Concordance lines: What are they and how can they be used to explore representation?

Publication: Chapter in book/Conference proceedingChapter in edited volume


This chapter introduces several key concepts related to concordance line analysis and explores how they can be used to study representation. It begins by introducing the concept of a concordance line and, supported by worked examples and case studies, it discusses how concordance lines are a useful window onto the wider social context. The chapter then offers a step-by-step guide to getting started with a concordance analysis and offers two activities for readers to try themselves. The chapter finishes by reflecting on good practice, potential pitfalls and ongoing areas of academic debate.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAnalysing Representation: A Corpus and Discourse Textbook
EditorsFrazer Heritage, Charlotte Taylor
Place of PublicationOxon, New York
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)978‑1‑003‑35097‑2
ISBN (Print) 978‑1‑032‑39703‑0, 978‑1‑032‑39701‑6
Publication statusPublished - May 2024

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