Tony McEnery

List of John Benjamins publications for which Tony McEnery plays a role.



Subjects Computational & corpus linguistics

Corpus-based Approaches to Spoken L2 Production: Evidence from the Trinity Lancaster Corpus

Edited by Vaclav Brezina, Dana Gablasova and Tony McEnery

Special issue of International Journal of Learner Corpus Research 5:2 (2019) v, 166 pp.
Subjects Applied linguistics | Corpus linguistics | Language acquisition | Language teaching

Compiling and analysing the Spoken British National Corpus 2014

Edited by Tony McEnery, Robbie Love and Vaclav Brezina

Special issue of International Journal of Corpus Linguistics 22:3 (2017) v, 145 pp.
Subjects Computational & corpus linguistics

Anaphora Processing: Linguistic, cognitive and computational modelling

Edited by António Branco, Tony McEnery and Ruslan Mitkov

[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 263] 2005. x, 449 pp.
Subjects Natural language processing | Psycholinguistics | Semantics | Syntax

Aspect in Mandarin Chinese: A corpus-based study

Richard Xiao † and Tony McEnery

[Studies in Language Companion Series, 73] 2004. x, 305 pp.
Subjects Corpus linguistics | Semantics | Sino-Tibetan languages | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics

Corpus-based and Computational Approaches to Discourse Anaphora

Edited by Simon Philip Botley and Tony McEnery

[Studies in Corpus Linguistics, 3] 2000. vi, 258 pp.
Subjects Corpus linguistics | Discourse studies | Pragmatics | Semantics


Brookes, Gavin, Tony McEnery, Mark McGlashan, Gillian Smith and Mark Wilkinson 2022 Narrative evaluation in patient feedback: A study of online comments about UK healthcare servicesNarratives as Social Practice in Organisational Contexts, Van De Mieroop, Dorien, Jonathan Clifton and Stephanie Schnurr (eds.), pp. 9–35 | Article
This study examines how patients use narratives to evaluate their experiences of healthcare services online. The analysis draws on corpus linguistic techniques, specifically annotation, applying Labov and Waletzky’s (1967) framework to a sample of online comments about the NHS in England.… read more
Clarke, Isobelle, Gavin Brookes and Tony McEnery 2022 Keywords through time: Tracking changes in press discourses of IslamCorpus studies of language through time: Special issue of the International Journal of Corpus Linguistics 27:4 (2022), McEnery, Tony, Gavin Brookes and Isobelle Clarke (eds.), pp. 399–427 | Article
This paper applies a new approach to the identification of discourses, based on Multiple Correspondence Analysis (MCA), to the study of discourse variation over time. The MCA approach to keywords deals with a major issue with the use of keywords to identify discourses: the allocation of… read more
We investigate discourses surrounding venereal disease in a wide body of seventeenth-century texts in the one-billion-word Early English Books Online (EEBO) corpus. By combining quantitative methods with close reading of texts within EEBO, we explore whether perceptions of sufferers and… read more
McEnery, Tony, Gavin Brookes and Isobelle Clarke 2022 Corpus studies of language through time: Introduction to the special issueCorpus studies of language through time: Special issue of the International Journal of Corpus Linguistics 27:4 (2022), McEnery, Tony, Gavin Brookes and Isobelle Clarke (eds.), pp. 393–398 | Editorial
This article introduces a new method for grouping keywords and examines the extent to which it also allows analysts to explore the interaction of discourse and subregister. It uses the multivariate statistical technique, Multiple Correspondence Analysis, to reveal dimensions of keywords which… read more
McCarthy, Michael, Tony McEnery, Geraldine Mark and Pascual Pérez-Paredes 2021 Chapter 3. Looking back on 25 years of TaLC: In conversation with Profs Mike McCarthy and Tony McEneryBeyond Concordance Lines: Corpora in language education, Pérez-Paredes, Pascual and Geraldine Mark (eds.), pp. 57–74 | Chapter
This chapter is the result of a conversation between Professors Tony McEnery and Michael McCarthy, two of the greatest names in the fields of corpus linguistics and the corpus-based analysis and teaching of the English language. They share their views and experiences of the areas discussed in… read more
McEnery, Tony, Helen Baker and Vaclav Brezina 2021 Slavery and Britain in the 19th centuryTime in Languages, Languages in Time, Čermáková, Anna, Thomas Egan, Hilde Hasselgård and Sylvi Rørvik (eds.), pp. 9–38 | Chapter
This study uses a corpus of just under two billion words from one historic British newspaper, the Liverpool Mercury, to explore shifting attitudes to slavery in Britain in the nineteenth century in the context of a port city that benefitted from the trade. In doing so, we explore three… read more
Brezina, Vaclav, Dana Gablasova and Tony McEnery 2019 Corpus-based approaches to spoken L2 production: Evidence from the Trinity Lancaster CorpusCorpus-based Approaches to Spoken L2 Production: Evidence from the Trinity Lancaster Corpus, Brezina, Vaclav, Dana Gablasova and Tony McEnery (eds.), pp. 119–125 | Introduction
Gablasova, Dana, Vaclav Brezina and Tony McEnery 2019 The Trinity Lancaster Corpus: Applications in language teaching and materials developmentLearner Corpora and Language Teaching, Götz, Sandra and Joybrato Mukherjee (eds.), pp. 7–28 | Chapter
Corpora and corpus techniques have long been an important source of knowledge about language; they have also been increasingly used for language teaching purposes. This chapter discusses the role of spoken learner corpora in language pedagogy and in development of language teaching materials. In… read more
Gablasova, Dana, Vaclav Brezina and Tony McEnery 2019 The Trinity Lancaster Corpus: Development, description and applicationCorpus-based Approaches to Spoken L2 Production: Evidence from the Trinity Lancaster Corpus, Brezina, Vaclav, Dana Gablasova and Tony McEnery (eds.), pp. 126–158 | Article
This paper introduces a new corpus resource for language learning research, the Trinity Lancaster Corpus (TLC), which contains 4.2 million words of interaction between L1 and L2 speakers of English. The corpus includes spoken production from over 2,000 L2 speakers from different linguistic and… read more
Love, Robbie, Vaclav Brezina, Tony McEnery, Abi Hawtin, Andrew Hardie and Claire Dembry 2019 Functional variation in the Spoken BNC2014 and the potential for register analysisRegister Studies 1:2, pp. 296–317 | Article
This article focuses on how register considerations informed and guided the design of the spoken component of the British National Corpus 2014 (Spoken BNC2014). It discusses why the compilers of the corpus sought to gather recordings from just one broad spoken register – ‘informal… read more
This article introduces a methodology for the diachronic analysis of large historical corpora, Usage Fluctuation Analysis (UFA). UFA looks at the fluctuation of the usage of a word as observed through collocation. It presupposes neither a commitment to a specific semantic theory, nor that the… read more
Baker, Helen, Tony McEnery and Andrew Hardie 2017 A corpus-based investigation into English representations of Turks and Ottomans in the early modern periodLexical Priming: Applications and advances, Pace-Sigge, Michael and Katie J. Patterson (eds.), pp. 41–66 | Chapter
Lexical priming theory (Hoey 2005) works not just at any single moment in time. For Hoey (2005: 8) words are “primed for collocational use. A word is acquired through encounters with it in speech and writing, it becomes cumulatively loaded with the contexts and c-texts in which it is encountered,… read more
Baker, Helen, Vaclav Brezina and Tony McEnery 2017 Ireland in British parliamentary debates 1803–2005: Plotting changes in discourse in a large volume of time-series corpus dataExploring Future Paths for Historical Sociolinguistics, Säily, Tanja, Arja Nurmi, Minna Palander-Collin and Anita Auer (eds.), pp. 83–107 | Chapter
This study investigates the changing contexts in which the word ireland appears in the The Hansard Corpus of British Parliamentary debates. It combines the use of two statistical techniques for analysis and visualization of historical data (Meaning Fluctuation Analysis and sparklines) with more… read more
Di Cristofaro, Matteo and Tony McEnery 2017 Chapter 8. Swearing in Italian: A redefinition of the notions of dysphemism and euphemismAdvances in Swearing Research: New languages and new contexts, Beers Fägersten, Kristy and Karyn Stapleton (eds.), pp. 183–211 | Chapter
Love, Robbie, Claire Dembry, Andrew Hardie, Vaclav Brezina and Tony McEnery 2017 The Spoken BNC2014: Designing and building a spoken corpus of everyday conversationsCompiling and analysing the Spoken British National Corpus 2014, McEnery, Tony, Robbie Love and Vaclav Brezina (eds.), pp. 319–344 | Article
This paper introduces the Spoken British National Corpus 2014, an 11.5-million-word corpus of orthographically transcribed conversations among L1 speakers of British English from across the UK, recorded in the years 2012–2016. After showing that a survey of the recent history of corpora of spoken… read more
McEnery, Tony, Robbie Love and Vaclav Brezina 2017 Introduction: Compiling and analysing the Spoken British National Corpus 2014Compiling and analysing the Spoken British National Corpus 2014, McEnery, Tony, Robbie Love and Vaclav Brezina (eds.), pp. 311–318 | Introduction
Brezina, Vaclav, Tony McEnery and Stephen Wattam 2015 Collocations in context: A new perspective on collocation networksInternational Journal of Corpus Linguistics 20:2, pp. 139–173 | Article
The idea that text in a particular field of discourse is organized into lexical patterns, which can be visualized as networks of words that collocate with each other, was originally proposed by Phillips (1983). This idea has important theoretical implications for our understanding of the… read more
Gabrielatos, Costas, Tony McEnery, Peter J. Diggle and Paul Baker 2012 The peaks and troughs of corpus-based contextual analysisInternational Journal of Corpus Linguistics 17:2, pp. 151–175 | Article
This paper focuses upon two issues. Firstly, the question of identifying diachronic trends, and more importantly significant outliers, in corpora which permit an investigation of a feature at many sampling points over time. Secondly, we consider how best to combine more qualitatively oriented… read more
Hardie, Andrew and Tony McEnery 2010 On two traditions in corpus linguistics, and what they have in commonThe Bootcamp Discourse and Beyond, Worlock Pope, Caty (ed.), pp. 384–394 | Article
McEnery, Tony and Richard Xiao † 2007 Parallel and comparable corpora: The state of playCorpus-Based Perspectives in Linguistics, Kawaguchi, Yuji, Toshihiro Takagaki, Nobuo Tomimori and Yoichiro Tsuruga (eds.), pp. 131–145 | Article
In this paper I use a corpus of the writings of the Society for the Reformation of Manners to look at the discursive construction of attitudes to bad language in English. Using this corpus of texts as an example of a moral panic about language I use keywords to explore moral panic rhetoric, the… read more
Xiao, Richard †, Tony McEnery and Yufang Qian 2006 Passive constructions in English and Chinese: A corpus-based contrastive studyLanguages in Contrast 6:1, pp. 109–149 | Article
This article combines the corpus-based and contrastive approaches, seeking to provide a systematic account of passive constructions in two typologically distinct languages, namely British English and Mandarin Chinese. We will first explore, on the basis of written and spoken corpus data, a range of… read more
A corpus-based analysis of discourses of refugees and asylum seekers was carried out on data taken from a range of British newspapers and texts from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees website, both published in 2003. Concordances of the terms refugee(s) and asylum… read more
Botley, Simon Philip and Tony McEnery 2000 Discourse anaphora: The need for synthesisCorpus-based and Computational Approaches to Discourse Anaphora, Botley, Simon Philip and Tony McEnery (eds.), pp. 1 ff. | Article
McEnery, Tony and Richard Xiao † 1999 Domains, text types, aspect marking and English-Chinese translationLanguages in Contrast 2:2, pp. 211–229 | Article
This paper uses an English-Chinese parallel corpus, an L1 Chinese comparable corpus, and an L1 Chinese reference corpus to examine how aspectual meanings in English are translated into Chinese and explore the effects of domains, text types and translation on aspect marking. We will show that while… read more