...to the support website for Corpus Linguistics: Method, theory and practice
What is Corpus Linguistics: Method, theory and practice?
Corpus Linguistics: Method, theory and practice is a new textbook introducing corpus linguistics, published by Cambridge University Press, and written by Tony McEnery and Andrew Hardie.
What does this website contain?
This website contains two broad types of material: four sample sections drawn from the book, and supplementary material including answers to the exercises in the book, extended footnotes, extended references, and directories of web-links relevant to the book.
Sections One to Four
The main content of this website is organised into four sections — each of which corresponds to one of the first four chapters of the book Corpus Linguistics: Method, theory and practice. Each section contains a series of distinct pages, all of which can be accesed through the menu on the left-hand-side.
These pages don't contain direct extracts from chapters 1 to 4 of the book. Rather, they contain an abbreviated version of the content of each chapter. In many cases, we have reduced the amount of detail to make the material digestible in webpage-form, and rewritten much of the text to ensure the shorter online version keeps its overall coherence! We have also added some interactive material that was not possible in the printed book.
These four main sections of the site have been designed so that each one could serve as the core of a single taught session on corpus linguistics. They can hopefully stand alone in this capacity — though of course we hope that once we've whetted your appetite, you'll want to read the whole book.
To begin at the beginning with these four sessions or sections, click here!
This website also provides support materials for students and teachers using Corpus Linguistics: Method, theory and practice as a course textbook:
- Extended footnotes and accompanying extended references — extra commentary we couldn't fit into the printed version; these will be updated over time to link to new research.
- Updated weblink directory — fighting the link-rot that is inevitable when a printed book contains URLs.
- Links to freely-available corpus tools and other open-access resources — you can use these when working on the activities at the end of each chapter if you don't have corpus data of your own to work with
- Suggested answers to each of the activities and questions for disacussion
Other online samples of the book
You can find short samples of our book elsewhere on the net:
- The full table of contents (down to sub-section level) can be downloaded from this website.
- Google Books has a preview containing several
excerpts from chapter one.
- Compare this to section 1 of this website's content to see the difference in how much detail we go into!
- The Amazon.com preview allows you to read the full preface of the book.
Here's the preferred standard citation for the book (of course, adjust to suit your required formatting rules):
- McEnery, T. and Hardie, A. (2012) Corpus Linguistics: Method, theory and practice. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
If you would like to cite the contents of this website, here's how:
- McEnery, T. and Hardie, A (2012) “Support website for Corpus Linguistics: Method, theory and practice”. Available online at http://corpora.lancs.ac.uk/clmtp. Accessed 7th March 2021.
This page was last modified on Wednesday 3 April 2013 at 9:27 am.