Corpus-Assisted Discourse Studies (CADS)

Corpus-Assisted Discourse Studies (CADS)



Bevitori, C. and Marchi, A. 2022. Representations of citizens/hip in 230 years of American history. A diachronic corpus-assisted approach. USABROAD 5: 1 - 31. [open access]

Marchi, A. 2022. Corpus linguistics in the study of news media. In A. O’Keeffe & M. McCarthy (eds.) The Handbook of Corpus Linguistics. London - New York: Routledge, pp.576-588.


Partington, A. Duguid, A. 2021Political Media Discourses. In E. Friginal and J. A. Hardy (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Corpus Approaches to Discourse Analysis. New York: Routledge, pp. 116 - 135.


Alessi, G. and Partington, A. 2020 Modern diachronic corpus-assisted language studies: methodologies for tracking language change over recent time, Fidenza, Italia: Ed. Mattioli 1885.

Bevitori, C. 2020. Construing justice: Discourses of ‘rightness’ in the House of Commons: A diachronic corpus-assisted discourse study. In A. Cermáková (ed.) Variation in Time and Space: Observing the World through Corpora. Berlin: De Gruyter, pp. 173 - 200


Bevitori, C. and Zotti, A. 2019. Justice Claims in UK Media Narratives: Normative Orientations and EU Migration Governance.The International Spectator 54, pp. 72 - 89.

Marchi A. 2019. Self-reflexive Journalism. A corpus study of journalistic culture and community in the Guardian. London & New York: Routledge / Taylor and Francis.

Partington,A. and Johnson, J. H. 2019. Corpus analysis of political language. In C. A. Chapelle (ed.) The Concise Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. New Jersey: Wiley Blackwell, pp. 326 - 336.

Marakhovskaiia, M. Partington, A.National Face and Facework in China’s Foreign Policy: a corpus assisted study of Chinese foreign affairs press conferences.Bandung Journal of the Global South 6, pp. 105 - 131


Bevitori, C. 2018. Crossing boundaries: Investigating ‘fair’ in British parliamentary debates on im/migrationTextus XXXI, pp. 165 - 185.

Duguid, A. and Partington, A. 2018. Absence. You don't know what you're missing. Or do you? In C. Taylor & A. Marchi (eds.) Corpus Approaches to Discourse. London & New York: Routledge, pp. 38 - 58.

Ferraresi, A. 2018Who writes the story matters: Transgender identity through the lens of citizen journalism. In O. Palusci & G. Balirano (eds.) Miss Man? Languaging Gendered Bodies. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, , pp. 190 - 214.

Johnson, J. H. and Partington, A. 2018 Corpus-assisted discourse study of representations of the underclass in the English-language press: who are they? how do they behave and who is responsible for them? In E. Friginal (ed.) Studies in corpus-based socio-linguistics. New York/London: Routledge, pp. 293 - 318.

Marchi, A. 2018. Dividing up the data: Epistemological, methodological and practical impact of diachronic segmentationIn C. Taylor & A. Marchi (eds.) Corpus Approaches to Discourse: A Critical Review. London & New York: Routledge / Taylor and Francis, pp. 174 - 196.

Marchi, A. and Taylor, C. 2018. Introduction: Partiality and reflexivity. In C. Taylor & A. Marchi (eds.) Corpus Approaches to Discourse: A Critical Review. London & New York: Routledge / Taylor and Francis, pp. 1 - 15.

Partington, A., Taylor,C. 2018. The Language of Persuasion in Politics. London & New York: Routledge.

Partington, A. 2018. Welcome to the first issue of the Journal of Corpora and DiscourseJoural of Corpora and Discourse Studies, pp. 1 - 7. 

Partington, A.2018. Intimations of “Spring”? What got said and what didn’t get said about the start of the Middle Eastern/North African uprisings: a corpus-assisted discourse study of a historical event.. In M. Schroeter & C. Taylor (eds.) Exploring Silence and Absence in Discourse Empirical Approaches. London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 95 - 124.

Partington, A. and Zuccato, M. 2018. Europhobes and Europhiles,Eurospats and Eurojibes. Revisiting Britain’s EU debate, 2000–2016. In A. Cermáková & M. Mahlberg (eds.) The Corpus Linguistics Discourse. In honour of Wolfgang Teubert. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins, pp. 95 - 126.

Partington, A and Zuccato, M. 2018. Brexit: before and after. A corpus-assisted study of the Referendum campaigns and the immediate aftermathTextus XXX1(1), pp. 119 - 140.

Taylor, C.and Marchi A. (eds.) 2018. Corpus approaches to discourse: A critical review. London & New York: Routledge / Taylor and Francis. 


Bevitori, C. 2017. ‘In a world of complex threats...’: Discourses of in/security in the State of the Union Address (1790-2014). A diachronic corpus-assisted study.  Critical Approache Across Disciplines 8, pp. 19 - 36.

Bevitori, C. and Johnson, J. H. 2017. Human Mobility and Climate Change at the Crossroad: A Diachronic Corpus-Assisted Discourse Analysis of the Nexus in UK and US Newspaper Discourse. Anglistica Aion An Interdisciplinary Journal 21, pp. 1 - 19.

Marchi, A., Lorenzo-Dus, N. and Marsh, S. 2017 Churchill’s inter-subjective special relationship: A corpus-assisted discourse approach. In A. P. Dobson & S. Marsh (eds.) Churchill and the Anglo-American Special Relationship. London & New York: Taylor and Francis, pp. 171 - 201.

Partington, A. 2017. Corpus-assisted studies of humour and laughter-talk. In S. Attardo (ed.) The Routledge Handbook of Language and Humor. New York/London: Routledge, pp. 322 - 339. 

Partington, A. 2017. Evaluative clash, evaluative cohesion and how we actually read evaluation in textsJournal of Pragmatics 117, pp. 190 - 203.

Partington, A. 2017. Varieties of non-obvious meaning in CL and CADS: from ‘hindsight post-dictability’ to sweet serendipity,. Corpora 12, pp. 339 - 367. 


Bayley, P. and Bevitori, C. 2016. Diachronic change from Washington to Obama: the challenges and constraints of corpus-assisted meaning analysis. In S. Gardner & S. Aslop (eds.) Systemic Functional Linguistics in the Digital Age. Sheffield (UK) and Bristol (CT): Equinox, pp. 229 - 245.

Marchi, A. and Marsh, S. 2016. Churchill, Fulton and the Anglo-American special relationship: Setting the agenda? Journal of Transatlantic Studies 14, pp. 365 - 382.

Germond, B., McEnery, T. and Marchi, A. 2016. The EU’s comprehensive approach as the dominant discourse: A corpus-linguistics analysis of the EU’s counter-piracy narrativeEuropean Foreign Affaris Review 21, pp. 135 - 154.


Bevitori, C. 2015. Discursive Constructions of the Environment in Presidential Speeches 1960-2013: A Diachronic Corpus-Assisted StudyIn T. McEnery & P. Baker (eds.) Corpora and Discourse Studies. London: Palgrave MacMillan, pp. 110 - 133 [capitolo di libro]

Bayley, P. and Bevitori, C. 2015. Two centuries of 'security': Semantic variation in the State of the Union address (1790-2014). In A. Duguid et al. (eds) Gentle Obsessions. Roma: Artemide, pp. 60 - 80.

Duguid, A., Marchi, A., Partington, A. and Taylor, C.(eds.) 2015. Gentle Obsessions: Literature, Linguistics and Learning. In Honour of John Morley, Roma: Artemide.

Marchi AnnaA corpus-assisted analysis of reported speech in news discourse. In A. Duguid et al. (eds) Gentle Obsessions. Roma: Artemide, pp. 99 - 120.

Partington, A. Marchi, A. 2015. Using corpora in discourse analysis.. In D. Biber & R. Reppen (eds.) The Cambridge Handbook of English Corpus Linguistics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 216 - 234.

Partington, A. 2015Corpus-assisted Comparative Case Studies of Representations of the 'Arab world'. In T. McEnery & P. Baker (eds.) Corpora and Discourse Studies: Integrating Discourse and Corpora. London, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 220 - 243.

Partington, A. 2015. Persuasion in Poetry: a linguistic analysis of To His Coy MistressIn A. Duguid et al. (eds) Gentle Obsessions. Roma: Artemide, pp. 171 - 186


Bevitori, C. 2014. Values, Assumptions and Beliefs in British Newspaper Editorial Coverage of Climate ChangeIn C. Hart & P. Cap (eds.) Contemporary Critical Discourse Studies. London: Bloomsbury Academic, pp. 603 - 625.

Miller, D. R., Bayley, P.,  Bevitori, C., Fusari, S. and Luporini, A. 2014. Ticklish trawling: The limits of corpus assisted meaning analysis. In Proceedings from the 24th European Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference and Workshop, Coventry, Department of English and Languages (DEL), Coventry University, pp. 100 - 111.

Partington, A. 2014. Evaluative Prosody. In K. Aijmer & C. Rühlemann (eds.) Corpus Pragmatics: A Handbook. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 279 - 303.

Partington, A. 2014. Mind the gaps: The role of corpus linguistics in researching absencesInternationa Journal of Corpus Linguistics 19:1, pp. 118 - 146.

Partington, A. 2014. The marking of importance in 'Enlightentainment' talks. In M. Gotti & D. S. Giannoni (eds.) Corpus Analysis for Descriptive and Pedagogical Purposes. Bern: Peter Lang, pp. 143 - 166.


Partington, A., Duguid, A. and Taylor, C. 2013. Patterns and Meanings in Discourse: Theory and Practice in Corpus-assisted Discourse Studies. Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins.


Bevitori, C. 2012. How green is “green”? A corpus-assisted analysis of environmental discourse across forms of journalismQuaderni del CESLIC, Occasional papers. BOLOGNA: CeSLiC e AlmaDL.

Marchi A. and Partington A. 2012. Does "Europe" have a common historical identity. In P. Bayley & G. Williams (eds.) European Identity: What the Media say. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 118 - 149.

Partington,  A. 2012. The changing discourses on antisemitism in the UK press from 1993 to 2009: A modern-diachronic corpus-assisted discourse study. Journal of Language and Politics 11:1, pp. 51 - 76.

Partington, A. 2012. Semantic Prosody and Semantic Preference. In D. Biber & R. Reppen (eds.) SAGE Benchmarks in Language and Linguistics, Vol 1 Corpus Linguistics. London: SAGE, pp. 113 - 136.

Partington, A. 2012. Corpus Analysis of Political Language. In The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. Oxford, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, pp. 1 - 8. 


Bevitori, C. 2011. "Imagine, if you will…": Reader Positioning on Climate Change in US Op-Ed Articles. In R. Ambrosini et al. (eds.) Challenges for the 21st Century: Dilemmas, Ambiguities, Directions. Vol. II: Language Studies, ROMA: Edizioni Q, 2011, pp. 267 - 276.

Bevitori, C. 2011. The Meanings of RESPONSIBILITY in the British and American Press on Climate Change: a Corpus-Assisted Discourse Analysis Perspective. In B. Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk (ed.) Explorations across Languages and Corpora. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, pp. 243 - 259.

Partington, A. 2011. Corpus Linguistics: what it is and what it can do. CULTUS 2011:4, pp. 35 - 59.

Partington A. 2011. “Double-speak” at the White House: A corpus-assisted study of bisociation in conversational laughter-talk. Humor 24:4, pp. 371 - 398.

Partington, A. 2011. Modern Diachronic Corpus-Assisted Discourse Studies (MD-CADS) on UK newspapers: An overview of the project. Corpora: Corpus-based Language Learning, Language Processing and Linguistics. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 1 - 25.

Partington A. 2011. Phrasal irony: Its form, function and exploitationJournal of Pragmatics 43:6, pp. 1786 - 1800.


Bevitori, C. 2010. Representations of Climate Change. News and opinion discourse in UK and US quality press: a Corpus-Assisted Discourse Study. Bologna: BUP. 

 Marchi, A. 2010. 'The Moral in the Story': a Diachronic Investigation of Lexicalised Morality in the UK Press. Corpora 5, pp. 161 - 189.

Partington A, (ed.) 2010. Modern Diachronic Corpus-Assisted Discourse Studies. Edinbrugh: Edinburgh University Press.

Partington, A. 2010. Modern Diachronic Corpus-Assisted Discourse Studies (MD-CADS) on UK newspapers: an overview of the project. Corpora 5, pp. 83 - 108.

Partington, A. and Taylor, C. 2010. Persuasion in Politics: New Edition. Milano: LED.

Partington, A. 2010. Comic techniques in the prose of P.G. Wodehouse. In The Character Unbound. Arezzo: Biblioteca Aretina, pp. 241 - 256.


Bayley P. and Bevitori C. 2009. 'Just War' or just 'war: Arguments for Doing the 'Right Thing'. In J. Morley & P. Bayley (eds.) Corpus-Assisted Discourse Studies on the Iraq Conflict: Wording the War. New York: Routledge, pp. 74 - 107.

Cirillo L., Marchi A. and Venuti M. 2009. The making of the CorDis corpus: Compilation and markup. In J. Morley & P. Payley (eds.) Corpus-Assisted Discourse Studies on the Iraq Conflict: Wording the War. London & New York: Routledge / Taylor and Francis, pp. 13 - 33.

Marchi, A. and Taylor, C. 2009. Establishing the EU: The Representation of Europe in the Press in 1993 and 2005. In A. H. Jucker, D. Schreier & M. Hundt (eds.) Corpora: Pragmatics and Discourse. Amsterdam: Rodopi, pp. 203 - 226.

Marchi, A. and Taylor, C. 2009. If on a winter’s night two researchers…. CADAAD, 3, pp. 1 - 20.

Marchi, C. and Taylor, C. 2009. Who Was Fighting and Who/What Was Being Fought? The Construction of Participants' Identities in UK and US Reporting of the Iraq War. In G. Garzone & P. Catenaccio (eds.) Identites across Media and Modes: Discursive Perspectives. Bern: Peter Lang, pp. 259 - 287.

Marchi, A. and Venuti, M. 2009. Mark up and the narrative structure of TV news. In L. Haarman & L. Lombardo (eds.) Evaluation and Stance in War News. London: Continuum, pp. 27 - 47.

Morley, J. and Partington, A. 2009. A few Frequently Asked Questions about semantic – or evaluative – prosody. International Journal of Corpus Linguistics 14, pp. 139 - 158.

Partington, A. 2009. A linguistic account of wordplay: The lexical grammar of punningJournal of Pragmatics 41, pp. 1794 - 1809.

Partington, A. 2009. Evaluating evaluation and some concluding reflections on CADS. In J. Morley & P. Bayley (eds.) Corpus-Assisted Discourse Studies on the Iraq Conflict. London: Routledge, pp. 261 - 304.


Bevitori, C. Voci contro. Un'analisi linguistico-discorsiva sul “posizionamento” delle donne nel Parlamento britannico sulla guerra in Iraq. In M. Ascar et al. (eds.) Confitti. Strategie di rappresentazione della guerra nella cultura contemporanea. Roma: Meltemi, pp. 169 - 176.

Morley, J. and Partington, A. 2008. The perception of citizenship in the English press. In A. Martelli & V. Pulcini (eds.) Investigating English with Corpora. Studies in Honour of Maria Teresa Prat. Milano: Polimetrica, pp. 85 - 98.

 Partington, A. 2008. From Wodehouse to the White House: A Corpus-Assisted Study of Play, Fantasy and Dramatic Incongruity in Comic Writing and Laughter-Talk. LODZ PAPERS IN PRAGMATICS 4:2, pp. 189 - 213.

Partington, A. 2008. Misperformance at the White House: A corpus-assisted study of face-work in institutional-conversational laughter-talk. Textus 1, pp. 147 - 166.

Partington, A. and Duguid, A. 2008 Modern Diachronic Corpus-Assisted Discourse Studies (MD-CADS). In M. Bertuccelli Papi et al. (eds.) Threads in the Complex Fabric of Language. Pisa: Felici, pp. 271 - 280.

Partington, A. 2008. Teasing at the White House: A corpus-assisted study of face work in performing and responding to teases. Text & Talk 28-6, pp. 771 - 792.

Partington, A. 2008. The armchair and the machine: Corpus-Assisted Discourse Studies. In C. Taylor-Torsello (ed.) Corpora for University Language Teachers. Bern: Peter Lang, pp. 189 - 213.


Bevitori, C. 2007. Engendering conflict? A corpus-assisted analysis of women MPs positioning on the war in Iraq. Textus XX,1, pp. 137 - 158.

Marchi, A., Cirillo, L.  and Venuti, M. 2007. The CorDis Corpus: Mark-up and related issues. In Proceedings from the Corpus Linguistics Conference Series 2, pp. 1 - 10.

Partington, A. 2007. Footing shift for attribution: "According to the New York Times this morning…". In W. Teubert & R. Krishnamurthy (eds.) Corpus Linguistics: Critical Concepts in Linguistics Vol. 5. London: Routledge, pp. 88 - 108.

Partington, A. 2007. Irony and reversal of evaluation. Journal of Pragmatics 39, pp. 1547 - 1569.

Partington, A. 2007. Semantic prosody and semantic preference. In P. W. Hanks (ed.) Lexicology: Critical Concepts in Linguistics. New York: Routledge, pp. 144 - 164.


Bevitori C. 2006. Speech Representation in Parliamentary Discourse. Rhetorical Strategies in a Heteroglossic Perspective: A Corpus-based Study. In M. Gotti (ed.) Studies in Specialized Discourse. Bern: Peter Lang, Linguistics insights (Proceedings from The 15th European Symposium on Language for Special Purposes: "New Trends in Specialized Discourse", University of Bergamo, 29th August - 2nd September 2005), 41, pp. 155 - 180.

Partington, A. 2006. Metaphors, motifs and similes across discourse types: Corpus-Assisted Discourse Studies (CADS) at work. In A. Stefanowitsch & S. Th. Gries (eds.) Corpus-Based Approaches to Metaphor and Metonymy. Berlin, New York: Walter de Gruyter, pp. 258 - 294.

Partington, A. 2006. Aims, Tools and Practices of Corpus Linguistics. IntUne Papers. The InTune Project Funded by VI Framework Programme of the European Union., Siena: Centre for the Study of Political Change (CIRCaP), pp. 2 - 9.

Partington, A. 2006. Persuasion in Politics. Milano: LED.

Partington, A. 2006. Semantic preference. In Corpus-Based Language Studies. New York: Routledge, pp. 148 - 152.

Partington A. 2006. The Linguistics of Laughter: A corpus-assisisted study of laughter-talk. London/New York: Routledge.


Bevitori, C. 2005. Attribution as evaluation: a corpus-based investigation of quotations in parliamentary discourse. ESP ACROSS CULTURES 2, pp. 7 - 20.


Bayley, P., Bevitori, C. and Zoni E. 2004. Threat and Fear in Parliamentary Debates in Britain, Germany and Italy. In P. Bayley (ed.) Cross-cultural Perspectives on Parliamentary Discourse. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins, pp. 185 - 236 (Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture. No. 10) [capitolo di libro]

Bevitori C. 2004. Negotiating Conflict. Interruptions in British and Italian parliamentary debates. In P. Bayley (ed.) Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Parliamentary Discourse. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins, pp. 87 - 109.

Partington, A. and Morley, J. 2004. At the heart of ideology: Word and cluster/bundle frequency in political debate. In B. Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk (ed.) Practical Applications in Language and Computers. Frankfurt: Peter Lang, pp. 179 - 192.

Partington, A. 2004. Constitutive ‘Rules of Engagement’. The case of White House press conferences. In P. Di Lucia (ed.) Ontologia sociale. Potere deontico e regole costitutive. Macerta: Quodlibet, pp. 333 - 350.

Partington, A., Morley, J. and Haarman, L. (eds.) 2004. Corpora and Discourse. Bern: Peter Lang, pp. 420 .

Partington, A. 2004. Introduction: Corpora and discourse, a most congruous beast. In A. Partington et al. (eds.) Corpora and Discourse. Bern: Peter Lang, pp. 11 - 20.

Partington, A. 2004 “Utterly content in each other’s company”: Semantic prosody and semantic preferenceInternational Journal of Corpus Linguistics 9/1, pp. 131 - 156.


Partington, A. 2003. Rhetoric, bluster and on-line gaffes: the tough life of a spin-doctor. In J. Aitchison (ed) New Media Discourse. London: Routledge, 116-125.

Partington, A. 2003. Corpora and discourse strategies in action: from footing to fooling. In Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk, B (ed.) PALC 2001: Practical Applications in Language Corpora. Frankfurt/M: Peter Lang.


Partington, A. 2001. Corpora and their uses in language research. In G.Aston (ed) Corpora for language research and learning. Houston (Texas): Athelstan, 46-62.


Partington, A. 1998. ’Unusuality’ and rhetorical effect: A machine-assisted investigation of the language of newspaper headlines in Meta, XIII, 3.


Partington, A. 1996. 'An all-American Villain': A corpus-based study of relexicalization in newspaper headlines. Textus IX, 39-58.


Partington, A. 1995. A Corpus-based Investigation into the Use of Metaphor in British Business Journalism. Anglais de Specialité, 25-39. Université de Bordeaux II.

Partington, A. 1995. 'Kicking the Habit': The exploitation of collocation in literature and humour. In J. Payne (ed) Linguistic Approaches to LiteratureEnglish Language Research Journal 17, 25 - 44. Birmingham: University of Birmingham.


Partington, A. 1993. Corpus Evidence of Language Change: The case of the intensifier. In M. Baker, G. Francis and E. Tognini-Bonelli (eds) Text and Technology: In Honour of John Sinclair, 177-92. Amsterdam: Benjamins.