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Talk: Hilary Nesi at 6th Learner Corpus Research Conference

Hilary Nesi was the opening plenary speaker at the  6th Learner Corpus Research Conference, held at the Università degli Studi di Padova, 22nd-24th September 2022, in conjunction with the international Learner Corpus Association (see http://www.maldura.unipd.it/lcr-2022/). The conference attracted participants from all over the world, with talks concerning topics such as …

New Cambridge Element by Lee McCallum & Philip Durrant

Our CLaC colleague Lee has just published ‘Shaping Writing Grades: Collocation and Writing Context Effects’ with Philip Durrant at the University of Exeter. This book is free to download for the next week or so here. Book summary This Element explores relationships between collocations, writing quality, and learner and contextual …

Exciting news for CLaC member Yu-Hua Chen!

Dr Yu-Hua Chen from the School of Humanities at Coventry University, Dr Ying Zheng and Prof. Roumyana Slabakova from Modern Languages and Linguistics at the University of Southampton have been successful in winning the British Academy Talent Development Award 2021. They will work on a project entitled “An Investigation of the Statistical …

Just out – Stories and scenarios: lecturers’ use of fantastic hypothetical events

Congratulations to our CLaC colleagues Hilary Nesi and Siân Alsop, who have a new article out in the Journal of English for Academic Purposes.Until 16 August you can access the article to read and/or download via this link: https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1dJDV5FQOReRBR Abstract A number of studies have examined the occurrence of stories …