Language and Covid-19: special issue of the International Journal of Corpus Linguistics 26:4, 2021

Michaela Mahlberg & Gavin Brookes, editors of IJCL:

“When we circulated the call for papers for this Special Issue in July 2020, we received over 100 proposals. This, we feel, is testament to the applied nature of corpus linguistics, as well as to the innovativeness of our research community to respond rapidly and creatively to the most urgent global challenges of our time.” 

The Covid infodemic: Competition and the hyping of virus research. Ken Hyland and Feng (Kevin) Jiang | pp. 444–468

Stance nouns in COVID-19 related blog posts: A contrastive analysis of blog posts published in The Conversation in Spain and the UK. Niall Curry and Pascual Pérez-Paredes | pp. 469–497

Communicating the unknown: An interdisciplinary annotation study of uncertainty in the coronavirus pandemic. Marcus Müller, Sabine Bartsch, and Jens O. Zinn | pp. 498–531

A discourse dynamics exploration of attitudinal responses towards COVID-19 in academia and media. Jihua Dong, Louisa Buckingham, and Hao Wu | pp. 532–556

Networked discourses of bereavement in online COVID-19 memorials. Mark McGlashan | pp. 557–582

The Coronavirus Corpus: Design, construction, and use. Mark Davies | pp. 583–598