© 2015

Corpus Linguistics in Chinese Contexts

  • Bin Zou
  • Simon Smith
  • Michael Hoey

Part of the New Language Learning and Teaching Environments book series (NLLTE)

About this book


Rapid advances in computing have enabled the integration of corpora into language teaching and learning, yet in China corpus methods have not yet been widely adopted. Corpus Linguistics in Chinese Contexts aims to advance the state of the art in the use of corpora in applied linguistics and contribute to the expertise in corpus use in China.


Corpus Corpora English Chinese China ELT EFL applied lingusitics corpus corpus linguistics Integration language teaching

Editors and affiliations

  • Bin Zou
    • 1
  • Simon Smith
    • 2
  • Michael Hoey
    • 3
  1. 1.Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool UniversityChina
  2. 2.Coventry UniversityUK
  3. 3.University of LiverpoolUK

About the editors

Yiyan Cai, Shanghai International Studies University, China Anping He, South China Normal University, Guangzhou, China Michael Hoey, University of Liverpool, UK Nicole Keng, Coventry University in Guangzhou, China Adam Kilgarriff, Lexical Computing Ltd., UK Wenzhong Li, National Research Centre for Foreign Language Education of Beijing Foreign Studies University, China Maocheng Liang, National Research Centre forForeign Language Education, Beijing Foreign Studies University, China Zhaoyang Mei, The Third Military Medical University, China Wangheng Peng, Xi'an Jiaotong Liverpool University,China Juan Shao, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China Simon Smith, Coventry University, UK Wang Haiping, East China University of Political Science and Law, China Naixing Wei, Beihang University, Beijing, China Richard Xiao, Lancaster University, UK Baixiang Yu, National University of Defense Technology, China Ren Zhang, National University of Defense Technology, China Zheng Yuanyuan, Shanghai International Studies University's Xianda College, China Bin Zou, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China

Bibliographic information


“Zou, Smith, and Hoey did a great job in compiling this volume of corpus-based and corpus-driven research on Chinese, English, and EFL. … This volume also opens many new venues of corpus-based research. … Corpus Linguistics in Chinese Contexts will be of great value for corpus linguists, applied linguists, EFL and CSL practitioners, as well as anyone interested in the theoretical and practical issues related to corpora.” (Chunsheng Yang, LINGUIST List,, March, 2016)

“The volume under review was well written regarding the issues of corpus linguistics in China. … this book is attempt to offer the data regarding current trends of some important issues of theory, tools and applications in corpus linguistic studies in China in a unique way. … the book is very informative and provides valuable additional insights to the growing literature on corpus linguistics, in particular, the new development in China.” (Qiurong Zhao, Chinese Language and Discourse, Vol. 7 (1), 2016)

“Corpus Linguistics in Chinese Contexts, provides a timely opportunity for practitioners in corpus linguistics worldwide to become familiar with the current exciting developments brought to language studies in China by the corpus approach. … the volume successfully provides an engaging, up-to-date and multifaceted overview of the ongoing corpus-informed analysis of language teaching and research in China, making it a valuable resource for language teachers and researchers who are keen on integrating corpus technology into their work.” (Wei Guan, System, Vol. 61, 2016)