Research in Corpus Linguistics <p style="text-align: justify;"><em><strong>Research in Corpus Linguistics</strong></em> (<em>RiCL</em>, ISSN 2243-4712) is a scholarly peer-reviewed international scientific journal aiming at the publication of contributions which contain empirical analyses of data from different languages and from different theoretical perspectives and frameworks, with the goal of improving our knowledge about the linguistic theoretical background of a language, a language family or any type of cross-linguistic phenomena/constructions/assumptions. <em>RiCL</em> invites original, previously unpublished research articles, reports on corpus development, and book reviews in the field of Corpus Linguistics. The journal also considers the publication of special issues on specific topics, whose edition can be offered to leading scholars in the field.</p> AELINCO (Spanish Association for Corpus Linguistics) en-US Research in Corpus Linguistics 2243-4712 <p><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Copyright notice</a></p> Teaching acronyms to the military: A paper-based DDL approach <p>This research investigates the use of Data-driven learning (DDL) tasks in the teaching and learning of acronyms in a specialised corpus. Our target population is professional military staff (n=16). The researchers collected and analysed the <em>Salvage and Rescue of Submarines Corpus </em>(SAR) where the patterning of acronyms, neglected in English for Specific Purposes (ESP), plays a substantial role. Using a mixed-methods methodology, this research looked at the students’ interaction with DDL, as well as at the subsequent interviews with the students. Deductive and inductive paper-based DDL tasks with concordance lines of acronyms were used with two groups of students of different rank. Both groups found the tasks challenging and showed mixed reactions towards concordance lines. While there has been a much-needed emphasis on tools and corpus methods training in DDL, we suggest that conversations with adult, professional students about the nature of instructed language learning and language patterning are absolutely essential to promote a more active learner role in DDL approaches.</p> Yolanda Noguera-Díaz Pascual Pérez-Paredes Copyright (c) 2020 Research in Corpus Linguistics 2020-07-10 2020-07-10 8 2 1 27 10.32714/ricl.08.02.01 Building the Great Recession News Corpus (GRNC): A contemporary diachronic corpus of economy news in English <p>The paper describes the process involved in developing the Great Recession News Corpus (GRNC); a specialized web corpus, which contains a wide range of written texts obtained from the Business section of The Guardian and The New York Times between 2007 and 2015. The corpus was compiled as the main resource in a sentiment analysis project on the economic/financial domain. In this paper we describe its design, compilation criteria and methodological approach, as well as the description of the overall creation process. Although the corpus can be used for a variety of purposes, we include a sentiment analysis study on the evolution of the sentiment conveyed by the word credit during the years of the Great Recession which we think provides validation of the corpus.</p> Javier Fernández-Cruz Antonio Moreno-Ortiz Copyright (c) 2020 Research in Corpus Linguistics 2020-07-10 2020-07-10 8 2 28 45 10.32714/ricl.08.02.02 Building a parallel corpus of literary texts featuring onomatopoeias: ONPACOR <p>Onomatopoeias constitute a much neglected subject in linguistics. The rather scarce literature on onomatopoeias is derived from a lack of reliable empirical data on the topic. In order to bridge this gap, we have compiled a parallel corpus of literary texts featuring onomatopoeias: the <em>Onomatopoeia Parallel Corpus </em>(ONPACOR). The corpus consists of onomatopoeias in English, Spanish and French extracted from comics and representative corpora of each language. ONPACOR has been built on the basis of existing translations to the languages of reference. This article describes the methodology used to compile the corpus, as well as the applications that it can have.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Aroa Orrequia-Barea Cristian Marín-Honor Copyright (c) 2020 Research in Corpus Linguistics 2020-07-22 2020-07-22 8 2 46 62 10.32714/ricl.08.02.03 Grammaticalisation paths in the rise and development of aside <p>In this paper we analyse the grammaticalisation processes involved in the rise and development of the ‘a-adverbial’ <em>aside</em> from the original combination of the preposition <em>on</em> and the substantive <em>side</em> in Old English. Different aspects of this grammatical change will be discussed in the paper, from morphosyntactic and phonological (coalescence-univerbation) to semantic ones (development of abstract senses, extension of semantic range), taking very much into account the diachronic axis that underpins them. Special attention has been paid in the analysis to the variation patterns of <em>aside</em> that existed in the Late Middle English period (when the actual process of grammaticalisation was about to be completed) and to the correlation of these variants with the geographic provenance of the texts, trying to determine if the processes of word formation that gave rise to this new word class travelled homogeneously across Britain.</p> Rodrigo Pérez Lorido Pablo Ordóñez García Copyright (c) 2020 Research in Corpus Linguistics 2020-07-20 2020-07-20 8 2 63 86 10.32714/ricl.08.02.04 Looking into international research groups’ digital discursive practices: Criteria and methodological steps taken towards the compilation of the EUROPRO digital corpus <p>The <em>EUROPRO</em> digital corpus was designed by the <em>InterGedi </em>research group, based at the University of Zaragoza (Spain). The main focus of <em>InterGedi</em> is the analysis of the textual resources used by international research groups as part of their dissemination and visibility strategies. The corpus comprises a collection of 30 international research project websites funded by the <em>European Horizon2020 Programme</em> (<em>EUROPROwebs</em> corpus). By looking into their websites, 20 projects were observed to maintain a <em>Twitter</em> account and the tweets from these accounts were the basis for the compilation of the <em>EUROPROtweets </em>corpus. This paper delves into the criteria used for the selection of the research project websites and the methodological steps taken to classify, label and tag the verbal component in these websites and tweets. The paper discusses the challenges in the compilation of the corpus because of the dynamic, hypermodal, and hypermedial nature of the digital texts it contains. The paper closes by underlining the potential uses and applications of <em>EUROPRO</em> in order to gain insights into the digital discursive and professional practices used by international research groups to foster their visibility online.</p> Daniel Pascual Pilar Mur-Dueñas Rosa Lorés Copyright (c) 2020 Research in Corpus Linguistics 2020-10-25 2020-10-25 8 2 87 102 10.32714/ricl.08.02.05 A corpus-assisted genre analysis of the Tunisian Lecture Corpus: An exploratory study <p>Multimodal, specialized corpora of academic lectures represent authentic classroom data that practitioners can draw on to design academic listening resources that would help students attend lectures. These corpora can also act as reflective practice corpora for teacher training or professional development programs with the objective of raising awareness of lecturing practices. Despite their contribution in shaping the type and quality of the learning that takes place in classrooms, multimodal lecture corpora are scarce, particularly in the Arab world. This paper addresses this research gap by designing and collecting a corpus of academic lectures delivered in English in Tunisia. The corpus was explored using a Systemic Functional Linguistics and English for Specific Purposes integrated genre analysis framework. A three-layered model of analysis was used to manually code various rhetorical functions as well as their realizations. Major findings include the pervasiveness of metadiscursive functions when compared to discourse functions, the identification of context-specific metadiscursive strategies, and the absence of verbal or non-verbal signaling of some rhetorical functions. Implications relate to the necessity of compiling and/or using lecture corpora that are multimodal, the value of adopting function-first approaches to explore these, particularly in non-native contexts, and the design of professional development programs and learning materials that would better account for local academic needs.</p> Basma Bouziri Copyright (c) 2020 Research in Corpus Linguistics 2020-10-25 2020-10-25 8 2 103 132 10.32714/ricl.08.02.06 Masked by annotation: Minor declarative complementizers in parsed corpora of historical English <p>This article discusses some of the potential problems derived from the syntactic annotation of historical corpora, especially in connection with low-frequency phenomena. By way of illustration, we examine the parsing scheme used in the <em>Penn Parsed Corpora of Historical English</em> (PPCHE) for clauses introduced by so-called ‘minor declarative complementizers’, originally adverbial links which come to be occasionally used in complementizer function. We show that the functional similarities between canonical declarative complement clauses introduced by the major declarative links <em>that</em> and zero and those headed by minor declarative complementizers are not captured by the PPCHE parsing, where the latter constructions are not tagged as complement clauses, but rather as adverbial clauses. The examples discussed reveal that, despite the obvious advantages of parsed corpora, annotation may sometimes mask interesting linguistic facts.</p> María José López-Couso Belén Méndez-Naya Copyright (c) 2020-10-25 2020-10-25 8 2 133 158 10.32714/ricl.08.02.07 Review of Yáñez-Bouza, Nuria, Emma Moore, Linda Van Bergen and Willem B. Hollmann eds. 2019. Categories, Constructions, and Change in English Syntax. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 978-1-108-41956-7. htpps:// Teresa Fanego Copyright (c) 2020 Research in Corpus Linguistics 2020-11-05 2020-11-05 8 2 159 175 10.32714/ricl.08.02.08 Review of Fuchs, Robert and Valentin Werner eds. 2020. Tense and Aspect in Second Language Acquisition and Learner Corpus Research. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. ISBN: 978-9-027-20715-9. DOI: Yukio Tono Copyright (c) 2020 Research in Corpus Linguistics 2020-12-31 2020-12-31 8 2 176 184 10.32714/ricl.08.02.09