Over the past few decades, corpus linguistics has evolved into a fully-fledged methodological approach with an increasing number of scholars using various different methods. In this rather programmatic paper, I will argue, however, that corpus linguistics has, in some respects at least, still some way to go in terms of developing rigorous tools and methods and using them more often. More specifically, corpus linguistics – as the young discipline it still is – still has much to learn from other disciplines; a prime candidate in this respect is psycholinguistics. I will try to support this claim with arguments from several case studies.
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