Siân Alsop teaches academic writing at Coventry University. She has an MA in early modern English literature from the University of Warwick and is currently completing a PhD on the pragmatic annotation of the Engineering Lecture Corpus (ELC). She has worked as a research assistant on the project to develop the British Academic Written English (BAWE) corpus, and as web editor for the Warwick Medical School. She recently spent six months as a visiting academic at the University of Tübingen to develop the ELVis language visualisation software.
- Gardner, S., and Alsop, S. (eds.) [forthcoming 2015] SFL in the Digital Age. Sheffield: Equinox
- Alsop, S. [forthcoming 2015] ‘The 'humour' element in engineering lectures across cultures: An analysis of one category of pragmatic annotation’. In José, M., et al. (eds.) English Corpus Linguistics on the Move: Applications and Implications. ‘ICAME34’. Held 22-26 May 2013 at Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
- Alsop, S., and Gardner, S. (eds.) (2014) Proceedings from the 24th ESFLCW. ‘Language in a digital age: Be not afraid of digitality’. Held 1-3 July 2013 at Coventry University, UK. Coventry: 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. ‘LREC 2014’. Held 26-31 May 2014, at Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Center, Reykjavik, Iceland.
- Alsop, S. (2013) ‘Telling stories about telling stories: Reflections on the study of university engineering lectures’. In Snapshots of EAP Research Journeys. Ed. by Blaj-Ward, L. and Brever, S. 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. ‘GSCP 2012’. Held 29 February – 3 March 2012 at Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Firenze: Firenze University Press, 58-62.
- Alsop, S., and Nesi, H. (2013) ‘The summarising function of university Engineering lectures: A cross-cultural perspective’. In Archibald, A.N. (ed.) Proceedings of the 45th Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics. ‘Multilingual Theory and Practice in Applied Linguistics’. Held 6-8 September 2012 at the University of Southampton, UK. London: BAAL/ Scitsiugnil Press, 11-14.
- Alsop, S. and Nesi, H. (2009) ‘Issues in the development of the British Academic Written English (BAWE) corpus’. Corpora 4 (1), 71-83
- An investigation of genres of assessed writing in British Higher Education. The British Academic Written English (BAWE) corpus is a record of proficient university-level student writing at the turn of the 21st century. It contains just under 3000 good-standard student assignments. Holdings are fairly evenly distributed across four broad disciplinary areas (Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, Life Sciences and Physical Sciences) and across four levels of study (undergraduate and taught masters level). Thirty main disciplines are represented. Texts are categorised into 13 broad genre families.
- An Archive and Record of UK-funded ELT Projects, 1950 onwards. Construction of an archive of reports/other documents along with an inventory/chronology and a bibliography to systematically increase the stock of knowledge relating to UK-supported ELT projects undertaken in different parts of the world since the 1950s.
- Web publication of the metadata from the The Perdita Project Early modern women's manuscript compilations. An online repository and interface to over 500 manuscript compilations (detailed descriptions and full facsimiles) of early modern women's manuscripts from a wide range of public and private collections.