The role of the text in corpus and discourse analysis: Missing the trees for the forest

Jesse Egbert, Erin Schnur

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Abstract

Increasingly, researchers in discourse analysis and critical discourse analysis (CDA) are relying on corpora and corpus linguistic methods in their research. This has led to the establishment of new fields of study, such as corpus-assisted discourse studies (CADS: Partington 2004; 2006) and the integration of corpus linguistic and CDA methodologies (e.g. Baker et al. 2008; Fairclough et al. 2007). There are many advantages of using corpora - large and representative samples of natural texts - and corpus linguistic methods in discourse analysis. The use of large, representative corpus samples increases the generalisability of research findings, and the use of computer-based corpus methodologies can offer increased efficiency, reliability and objectivity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCorpus Approaches to Discourse
Subtitle of host publicationA Critical Review
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages159-173
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781351716079
ISBN (Print)9781138895782
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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