This introductory book provides primary guidelines on corpus linguistics and language technology- a new field of empirical language research and application. It describes some of the basic issues of corpus linguistics in details and focuses on research into naturally occuring languages complemented with qualitative and functional interpretations. The book is complete in information, lucid in presentation, and object-oriented in application. It addresses the needs of Indian universities and institutes dealing with Indian languages corpora to design tools and systems for language technology. People working in the area of computational linguistics, natural language processing, information, as well as in various domains of mainstream linguistics will find this book useful for relevant information and analysis.