Department of Linguistics and English Language, Lancaster University, LA1 4YT, United Kingdom
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Dr Costas Gabrielatos


Costas Gabrielatos

Senior Research Associate

Degree: BA (Athens), Dip. ELT (Cambridge ESOL), MPhil (Cambridge), PhD (Lancaster)

Associated research centres and groups: Cognitive Linguistics, Language, Ideology and Power Group (LIP), Language Variation and Linguistic Theory (LVLT), Second Language Learning and Teaching Research Group (SLLAT), University Centre for Computer Corpus Research on Language (UCREL)

Personal website


Current Teaching

Corpus Linguistics [PhD in Applied Linguistics by Thesis and Coursework]

Using Language Corpora [Research Methods in Linguistics and English Language - MA/PhD]

Pedagogical Grammar [Web-based MA in TESOL]

Corpus-based English Language Studies [BA]

I am also supervising the dissertations of students on the MA TESOL and MA Language Testing

For details and past teaching, see here.

Research Interests

My general research focus is the development of corpus approaches to issues in descriptive, theoretical and applied linguistics, and expanding the role of corpus methodology in theoretically-oriented research. From a theoretical standpoint, I am interested in exploring the compatibility between construction grammar and lexical grammar. In particular, I am interested in modality and conditionals, as well as the use of corpus approaches to critical discourse studies, sociolinguistics, and the use of corpora in language education -- mainly, pedagogical lexicogrammar and the analysis of learner language.

I am currently working on the compilation of a corpus of spoken learner language elicited under exam conditions, and the analysis of selected lexicogrammatical and discourse features (conditionals, the present progressive and discourse markers). Principal investigator: Dr Judit Kormos.

For details of previous research projects, see here.

Administration

I am a member of the organising committee of the CADS International Conference, to be held at the University of Bologna, 13-14 September 2012. The conference topic is: Corpus-Assisted Discourse Studies: More than the sum of Discourse Analysis and computing? The conference programme can be accessed here.

I was coordinator and joint coordinator of the UCREL Corpus Research Seminar (October 2006 -September 2010).

Background

I have also worked extensively in language teacher education and English language teaching. I have taught on, and designed materials for, Cambridge ESOL teacher education courses, and was director of Cambridge ESOL Diploma courses. I have also designed and taught short courses on ELT methodology, and given seminars and workshops for language schools and ELT publishers.

For details, see here.

Recent publications and presentations

My h-index is 3 when measured by ISI Web of Knowledge and Scopus, and 10 when measured by Google Scholar Citations and Publish or Perish. Publications and presentations are listed in reverse chronological order. For publications under review/revision, see here.

Publications

Baker, P., Gabrielatos, C. & McEnery A. (forthcoming, 2013). Discourse Analysis and Media Bias: The representation of Islam in the British Press. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Gabrielatos, C. (forthcoming, 2013). If-conditionals in ICLE and the BNC: A teaching or learning success story? In S. Granger, G. Gilquin & F. Meunier (eds.) Proceedings of Learner Corpus Research 2011. Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium: Presses universitaires de Louvain.

Torgersen, E., Gabrielatos, C., Hoffmann, S. & Fox, S. (2011). A corpus-based study of pragmatic markers in London English. Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory, 7(1), 93-118. [PDF]

Gabrielatos, C., Torgersen, E., Hoffmann, S. & Fox, S. (2010). A corpus-based sociolinguistic study of indefinite article forms in London English. Journal of English Linguistics, 38(4), 297-334. [PDF]

Baker, P., Gabrielatos C., KhosraviNik, M., Krzyzanowski, M., McEnery, T. & Wodak, R. (2008). A useful methodological synergy? Combining critical discourse analysis and corpus linguistics to examine discourses of refugees and asylum seekers in the UK press. Discourse & Society, 19(3), 273-305. [PDF]

Gabrielatos, C. & Baker, P. (2008). Fleeing, sneaking, flooding: A corpus analysis of discursive constructions of refugees and asylum seekers in the UK Press 1996-2005. Journal of English Linguistics, 36(1), 5-38. [PDF]

Gabrielatos, C. (2007). If-conditionals as modal colligations: A corpus-based investigation. In M. Davies, P. Rayson, S. Hunston & P. Danielsson (eds.), Proceedings of the Corpus Linguistics Conference: Corpus Linguistics 2007. Birmingham: University of Birmingham. [PDF]

Gabrielatos, C. (2007). Selecting query terms to build a specialised corpus from a restricted-access database. ICAME Journal, 31, 5-43. [PDF]

Gabrielatos, C., Slessor, R. & Unger, J.W. (eds.) (2007). Papers from the Lancaster University Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics and Language Teaching. Volume 1: Papers from LAEL PG 2006. Lancaster: Lancaster University. [TOC | PDF]

Gabrielatos, C. & Sarmento, S. (2006). Central modals in an aviation corpus: Frequency and distribution. Letras de Hoje, 41(2), 215-240. [PDF]

McEnery, T. & Gabrielatos, C. (2006). English corpus linguistics. In B. Aarts & A. McMahon (eds.), The Handbook of English Linguistics. Oxford: Blackwell, 33-71.

For a full list of publications, see here. For publications in progress or under review, see here.

Conference papers

Gabrielatos, C. (2011). If-conditionals in ICLE and the BNC: A language teaching success story? Learner Corpus Research 2011, 15-17 September 2011, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. [PDF]

Gabrielatos, C. (2011). If-conditionals and modality: A corpus-based investigation. Corpus Linguistics 2011, 20-22 July 2011, University of Birmingham, UK. [PDF]

Gabrielatos, C., Baker, P. & McEnery, T. (2010). Using Sketch Engine to examine the presentation of Islam and Muslims in the UK press. 43rd Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL), 9-11 September 2010, University of Aberdeen. [PDF]

Gabrielatos, C. & Torgersen, E. (2010). Gender differentiation in the Linguistic Innovators Corpus: Grammatical and pragmatic features. Gender and Corpus Linguistics. Event organised by the BAAL Gender and Language SIG, 30 March 2010, Lancaster University. [PDF]

Torgersen, E. & Gabrielatos, C. (2009). A corpus-based study of indefinite article and invariant tag use in spoken London English. CLAVIER 2009,4-6 November 2009, University of Modena, Italy. [PDF]

Torgersen, E. & Gabrielatos, C. (2009). A corpus-based study of invariant tags in London English. Corpus Linguistics 2009, 21-23 July 2009, University of Liverpool. [PDF]

Gabrielatos, C. & Torgersen, E. (2009). A corpus-based sociolinguistic analysis of indefinite article use in London English. ICAME 30, 27-31 May 2009, Lancaster, UK. [PDF]

Baker, P. & Gabrielatos, C. (2008). Representations of Islam in the British and American press 1999-2005. 7th Conference of the American Association for Corpus Linguistics (AACL 2008), 13-15 March 2008, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. [Abstract, pp. 17-18; slides]

Baker, P., Gabrielatos, C. & McEnery, T. (2008). Using collocational profiling to investigate the construction of refugees, asylum seekers and immigrants in the UK press. 7th Conference of the American Association for Corpus Linguistics (AACL 2008), 13-15 March 2008, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. [Abstract, pp. 18-19; slides]

Baker, P., McEnery, T. & Gabrielatos, C. (2007). Using collocation analysis to reveal the construction of minority groups: The case of refugees, asylum seekers and immigrants in the UK press.Corpus Linguistics 2007, 27-30 July 2005, University of Birmingham, UK. [PDF]

Gabrielatos, C. (2007). If-conditionals as modal colligations: A corpus-based investigation.Corpus Linguistics 2007, 27-30 July 2005, University of Birmingham, UK. [PDF]

Gabrielatos, C. & Baker, P. (2006). Representation of refugees and asylum seekers in UK newspapers: Towards a corpus-based analysis. Joint Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics and the Irish Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL/IRAAL 2006), 7-9 September 2006, University College, Cork, Ireland. [PDF]

Gabrielatos, C. (2006). Corpus-based evaluation of pedagogical materials: If-conditionals in ELT coursebooks and the BNC. 7th Teaching and Language Corpora Conference (TALC 2006), 1-4 July 2006, University Paris 7 Denis Diderot, Paris, France. [PDF] [Attendance was partly funded through the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Travel Fund, and the William Ritchie Travel Fund (both Lancaster University)].

Gabrielatos, C. & Baker, P. (2006). Representation of refugees and asylum seekers in UK newspapers: Towards a corpus-based comparison of the stance of tabloids and broadsheets. Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines (CADAAD 2006), 29-30 June 2006, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK. [PDF]

Invited talks

Gabrielatos, C. (2011). Construction Grammar vs. Lexical Grammar: A case study of the modal load in if-conditionals. International Symposium On The Sociology Of Words: Lexical Meaning, Combinatorial Potential and Computational Implementation. LACELL, University of Murcia, Spain, 1-2 December 2011. [PDF]

Gabrielatos, C. (2011). Collocational approaches to critical discourse studies: A case of critical corpus lexicography. International Symposium On The Sociology Of Words: Lexical Meaning, Combinatorial Potential and Computational Implementation. LACELL, University of Murcia, Spain, 1-2 December 2011.

Gabrielatos, C. & Marchi, A. (2011). Keyness: Matching metrics to definitions. Corpus Linguistics in the South: Theoretical-methodological challenges in corpus approaches to discourse studies - and some ways of addressing them. 5 November 2011. University of Portsmouth. [PDF, see also here]

Baker, P., Gabrielatos, C. & McEnery, T. (2011). The presentation of Muslims in the UK press: A case study of the adjective Muslim. Symposium on Language, Politics and Religion. Lancaster University, 7 September 2011.

Gabrielatos, C. (2011). Corpora and Sociolinguistics: Studying linguistic innovators. UCREL Summer School in Corpus Linguistics. Lancaster University, 13-15 July 2011.

Gabrielatos, C. (2011). Corpora and language teaching. Conference for Teachers of A Level English Language. Department of Linguistics and English Language, Lancaster University, 1 July 2011. [PDF]

Gabrielatos, C. (2010). Compiling topic-specific corpora from limited-access online databases. Corpus Linguistics Advanced Research Education and Training (CLARET). Lancaster University, 24 May 2010.

Gabrielatos, C. & Torgersen, E. (2010). Gender differentiation in the Linguistic Innovators Corpus: Grammatical and pragmatic features. Gender and Corpus Linguistics, seminar organised by the BAAL Gender and Language SIG. Lancaster University, 30 March 2010. [PDF]

Gabrielatos, C. (2009). Corpus-based methodology and critical discourse studies: Context, content, computation.Siena English Language and Linguistics Seminars (SELLS). University of Siena, 9 November 2009. [PDF]

Gabrielatos, C. (2009). From dictionary user to amateur lexicographer: Possibilities of on-line searches. Gresham College, 23 March 2009. [PPT]

Baker, P. & Gabrielatos, C. (2009). Construction of refugees and asylum seekers in British newspapers, 1996-2005: A corpus-based approach. Language Ideology and Power Research Group (LIP) Special Symposium: "The politics of exclusion" - investigating issues of racism, anti-Semitism, xenophobia…. Lancaster University, 9 February 2009.[PDF]

Gabrielatos, C. (2008). Compiling topic-specific corpora from limited-access online databases.Corpus Linguistics Advanced Research Education and Training (CLARET). Lancaster University, 31 March 2008. [PDF]

Gabrielatos, C. (2008). Collocational analysis as a gateway to critical discourse analysis: The case of the construction of refugees, asylum seekers and immigrants in the UK press. English Language Institute, University of Michigan, 10 March 2008. [PDF]

For a full list of presentations, see here. For forthcoming presentations, see here.

Other Interests and Hobbies

Drumming, reading (mainly non-fiction).


Associated Keywords: Computerised corpora, Construction grammar, Corpora and sociolinguistics/discourse, Corpus linguistic methodology, Corpus linguistics, Critical discourse analysis, English for academic purposes EAP, English grammar, English language, Grammar, Grammatical theory and description, Language teaching methodology, Learner corpora, Lexical grammar, Pedagogical applications

 

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