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The Cambridge Handbook of Learner Corpus Research


  • 16 b/w illus. 24 tables
  • Page extent: 761 pages
  • Size: 247 x 174 mm
  • Weight: 1.61 kg
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 (ISBN-13: 9781107041196)

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The origins of learner corpus research go back to the late 1980s when large electronic collections of written or spoken data started to be collected from foreign/second language learners, with a view to advancing our understanding of the mechanisms of second language acquisition and developing tailor-made pedagogical tools. Engaging with the interdisciplinary nature of this fast-growing field, The Cambridge Handbook of Learner Corpus Research explores the diverse and extensive applications of learner corpora, with 27 chapters written by internationally renowned experts. This comprehensive work is a vital resource for students, teachers and researchers, offering fresh perspectives and a unique overview of the field. With representative studies in each chapter which provide an essential guide on how to conduct learner corpus research in a wide range of areas, this work is a cutting-edge account of learner corpus collection, annotation, methodology, theory, analysis and applications.


1. Introduction: learner corpus research – past, present and future Sylviane Granger, Gaëtanelle Gilquin and Fanny Meunier; Part I. Learner Corpus Design and Methodology: 2. From design to collection of learner corpora Gaëtanelle Gilquin; 3. Learner corpus methodology Marcus Callies; 4. Learner corpora and psycholinguistics Philip Durrant and Anna Siyanova-Chanturia; 5. Annotating learner corpora Bertus van Rooy; 6. Speech annotation of learner corpora Nicolas Ballier and Philippe Martin; 7. Error annotation systems Anke Lüdeling and Hagen Hirschmann; 8. Statistics for learner corpus research Stefan Th. Gries; Part II. Analysis of Learner Language: 9. Learner corpora and lexis Tom Cobb and Marlise Horst; 10. Learner corpora and phraseology Signe Oksefjell Ebeling and Hilde Hasselgård; 11. Learner corpora and grammar Tom Rankin; 12. Learner corpora and discourse JoAnne Neff-van Aertselaer; 13. Learner corpora and pragmatics Nina Vyatkina and Joseph Cunningham; Part III. Learner Corpus Research and Second Language Acquisition: 14. Second language acquisition theory and learner corpus research Florence Myles; 15. Transfer and learner corpus research John Osborne; 16. Learner corpora and formulaic language in second language acquisition research Nick C. Ellis, Rita Simpson-Vlach, Ute Römer, Matthew Brook O'Donnell and Stefanie Wulff; 17. Developmental patterns in learner corpora Fanny Meunier; 18. Variability in learner corpora Annelie Ädel; 19. Learner corpora and learning context Joybrato Mukherjee and Sandra Götz; Part IV. Learner Corpus Research and Language Teaching: 20. The learner corpus as a pedagogic corpus Angela Chambers; 21. Learner corpora and language for academic and specific purposes Lynne Flowerdew; 22. The contribution of learner corpora to reference and instructional materials design Sylviane Granger; 23. Learner corpora and language testing Fiona Barker, Angeliki Salamoura and Nick Saville; Part V. Learner Corpus Research and Natural Language Processing: 24. Learner corpora and natural language processing Detmar Meurers; 25. Automatic grammar- and spell-checking for language learners Claudia Leacock, Martin Chodorow and Joel Tetreault; 26. Learner corpora and automated scoring Derrick Higgins, Chaitanya Ramineni and Klaus Zechner; 27. Learner corpora and native language identification Scott Jarvis and Magali Paquot.


"A fantastic book - very comprehensive, with all the advantages of a common layout for each chapter, but also benefiting from the unique and individual insights of experts in the subject."
Susan Hunston, University of Birmingham

"A tremendous accomplishment, this handbook will serve as the main reference in learner corpus research for years to come. It really lives up to the name ‘handbook', not just in the crucial sense of a ‘how-to' guide but also as an overview of the field, its development, and state-of-the-art research practices and findings."
Alex Boulton, University of Lorraine and Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris

'In an age when handbooks abound, The Cambridge Handbook of Learner Corpus Research sets itself apart by its breadth and depth of coverage. Even a quick glance at the table of contents provides the reader with a sense of the tremendous scope of learner corpus research (LCR) covered in the handbook. … The Cambridge Handbook of Learner Corpus Research is a valuable addition to the increasingly relevant and multifaceted field of LCR.' Randi Reppen, The International Journal of Learner Corpus Research


Sylviane Granger, Gaëtanelle Gilquin, Fanny Meunier, Marcus Callies, Philip Durrant, Anna Siyanova-Chanturia, Bertus van Rooy, Nicolas Ballier, Philippe Martin, Anke Lüdeling, Hagen Hirschmann, Stefan Th. Gries, Tom Cobb, Marlise Horst, Signe Oksefjell Ebeling, Hilde Hasselgård, Tom Rankin, JoAnne Neff-van Aertselaer, Nina Vyatkina, Joseph Cunningham, Florence Myles, John Osborne, Nick C. Ellis, Rita Simpson-Vlach, Ute Römer, Matthew Brook O'Donnell, Stefanie Wulff, Annelie Ädel, Joybrato Mukherjee, Sandra Götz, Angela Chambers, Lynne Flowerdew, Fiona Barker, Angeliki Salamoura, Nick Saville, Detmar Meurers, Claudia Leacock, Martin Chodorow, Joel Tetreault, Derrick Higgins, Chaitanya Ramineni, Klaus Zechner, Scott Jarvis, Magali Paquot

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