Abstract: [Purpose/significance] This paper aims at grasping the overall context and research findings of international corpus research in recent years, clarifying the hot spots and exploring the research frontiers in this field. [Method/process] It took the research papers published between 2005 and 2017 in Web of Science as data source, and made calculate analysis and knowledge domains map on these data through the softwares including BICOMB, Ucinet6 and CiteSpace from the following aspects：publication numbers and chronological distribution, source journals, research subjects, national and regional distribution, research institutions and cited literature. [Result/conclusion] It found that corpus study presents the characteristics of interdisciplinary and multi-angle, and it’s research objectsinvolve more languages and literature genre. Collocation and lexicography keep being important studies while special purpose language, academic English, gender, identity, metaphor and discourse analysis turn into new research hotspots, and the combination with construction grammar and cognitive linguistics are the research frontiers.
Keywords: corpus; visualized analysis; BICOMB; Ucinet6; CiteSpace