Corpus Linguistics with «BNCweb» – a Practical Guide

by Sebastian Hoffmann (Author) Stefan Evert (Author) Nicholas Smith (Author) David Y. W. Lee (Author) Ylva Berglund (Author)
Textbook XVIII, 288 Pages
Series: English Corpus Linguistics, Volume 6


This book presents a richly illustrated, hands-on discussion of one of the fastest growing fields in linguistics today. The authors address key methodological issues in corpus linguistics, such as collocations, keywords and the categorization of concordance lines. They show how these topics can be explored step-by-step with BNCweb, a user-friendly web-based tool that supports sophisticated analyses of the 100-million-word British National Corpus. Indeed, the BNC and BNCweb have been described by Geoffrey Leech as «an unparalleled combination of facilities for finding out about the English language of the present day» (Foreword). The book contains tasks and exercises, and is suitable for undergraduates, postgraduates and experienced corpus users alike.


XVIII, 288
ISBN (Softcover)
Korpuslinguistik British National Corpus Korpus (Linguistik) Forschungsmethode Einführung Britisches Englisch Korpussuche
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2008. XVIII, 288 pp., num. tables and graphs

Biographical notes

Sebastian Hoffmann (Author) Stefan Evert (Author) Nicholas Smith (Author) David Y. W. Lee (Author) Ylva Berglund (Author)

The Authors: Sebastian Hoffmann is based at Lancaster University (UK), Stefan Evert at the University of Osnabrück (Germany), Nicholas Smith at the University of Salford (UK), David Lee at the City University of Hong Kong, and Ylva Berglund Prytz at the University of Oxford (UK). The authors have extensive experience of teaching and researching with language corpora, in particular the BNC.


Title: Corpus Linguistics with «BNCweb» – a Practical Guide