Building a corpus: what are key considerations?

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This chapter addresses the many aspects that must be taken into consideration when building a corpus. It contains detailed information and clear guidance related to various aspects of corpus building, including issues related to the collection of both spoken and written texts, and file naming conventions are provided. Examples of file names and text processing are included. The importance of identifying a clear research goal prior to collecting a corpus is emphasised as one of the hallmarks of successful corpus construction. In all, the chapter provides a researcher with the concepts and tools to be considered for successful corpus construction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of Corpus Linguistics, Second edition
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780429634130
ISBN (Print)9780367076382
StatePublished - Jan 1 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Social Sciences


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