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Research using the BAWE Corpus

Over a hundred publications have now reported research based on BAWE data (see below for a publications list).

Discipline, level, genre: Integrating multiple situational perspectives in a new MD analysis of university student writing, by Sheena Gardner, Hilary Nesi and Doug Biber is now an open-access publication in Applied Linguistics. This article identifies, describes and exemplifies clusters of linguistic features in the BAWE corpus, with reference to academic disciplines, disciplinary groups, levels of study and genre families. 

See also A classification of genre families in university student writing by Sheena Gardner and Hilary Nesi, in Applied Linguistics 34 (1) 1-29.

Genres across the Disciplines by Hilary Nesi and Sheena Gardner describes and discusses genres of assessed writing in UK higher education, drawing on evidence from the BAWE corpus. Chapter Two is available open access. For reviews of this book see:

Chun, C. (2014) TESOL Quarterly 48 (4) 862-4

Lawrence, A. (2013) Journal of English for Academic Purposes 12 (4) 313-4

Lee, J. & Casal, J.E. (2013) System 41 (2) 485-7

Simpson, A. (2013) Review ~ Genres Across the DisciplinesTeflnet April 2013

Tribble, C. (2013) ELT Journal 67 (2) 253-260.


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