News of research, talks, publications, etc. 

Article by Mike McCarthy: 'Changes in English Grammar – The Tortoise, Not

the Hare', English Media Centre emagazine  78: 50-52.

A book on an important subject by Kieran Harrington - highly recommended: 

The Role of Corpus Linguistics in the Ethnography of a Closed Community

Professor Mike McCarthy English language reference and teaching materials

Article on Irish and British English by Elaine Vaughan, Mike McCarthy

and Brian Clancy in World Englishes​ , 2017,36 (2): 208-223.

New, revised and updated edition of Mike

McCarthy's highly successful book for native- and

expert-users of English, Grammar and Usage:

Your Questions Answered

Kindle edition (£6)

Paperback (£6.50)


​​Chapter on teaching conversation by Mike McCarthy and Jeanne McCarten out

now in Christian Jones (ed.) Practice in Second Language Learning.

A truly well-deserved Lifetime Achievement Award went to Mike McCarthy's friend, co-author and colleague of 30 years, the late Prof. Ron Carter, at the British Council ELTONS Awards Ceremony, 14th June 2017. If you'd like to watch Mike's  video tribute to Ron, extracts from which were shown at the ceremony, ​click here

Article by Elena Malyuga and Mike McCarthy: English and Russian vague category markers in business discourse: Linguistic identity aspects.Journal of Pragmatics. Volume 135, pp. 39-52.

New  book by Mike McCarthy: 101 Tips for English Language

Learners. With tips for academic writing, exercises and answer

key. Advice on common errors, standard usage and more. 

Kindle edition  (£4.99)

Paperback  (£5.50)

Article by Mike McCarthy, ​'Usage on the Move: evolution and re-volution', ​available online in the ICC journal Training Language and Culture, 2017, 1 (2): 8-22.

Interested in the Welsh language and  Welsh corpora? Choose your language for information about the  National Corpus of Contemporary Welsh  / Corpws Cenedlaethol Cymraeg Cyfoes (CorCenCC) project:

The project

​   The team

​Mike McCarthy is a project consultant


New chapter by 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.