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Editors: Prof Mona Baker (University of Manchester, UK) and Dr Henry Jones (University of Manchester, UK)
The value of corpus-based analysis of language has been widely demonstrated across numerous disciplines, most notably in the fields of lexicography and language learning, but also in areas such as linguistics, discourse analysis, literary studies and translation studies. This special issue extends the application of corpus analysis to new areas of scholarship, including classical reception, medieval and modern Arabic studies and digital culture. Rather than identifying the patterning of linguistic items for lexicographical or pedagogical purposes, or the distinctive features of a genre or type of language use, the articles in this collection draw on the Genealogies of Knowledge corpora and visualization tools to address the broader and more complex role that various forms of mediation, including translation, play in guiding our understanding of key aspects of social and political life.