Publication details [#56182]

Carter-Thomas, Shirley, Elizabeth Rowley-Jolivet and Alex Boulton, eds. 2012. Corpus-Informed Research and Learning in ESP. Issues and applications. (Studies in Corpus Linguistics 52). John Benjamins. ix+306 pp.
Publication type
Book – edited volume
Publication language
Language as a subject


These specially-commissioned studies cover corpus-informed approaches to researching, teaching and learning English for Specific Purposes (ESP). The corpora used range from very large published corpora to small tailor-made collections of written and spoken text, as well as parallel and contrastive corpora, in both the hard and softer sciences. Designed to tackle the problems faced by a variety of first- and second-language ESP users (specialised translators, undergraduates, junior and experienced researchers, and language trainers), the breadth of approaches enables treatment of issues central to ESP and corpus research, from corpus compilation and analysis to new applications and data-driven learning.