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PG Research

BAWE and BAWE Plus data is being used for postgraduate research. Projects using this data include:

Doctoral Research

  • A comparison of metadiscourse in academic essays (Ting Li)
  • "Genre transfer from MSc dissertations to published articles by Thai scientists with implications for teaching." Issra Pramooksook, September 2003-September 2006, Supervisors:Dr Sheena Gardner and Dr Hilary Nesi, University of Warwick.


The corpus data is being used for: Genre analysis of Biology assignments in the pilot study to trial the analytical framework to be used in the main study.

  • "An Investigation into the Grammatical Errors in Students' L2 Writing in the English Department at Damascus University and Implications for Materials Development." Amani Fakherah, January 2005 – January 2008, Supervisor: Dr.Sheena Gardner, University of Warwick.

The corpus data is being used to: Examine and analyse the use of certain grammatical features in successful literary essays in English.

  • McKenny, J. (2007) A corpus-based investigation of the phraseology in various genres of written English with applications to the teaching of English for academic purposes. PhD thesis. University of Leeds.


MA Dissertations

  • Conjunction use by British and Pakistani economics students: a comparative corpus-based enquiry. Amina Gardezi 2007 Supervisor: Dr. Hilary Nesi, University of Warwick.
  • "A comparative analysis of cohesive signalling nouns in NNS and NS English undergraduate legal assignments". Richard Beal, 2006, Supervisor: Dr. Hilary Nesi, University of Warwick.
  • "Genre Analysis: An Investigation of Syntactical and Lexical Features in Law Student Writing from Warwick School of Law". Alexius Mgina, 2004, Supervisor: Dr.Sheena Gardner, University of Warwick.