Corpora in Applied Linguistics: Current Approaches
This volume brings together contributions from the Klagenfurt Conference of Corpus-Based Applied Linguistics (CALK14), in order to extend corpus linguistic research in different areas of applied linguistics. The studies gathered here explore the opportunities that both spoken and written corpora offer for answering questions in different domains of applied linguistics such as second language learning, language testing, comparative linguistics, learner pragmatics and specialised discourses. At the same time, the contributions also give insight into possible limitations and further challenges of corpus-based research in these areas.
Dr Nikola Dobrić is Assistant Professor in English Linguistics at the Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria, having received his doctorate in English Linguistics from the same university. His current research focuses on the use of learner corpora in investigating different issues of language testing (such as test validation and writing scales). He has published in the fields of corpus linguistics, applied linguistics, semantics, lexicography, and sociolinguistics, and is the Chief Editor of the philological journal Colloquium and is also invested in promoting more open access to research.
Dr Eva-Maria Graf is Associate Professor in English Linguistics at the Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria, and received her doctorate in English Linguistics from the University of Munich, Germany. Her current research focuses on professional discourses in the area of helping professions, particularly executive coaching discourse, the topic of her recently finished Habilitation. She works with integrative discourse analysis and tries to bridge the gap between coaching practice and coaching research. Together with two colleagues, she launched the first peer-reviewed journal on coaching research in the German speaking market.
Dr Alexander Onysko is Full Professor in English Linguistics at the Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria, and received his doctorate from the University of Innsbruck, Austria. His research interests and publications are in the areas of language contact, bi/multilingualism, cognitive linguistics, and world Englishes. Part of his current work focuses on bilingualism in Māori and English, following extended research stays at the School of Māori and Pacific Development at the University of Waikato, New Zealand.
"Inspired by the principles stated in Hunston’s publication from 2002, this volume takes a number of different directions both methodologically and conceptually. It is, of course, a worthwhile read for specialists of the field, interested in widening the scope of corpus linguistics by reflecting on areas in which corpus linguistics methods may be employed."
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