Marianne Hundt: Global English – Global Corpora: Report on a panel discussion at the 28th ICAME conference.
纵观历史，语言学家和文学学者一直被语言或文学现象方面的好奇心所驱使。每个之前询问所产生的结果又继续滋养了后来的知识成果。 随着时间的推移，语言学家有了越来越多的材料可供经营。经过30年的发展，语料库语言学从一门崭露头角的交叉学科发展到如今一个享有丰硕成果的语言学重要分支。本书正是对这门学科的重新评估和审视。1. Looking more closely at existing boundaries of the discipline.
Antoinette Renouf and Andrew Kehoe: Introduction
Christian Mair: Corpus linguistics meets sociolinguistics: the role of corpus evidence in the study of sociolinguistic variation and change.
Joan C. Beal: Creating corpora from spoken legacy materials: variation and change meet corpus linguistics.
Tuija Virtanen: Discourse linguistics meets corpus linguistics: theoretical and methodological issues in the troubled relationship.
Turo Hiltunen and Jukka Tyrkkö: Tis well known to barbers and laundresses: Overt references to knowledge in English medical writing from the Middle Ages to the Present Day.
Tanja Säily and Jukka Suomela: Comparing type counts: The case of women, men and -ity in early English letters.
2. Examination of a known language feature from a new point of view.
Karin Aijmer: Does English have modal particles.
Julie Van Bogaert: A reassessment of the syntactic classification of pragmatic expressions: the positions of you know and I think with special attention to you know as a marker of metalinguistic awareness.
Magnus Ljung: The functions of expletive interjections in spoken English.
3. Examination of the potential of a new corpus, tool, model or technique to extend linguistic knowledge.
Geoffrey Leech and Nicholas Smith: Change and constancy in linguistic change: How grammatical usage in written English evolved in the period 1931-1991.
Alexander Onysko, Manfred Markus and Reinhard Heuberger: Joseph Wright’s ‘English Dialect Dictionary’ in electronic form: A critical discussion of selected lexicographic parameters and query options.
Lilo Moessner: How representative are the ‘Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society’ of 17th-century scientific writing?
Bertus van Rooy and Lize Terblanche: A multi-dimensional analysis of a learner corpus.
Andrew Kehoe and Matt Gee: Weaving web data into a diachronic corpus patchwork.
4. Re-examination of known linguistic phenomenon in light of further/new data.
Elisabetta Adami: “To each reader his, their or her pronoun”. Prescribed, proscribed and disregarded uses of generic pronouns in English.
Anna Belladelli: The interpersonal function of going to in written American English.
Marta Degani: Re-analysing the semi-modal ought to: an investigation of its use in the LOB, FLOB, Brown and Frown corpora.
Javier Calle-Martín and Antonio Miranda-García: On the use of split infinitives in English.
Juhani Rudanko: Exploring change in the system of English predicate complementation, with evidence from corpora of recent English.
Sara Gesuato: Encoding of goal-directed motion vs resultative aspect in the COME + infinitive construction.
Georgie Columbus: A corpus-based analysis of invariant tags in five varieties of English.
Christoph Rühlemann: Discourse presentation in EFL textbooks: a BNC-based study.
Göran Kjellmer: Awful adjectives: a type of semantic change in present-day corpora.
5. Discussion Panel.