Welcome to Francis Academic Press

International Journal of New Developments in Engineering and Society, 2017, 1(3); doi: 10.25236/IJNDES.17314.

Corpus Construction for ESP


Zhaojun Chen, Miao Huang

Corresponding Author:
Zhaojun Chen

School of Humanities, Yantai Nanshan University, Shandong, 265706, China


Corpus-based research is well placed to inform the content of ESP teaching. Based on the computer information processing technology, the corpus gathers a large number of authentic language materials from the reality so that it can quickly and fairly accurately identify important language data in large-scale language materials. The corpora or the web-as-corpus in ESP contexts or resources can provide learners with examples of the right types of texts, which are relevant to their needs. By means of corpus, it is beneficial to transform traditional teacher-centered teaching into student-centered knowledge-exploring model for ESP teaching.


ESP; Corpus; Pedagogy; ESP corpus construction

Cite This Paper

Zhaojun Chen and Miao Huang. Corpus Construction for ESP.  International Journal of New Developments in Engineering and Society (2017) Vol.1, Num.3: 35-38.


[1]Leech, G. (1997). Teaching and language corpora: A convergence. In A. Wichman, S. Fligelstone, T. McEnery and G.Knowles (eds.), Teaching and Language Corpora .London: Longman. 1 – 23. 

[2]Granger, S. (2009).The contribution of learner corpora to second language acquisition and foreign language teaching. In K. Aijmer (ed.), Corpora and Language Teaching. 13 – 32. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

[3]Hyland, K. (2000).Disciplinary Discourses: Social Interactions in Academic Writing .Harlow, UK: Longman.
[4]Nesi, H. (2015). ESP corpus construction: a plea for a needs-driven approach. ASp, volume 68: 7-24.http://dx.doi.org/10.4000/asp.4682
[5]Kennedy , G. (2000). An Introduction to Corpus Linguistics. Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, p281-282.

[6]He Anping. (2004).Corpus Linguistic and English Teaching. Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press.

[7]Cui Weixia&Wang Junsong. (2013).The Current Situation and Development Trend of Corpus Research in China Journal of Xi’an International Studies University, (1), 55-58.

[8]Xu Xin. (2013).A Brief Analysis of Application and Construction of Teaching - Applied Corpus in ESP Education. Journal of Tianjin Academy of Educational Science, (4), 14-16.

[9]Zhao Lizhu. (2014).Application of Small Corpora in ESP Teaching: A Case Study of Aeronautical English Teaching. Journal of Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (Social Sciences Edition), (2), 89-92.
[10]Zhao Qing. (2010).The Application of Specialized Corpus in ESP Teaching. Journal of Chongqing University of Science and Technology (Social Sciences Edition), (19), 182-184.

[11]Jiang Ting. (2005).On Construction of Forensic Parallel Corpus. Journal of Chongqing University (Social Sciences Edition, (4), 94-97.

[12]Fu Xiaoyun. (2011).Construction and Application of Aviation English Corpus.Journal of Civil Aviation Flight University of China, (5), 52-58.

[13]Yi Yan&Wang Kefei. (2013).The Corresponding Research of "Dajia" Based on Parallel Corpus. Foreign Languages and Their Teaching, (3), 49-54.

[14]Wei Naixing. (2011).Corpus-based Contrastive Studies of Phraseology. Journal of Foreign Languages, (4), 32-42.