By Andrea Gerbig, Oliver Mason
The contributions to this quantity provide a huge diversity of novel insights approximately data-based or data-driven methods to the learn of either constitution and serve as of language, reflecting the expanding shift in the direction of corpus-based equipment of research in a variety of parts in linguistics. Corpora can be utilized as versions of human linguistic adventure, and the individuals display that there's abundant scope for integrating such types into the descriptions of discourse, grammar, and which means. always bettering technological improvement allows the layout of bigger and extra complete corpora documenting language use in a mess of genres, types and modes, even commencing to comprise visible elements. software program to enquire those info additionally turns into more and more robust and extra subtle. The 16 unique articles during this quantity hide vast floor on either the theoretical in addition to utilized degrees. Having such info and software program assets at their disposal, the contributing researchers reconsider the lengthy mentioned interaction among language method and use from numerous angles, contemplating socio-cultural and cognitive involvement and illustration, with synchronic in addition to diachronic views in view. those theories and quantitative / qualitative tools are utilized to various subject matters from language acquisition and instructing to literature and politics. all the authors during this quantity display the profound and best impression that Mike Stubbs' paintings has persevered to give a contribution to the sphere of corpus-based description of language constitution, use and serve as.