Prof Mike McCarthy  English language articles

Mike McCarthy articles

For a complete list of Michael McCarthy's books, published papers, articles and chapters in edited books, click here.

Selected papers (click on links)

​McCarthy, M. J. (2010) Spoken fluency revisited. English Profile Journal. Online.

McCarten, J. and McCarthy, M. J. (2010) Bridging the gap between corpus and course book: the case of conversation strategies. In Mishan, F. & Chambers, A. (eds) Perspectives on Language Learning Materials Development. Oxford: Peter Lang, 11-32.

Buttery, P and McCarthy, M. J. (2012) Lexis in spoken discourse. In J. Gee and M. Handford (eds)
The Routledge Handbook of Discourse Analysis. Abingdon, Oxon and New York: Routledge, 285-300.

McCarthy, M. J. & O’Keeffe, A. (2012) Competencies explored and exposed: Grammar, lexis, communication and the notions of levels. In M. Eisenmann and T. Summer (eds.)
Basic issues in EFL teaching and learning. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 55-67.

McCarthy, M. and O'Keeffe, A. (2012). Analyzing Spoken Corpora. In C. A. Chappelle (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.

Amador Moreno, C., McCarthy, M. J. & O’Keeffe, A. (2013) Can English provide a framework for Spanish response tokens?
Yearbook of Corpus Linguistics and Pragmatics 2013: 175-201.

​Clancy, B. & McCarthy, M. J. (2014) Co-constructed turn taking. In Aijmer, K. and Ruehlemann, C. (eds.) Corpus Pragmatics: A Handbook. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 430-453.

McCarthy, M. J. (2015) The role of corpus research in the design of advanced level grammar instruction. In M. A. Christison, D. Christian, P. A. Duff, & N. Spada (Eds.). (2015).
Teaching and learning English grammar: Research findings and future directions. New York, NY: Routledge, 87-102.

Carter, R. A. & McCarthy, M. J. (2015) Spoken grammar: Where are we and where are we going?
Applied Linguistics 1-21. doi:10.1093/applin/amu080.

Buttery, P., McCarthy, M. J. & Carter, R. A. (2015) Chatting in the academy: informality in spoken academic discourse. In N. Groom, M. Charles and S. John (eds.)
Corpora, Grammar and Discourse. In honour of Susan Hunston. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 183-210.

McCarthy, M. J. (2015) “’Tis mad, yeah”: Turn openers in Irish and British English. In Amador-Moreno, C. P., McCafferty, K. and Vaughan, E. (eds.)
Pragmatic Markers in Irish English. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 156-175.

McCarthy, M. J. (2016) Teaching grammar at the advanced level. In E. Hinkel (ed.) Teaching
English Grammar to Speakers of Other Languages.  New York: Routledge, 203-221.

Caines, A., McCarthy, M. J. & O’Keeffe, A. (2016) Spoken language corpora and pedagogical applications. In F. Farr & L. Murray (eds.)
The Routledge Handbook of Language Learning and Technology. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 348-361.

McCarthy, M. J. & McCarten, J. (2016) Creativity and conversation: key concepts in spoken grammar. In D. Xerri and O. Vassallo (eds.) Creativity in English Language Teaching. Malta: ELT Council, 127-136.

Vaughan, E. and McCarthy, M. J. (2017) Research in corpora in language teaching and learning. In E. Hinkel (ed.)Handbook of Research in Second Language Teaching and Learning. Vol. III. New York: Routledge, 173-185.

Carter, R and McCarthy, M. J. (2017) Spoken Grammar: Where Are We and Where Are We Going ? Applied Linguistics, 38, 1, 1-20.

McCarthy, M.  J. (2017) Usage on the move: evolution and re-volution. Training Language and Culture, 1, 2 , 8-22.

​Vaughan, E., McCarthy, M. J. and Clancy, B. (2017) Vague category markers as turn-final items in Irish English. World Englishes  36 (2): 208-223.

McCarthy, M. J. (2017) Changes in English Grammar – The Tortoise, Not the Hare. EMC Emagazine 78: 50-52.

McCarthy, M. J. & McCarten, J. (2018) Now You’re Talking! Practising Conversation in Second Language Learning. In C. Jones (ed.) Practice in Second Language Learning. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 7-29.

Malyuga, E. & McCarthy, M. J. (2018) English and Russian vague category markers in business discourse: Linguistic identity aspects. Journal of Pragmatics. Volume 135, pp. 39-52.

Caines, A., Buttery, P. and McCarthy, M. J. (2018) “You still talking to me?” The zero auxiliary progressive in spoken British English, twenty years on’, in V. Brezina, R. Love and K. Aijmer (eds) Sociolinguistic Variation in Contemporary British English: Exploration of the Spoken BNC 2014. London: Routledge: 209-234.

McCarthy, M. (2019). Vague language in business and academic contexts. Language Teaching, 1-12.

McCarthy, M. & McCarten, J. (2020).
Interaction management in academic speaking. Interaction management in academic speaking. Linx [Online], 79

McCarthy, M. (2020)
Fifty-five years and counting: A half-century of getting it half right? Language Teaching, 1-12.

Malyuga, E. N. & McCarthy, M. J. (2021) “No” and “net” as response tokens in English and Russian business discourse: In search of a functional equivalence. Russian Journal of Linguistics 25 (2): 391-416.