Photograph of Paul Thompson by Rory Buckland
Dr Paul Thompson

Dr Paul Thompson has been awarded funding under the BRIDGE Seed Fund scheme for collaboration between the University of Birmingham and the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.

The funding will support meetings in Birmingham and in Urbana-Champaign with Randall Sadler and Xun Yan, both of UIUC, Andrew Kehoe (Birmingham City University) and Jinsong Fan (Fudan, China) to plan a joint project on ‘Writing Development in Global Higher Education’ (WriDGHE). The project aim is to build an international corpus of student writing in Higher Education representing the writing practices of university students, in English as L1 and foreign language contexts. This will be used for studies of student writing development over the course of a university programme, and for descriptions of different stages of linguistic development for L1 and L2 writers.