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
Sample issue: IJCL 22:1
Michaela Mahlberg | Birmingham, UK
Associate Editor
Gavin Brookes | Lancaster, UK
Consulting Editor
Wolfgang Teubert | Birmingham, UK
Reviews Editor
Beatrix Busse | Köln, Germany
Assistant Editor
Viola Wiegand | Birmingham, 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
František Čermák | Charles University, Czech Republic
Jiansheng Chen | Tianjin University of Science and Technology, China
Susan Conrad | Portland State University, USA
Jonathan Culpeper | Lancaster University, UK
Tomaž Erjavec | Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Stefan Evert | Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Zhiwei Feng | Institute of Applied Linguistics, Ministry of Education, Beijing, China
Sylviane Granger | Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Stefan Th. Gries | University of California, Santa Barbara
Patrick Hanks | University of the West of England / University of Wolverhampton, UK
Michael Hoey | University of Liverpool, 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
Giovanni Parodi | Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile
Rūta Petrauskaitė | Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
Simon Preston | University of Nottingham, UK
Antoinette Renouf | Birmingham City University, UK
Ute Römer | Georgia State University, USA
Mike Scott | Aston University, UK
Michael Stubbs | University of Trier, Germany
Elena Tognini-Bonelli | University of Siena, Italy
Geoffrey Williams | Université de Bretagne-Sud, France
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Latest articles

27 October 2020

  • Author and register as sources of variation: A corpus-based study using elicited texts
    Václav Cvrček, Zuzana Laubeová, David Lukeš, Petra Poukarová, Anna Řehořková & Adrian Jan Zasina
  • Lima or cima? Structure recognition and OCR in building the corpus of the Austrian Alpine Club Journal
    Claudia Posch & Gerhard Rampl
  • 23 October 2020

  • R. Love. 2020. Overcoming Challenges in Corpus Construction: The Spoken British National Corpus 2014
    Reviewed by Jiawei Wang
  • 14 October 2020

  • Realizing an online conference: Organization, management, tools, communication, and co-creation
    Beatrix Busse & Ingo Kleiber | IJCL 25:3 (2020) pp. 322–346
  • The translation of reporting verbs in Italian: The case of the Harry Potter series
    Lorenzo Mastropierro | IJCL 25:3 (2020) pp. 241–269
  • Too early to say: The English too ADJ to V construction and models of cross-cultural communications styles. A collostructional approach
    Vladan Pavlović | IJCL 25:3 (2020) pp. 297–321
  • Shifts in signed media interpreting: A corpus study
    Ella Wehrmeyer | IJCL 25:3 (2020) pp. 270–296
  • A. Lukin. 2019. War and its Ideologies
    Reviewed by Paul Baker | IJCL 25:3 (2020) pp. 360–363
  • L. C. Collins. 2019. Corpus Linguistics for Online Communication: A Guide for Research
    Reviewed by Xiaoyu Yang | IJCL 25:3 (2020) pp. 364–367
  • Tracking and analyzing recent developments in German-language online press in the face of the coronavirus crisis: cOWIDplus Analysis and cOWIDplus Viewer
    Sascha Wolfer, Alexander Koplenig, Frank Michaelis & Carolin Müller-Spitzer | IJCL 25:3 (2020) pp. 347–359
  • 13 October 2020

  • Keyword analysis and the indexing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identity: A corpus linguistic analysis of the Australian Indigenous TV drama Redfern Now
    Monika Bednarek
  • 9 October 2020

  • C. LangeS. Leuckert. 2019. Corpus Linguistics for World Englishes: A Guide for Research
    Reviewed by Guyanne Wilson
  • 28 August 2020

  • Key words when text forms the unit of study: Sizing up the effects of different measures
    Stephen Jeaco | IJCL 25:2 (2020) pp. 125–154
  • Adverb placement in EFL academic writing: Going beyond syntactic transfer
    Tove Larsson, Marcus Callies, Hilde Hasselgård, Natalia Judith Laso, Sanne van Vuuren, Isabel Verdaguer & Magali Paquot | IJCL 25:2 (2020) pp. 155–184
  • Methodological issues in contrastive lexical bundle research: The influence of corpus design on bundle identification
    Fan Pan, Randi Reppen & Douglas Biber | IJCL 25:2 (2020) pp. 215–229
  • Turn structure and inserts
    Christoph Rühlemann | IJCL 25:2 (2020) pp. 185–214
  • E. Friginal. 2018. Corpus Linguistics for English Teachers: New Tools, Online Resources, and Classroom Activities
    Reviewed by Marcus Callies & Tugba Simsek | IJCL 25:2 (2020) pp. 230–234
  • V. BrezinaL. Flowerdew (Eds.). 2019. Learner Corpus Research: New Perspectives and Applications
    Reviewed by Ali Yaylali | IJCL 25:2 (2020) pp. 235–240
  • 16 April 2020

  • How much vocabulary is needed to use a concordance?
    Oliver James Ballance & Averil Coxhead | IJCL 25:1 (2020) pp. 36–61
  • Noun phrase complexity in young Spanish EFL learners’ writing: Complementing syntactic complexity indices with corpus-driven analyses
    María Belén Díez-Bedmar & Pascual Pérez-Paredes | IJCL 25:1 (2020) p. 4
  • Lexical dispersion and corpus design
    Jesse Egbert, Brent Burch & Douglas Biber | IJCL 25:1 (2020) p. 89
  • Electronic supplement analysis of multiple texts: Exploring discourses of UK poverty in Below the Line comments
    Laura Louise Paterson | IJCL 25:1 (2020) pp. 62–88
  • E. Coussé, P. AnderssonJ. Olofsson (Eds.). 2018. Grammaticalization Meets Construction Grammar
    Reviewed by Elizabeth Closs Traugott | IJCL 25:1 (2020) pp. 116–123
  • Editorial: Opportunities in the new decade
    IJCL 25:1 (2020) pp. 1–3
  • 1 November 2019

  • Phonological CorpusTools : Software for doing phonological analysis on transcribed corpora
    Kathleen Currie Hall, J. Scott Mackie & Roger Yu-Hsiang Lo | IJCL 24:4 (2019) pp. 522–535
  • Usage Fluctuation Analysis: A new way of analysing shifts in historical discourse
    Tony McEnery, Vaclav Brezina & Helen Baker | IJCL 24:4 (2019) pp. 413–444
  • Why very good in India might be pretty good in North America: Amplifier-adjective 2-grams in Global Englishes
    Susanne Wagner | IJCL 24:4 (2019) pp. 445–489
  • Investigating the additive probability of repeated language production decisions
    Sean Wallis | IJCL 24:4 (2019) pp. 490–521
  • L. L. PatersonI. Gregory. 2018. Representations of Poverty and Place: Using Geographical Text Analysis to Understand Discourse
    Reviewed by Kristin Berberich | IJCL 24:4 (2019) pp. 548–553
  • K. Harrington. 2018. The Role of Corpus Linguistics in the Ethnography of a Closed Community: Survival Communication
    Reviewed by Robbie Love | IJCL 24:4 (2019) pp. 541–547
  • P. Baker. 2017. American and British English: Divided by a Common Language?
    Reviewed by Stacey Wizner & Douglas Biber | IJCL 24:4 (2019) pp. 536–540
  • 27 August 2019

  • 15 years of collostructions: Some long overdue additions/corrections (to/of actually all sorts of corpus-linguistics measures)
    Stefan Th. Gries | IJCL 24:3 (2019) pp. 385–412
  • Construction Grammar and the corpus-based analysis of discourses: The case of the WAY IN WHICH construction
    Nicholas Groom | IJCL 24:3 (2019) pp. 291–323
  • Patterns, constructions, and applied linguistics
    Susan Hunston | IJCL 24:3 (2019) pp. 324–353
  • Towards an English Constructicon using patterns and frames
    Florent Perek & Amanda L. Patten | IJCL 24:3 (2019) pp. 354–384
  • A corpus perspective on the development of verb constructions in second language learners
    Ute Römer | IJCL 24:3 (2019) pp. 268–290
  • Introduction
    IJCL 24:3 (2019) pp. 263–267
  • 5 August 2019

  • Constructing a corpus-informed list of Arabic formulaic sequences (ArFSs) for language pedagogy and technology
    Ayman Alghamdi & Eric Atwell | IJCL 24:2 (2019) pp. 202–228
  • Kaleidographic : A data visualization tool
    Helen Caple, Laurence Anthony & Monika Bednarek | IJCL 24:2 (2019) pp. 245–261
  • Lexical bundles in university course materials: From academic English to pathway to mainstream engineering
    Tatiana Nekrasova-Beker & Anthony Becker | IJCL 24:2 (2019) pp. 143–168
  • An introduction to the ANAWC: The AAC and Non-AAC Workplace Corpus
    Lucy Pickering, Laura Di Ferrante, Carrie Bruce, Eric Friginal, Pamela Pearson & Julie Bouchard | IJCL 24:2 (2019) pp. 229–244
  • Variation and change in a specialized register: A comparison of random and sociolinguistic sampling outcomes in Desert Island Discs
    Nicholas Smith & Cathleen Waters | IJCL 24:2 (2019) pp. 169–201
  • 2 July 2019

  • Do speech registers differ in the predictability of words?
    Martijn Bentum, Louis ten Bosch, Antal van den Bosch & Mirjam Ernestus | IJCL 24:1 (2019) p. 98
  • Dimensions of variation across American television registers
    Tony Berber Sardinha & Marcia Veirano Pinto | IJCL 24:1 (2019) pp. 3–32
  • The indicative vs. subjunctive alternation with expressions of possibility in Spanish: A multifactorial analysis
    Sandra C. Deshors & Mark Waltermire | IJCL 24:1 (2019) pp. 67–97
  • Vocabulary sophistication in First-Year Composition assignments
    Philip Durrant, Joseph Moxley & Lee McCallum | IJCL 24:1 (2019) pp. 33–66
  • C. Rühlemann. 2018. Corpus Linguistics for Pragmatics: A Guide for Research
    Reviewed by Rachele De Felice | IJCL 24:1 (2019) pp. 136–141
  • V. Brezina. 2018. Statistics in Corpus Linguistics: A Practical Guide
    Reviewed by Ingo Kleiber | IJCL 24:1 (2019) pp. 131–135
  • Editorial
    IJCL 24:1 (2019) pp. 1–2
  • Submission


    The IJCL is a peer-reviewed jounal and referees will be looking at a paper with regard to its originality, significance, academic rigour, and presentation of the argument. A MS submitted for publication in the IJCL should not at the same time be under consideration for publication elsewhere.

    The lengths of full research papers should normally be between 7,000 and 10,000 words. Shorter notes on new corpora or technical descriptions of tools and annotation schemes can be published as articles of an extent between 2,000 and 4,000 words.

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    Universität zu Köln, Albertus-Magnus-Platz, D-50923 Köln, Germany

    Call for Papers

    Special Issue on COVID-19: Call for Abstracts

    As there is currently much interest in the language relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Journal of Corpus Linguistics welcomes abstracts for a Special Issue on the theme of COVID-19. Articles which present clear innovation in, and implications for, corpus linguistics theory and methods are particularly welcome, though this is not essential. Studies can be based on data from any language, but articles should be written in English. We welcome proposals for full research articles (approximately 8,000 words in length) or short articles which introduce a tool or resource for corpus linguistic studies of COVID-19 (approximately 3-4,000 words).

    We are inviting abstracts for this special issue. Abstracts should be between 500 and 1,000 words in length and should contain the following information: i.) title; ii.) authors’ names and correspondence details; iii.) indication as to whether the submission will be a full or short article; iv.) article aims/objectives; v.) data and methods of analysis; vi.) (provisional) findings; vii.) (provisional) conclusions and implications. Abstracts should make the article’s relevance to corpus linguistics theory and/or methods clear. Please submit abstracts by email to Michaela Mahlberg (m.a.mahlberg at and Gavin Brookes (g.j.brookes at by 10th August 2020. We aim to publish accepted articles early in 2021.

    Timetable for special issue:

    Abstract submission: 10th August 2020

    Decisions on abstracts: 17th August 2020

    Submission of full papers: 31st October 2020

    Target submission date: Early 2021

    Special Issue on COVID-19


    Main BIC Subject

    CFX: Computational linguistics

    Main BISAC Subject

    LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General