New book on parliamentary discourse to be published by John Benjamins
Macquarie linguists Minna Korhonen and Haidee Kotze have had a book proposal accepted for publication by John Benjamins, as part of the Studies in Corpus Linguistics series. The volume, to be titled Exploring Language and Society with Big Data: Parliamentary discourse across time and space, has arisen out of a pre-conference workshop that they, along with fellow editor Jukka Tyrkkö (Linnaeus University, Sweden), organised at ICAME 40 in Switzerland. It brings together researchers interested in the rich resource provided by parliamentary records for investigating language and social change. Adam Smith and Pam Peters are also part of the Macquarie team that has been carrying out research based on corpora of Australian, British, and now New Zealand Hansard. The book will be published in 2020.