Find a research supervisor in Corpus Linguistics

Staff in the Department of English Language and Linguistics who supervise PhD/MA by Research in the area of Corpus Linguistics.

Dr Matteo Fuoli

Dr Matteo Fuoli

Lecturer in Corpus-based Discourse Analysis

  • Evaluation/stance/appraisal in discourse: how speakers and writers express emotions and opinions in discourse
  • Corporate discourse: how companies use language to persuade and gain the trust of their audiences
  • Experimental approaches to Critical Discourse Analysis: how to use experiments to test hypotheses based on qualitative CDA research
  • Trust and legitimacy in discourse from a Critical ...

Dr Jason Grafmiller

Dr Jason Grafmiller

Lecturer in corpus-based sociolinguistics

  • Linguistic variation of all stripes, particularly work focused on investigating usage-based models of social and/or cognitive factors shaping morphosyntactic variation in English (or other languages).

Professor Jack Grieve

Professor Jack Grieve

Professorial Fellow in Corpus Linguistics

  • Corpus Linguistics
  • Dialectology
  • Forensic Linguistics
  • Sociolinguistics

Dr Nicholas Groom

Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics

  • Corpus-based approaches to the analysis of phraseology (e.g. pattern grammar, construction grammar)
  • Corpus-based discourse analysis
  • Corpus-based critical discourse analysis
  • Learner corpus analysis
  • Corpora in cognitive linguistics
  • Corpora in systemic-functional linguistics

Dr Suganthi John

Dr Suganthi John

Senior Lecturer in English Language
Head of English Language and Linguistics
Head of Internationalisation, EDACS

  • Academic discourse
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Writing for publication
  • Advanced academic literacy
  • Writer identity and theories of writing

Professor Jeannette Littlemore

Professor Jeannette Littlemore

Professor of English Language and Applied Linguistics

  • Metaphor
  • Metonymy
  • Cognitive Linguistic approaches to second language acquisition
  • The use of figurative language by learners of English

Professor Michaela Mahlberg

Professor Michaela Mahlberg

Chair in Corpus Linguistics
Director, Centre for Corpus Research

  • Corpus Linguistics
  • Literary Linguistics
  • Charles Dickens
  • 19th century fiction
  • Discourse Analysis 

Dr Amanda Patten

Dr Amanda Patten

Lecturer in Historical Linguistics

  • Historical linguistics and language change
  • Construction grammar and the relationship between form and meaning
  • Information packaging constructions and other specialised linguistic patterns

Dr Florent Perek

Dr Florent Perek

Lecturer in Cognitive Linguistics

  • Construction grammar, cognitive linguistics
  • Quantitative corpus linguistics
  • Grammar, semantics, argument structure
  • Language change

Dr Garry Plappert

Lecturer in Applied Linguistics

Corpus Linguistics, EAP and the linguistics of epistemology.

Dr Adam Schembri

Dr Adam Schembri

Reader in Linguistics

  • British/Australian Sign Language
  • Sign language linguistics
  • Sociolinguistic variation and change
  • Gesture studies

Dr Paul Thompson

Dr Paul Thompson

Senior Lecturer
Deputy Director, Centre for Corpus Research
Departmental Director of Postgraduate Research Studies

  • Disciplinary and genre variation in academic and other specialised discourses
  • Corpus-assisted discourse studies of society and the natural environment
  • Linguistic aspects of human-computer interaction
  • Applications of educational technologies in language learning
  • Uses of corpus resources and methodologies in learning about language

Professor Michael Toolan

Professor Michael Toolan

Professor of English Language
Study Abroad Tutor for School of EDACS

  • Corpus-aided stylistics
  • Critical discourse analysis
  • Narratology
  • Literariness

Dr Crayton Walker

Dr Crayton Walker

Lecturer in Applied Linguistics

  • Collocation and other phraseological aspects of English
  • Corpus-based investigation of semantic prosody and semantic preference
  • Corpus-based investigation of individual words and phrases
  • Data driven learning and the pedagogic application of corpora
  • Vocabulary and the teaching of vocabulary