Colleges, School and Institutes
I taught at schools and universities in Australia, England, Indonesia, Japan, Thailand and Vietnam, before coming to Birmingham as a postgraduate research student in 2001. I have been a member of staff here at UoB since September 2005.
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
Willingness to take PhD students
I supervise PhD and MRes students working in the following areas:
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
Please get in touch if you are interested in working with me.