List of John Benjamins publications for which Michael McCarthy plays a role.
Chapter 3. Looking back on 25 years of TaLC: In conversation with Profs Mike McCarthy and Tony McEnery. Beyond Concordance Lines: Corpora in language education, Pérez-Paredes, Pascual and Geraldine Mark (eds.), pp. 57–742021.
This chapter is the result of a conversation between Professors Tony McEnery and Michael McCarthy, two of the greatest names in the fields of corpus linguistics and the corpus-based analysis and teaching of the English language. They share their views and experiences of the areas discussed in this… read more | Chapter
Chapter 8. Chatting in the academy: Informality in spoken academic discourse. Corpora, Grammar and Discourse: In honour of Susan Hunston, Groom, Nicholas, Maggie Charles and Suganthi John (eds.), pp. 183–2102015.
In this chapter we explore a recently acknowledged phenomenon: the way in which formal discourse is increasingly now inflected with forms more commonly associated with informal discourse. The phenomenon has been referred to as conversationalisation or informalisation and has been discussed in… read more | Article
“’Tis mad, yeah”: Turn openers in Irish and British English. Pragmatic Markers in Irish English, Amador-Moreno, Carolina P., Kevin McCafferty and Elaine Vaughan (eds.), pp. 156–1752015.
The study of pragmatic markers has stressed their function of relating segments of discourse one to the other, including the functions of response to previous talk and the marking of stance. This chapter investigates the turn-opening slot as an important locus for pragmatic marking. Tao’s (2003)… read more | Article
Foreword. Corpus-based Research in Applied Linguistics: Studies in Honor of Doug Biber, Cortes, Viviana and Eniko Csomay (eds.), pp. ix–xiv2015.
2. '…post-colonialism, multi-culturalism, structuralism, feminism, post-modernism and so on and so forth': A comparative analysis of vague category markers in academic discourse. Corpora and Discourse: The challenges of different settings, Ädel, Annelie and Randi Reppen (eds.), pp. 9–292008.
The use of vague language is one of themost common features of everyday spoken English. Speakers regularly use vague expressions to project shared knowledge (e.g., pens, books, and that sort of thing) as well as to make approximations (e.g. around sevenish; he’s sort of tall). Research shows that… read more | Article
"Invisible to us": A preliminary corpus-based study of spoken business English. Discourse in the Professions: Perspectives from corpus linguistics, Connor, Ulla and Thomas A. Upton (eds.), pp. 167–2012004.
Comparing knowledge of formulaic sequences across L1, L2, L3, and L4. Formulaic Sequences: Acquisition, processing and use, Schmitt, Norbert (ed.), pp. 191–2252004.
3. Good listenership made plain: British and American non-minimal response tokens in everyday conversation. Using Corpora to Explore Linguistic Variation, Reppen, Randi, Susan Fitzmaurice and Douglas Biber (eds.), pp. 49–712002.
What should we teach about the spoken language?. Australian Review of Applied Linguistics 17:2, pp. 104–1201994.
This paper sets out to address the problem of just what, from the vast amount of research now available into the spoken language, can and ought to form part of the oral component of a second or foreign language course. Exemplification is principally based on spoken English from the British Isles,… read more | Article