How can you do discourse analysis using corpus linguistics? Which methods should you use and when? What is a triangulatory framework or a collocational network?
Introducing the major techniques, methods and tools you need to be aware of, this book answers these questions and more, showing you how to best use corpora in your analysis of discourse. Using carefully tailored case studies, each chapter is devoted to a central technique, including frequency, concordancing and keywords, taking you step by step through the process of applying different analytical procedures. Introducing a wide range of different corpora, from holiday brochures to political debates, you will consider the key debates and latest advances in the field.