The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition and Corpora is a state-of-the-art collection of cutting-edge scholarship at the intersection of second language acquisition and learner corpus research. It draws on data-driven, statistical analysis to outline the background, methods, and outcomes of language learning, with a range of global experts providing detailed guidelines and findings.

The volume is organized into five sections:

  • Methodological and theoretical contributions to the study of learner language using corpora – setting the scene
  • Key aspects in corpus design, annotation, and analysis for SLA
  • Corpora in SLA theory and practice
  • SLA constructs and corpora
  • Future directions

This is a ground-breaking collection of essays offering incisive and essential reading for anyone with an interest in second language acquisition, learner corpus research, and applied linguistics.

1. Second Language Acquisition and Corpora: An overview, Nicole Tracy-Ventura & Magali Paquot

PART I: Setting the Scene

2. Introduction to Corpus Linguistics, Vaclav Brezina & Tony McEnery

3. Introduction to Learner Corpus Research, Fanny Meunier

4. Introduction to SLA, Jennifer Behney & Emma Marsden

PART II: Key Aspects in Corpus Design and Corpuse Use for SLA

5. Designing Learner Corpora: Collection, Transcription, and Annotation, Philippa Bell & Caroline Payant

6. Analyzing A Learner Corpus with a Concordancer, Sandra Götz

7. Error Analysis, María Belén Díez-Bedmar

8. Comparing Learner Corpora, Sandra C. Deshors & Stefan Th. Gries

9. Statistical Analyses of Learner Corpus Data, Stefan Th. Gries & Sandra C. Deshors

10. Combining Learner Corpora and Experimental Methodss, Gaetanelle Gilquin

11. Overview of Available Learner Corpora, Julieta Fernandez & Tracy S. Davis

12. TalkBank for SLA, Brian MacWhinney

PART III: The Role of Corpora in SLA Theory and Practice

13. Usage-based Approaches, Stefanie Wulff

14. Complex Dynamic Systems Theory (CDST), Marjolijn Verspoor & Wander Lowie

15. Processability Theory and Corpora, Carrie Bonilla

16. Generative Approaches, Cristóbal Lozano

17. Variationist Approaches, Aarnes Gudmestad

18. Pragmatic Approaches, Julieta Fernandez & Shelley Staples

19. Corpora and Instruced Second Language Acquisition, Rosamond Mitchell

PART IV: SLA Constructs and Corpora

20. Input, Anita Thomas & Annelie Ädel

21. Interaction, Nicole Ziegler & Alison Mackey

22. Fluency, Amanda Huensch

23. Accuracy, Jennifer Thewissen

24. Complexity, Nina Vyatkina & Alex Housen

25. Lexis, Kristopher Kyle

26. Crosslinguistic influence, Ann-Kristin Helland Gujord

27. Variability, Dana Gablasova

28. Formulaicity, Fanny Forsberg Lundell

29. Context, Joseph Collentine

30. Individual Differences, Elma Kerz & Daniel Wiechmann

PART V: Future Directions

31. The Future of Corpora in SLA, Nicole Tracy-Ventura, Magali Paquot, & Florence Myles