Email: corpling (--at--gmail)
See also, CorpusLAB opposite.
Collocate 1.0 Download (Windows software for extracting collocations, n-grams, etc. Uses MI, log-likelihood and t-score measures.) Collocate 2.0 (Windows) available to individuals for $19 from here. Version 1.0 will extract collocations from a corpus in various ways. Version 2 will also show lexical bundles and p-frames; it will also give the concordance lines for a selected collocation.
MonoconcEsy Download (Free Windows concordancer for individual users).
ParaConc (Windows). A bilingual concordancer. Individuals can purchase/download the software for $39 here
WordSkew can be downloaded at WordSkew.com
Upcoming Trips and Conferences
I regularly travel in Asia and Europe. I am generally free from university teaching duties from July to December each year.
Staying in New Zealand at the moment
University of Malaya. Keynote. UM Corpus Linguistics Conference. 16 Jan, 2020
APCLC 2020. Seoul, Korea. Keynote. March 2020.
Courses and workshops -- 2018/2019
Malaysia Workshop: From data to language teaching materials. Jan 17, 2020
Keynotes at Conferences -- 2018
3rd International EAP Conference, Taiyuan, Shanxi, May 4-6, 2018
4th Asia Pacific Corpus Linguistics Conference, Takamatsu, Kagawa, Sept 17-20, 2018
The Individual and the Group from a Corpus Perspective. In The Corpus Linguistics Discourse: In honour of Wolfgang Teubert. Eds: Cermakova A, Mahlberg M . 163-184. 2018. John Benjamins, Amsterdam
WordSkew: Linking corpus data and discourse structure. International Journal of Corpus Linguistics, 21 (1), 104-114. 2016
Ordering of Elements in Learner Corpora. In Learner Corpus Studies in Asia and the World Kobe, Japan: Kobe University 127-136, 2014.
Individual Differences and Usage based Grammar. International Journal of Corpus Linguistics 18,4, 2013.
Exemplar Theory and patterns of production. In A. Hardie, and R. Love (Eds.), 7th International Corpus Linguistics Conference. University of Lancaster, England: 26-28, 2013
Corpus Linguistics and Theoretical Linguistics. International Journal of Corpus Linguistics 16,1, 2011.
Parallel texts and corpus-based contrastive analysis, In: Gómez González, M., Mackenzie, L. and González Alvarez, E. (eds.), Current Trends in Contrastive Linguistics: Functional and Cognitive Perspectives., Benjamins, 101-121.
Barlow, M., and Bowker, L. 2008. A comparative evaluation of bilingual concordancers and translation memory systems, In: Yuste Rodrigo, E. (ed.), Topics in Language Resources for Translation and Localisation., Benjamins, 1-22.
A Situated Theory of Agreement. New York, Routledge. 2014
ParaConc and Parallel Corpora in Contrastive and Translation Studies Houston, Athelstan. 2008
Burdine and Barlow. Business Phrasal Verbs. Houston, Athelstan. 2008
Barlow and Burdine. American Phrasal Verbs. Houston, Athelstan. 2006
Concordancing and Corpus Analysis with MP2.2, Houston, Athelstan, 2004
Barlow and Kemmer (Eds) Usage-Based Models of Language, Stanford, CSLI. 2000
Barlow and Ferguson (Eds) Agreement in Natural Language. Stanford, CSLI. 1988
Working with Computers Palo Alto, Athelstan, 1987
Associate Professor, Applied Language Studies, University of Auckland
For enquiries about PhD Research, contact me at the University of Auckland using my university email.
Heng Gong Cross-sectional differences in metadiscourse usage between and within disciplines: A corpus-based study
Lynn Liu A Corpus-based Contrastive Study of Intertextuality in Reports of Health Crises in China
Mengdi Liu A corpus analysis of the use of non-finite clauses in Chinese EFL learners’ English
Jiali Liu Framing of the Belt and Road Initiative in the American, Pakistani and Chinese Press
Van Vuong Nguyen: Metaphors in Vietnamese Economic Discourse
Previous PhD Students
Jianxin Wang Contrastive Connectors in English and Chinese: A Corpus-based Study. Completed 2011.
Sai Ma: Fictive Motion in Chinese. Completed 2016. Currently at Capital Normal University
Guangsa Jin: A Corpus-based Analysis of Moves in Academic Writing. Completed 2016. Currently at the University of International Business and Economics
Ye Jin: The Story of Shang. Completed 2019. Currently at North China Electric Power University, Beijing
Thi Ngoc Phuong Le: The Academic Discourse of Mechanical Engineering. Completed 2020.
Teaching and research
My academic position is Associate Professor in the Dept of Applied Language Studies and Linguistics. I teach a course on Corpora and Applied Linguistics as part of the new MA in Applied Linguistics.
For enquiries about PhD Research, contact me or DALSL, University of Auckland.
I have been a member of the Challenge Panel associated with the ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS) at Lancaster University.
I am working with colleagues on the Asia Pacific Corpus Linguistics Association.
The wrong Michael Barlow???
(I grew up in Sheffield, went to Liverpool/Salford/Sheffield universities, taught in Saudi Arabia, and moved to the US a long time ago. Now living in US/NZ.)
Projects under development
CorpusLABI aim to create some guides to academic writing, based on corpus data and the research literature. I am particularly interested in discipline-specific conventions.
For more info, go to the CorpusLAB website.An optional activity in these guides involves searching different sections of research articles from a specific discipline. The corpora for this part are quite small, a few million words, but they allow access to some authentic data.
Following some vague ideas in Barlow (2004) and more rigorous explorations in Matt O'Donnell and Ute Roemer (2010), I am developing software that tracks the distribution of words or phrases with respect to their position in sentences, paragraphs and texts. After a rather long hiatus, Wordskew is in the final stages of development. When complete, the software will be available free to individuals carrying out non-commercial research. The main idea is to link corpus data to the text. The screenshot below shows the frequency of I in different positions in an utterance: 1st word, 2nd, "Middle", penultimate, final.
Text visualisationLike many, I have been influenced by Tufte's books and although I have been interested in text visualisation for a while. I have not yet produced any software. Some ideas are, however, set out in a grant proposal.