Michael Barlow

Michael Barlow

List of John Benjamins publications for which Michael Barlow plays a role.

Book series



Subjects Corpus linguistics | Discourse studies | Pragmatics


Gesture and speech are closely associated channels involved in conveying meaning. Previous studies have reported the relationship between gesture use and speech performance for highly proficient speakers. This study extends the investigation of this relationship by correlating the… read more | Article
Barlow, Michael. 2020. Sequence and word frequency. Cognitive Linguistic Aspects of Information Structure and Flow, Lu, Wei-lun and Jirí Lukl (eds.), pp. 284–306
It is well-established that the linear ordering of words in a sentence is influenced by a variety of factors that are typically labelled as grammatical, discourse or cognitive constraints. The aim of the present study is to determine whether frequency effects are visible in the sequencing of words… read more | Article
Barlow, Michael. 2018. The individual and the group from a corpus perspective. The Corpus Linguistics Discourse: In honour of Wolfgang Teubert, Čermáková, Anna and Michaela Mahlberg (eds.), pp. 163–184
The connection between the individual and the group has been a recurring issue since the earliest investigations into the nature of language. The contribution made here is to provide some empirical data on individual differences in the production of phrases and constructions. For this purpose, we… read more | Chapter
In this article, I provide a brief introduction to the operation and motivation behind the text analysis tool WordSkew. This program, currently available for Windows, is a variant of a typical concordance program. The distinguishing feature of the software is that it allows the user to specify the… read more | Article
Since usage-based theories such as cognitive grammar assume an intimate relationship between mental representations of grammar and the processing of instances of language (usage events), corpora have an important role in the development of grammatical analyses. One consequence of relying on corpus… read more | Article
This paper examines the relationship between corpus linguistics and theoretical linguistics from a variety of standpoints. We consider the nature of the fit between particular theoretical approaches and the three areas in which corpus linguistics has made a significant contribution to our… read more | Article
Barlow, Michael. 2008. Parallel texts and corpus-based contrastive analysis. Current Trends in Contrastive Linguistics: Functional and cognitive perspectives, Gómez González, María de los Ángeles, J. Lachlan Mackenzie and Elsa M. González Álvarez (eds.), pp. 101–121
In this chapter we explore a corpus-based approach to contrastive analysis, in which the tools and concepts of corpus linguistics are applied to contrastive studies (Altenberg & Granger 2002: 7). Following this approach, we start with few assumptions and examine the frequency data generated by the… read more | Article
Translators are turning to electronic language resources and tools to help cope with the increased demand for fast, high-quality translation. While translation memory tools are well known in the translation industry at large, bilingual concordancers appear to be familiar primarily within academic… read more | Article
Barlow, Michael. 2004. Basic processing: Software for corpus access and analysis. How to Use Corpora in Language Teaching, Sinclair, John McH. (ed.), pp. 205–221
The review describes the design and features associated with two Windows text analysis programs: a concordancer MonoConc and a parallel concordance program ParaConc. The general operation and potential uses of the two programs are briefly explored. read more | Miscellaneous
Salkie, Raphael, Karin Aijmer and Michael Barlow. 1998. Editorial. Languages in Contrast 1:1, pp. v–xii
In this paper intuition-based studies of reflexive forms such as myself are contrasted with a corpus-based investigation of actual usage of reflexives. The examination of reflexives in English in several corpora reveals a variety of patterns, which are analysed within a schema-based approach to… read more | Article
Barlow, Michael and Suzanne Kemmer. 1994. A Schema-Based Approach to Grammatical Description. The Reality of Linguistic Rules, Lima, Susan D., Roberta Corrigan and Gregory Iverson, pp. 19 ff.