Conference selection

LCR 2022

Padua, 22-24 September 2022

John Benjamins will be present at Learner Corpus Research 2022. Check out our promotional material and discount order form through the links below. Or come and browse our books at the exhibit. If you wish to talk about our books, your work, and possible publishing projects please get in touch with kees.vaes at

Check out our selection of top titles for this conference!

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SCL 95
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Advances in Corpus-based Research on Academic Writing

Effects of discipline, register, and writer expertise

Edited by Ute Römer, Viviana Cortes and Eric Friginal

This volume showcases some of the latest research on academic writing by leading and up-and-coming corpus linguists. The studies included in the volume are based on a wide range of corpora spanning first and second language academic writing at different levels of writing expertise, containing texts from a variety of... full description
February 2020. vi, 358 pp.
BCT 109
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Approaches to Learning, Testing and Researching L2 Vocabulary

Edited by Stuart Webb

This volume brings together a collection of chapters focused on the learning, testing, and researching of L2 vocabulary by leading international researchers including Paul Nation, Batia Laufer, Frank Boers, Elke Peters, Ana Pellicer-Sánchez, Anna Siyanova-Chanturia, and Stuart Webb. Questions that are examined... full description
August 2020. v, 234 pp.
Z 231
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The Art and Architecture of Academic Writing

Patricia Prinz and Birna Arnbjörnsdóttir

This book is a bridge to confident academic writing for advanced non-native English users. It emphasizes depth over breadth through mastery of core writing competencies and strategies which apply to most academic disciplines and genres. Tailored to students in EMI programs, the content was piloted and revised during a... full description
September 2021. x, 299 pp.
SCL 102
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Beyond Concordance Lines

Corpora in language education

Edited by Pascual Pérez-Paredes and Geraldine Mark

In over 30 years of data-driven learning (DDL) research, there has been a growing sophistication in the ways we collect, analyse, and put corpus data to use. This volume takes a three-fold perspective on DDL. It first looks at DDL and its role in informing language learning theory and how it might shed light on the... full description
December 2021. ix, 255 pp.
LL&LT 54
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Complex Dynamic Systems Theory and L2 Writing Development

Edited by Gary G. Fogal and Marjolijn H. Verspoor

This volume integrates complex dynamic systems theory (CDST) and L2 writing scholarship through a collection of in-depth studies and commentary across a range of writing constructs, learning contexts, and second and foreign languages. The text is arranged thematically across four topics: (i) perspectives on... full description
June 2020. xvii, 304 pp.
SCL 104
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Complexity, Accuracy and Fluency in Learner Corpus Research

Edited by Agnieszka Leńko-Szymańska and Sandra Götz

This volume illustrates the high potential of learner corpus investigations for research into the CAF triad by presenting eleven original learner corpus-based studies which are set within solid theoretical frameworks, examine learner corpora with state-of-the-art analytical techniques and yield highly interesting... full description
December 2022. vi, 327 pp.
SCL 99
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Conjunctive Markers of Contrast in English and French

From syntax to lexis and discourse

Maïté Dupont

Situated at the interface between corpus linguistics and Systemic Functional Linguistics, this volume focuses on conjunctive markers expressing contrast in English and French. The frequency and placement patterns of the markers are analysed using large corpora of texts from two written registers: newspaper editorials... full description
June 2021. xvii, 436 pp.
SCL 96
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Corpora and the Changing Society

Studies in the evolution of English

Edited by Paula Rautionaho, Arja Nurmi and Juhani Klemola

This book showcases eleven studies dealing with corpora and the changing society. The theme of the volume reflects the fact that changes in society lead to changes in language and vice versa. Focusing on the English language, be it from Old English to the present, or a shorter time span in the immediate past, the... full description
April 2020. xii, 305 pp.
SCL 100
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Corpora, Constructions, New Englishes

A constructional and variationist approach to verb patterning

Samantha Laporte

This book takes an integrated approach to the fields of Corpus Linguistics, Construction Grammar, and World Englishes through a thorough constructional and corpus-based examination of the patterning of the versatile high-frequency verb make in British English and New Englishes. It contributes to Construction Grammar... full description
July 2021. xxii, 395 pp.
BCT 119
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Corpus Approaches to Language, Thought and Communication

Edited by Wei-lun Lu, Naděžda Kudrnáčová and Laura A. Janda

The studies in the present volume illustrate the current state-of-the-art in the corpus-based approach in cognitive linguistics, which seeks to motivate linguistic phenomena through the combination of quantitative and qualitative analysis. By focusing on language use in different contexts from a variety of... full description
August 2021. v, 157 pp.
SCL 98
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Corpus Approaches to Social Media

Edited by Sofia Rüdiger and Daria Dayter

From Twitter to Reddit, Facebook, and WhatsApp – social media is a part of modern everyday life. Studying the language used on social media platforms presents great opportunities as well as challenges to corpus linguists. The contributions in Corpus Approaches to Social Media address technical, ethical, and... full description
November 2020. vi, 210 pp.
SCL 103
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Corpus-based Approaches to Register Variation

Edited by Elena Seoane and Douglas Biber

As the first collective volume to focus exclusively on corpus-based approaches to register variation, this book provides an exhaustive account of the range and depth of possibilities that the domain of register variation in English has to offer. It illustrates register variation analysis in different theoretical... full description
December 2021. xi, 341 pp.
LL&LT 53
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Cross-theoretical Explorations of Interlocutors and their Individual Differences

Edited by Laura Gurzynski-Weiss

This book examines the role of interlocutors and their individual differences (IDs) in second language (L2) development from four theoretical lenses: the cognitive-interactionist approach, sociocultural theory, the variationist approach, and complex dynamic systems theory. A theoretical overview to each approach is... full description
January 2020. xii, 270 pp.
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Ethnographies of Academic Writing Research

Theory, methods, and interpretation

Edited by Ignacio Guillén-Galve and Ana Bocanegra-Valle

This book illustrates the use of ethnography as an analytical approach to investigate academic writing, and provides critical insights into how academic writing research can benefit from the use of ethnographic methods. Throughout its six theoretical and practice-oriented studies, together with the introductory... full description
October 2021. xi, 162 pp.
Z 232
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Grammar of Spoken and Written English

Douglas Biber, Stig Johansson, Geoffrey N. Leech, Susan Conrad and Edward Finegan

The completely redesigned Grammar of Spoken and Written English is a comprehensive corpus-based reference grammar. GSWE describes the structural characteristics of grammatical constructions in English, as do other reference grammars. But GSWE is unique in that it gives equal attention to describing the patterns of... full description
November 2021. xxxv, 1220 pp.
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How to Teach an Additional Language

To task or not to task?

Kris Van den Branden

This book provides a comprehensive, research-based account of how people learn a second/foreign language and shows how classroom practice can be organised around research-based principles. In the first part, the book provides up-to-date insights into the cognitive, motivational, and emotional dimensions of learning an... full description
April 2022. xiii, 292 pp.
SCL 94
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In Search of Basic Units of Spoken Language

A corpus-driven approach

Edited by Shlomo Izre'el, Heliana Mello, Alessandro Panunzi and Tommaso Raso

What is the best way to analyze spontaneous spoken language? In their search for the basic units of spoken language the authors of this volume opt for a corpus-driven approach. They share a strong conviction that prosodic structure is essential for the study of spoken discourse and each bring their own theoretical and... full description
June 2020. xi, 440 pp.
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Instructed Second Language Acquisition Research Methods

Edited by Laura Gurzynski-Weiss and YouJin Kim

Written for novice and established scholars alike, Instructed Second Language Acquisition Research Methods is a stand-alone research methods guide from an Instructed Second Language Acquisition (ISLA) lens. After offering foundations of conducting ISLA research, the subsequent chapters are organized by four skill... full description
December 2022. xxiv, 388 pp.
LL&LT 57
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Language Teacher Development in Digital Contexts

Edited by Hayriye Kayi-Aydar and Jonathon Reinhardt

This volume demonstrates how various methodologies and tools have been used to analyze the multidimensional, dynamic, and complex nature of identities and professional development of language teachers in digital contexts that have not been adequately examined before. It therefore offers new understandings and... full description
January 2022. x, 196 pp.
LL&LT 55
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Languaging in Language Learning and Teaching

A collection of empirical studies

Edited by Wataru Suzuki and Neomy Storch

This book is the first to bring together a collection of recent empirical studies investigating languaging, an important construct first introduced by Swain in 2006 but which has since been deployed in a growing number of L2 studies. The contributing authors include both established and emerging authors from around... full description
August 2020. vii, 313 pp.
SCL 92
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Learner Corpora and Language Teaching

Edited by Sandra Götz and Joybrato Mukherjee

While native corpora and corpus linguistic tools and methods have been used and applied for quite some time in the development of learning and teaching materials, learner corpora are only just beginning to impact the field of language teaching, testing and assessment. This volume helps to close this still existing gap... full description
May 2019. vi, 267 pp.
SCL 93
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Learning the Language of Dentistry

Disciplinary corpora in the teaching of English for Specific Academic Purposes

Peter Crosthwaite and Lisa Cheung

This book explores the affordances of disciplinary corpora for the teaching and learning of the language of dentistry, within the field of English for Specific Academic Purposes (ESAP). We extract disciplinary register features and vocabulary from three key genres of the dentistry discipline (published experimental... full description
August 2019. xiv, 222 pp.
Z 233
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Measuring Native-Speaker Vocabulary Size

I.S.P. Nation and Averil Coxhead

Estimating native-speaker vocabulary size is important for guiding interventions to support native-speaker vocabulary growth and for setting goals for learners of English as a foreign language. Unfortunately, the measurement of native-speaker vocabulary size has been one of the most methodologically contentious areas... full description
February 2021. xiii, 160 pp.
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Methods in Study Abroad Research

Past, present, and future

Edited by Carmen Pérez-Vidal and Cristina Sanz

Study abroad research has become an established area of inquiry with theoretical impact and methodological sophistication. The field has incorporated the different approaches and methodological changes that have characterized SLA scholarship, including technological advances and new designs. The present volume... full description
February 2023. ix, 393 pp.
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Pedagogical Realities of Implementing Task-Based Language Teaching

Rosemary Erlam and Constanza Tolosa

This book documents how teachers, working in school foreign language learning contexts and teaching beginner learners of languages other than English, learn about and use tasks. It first presents a pedagogically researched account of how teachers learn about, design and evaluate tasks, after being introduced to TBLT... full description
February 2022. ix, 282 pp.
P&bns 332
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A Pragmatic Approach to Fluency and Disfluency in Learner Language

Cofluencies as sites of accountability, sequentiality, and multimodality

Maximiliane Frobenius

This monograph presents analyses of filled and unfilled pauses, cut-offs, repair, discourse markers and other phenomena often referred to as disfluencies in the context of advanced language learners' PowerPoint presentations. It adopts a multimodal perspective to demonstrate the functions of these elements in... full description
November 2022. ix, 260 pp.
Z 229
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Professional Development in Applied Linguistics

A guide to success for graduate students and early career faculty

Edited by Luke Plonsky

Success in academia requires more than an understanding of discipline-specific literature and an ability to teach and do research. It is also necessary to develop an understanding of a range of professionally-oriented skills such as how to identify and apply to doctoral programs, how to make the most of conferences,... full description
July 2020. vi, 204 pp.
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Research Methods in Vocabulary Studies

Philip Durrant, Anna Siyanova-Chanturia, Benjamin Kremmel and Suhad Sonbul

Understanding vocabulary and its role in language learning is one of the central tasks of applied linguistic research. It is also an area that has seen, and continues to see, huge progress in terms of the complexity and diversity of work being done. While this makes for a rich and exciting research scene, it can also... full description
September 2022. xv, 325 pp.
BCT 108
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Tense and Aspect in Second Language Acquisition and Learner Corpus Research

Edited by Robert Fuchs and Valentin Werner

The expression of temporal relations, notably through tense and aspect, is central in all processes of communication, but commonly perceived and described as a major hurdle for non-native speakers. While this topic has already received considerable attention in the SLA literature, it features less prominently in... full description
July 2020. v, 161 pp.
SCL 101
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Time in Languages, Languages in Time

Edited by Anna Čermáková, Thomas Egan, Hilde Hasselgård and Sylvi Rørvik

This volume comprises a collection of contrastive studies on language and time. Languages represented include Czech, French, German, Mandarin, Norwegian and Swedish, all of which are contrasted with English. While the amount of published research on temporal relations in general is considerable, less work has been... full description
September 2021. vi, 307 pp.
Z 228
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Visual Linguistics with R

A practical introduction to quantitative Interactional Linguistics

Christoph Rühlemann

This book is a textbook on R, a programming language and environment for statistical analysis and visualization. Its primary aim is to introduce R as a research instrument in quantitative Interactional Linguistics. Focusing on visualization in R, the book presents original case studies on conversational... full description
July 2020. ix, 258 pp.
SCL 97
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Voices Past and Present - Studies of Involved, Speech-related and Spoken Texts

In honor of Merja Kytö

Edited by Ewa Jonsson and Tove Larsson

This volume provides a diachronic and synchronic overview of linguistic variability and change in involved, speech-related and spoken texts in English. While previous works on the topic have focused on more limited time periods, this book covers data from the 16th century up to the present day. The studies offer new... full description
October 2020. xiii, 348 pp.
LL&LT 56
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Writing and Language Learning

Advancing research agendas

Edited by Rosa M. Manchón

The current volume aspires to add to previous research on the connection between writing and language learning from a dual perspective: It seeks to reflect current progress in the domain as well as to foster future developments in theory and research. The theoretical postulations contained in Part I identify and... full description
November 2020. vii, 432 pp.