John Sinclair


Born
June 14, 1933

Died
March 13, 2007


John McHardy Sinclair (June 14, 1933 – March 13, 2007), Professor of Modern English Language at Birmingham University, 1965 to 2000. He pioneered work in corpus linguistics, discourse analysis, lexicography, and language teaching.

John Sinclair was a first-generation modern corpus linguist and the founder of the COBUILD project. This project's aim was to build corpus-driven lexicons for foreign learners of English. He became chief adviser of Collins' Cobuild English Language Dictionary, whose first edition was published in 1987.

He was well-known for having unconventional ideas which helped to advance the young field of corpus linguistics. At his valedictory lecture in 2000 he stated that none of his many published articles passed successfull
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Average rating: 4.2 · 177 ratings · 20 reviews · 39 distinct works
Collins Cobuild English Gra...

4.10 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 1990 — 3 editions
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Corpus, Concordance, Colloc...

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4.32 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 1991
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Collins Cobuild English Dic...

4.79 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 1987 — 3 editions
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English Usage

4.88 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 1992 — 2 editions
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Collins COBUILD English Dic...

4.50 avg rating — 6 ratings
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Trust the Text

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 2004 — 9 editions
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Collins Cobuild English Lan...

4.62 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 1988 — 4 editions
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Collins Cobuild Student's D...

4.33 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1990 — 7 editions
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Collins COBUILD New Student...

4.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1997
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Linear Unit Grammar: Integr...

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2006 — 4 editions
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“The language looks rather different when you look at a lot of it at once.”
John Sinclair