. Looking at corpus linguistics in discourse research from a critical perspective, this volume is a call for greater reflexivity in the field. The chapters, each written by leading authorities, contain an overview of an emerging area and a case-study, presenting practical advice alongside theoretical reflection. Carefully structured with an introduction by the editors and a conclusion by leading researcher, Paul Baker, this is key reading for advanced students and researchers of corpus linguistics and discourse analysis.

chapter |15 pages


Partiality and reflexivity

part |66 pages

Overlooked areas (checking the dusty corners)

chapter |19 pages

Similarity 1

chapter |22 pages


You don’t know what you’re missing. Or do you?

chapter |22 pages

Overlooked text types

From fictional texts to real-world discourses 1

part |74 pages

Triangulation (identifying blind spots)

part |136 pages

Research design (avoiding pitfalls/re-examining the foundations)

chapter |15 pages

The role of the text in corpus and discourse analysis

Missing the trees for the forest

chapter |23 pages

Dividing up the data

Epistemological, methodological and practical impact of diachronic segmentation

chapter |34 pages

Keyness analysis

Nature, metrics and techniques

chapter |12 pages


Reflecting on reflective research