Corpus types and uses

Brona Murphy, Elaine Riordan

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This chapter provides a broad overview of corpus types and uses. It surveys five types of corpora: general, specialised, parallel, historical and multimodal. In each section, we provide a description of the corpus type, the key issues associated with the type as well as its applications in pedagogical contexts. The overview is not meant to be exhaustive, as there are many more corpora than we have space to mention. However, our aim is to introduce the main types and uses so that readers may then seek to explore the types more fully themselves, depending on their interests (see Appendix 28A for further information).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of Language Learning and Technology
EditorsFiona Farr, Liam Murray
Place of PublicationAbingdon
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781315657899
ISBN (Print)9780415837873
Publication statusPublished - 23 Mar 2016


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