Corpus-assisted discourse studies

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This chapter provides practical and theoretical insights into corpus-assisted discourse studies (CADS), an increasingly popular framework for studying language-in-use. By drawing upon both discourse analysis and corpus linguistics, CADS combines methods of text analysis commonly perceived as qualitative and quantitative respectively. Despite challenges, the main appeal lies in CADS’s ability to reconcile close linguistic analyses with the more broad-ranging analyses made possible by using corpus linguistic methods to analyse language. In addition to providing theoretical insights into CADS, this chapter examines what CADS involves from a practical point of view, e.g. by discussing specific corpus outputs, examples of ways in which qualitative and quantitative approaches to discourse analysis are synergised and triangulated, and the extent to which CADS differs from other kinds of discourse analyses relying on one or more non-corpus-informed approaches in discourse analysis. Interdisciplinary applications in CADS are also considered.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Cambridge Handbook of Discourse Studies
EditorsAnna de Fina, Alexandra Georgakopoulou
PublisherCambridge: Cambridge University Press.
ISBN (Electronic)9781108348195
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Corpus Linguistics
  • Corpus-assisted discourse analysis


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