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Jessica Brown: It’s an exciting time for grammar, according to the experts. But there’s a need for fresh thinking and the word itself can be misleading


See on Scoop.itApplied linguistics and knowledge engineering

Ezeiza Ramos, J. (2012). Bases para la evaluación del dominio de las formas disciplinares de comunicación y de los usos lingüísticos especializados en el Espacio Europeo de Educación
Superior (EEES). Revista Nebrija de Lingüística  Aplicada 12  (6), 88-119.


Some useful references on more general issues

Bem, D. J. 1987. Writing the empirical journal article. In M. P. Zanna & J. M. Darley (Eds.), The compleat academic: A practical guide for the beginning social scientist (pp. 171-201). New York: Random House. (PDF)

Glasman-Deal, H. 2009. Science Research Writing: A Guide for Non-Native Speakers of English. London: Imperial College.

Online DBs

Word neighbors

Babla (just for fun)

String net

Easy everyday colocations

Collocation forbetterenglish


Springer exemplar

Video talks

Webcorp (The web is your corpus)


Antconc (Win, MacOS, lINUX)

Textstat (Windows & MacOS)

Deconstructing discourse

Clean your text 

Generate word lists (Input url)

Ngram Analyzer

Ngram Extractor

Web as a corpus (n-gram browser)

Online text comparator

Text-lex compare

Google books Ngram Viewer

Microsoft n-gram tool (just for fun and interesting lists of most frequent 100k words based on bing data mining)

AWL highlighter  (In groups of ten sublists)  More on the AWL.

Online corpora

Academic words in American English (Mark Davies COCA)




CQPweb portal

British Academic Written English Corpus (BAWE) Sketch engine gateway

Do-it-yourself tools


Advanced users

Beautifulsoup parser (Python)

Avoid deduplication: Onion

For more information on research group and interests, visit our website: Languages for specific purposes, language corpora, and English linguistics applied to knowledge engineering.

My 2011 AESLA keynote rountable presentationAesla 2011 getting_things_done_pascual_pérez-paredes


BACKBONE Annotator 3.8 featured on Softpedia

NLTK is becoming a very interesting tool for NLP-based analysis of language. In this post we find an easy-to-follow account of how Python can be used to track sentiment.

Researching Specialized Languages
Edited by Vijay Bhatia, Purificación Sánchez Hernández and Pascual Pérez-Paredes
City University of Hong Kong / University of Murcia
[Studies in Corpus Linguistics, 47]

The present collection of articles represents research efforts in the field of specialised languages, including the analysis of research articles in disciplines as diverse as Biomedicine and Computing, on the one hand, and overlapping disciplines such as in Social Sciences, on the other, all with high relevance to English for Academic Purposes, and English for specific Purposes. The volume offers empirical evidence obtained from corpus-based analyses of language, both from diachronic as well as synchronic perspectives, on topics such as the role of mother tongue in professional writing, the analysis of conference abstracts as a genre, or the analysis of visual data transfer. This collection addresses issues such as the implementation of lexicons for specialised language learning, and the development of ontologies to research language patterns. The volume thus provides a rich repertoire of research methodologies, in-depth analyses of specialised discourses, and the identification and discussion of relevant pedagogic issues.

ENG 420C: Seminar in Language (Corpus Linguistics)
TuTh 11:10AM – 12:25PM (LA 207/227)
Department of English – NAU
Flagstaff, AZ

Pérez-Paredes, P. & Diíez Bedmar, B. 2010. Language corpiora and the language classroom. Murcia:
Consejería de Educación de la CARM.
ISBN 978-84-692-4229-2

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Authors and contents:

This can be accessed online here.

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