International Journal of Corpus Linguistics

The International Journal of Corpus Linguistics (IJCL) publishes original research covering methodological, applied and theoretical work in any area of corpus linguistics. Through its focus on empirical language research, IJCL provides a forum for the presentation of new findings and innovative approaches in any area of linguistics (e.g. lexicology, grammar, discourse analysis, stylistics, sociolinguistics, morphology, contrastive linguistics), applied linguistics (e.g. language teaching, forensic linguistics), and translation studies. Based on its interest in corpus methodology, IJCL also invites contributions on the interface between corpus and computational linguistics. The journal has a major reviews section publishing book reviews as well as corpus and software reviews. The language of the journal is English, but contributions are also invited on studies of languages other than English. IJCL occasionally publishes special issues (for details please contact the editor). All contributions are peer-reviewed.

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ISSN 1384-6655 | E-ISSN 1569-9811
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1075/ijcl
Sample issue: IJCL 22:1
Board
Editor
Michaela Mahlberg | University of Birmingham, UK
Associate Editor
Gavin Brookes | Lancaster University, UK
Consulting Editor
Wolfgang Teubert | University of Birmingham, UK
Reviews Editor
Beatrix Busse | University of Cologne, Germany
Assistant Editor
Viola Wiegand | University of Stirling, UK
Editorial Board
Svenja Adolphs | University of Nottingham, UK
Paul Baker | Lancaster University, UK
Michael Barlow | University of Auckland, New Zealand
Tony Berber Sardinha | Catholic University of São Paulo, Brazil
Silvia Bernardini | University of Bologna, Italy
Douglas Biber | Northern Arizona University, USA
Lynne Bowker | University of Ottawa, Canada
Susan Conrad | Portland State University, USA
Jonathan Culpeper | Lancaster University, UK
Min Dong | Beihang University, China
Tomaž Erjavec | Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Stephanie Evert | Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Rafał Górski | Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland
Sylviane Granger | Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Stefan Th. Gries | University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Patrick Hanks | University of the West of England / University of Wolverhampton, UK
Anne O'Keeffe | Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, Ireland
Merja Kytö | Uppsala University, Sweden
Wenzhong Li | Zhejiang Gongshang University, China
Anna Mauranen | University of Helsinki, Finland
Tony McEnery | Lancaster University, UK
Joybrato Mukherjee | Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany
Iva Novakova | Université Grenoble Alpes, France
Rūta Petrauskaitė | Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
Simon Preston | University of Nottingham, UK
Nils Reiter | University of Cologne, Germany
Ute Römer | Georgia State University, USA
Pablo Ruano San Segundo | Universidad de Extremadura, Spain
Mike Scott | Aston University, UK
Maite Taboada | Simon Fraser University, Canada
Elena Tognini-Bonelli | University of Siena, Italy
Fengchao Zhen | Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
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Issues

Volume 27 (2022)

Volume 26 (2021)

Volume 25 (2020)

Volume 24 (2019)

Volume 23 (2018)

Volume 22 (2017)

Volume 21 (2016)

Volume 20 (2015)

Volume 19 (2014)

Volume 18 (2013)

Volume 17 (2012)

Volume 16 (2011)

Volume 15 (2010)

Volume 14 (2009)

Volume 13 (2008)

Volume 12 (2007)

Volume 11 (2006)

Volume 10 (2005)

Volume 9 (2004)

Volume 8 (2003)

Volume 7 (2002)

Volume 6 (2001)

Volume 5 (2000)

Volume 4 (1999)

Volume 3 (1998)

Volume 2 (1997)

Volume 1 (1996)

Latest articles

25 November 2022

  • Assessing word commonness : Adding dispersion to frequency
    Mikkel Ekeland Paulsen
  • Things we smell and things they smell like : Communicatively relevant odours and odorants
    Thomas Poulton
  • 14 November 2022

  • Research trends in corpus linguistics : A bibliometric analysis of two decades of Scopus-indexed corpus linguistics research in arts and humanities
    Peter Crosthwaite , Sulistya Ningrum Martin Schweinberger
  • 20 October 2022

  • Corpus studies of language through time : Introduction to the special issue
    Tony McEnery , Gavin Brookes Isobelle Clarke | IJCL 27:4 (2022) pp. 393–398
  • 17 October 2022

  • A comparison of automated and manual analyses of syntactic complexity in L2 English writing
    Quang Hồng Châu Bram Bulté
  • 13 October 2022

  • Towards a corpus-based description of speech-gesture units of meaning : The case of the circular gesture
    Yaoyao Chen Svenja Adolphs
  • 20 September 2022

  • Strategies in tracing linguistic variation in a corpus of Old Irish texts (CorPH)
    David Stifter , Fangzhe Qiu , Marco A. Aquino-López , Bernhard Bauer , Elliott Lash Nora White | IJCL 27:4 (2022) pp. 529–553
  • 9 September 2022

  • “In barbarous times and in uncivilized countries” : Two centuries of the evolving uncivil in the Hansard Corpus
    Marc Alexander Andrew Struan | IJCL 27:4 (2022) pp. 480–505
  • 6 September 2022

  • Volatile concepts : Analysing discursive change through underspecification in co-occurrence quads
    Susan Fitzmaurice Seth Mehl | IJCL 27:4 (2022) pp. 428–450
  • A corpus-based study of anglicized neologisms in Korea : A diachronic approach to Korean and English word pairs
    Eun-Young Julia Kim
  • 29 August 2022

  • Keywords through time : Tracking changes in press discourses of Islam
    Isobelle Clarke , Gavin Brookes Tony McEnery | IJCL 27:4 (2022) pp. 399–427
  • 23 August 2022

  • Register variation across text lengths : Evidence from social media
    Aatu Liimatta
  • 19 August 2022

  • New methods for analysing diachronic suffix competition across registers : How -ity gained ground on -ness in Early Modern English
    Paula Rodríguez-Puente , Tanja Säily Jukka Suomela | IJCL 27:4 (2022) pp. 506–528
  • 8 August 2022

  • Annotating dialogue acts in speech data : Problematic issues and basic dialogue act categories
    Darinka Verdonik
  • 21 July 2022

  • Derivation and semantic autonomy : A corpus study of Polish głowa “head” and its diminutive główka
    Iwona Kraska-Szlenk Beata Wójtowicz
  • 18 July 2022

  • Question illocutionary force indicating devices in academic writing : A corpus-pragmatic and contrastive approach to identifying and analysing direct and indirect questions in English, French, and Spanish
    Niall Curry
  • The rise of colligations : English can’t stand and German nicht ausstehen können
    Olav Hackstein Ryan Sandell
  • 17 June 2022

  • J. Egbert P. Baker (Eds.). 2019. Using Corpus Methods to Triangulate Linguistic Analysis
    Reviewed by Laurence Anthony | IJCL 27:3 (2022) pp. 380–385
  • 13 June 2022

  • Lectal contamination : Evidence from corpora and from agent-based simulation
    Dirk Pijpops | IJCL 27:3 (2022) pp. 259–290
  • M. L. Carrió-Pastor (Ed.). 2020. Corpus Analysis in Different Genres: Academic Discourse and Learner Corpora
    Reviewed by Shuqiong Wu | IJCL 27:3 (2022) pp. 386–392
  • 25 May 2022

  • Use words, not constructions! A new perspective on the unit of analysis in collostructional analysis
    Thomas Proisl | IJCL 27:3 (2022) pp. 349–379
  • Exploring the impact of lexical context on word association responses
    Peter Thwaites | IJCL 27:3 (2022) pp. 321–348
  • 20 May 2022

  • Handle it in-house? Learner corpora frequency lists and lexical sophistication
    Ben Naismith , Alan Juffs , Na-Rae Han Daniel Zheng | IJCL 27:3 (2022) pp. 291–320
  • Degrees of non-standardness : Feature-based analysis of variation in a Torlak dialect corpus
    Teodora Vuković , Anastasia Escher Barbara Sonnenhauser | IJCL 27:2 (2022) pp. 220–247
  • 10 May 2022

  • A multi-dimensional comparison of the effectiveness and efficiency of association measures in collocation extraction
    Yaochen Deng Dilin Liu | IJCL 27:2 (2022) pp. 191–219
  • 3 May 2022

  • Haoda Feng . 2020. Form, Meaning and Function in Collocation: A Corpus Study on Commercial Chinese-to-English Translation
    Reviewed by Mehrdad Vasheghani Farahani | IJCL 27:2 (2022) pp. 254–259
  • 29 April 2022

  • Corpus linguistics and clinical psychology : Investigating personification in first-person accounts of voice-hearing
    Luke Collins , Vaclav Brezina , Zsófia Demjén , Elena Semino Angela Woods
  • 26 April 2022

  • A. Stefanowitsch . 2020. Corpus Linguistics: A Guide to the Methodology
    Reviewed by Kevin F Gerigk | IJCL 27:2 (2022) pp. 248–253
  • 13 April 2022

  • Verb form error detection in written English of Chinese EFL learners : A study based on Link Grammar and Pattern Grammar
    Gong Chen Maocheng Liang | IJCL 27:2 (2022) pp. 139–165
  • 14 March 2022

  • The affordances of metaphor for diachronic corpora & discourse analysis : water metaphors and migration
    Charlotte Taylor | IJCL 27:4 (2022) pp. 451–479
  • 9 March 2022

  • The hapax / type ratio : An indicator of minimally required sample size in productivity studies?
    Niek Van Wettere | IJCL 27:2 (2022) pp. 166–190
  • 14 February 2022

  • Universals in machine translation? A corpus-based study of Chinese-English translations by WeChat Translate
    Jinru Luo Dechao Li | IJCL 27:1 (2022) pp. 31–58
  • 31 January 2022

  • The Sociolinguistic Speech Corpus of Chilean Spanish (COSCACH) : A socially stratified text, audio and video corpus with multiple speech styles
    Scott Sadowsky | IJCL 27:1 (2022) p. 93
  • 21 January 2022

  • The syntax and semantics of coherence relations : From relative configurations to predictive signals
    Ludivine Crible | IJCL 27:1 (2022) pp. 59–92
  • (The) fact is … /(Die) Tatsache ist … focaliser constructions in English and German are similar but subject to different constraints
    Marianne Hundt Rahel Oppliger | IJCL 27:1 (2022) pp. 1–30
  • 18 January 2022

  • A. Čermáková M. Malá (Eds.). 2021. Variation in Time and Space. Observing the World through Corpora
    Reviewed by Arja Nurmi | IJCL 27:1 (2022) pp. 133–138
  • 13 January 2022

  • S. Rüdiger D. Dayter (Eds.). 2020. Corpus Approaches to Social Media
    Reviewed by Elen Le Foll | IJCL 27:1 (2022) pp. 126–132
  • 10 November 2021

  • Language and Covid-19 : Corpus linguistics and the social reality of the pandemic
    Michaela Mahlberg Gavin Brookes | IJCL 26:4 (2021) pp. 441–443
  • 27 October 2021

  • Networked discourses of bereavement in online COVID-19 memorials
    Mark McGlashan | IJCL 26:4 (2021) pp. 557–582
  • 23 September 2021

  • A discourse dynamics exploration of attitudinal responses towards COVID-19 in academia and media
    Jihua Dong , Louisa Buckingham Hao Wu | IJCL 26:4 (2021) pp. 532–556
  • 14 September 2021

  • Stance nouns in COVID-19 related blog posts : A contrastive analysis of blog posts published in The Conversation in Spain and the UK
    Niall Curry Pascual Pérez-Paredes | IJCL 26:4 (2021) pp. 469–497
  • 23 August 2021

  • Communicating the unknown : An interdisciplinary annotation study of uncertainty in the coronavirus pandemic
    Marcus Müller , Sabine Bartsch Jens O. Zinn | IJCL 26:4 (2021) pp. 498–531
  • 4 August 2021

  • A diachronic corpus-driven study of the expression of possibility in Luganda (Bantu, JE15)
    Deo Kawalya , Koen Bostoen Gilles-Maurice de Schryver | IJCL 26:3 (2021) pp. 336–369
  • 3 August 2021

  • Productivity of French and Dutch (semi-)copular constructions and the adverse impact of high token frequency
    Niek Van Wettere | IJCL 26:3 (2021) pp. 396–428
  • 23 July 2021

  • Problematising characteristicness : A biomedical association case study
    Sheryl Prentice , Jo Knight , Paul Rayson , Mahmoud El Haj Nathan Rutherford | IJCL 26:3 (2021) pp. 305–335
  • A. Kinne . 2020. Particle Placement in English L1 and L2 Academic Writing: A Triangulated Learner-Corpus and Experimental Study of Weight Effects
    Reviewed by Matt Kessler | IJCL 26:3 (2021) pp. 429–433
  • 16 July 2021

  • D. Hunt G. Brookes . 2020. Corpus, Discourse and Mental Health
    Reviewed by Lee Oakley | IJCL 26:3 (2021) pp. 434–439
  • 7 July 2021

  • Oya let’s go to Nigeria” : A corpus-based investigation of bilingual pragmatic markers in Nigerian English
    Foluke Olayinka Unuabonah | IJCL 26:3 (2021) pp. 370–395
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    The International Journal of Corpus Linguistics is a peer-reviewed journal and referees will assess submissions with regard to originality, significance, academic rigour, and presentation of argument. Manuscripts submitted to the International Journal of Corpus Linguistics should not at the same time be under consideration for publication elsewhere.

    Full research papers should not exceed 8,000 words (including tables and references). Short papers which introduce new corpora or provide technical descriptions of tools and annotation schemes, should be between 2,000 and 4,000 words in length (including tables and references).

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    Editor:
    Michaela Mahlberg, m.a.mahlberg at bham.ac.uk
    University of Birmingham, Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics, 3 Elms Road, Edgbaston, BIRMINGHAM B15 2TT, UK

    For general enquiries:
    Gavin Brookes, g.brookes at lancaster.ac.uk

    For the production process of accepted papers:
    Viola Wiegand, v.wiegand at bham.ac.uk

    Reviews editor:
    Beatrix Busse, ijcl-reviews at uni-koeln.de
    Universität zu Köln, Albertus-Magnus-Platz, D-50923 Köln, Germany

    Subjects

    Main BIC Subject

    CFX: Computational linguistics

    Main BISAC Subject

    LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General