Research Using the ELC Corpus

Publications

  • Alsop, S. and Nesi, H. (forthcoming, 2021) Stories and scenarios: Lecturers’ use of real and hypothetical events to scaffold knowledge. Journal of English for Academic Purposes (Special Issue): Lecture Discourse and Lecturer Training.
  • Alsop, S., King, V., Giaimo, G. And Xu, X. (in press, 2020) Uses of corpus linguistics in education research: An adjustable lens. Theory and Method in Higher Education Research.
  • Alsop, S. (2016). The 'humour' element in engineering lectures across cultures: An analysis of one category of pragmatic annotation. In López-Couso, M. J., Méndez-Naya, B., Núñez-Pertejo, P. and Palacios-Martínez, I. M. (eds) Corpus Linguistics on the Move: Exploring and Understanding English through Corpora. Amsterdam: Brill/Rodopi.
  • Alsop, S. (2015) The pragmatic annotation of academic lectures: An exploratory study applied to Engineering Disciplines. PhD Thesis. Coventry University.
  • Alsop, S. and Nesi, H. (2014) The pragmatic annotation of a corpus of academic lectures. In Calzolari, N.,  Choukri, K., Declerck, T., Loftsson, H., Maegaard, B. Mariani, J., Moreno, A., Odijk, J., and Piperidis, S. (eds) Proceedings of LREC 2014, Ninth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation. May 26-31 2014, Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Center, Reykjavik, Iceland.
  • Alsop, S. (2013) Features of lecture discourse. [Online podcast] Cambridge University Press: Applied Linguistics Zone.
  • Alsop, S. (2013) Telling stories about telling stories: Reflections on the study of university engineering lectures. In: Blaj-Ward, L. and Brever, S. (eds) Snapshots of EAP Research Journeys. London: BALEAP. 15-20.
  • Alsop, S. Moreton, E. and Nesi, H. (2013) The uses of storytelling in university engineering lectures. ESP across Cultures. 10: 8-19.
  • Alsop, S. and Nesi, H. (2013) Annotating a corpus of spoken English: The Engineering Lecture Corpus (ELC). In Mello, H. Pettorino, M and Raso, T. (eds) Proceedings of GSCP 2012: Speech and Corpora. Belo Horizonte, Brazil. 58-62.
  • Alsop, S. and Nesi, H. (2013) The summarising function of university Engineering lectures: A cross-cultural perspective. In Archibald, A.N. (ed) Multilingual Theory and Practice in Applied Linguistics: Proceedings of the 45th Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics. University of Southampton, 6-8 September 2012. BAAL/ Scitsiugnil Press. 11-14.
  • Nesi, H. (2012) Laughter in University Lectures. Journal of English for Academic Purposes 11 (2), 79-89.

Presentations

  • Alsop, S. and Nesi, H. (2018) Stories and ‘story-likes’: How lecturers use real and hypothetical events to scaffold knowledge in different EMI contexts. IVACS International Biennial Conference 2018. University of Malta, Malta. 13-15/06/18.
  • Alsop, S. (2018) Summary matters: How lecturers review and preview information in engineering lectures. HEA Annual Conference 2018: Teaching in the spotlight: Learning from global communities. Aston, UK. 03-05/07/2018.
  • Alsop, S. (2017) The summary element in engineering lectures. 1st International Conference on Corpus Analysis in Academic Discourse. Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain. 22-24/11/2017.
  • Alsop, S. and Nesi, H. (2017) A cyclical approach to pragmatic annotation: Our experiences with the Engineering Lecture Corpus (ELC). Corpus Linguistics in the South Conference 2017. University of Cambridge, UK. 28/10/2017.
  • Alsop, S. (2017) EMI and lecture delivery. EMI Symposium 2017: English Medium Instruction: Building Bridges for a Better Understanding. University of Oxford, UK. 22/06/2017.
  • Alsop, S. and Nesi, H. (2015) The Pragmatic Annotation of the Engineering Lecture Corpus (ELC). Invited speaker: Oxford Brookes Language & Discourse research group. Oxford Brookes University, UK. 18/11/15.
  • Nesi, H. and Alsop, S. (2015) Teaching in a time of change. BALEAP 2015: EAP in a Rapidly Changing Landscape: Issues, Challenges and Solutions. Leicester, UK. 17-19/04/2015.
  • Alsop, S. and Nesi, H. (2014) The pragmatic annotation of a corpus of academic lectures. The 9th edition of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC). Reykjavik, Iceland.  26-31/05/14.
  • Alsop, S., Nesi, H., and Priestley, J. (2014). The Engineering Lecture Corpus: Visualising cross-cultural difference in discourse function. ICAME 35: Corpus Linguistics, Context and Culture. Nottingham, UK. 30/04-04/05/14
  • Alsop, S. (2014) The pragmatic annotation of a corpus of academic lectures. Invited speaker: Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages. University of Oslo, Norway. 27/03/14.
  • Alsop, S. (2013) Storytelling in Engineering Lectures: A lexical analysis. 13th International Pragmatics Conference (IPRA). New Delhi, India. 08-13/09/13.
  • Alsop, S. (2013) The ‘humour’ element in Engineering Lectures: An analysis of one category of pragmatic annotation. ICAME 34: English Corpus Linguistics on the Move: Applications and Implications. Santiago de Compostela, Spain. 22-26/05/13.
  • Alsop, S. (2012) The storytelling function of university Engineering lectures: A cross-cultural perspective. 23rd European Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference and Workshop (ESFLCW 2012). Centro Universitario Residenziale di Bertinoro, Italy. 09/07-11/07/12.
  • Alsop, S. and Nesi, H. (2012). The summary element in Engineering lectures: An analysis of one category of pragmatic mark-up. Corpus Linguistics in the South 3, Teaching and learning with corpora. Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK. 23/06/12.
  • Alsop, S. and Nesi, H. (2012). Annotating a corpus of spoken English: The Engineering Lecture Corpus. GSCP2012: Speech and Corpora. Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. 29/02-03/03/12.
  • Alsop, S. (2011) Functions of the lecture: 'Pragmatic' annotation of the Engineering Lecture Corpus (ELC). Interdisciplinary Linguistics Conference (ILinC). Queens University, Belfast, Ireland. 14/10-15/10/11.
  • Alsop, S. (2011) Telling tales in the classroom: The use of story in English-medium Engineering lectures across cultures. University of Birmingham TEFL forum: Linking Lives and Classrooms for Language Teaching and Learning. University of Birmingham, UK. 25/11/2011.
  • Alsop, S. (2011) Working across cultures? The Engineering Lecture Corpus (ELC). Warwick International Postgraduate Conference. Coventry, UK. 29/06/2011.
  • Alsop, S. (2011) The story element in engineering lectures: An analysis of one category of pragmatic mark-up. ICAME 32: Trends and Traditions in English Corpus Linguistics. In Honour of Stig Johansson. Clarion Hotel Royal Christiania, Oslo, Norway. 01-05/06/2011.
  • Alsop, S. (2011) The Role of Summary in Lecture Discourse. BALEAP Research Training Event. Portsmouth, UK. 11/04/2011.
  • Nesi, H. and Ahmad, U. (2009) 'Pragmatic Annotation in an International Corpus of Engineering Lectures'. American Association for Corpus Linguistics Conference. held 8-11/10/09 at University of Alberta, Canada.
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