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Papers

Publications

  • Alsop, S. and H. Nesi. (Forthcoming 2009) Issues in the development of the British Academic Written English (BAWE) corpus. Corpora 4 (1)
  • Ebeling, S and Alois Heuboeck. (2007). Encoding document information in a corpus of student writing: the experience of the British Academic Written English (BAWE) corpus. Encoding document. Corpora 2 (2) 241-256
  • Gardezi, S. A. and H. Nesi (forthcoming). Variation in the writing of economics students in Britain and Pakistan: the case of conjunctive ties. In: M. Charles, S. Hunston, D. Pecorari (eds) At the Interface of Corpus and Discourse: Analysing Academic Discourses. London: Continuum.
  • Gardner, S. (2008). Integrating ethnographic, multidimensional, corpus linguistic and systemic functional approaches to genre description: an illustration through university history and engineering assignments. In Steiner, E & Neumann, S. (Eds.) Proceedings of the 19th European Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference and Workshop 23rd - 25th July 2007, Saarbrücken, Germany
  • Gardner, S. (forthcoming). Initial Sentence Subjects and Angle on Field: Mapping ideational meaning across disciplines and years of study in a corpus of assessed student writing. Initial Sentence Subject and Angle on Field. In C. Jones and E. Ventola (eds) Field, Ideation & Experiential Representation: from Language to Multimodality. Series: Functional Linguistics edited by R. Fawcett. London: Equinox Publishing.
  • Gardner, S. (forthcoming). Evaluation across Disciplinary Groups in University Student Writing: The Critique Genre Family as Texts and Text. In: Edwardes, M. (ed) Proceedings of the British Association of Applied Linguistics (BAAL) Conference, University of Swansea, 11-13 September 2008.
  • Gardner, S. and J. Holmes. (forthcoming). From section headings to assignment macrostructures in undergraduate student writing'. Chapter accepted for publication in E. Swain (ed.) Thresholds and Potentialities of Systemic Functional Linguistics: Applications to other disciplines, specialised discourses and languages other than English. Trieste: Edizioni Universitarie Trieste (EUT).
  • Gardner, S. and J. Holmes. (forthcoming). Can I use headings in my essay? Section headings, macrostructures and genre families in the BAWE corpus of student writing". In: M. Charles, S. Hunston, D. Pecorari (eds) At the Interface of Corpus and Discourse: Analysing Academic Discourses. London: Continuum.
  • Holmes, J. and Nesi, H. (forthcoming 2009) ‘Verbal and Mental Processes in Academic Disciplines.’ In At the Interface of Corpus and Discourse: Analysing Academic Discourses. ed. by Charles, M., Hunston, S. and Pecorari, D. London: Continuum.
  • Lee, D. and Xiao, C. (2008) Small words, big deal: teaching the use of function words and other key items in research writing. In: Frankenberg-Garcia, A., Rkibi, T., Braga da Cruz, M., Carvalho, R., Direito, C. & Santos-Rosa, D. (eds) Proceedings of the 8th Teaching and Language Corpora Conference. Lisbon, Portugal: ISLA, 198-206

  • Leedham, M. (forthcoming). From traditional essay to ‘Ready Steady Cook’ presentation: Reasons for innovative changes in Higher Education assignments. Active Learning in Higher Education. 10 (2)
  • McKenny, J. (2005a) Stance and spin in academic writing. In: Lagerwerf, L., Spooren, W., and Degand, L. (eds) Determination of Information and Tenor in Texts: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Discourse, Amsterdam: Stichting Neerlandistiek VU & Münster: Nodus Publikationen pp 115-137
  • McKenny, J. (2005b) Content analysis of dogmatism compared with corpus analysis of epistemic stance in student essays. Information Design Journal + Document Design, 13 (1) pp 40-49
  • McKenny, J. (2003) Seeing the wood and the trees: reconciling findings from discourse and lexical analysis. University of Lancaster: University Centre for Computer Corpus Research on Language (UCREL). Technical Papers Volume 16
  • Nesi, H. (2008) BAWE: An introduction to a new resource. In Frankenberg-Garcia, A., Rkibi, T., Braga da Cruz, M., Carvalho, R., Direito, C. & Santos-Rosa, D. (eds) Proceedings of the 8th Teaching and Language Corpora Conference. Held 4-6 July 2008 at the Instituto Superior de Línguas e Administração,. Lisbon, Portugal: ISLA: 239-246.
  • Nesi, H. (2008) ‘Introducing BAWE: a new lexicographical resource.’ In Bernal, E. and DeCesaris, J. (eds.) Proceedings of the XII EURALEX International Congress. Held 15-19 July 2008 at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Barcelona: Institut Universari de Linguistica Aplicada, Universitat Pompeu Fabra: 737-752
  • Nesi, H. (2008). Corpora & EAP. In: LSP: Interfacing Language with other Realms: Proceedings of the 6th Languages for Specific Purposes International Seminar, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

  • Nesi, H. (2008). Extended abstract: The form, meaning and purpose of university level assessed reflective writing. In M. Edwardes (ed) Proceedings of the BAAL Annual Conference 2007. Scitsiugnil Press: London, UK.
  • Nesi, H. (forthcoming). A Multidimensional Analysis of Student Writing across Levels and Disciplines. In: Edwardes, M. (ed) Proceedings of the British Association of Applied Linguistics (BAAL) Conference, University of Swansea, 11-13 September 2008.
  • Nesi, H. and Gardner, S.. 2006. Variation in Disciplinary Culture: University Tutors' Views on Assessed Writing Tasks In: Kiely, R., Clibbon, G., Rea-Dickins, P. & Woodfield, H (eds) Language, Culture and Identity in Applied Linguistics (British Studies in Applied Linguistics, Volume 21) London: Equinox Publishing
  • Nesi, H., Gardner, S., Forsyth, R., Hindle, D., Wickens, P., Ebeling, S., Leedham, M., Thompson, P., and Heuboeck, A. (2005) . Towards the compilation of a corpus of assessed student writing: An account of work in progress, Volume 1, issue 1
  • Nesi, H., Sharpling, G. and Ganobcsik-Williams, L. (2004) Student papers across the curriculum: Designing and developing a corpus of British student writing. Computers and Composition, 21 (4) 401-503

Conference Presentations

2008

Gardner, S. “Measuring student academic writing: quantifiers across the disciplines” [Paper presented at the British Association of Applied Linguistics (BAAL) conference, University of Swansea, 11-13 September 2008]

Gardner, S. & Nesi, H. “A new categorisation of university student writing tasks” [Paper presented at Language Issues in English-medium Universities: A Global Concern. University of Hong Kong, 18-20 June 2008] View the presentation and handout.

Gardner, S. “Macrogenres of assessed student writing in the context of the framework for higher education qualifications” [Paper presented at the Writing Development in Higher Education Conference, University of Strathclyde, 25 - 27 June 2008]

Heuboeck, A. Un modèle de cohérence pour le genre « argumentative student essay » dans le système d’éducation supérieure britannique [A coherence model for the genre "argumentative student essay" in the British higher education system]' [Paper presented at La cohérence du discours – texte et théorie [Discourse Coherence - Text and Theory] MIC 2008 Sorbonne, 20 September 2008]

Lee, D. Data-driven learning and research in ESP: student and researcher uses of specialized corpora. [Paper presented at "Partnerships in Action: Research, Practice & Training". Inaugural Conference of the Asia-Pacific Rim LSP and Professional Communication Association, City University of Hong Kong, 8-10 December 2008]

Leedham, M. “Searching corpora of Chinese and British writers for lexicalised language” [Paper presented at Crossculturality: English Studies and World Literature in China, Beijing University, PRC, 24-25 April 2008]

Leedham, M. “From traditional essay to 'Ready, Steady, Cook' presentation: Reasons for innovative changes in HE assignments” [Paper presented at the Writing Development in Higher Education Conference, University of Strathclyde. 25- 27 June 2008]

Nesi, H. “The design of a web-based interface for the BAWE corpus” Conference of the American Association for (Applied) Corpus Linguistics, Brigham Young University Provo, Utah, USA, 13-15 March, 2008

Nesi, H. “Corpora in EAP”.[Plenary paper presented at the 6th Languages for Specific Purposes International Seminar, “LSP: Interfacing Language with other Realms”. Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru, Malaysia, 9-10 April 2008]

Nesi, H. “Evidence of Personal Development Planning in Assessed Student Writing” [Paper presented at the Writing Development in Higher Education Conference, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK 25th - 27th June 2008]

Nesi, H. “Introducing BAWE: a new lexicographical resource” [Poster presented at the 13th EURALEX International Congress, Institut Universari de Linguistica Aplicada, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain, 15-19 July 2008]

Nesi, H. “Kibbitzers revisited: mini research projects with the BAWE corpus” [Paper presented at the EUROCALL Conference, Kodolányi University College, Székesfehérvár, Hungary, 3-6 September 2008]

Nesi, H. “An introduction to a new resource” [Paper presented at the 8th international Teaching and Language Corpora conference, Instituto Superior de Línguas e Administração, Lisbon, Portugal, 4-6 July 2008]

Nesi, H. “An Approach to Genre Families from a Multidisciplinary Perspective for Academic Writing Instruction” [Paper presented at iPED08, Coventry University, 7-8 September 2008]

Nesi, H. “A multidimensional analysis of student writing across levels and disciplines” [Poster presented at the British Association of Applied Linguistics (BAAL) Conference, University of Swansea, 11-13 September 2008]

Nesi, H. University writing as a preparation for the workplace: Professional genres in the BAWE corpus. [Paper presented at "Partnerships in Action: Research, Practice & Training". Inaugural Conference of the Asia-Pacific Rim LSP and Professional Communication Association, City University of Hong Kong, 8-10 December 2008]

Thompson, P. “Disciplinary variation in assessed writing for undergraduate programmes” [Plenary paper presented at the Aston Corpus Symposium, University of Aston, 23 May 2008]

Thompson, P. "Shared disciplinary norms and individual traits in the writing of British undergraduates" [Plenary paper presented at the CERLIS 2008 International Conference, University of Bergamo, Italy, 19-21 June 2008]

Thompson., P. "Corpora in Discourse Analysis and in Language Teaching” [Workshop held at the ESSE 9 Conference, Aarhus, Denmark, 22-26 August 2008]

2007

  • Wickens, P. (2007) Author stance in theme position: disciplinary variation in a corpus of assessed UG student writing. [paper presented at the BAAL Annual Conference 2007, University of Edinburgh].
  • Nesi, H. (2007) "'I have realised there are much more insights to explore': The form, meaning and purpose of university level assessed reflective writing." [paper presented at the BAAL Annual Conference 2007, University of Edinburgh].
  • Gardner, S. (2007) "Multiple Perspectives on University History & Engineering Assignments." [paper presented at the 19th European Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference and Workshop, Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken.]
  • Holmes, J. (2007) "Verbal and mental process words in academic writing." [paper presented at the 19th European Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference and Workshop, Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken.]
    See the Wordlist for this presentation
  • Heuboeck, A. (2007) "Functions and patterns: corpus-informed genre analysis as integration of micro- and macrofunctional units." [paper presented at the 19th European Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference and Workshop, Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken.]
  • Gardner, S. (2007) "Quick Studies of Student Writing: Disciplinary Writing Profiles." [Demonstration at the "Academic Writing across the Disciplines" BALEAP PIM, University of Warwick, June 18, 2007.]

2006

2005

2004

  • Pramoolsook, Issra (2004) "Textual and linguistic analysis of experimental report genre: In search of an appropriate framework for analysing dissertations and research articles" [paper presented at CELTE Research Students' 7th Annual Conference, June 4, 2004.]

2003

  • Sharpling, G. (2003) "The development of an electronic corpus of written assignments, and its use in the teaching of EAP". [paper presented at ‘Uses of Corpora in EAP’, BALEAP Professional Issues Meeting, University of Reading.]

2002

  • Nesi, H. (2002c) "Citation in the electronic age: academic norms and current problems". [paper presented at the 36th International IATEFL Conference, University of York, UK.]
  • Nesi, H. (2002b) "Current problems with citation practices". [paper presented at the 35th BAAL Annual Meeting, University of Cardiff, UK.]
  • Nesi, H. (2002a) "BASE, BAWE and EASE: how insights from academic corpora have informed the design of an EAP series". [paper presented at the 1st Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies Group International Conference, University of Limerick.]