By Andrea Gerbig, Oliver Mason

The contributions to this quantity supply a huge variety of novel insights approximately data-based or data-driven methods to the examine of either constitution and serve as of language, reflecting the expanding shift in the direction of corpus-based equipment of study in a variety of parts in linguistics. Corpora can be utilized as versions of human linguistic adventure, and the members display that there's abundant scope for integrating such versions into the descriptions of discourse, grammar, and that means. consistently bettering technological improvement enables the layout of bigger and extra accomplished corpora documenting language use in a mess of genres, kinds and modes, even commencing to contain visible features. software program to enquire those facts additionally turns into more and more robust and extra sophisticated. The 16 unique articles during this quantity disguise mammoth floor on either the theoretical in addition to utilized degrees. Having such facts and software program assets at their disposal, the contributing researchers reconsider the lengthy mentioned interaction among language method and use from numerous angles, contemplating socio-cultural and cognitive involvement and illustration, with synchronic in addition to diachronic views in view. those theories and quantitative / qualitative equipment are utilized to a variety of issues from language acquisition and instructing to literature and politics. the entire authors during this quantity demonstrate the profound and prime effect that Mike Stubbs' paintings has persisted to give a contribution to the sphere of corpus-based description of language constitution, use and serve as.

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