My research aims to make corpus-based contributions to linguistic theory in general, and to the fields of phraseology, discourse analysis, critical discourse analysis and second language acquisition in particular.
I am currently carrying out research on the following topics:
- The relationship between phraseology and epistemology in written and spoken academic discourse.
- The language of patents, from the C17th to the present day.
- Public discourses around secondary schooling in the UK
- Phraseological development in EFL learner writing