Dr Carmen Dayrell Gomes Da Costa

Senior Research Associate

Research Overview

My main research interests relate to the use of corpus linguistics methodologies to study language production, from various perspectives and in different settings.

I first investigated potential differences (and similarities) between lexical patterning in translated and non-translated texts of the same language. My attention then turned to English academic writing and I examined features of abstracts written in English by Brazilian graduate students from various disciplines.

My current research focuses on the discourse of climate change in media coverage. Our primary purpose is to investigate how the issue has been framed across Britain and Brazil in the past decade.

Discourses around climate change in the news media
Dayrell , C., Caimotto, M.C., Muller, M., Piao, S.S. 30/06/2016
Conference paper

Lexical coverage evaluation of large-scale multilingual semantic lexicons for twelve languages
Piao, S.S., Rayson, P.E., Archer, D., Bianchi, F., Dayrell , C., El-Haj, M., Jiménez, R., Knight, D., Křen, M., Lofberg, L., Nawab, R.M.A., Shafi, J., Teh, P.L., Mudraya, O. 23/05/2016 In: LREC 2016, Tenth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation. European Language Resources Association (ELRA) p. 2614-2619. 6 p. ISBN: 9782951740891.
Conference contribution

Mediating climate politics: the surprising case of Brazil
Dayrell, C., Urry, J. 08/2015 In: European Journal of Social Theory. 18, 3, p. 257-273. 17 p.
Journal article

Development of the multilingual semantic annotation system
Piao, S., Bianchi, F., Dayrell, C., D'egidio, A., Rayson, P. 1/06/2015 In: The 2015 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics : Human Language Technologies. Association for Computational Linguistics p. 1268-1274. 7 p.

Changing climate and society: the surprising case of Brazil
Dayrell, C., Urry, J. 2014
Working paper