About this Journal

Corpora is an international, peer-reviewed journal of corpus linguistics focusing on the many and varied uses of corpora both in linguistics and beyond. The journal accepts articles presenting research findings based on the exploitation of corpora as well as accounts of corpus building, corpus tool construction and corpus annotation schemes.

The journal has three key features:

  • Theoretical inclusiveness: the journal will not be wed to one theoretical position. It will welcome and accommodate the work of a wide range of theorists using corpus data.
  • Interdisciplinarity: the journal will actively seek to promote a cross fertilization of ideas and techniques across a range of areas (applied linguistics, computational linguistics, corpus linguistics, theoretical linguistics) and disciplines (e.g. cultural studies, historical studies, literary studies) in the belief that these areas have something to offer to each other through their common focus on corpus data.
  • Multilinguality: the journal will engage with the full range of human languages, not just the English language or major European languages.

Editors and Editorial Board

General Editor

Professor Tony McEnery, Lancaster University, UK

Commissioning Editor

Paul Baker, Lancaster University, UK

Production Editor

Matthew Davies, University of Central Lancashire, UK

Reviews Editor

Randi Reppen, Northern Arizona University, USA

Editorial Board

Svenja Adolphs, University of Nottingham, UK
Jens Allwood, Gothenburg University, Sweden
Eric Brill, eBay, USA 
Mark Davies, Brigham Young University, USA
Jesse Egbert, Northern Arizona University, USA
Hitoshi Goto, Tohoku University, Japan
Sylviane Granger, Université Catholique de Louvian, Belgium
Stefan Gries, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Yueguo Gu, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China
Andrew Hardie, Lancaster University, UK
Mike Hoey, Liverpool University, UK
Susan Hunston, University of Birmingham, UK
John Kirk, University of Vienna, Austria
Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk, University of Lodz, Poland
Michaela Mahlberg, University of Birmingham, UK
Charles Meyer, University of Massachusetts, USA
Zuraidah Bte Mohd Don, University Malaya, Malaysia
John Newman, University of Alberta, Canada
Vincent Ooi, National University of Singapore
Pam Peters, Macquarie University, Australia
Paul Rayson, Lancaster University, UK
Ute Römer, Georgia State University, USA
Tony Berber Sardinha, Catholic University of São Paulo, Brazil
Josef Schmied, University of Chemnitz, Germany
Mike Scott, Aston University, UK
Irma Taavitsainen, Helsinki University, Finland
Stella Tagnin, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Yukio Tono, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan
Andrew Wilson, Lancaster University, UK
Yogendra Yadava, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Jidong Zhang, Shanghai International Studies University, China

Forthcoming Issues

Issue 15.2

ESP corpus design: compilation of the Veterinary Nursing Medical Chart Corpus and the Veterinary Nursing Wordlist
Yukiko Ohashi, Noriaki Katagiri, Katsutoshi Oka and Michiko Hanada

Crowdsourcing formulaic phrases: towards a new type of spoken corpus
Svenja Adolphs, Dawn Knight, Catherine Smith and Dominic Price

Calculating and displaying key labels: the texts, sections, authors and neighbourhoods where words and collocations are likely to be prominent
Stephen Jeaco

A historical characterisation of American and Brazilian cultures based on lexical representations
Tony Berber Sardinha

Mandative subjunctive versus should in world Englishes: a new take on an old alternation
Sandra C. Deshors and Stefan Th. Gries

REVIEW: McIntyre and Walker. 2019. Corpus Stylistics. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press
Jordan Smith


Corpora is abstracted and indexed in the following:

  • Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature (ABELL)
  • ArticleFirst
  • Australian Research Council ERA 2012 Journal List
  • Bibliography of Linguistic Literature (BLL)
  • British Library Zetoc
  • BrowZine
  • CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
  • cnpLINKer
  • Communication and Mass Media Complete
  • Communication Source
  • Directory of Lexicography Institutions, (Section 10, Periodicals)
  • EBSCO A-to-Z
  • EBSCO Discovery Service
  • European Reference Index for the Humanities (ERIH PLUS)
  • Genamics JournalSeek
  • J-Gate
  • JournalTOCs
  • Linguistic Bibliography Online
  • Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA)
  • Linguistics Abstracts
  • Linguistics Abstracts Online
  • Meta Indexing
  • MLA (Modern Language Association) International Bibliography
  • Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers
  • ProQuest Linguistics Collection
  • ProQuest Social Science Premium Collection
  • Publication Forum (JuFo)
  • ReadCube Discover
  • Researcher
  • Scopus
  • Summon
  • TDNet
  • TOC Premier
  • Web of Science/Emerging Sources Citation Index
  • WorldCat Discovery


Print ISSN: 1749-5032 Online ISSN: 1755-1676
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