Staff 

Director of the Centre for Corpus Research

Professor Michaela Mahlberg

Professor Michaela Mahlberg

Chair in Corpus Linguistics
Director, Centre for Corpus Research

Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics

As a corpus linguist, I am interested in language as a social phenomenon and the way in which we use language to understand and shape the world we live in. A large part of my research focuses on the language of Dickens’s fiction, literary linguistics, and discourse analysis.

I am currently PI on the AHRC funded CLiC Dickens project.

Academic staff within the Centre for Corpus Research

Dr Sarah Duffy

Dr Sarah Duffy

Lecturer

Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics

I am a lecturer in the department of English Language and Applied Linguistics. My research expertise is in the field of cognitive linguistics and, in particular, on metaphors of time.

Dr Melanie Evans

Lecturer in English Language

Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics

I’m a researcher in the history of English, interested in sociolinguistics, stylistics, language and gender, language and power, and all things Tudor. Developing digital approaches to these fields are of particular interest.

Dr Nicholas Groom

Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics

Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics

I am a corpus linguist. The main focus of my work is on using computers to study latent patterning in very large collections of naturally occurring language data.

Professor Susan Hunston

Professor Susan Hunston

Professor of English Language

Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics

I have a background in English Language and Applied Linguistics and have worked in three countries. I enjoy research and teaching at all levels and I especially like supervising Doctoral Researchers.

Dr Suganthi John

Dr Suganthi John

Senior Lecturer in English Language
Admissions Tutor
Programme Director of Undergraduate Programmes

Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics

I am a Senior Lecturer in English Language in the Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics at the University of Birmingham. I teach a range of modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and supervise PhD students in English Language and Applied Linguistics. My research focusses on self-representation and identity in academic texts. I am also interested in writing development ...

Dr Olivia Knapton

Dr Olivia Knapton

Lecturer in English Language

Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics

I am a lecturer in English language, with a particular interest in combining cognitive and social approaches to discourse and meaning.

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Professor Jeannette Littlemore

Professor Jeannette Littlemore

Head of English Language and Applied Linguistics

Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics

I am a Professor of Applied Linguistics in the English Language Department at the University of Birmingham. I teach a range of courses and supervise PhD students in English Language and Applied Linguistics. My research focuses on the acquisition and use of metaphor and other types of figurative language by second language learners. I am also interested in applications of cognitive ...

Dr Rosamund Moon

Honorary Research Fellow

Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics

I teach linguistics in the Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics. My research and specialist teaching is primarily in the broad field of lexis and also lexicography.

Dr Akira Murakami

Dr Akira Murakami

Research Fellow

Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics

I am working for the corpus-based project, "Investigating interdisciplinary research discourse: the case of Global Environmental Change.

Dr Pablo Ruano

Dr Pablo Ruano

Visiting Researcher

Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics

I am a teaching assistant at the University of Extremadura (Spain). I hold to master’s degrees and a PhD on corpus stylistics. Currently, I am a visitor to the Centre for Corpus Research.

Professor Wolfgang Teubert

Emeritus Professor

Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics

Now increasingly retired, I gradually move away from corpus linguistics into discourse analysis, from a hermeneutic and neo-pragmatic perspective, believing that the social and natural world we encounter is constituted by the discourse in which we take part.

Dr Paul Thompson

Dr Paul Thompson

Senior Lecturer
Deputy Director, Centre for Corpus Research

Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics

I have been at the University of Birmingham since September 2009, and I am the Deputy Director of the Centre for Corpus Research. I am a corpus linguist with particular interest in specialised discourses, and I have a background in ELT and EAP.

The project blog page for my ESRC funded project 'Investigating Interdisciplinary Research Discourse' is: http://idrd-bham.info/idrd/

Professor Michael Toolan

Professor of English Language

Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics

I chiefly teach and research in stylistics, narrative, and discourse analysis.

Dr Crayton Walker

Dr Crayton Walker

Lecturer in Applied Linguistics

Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics

I am a lecturer working in the Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics. I work with both undergraduate and postgraduate students who are following our campus and distance programmes. My main areas of expertise are associated with language teaching and corpus linguistics.