Nicholas Groom

List of John Benjamins publications for which Nicholas Groom plays a role.


Corpora, Grammar and Discourse: In honour of Susan Hunston

Edited by Nicholas Groom, Maggie Charles and Suganthi John

[Studies in Corpus Linguistics, 73] 2015. xvi, 310 pp.
Subjects Computational & corpus linguistics | Corpus linguistics


This study uses both parallel and comparable reference corpora in the English-Polish language pair to explore how translators deal with recurrent multi-word items performing specific discoursal functions. We also consider whether the observed tendencies overlap with those found in native texts,… read more
Construction grammar (CxG) initially arose as a usage-based alternative to nativist theoretical accounts of language, and remains to this day strongly associated with cognitive linguistic theory and research. In this paper, however, I argue that CxG can be seen as offering an equally viable… read more
Groom, Nicholas and Jack Grieve 2019 Chapter 9. The evolution of a legal genre: Rhetorical moves in British patent specifications, 1711 to 1860Corpus-based Research on Variation in English Legal Discourse, Fanego, Teresa and Paula Rodríguez-Puente (eds.), pp. 201–234 | Chapter
This chapter provides a diachronic corpus-based analysis of a vitally important, yet currently very under-researched, legal genre: the patent specification. The empirical focus of the analysis is on changes in the rhetorical move structure of the patent specification genre over the first 150 years… read more
Groom, Nicholas, Maggie Charles and Suganthi John 2015 Introduction: Corpora, grammar, and discourse analysis: Recent trends, current challengesCorpora, Grammar and Discourse: In honour of Susan Hunston, Groom, Nicholas, Maggie Charles and Suganthi John (eds.), pp. 1–20 | Article
Groom, Nicholas 2010 Closed-class keywords and corpus-driven discourse analysisKeyness in Texts, Bondi, Marina and Mike Scott (eds.), pp. 59–78 | Article
Keywords belonging to closed grammatical classes (i.e. conjunctions, determiners, prepositions and pronouns) are often perceived as useful indicators of the characteristic style of a particular text or corpus, but as being of less interest to researchers interested in its semantic properties. The… read more