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 projects have used the corpus methodology to examine the interaction between discourse and society. I have undertaken studies on pressing issues such as climate change, drought and water scarcity, immigrants’ identity, and urban violence from a variety of UK and Brazilian contexts.

Working at the interface of hydrology and corpus linguistics: using corpora to identify unrecorded droughts in nineteenth-century Britain
McEnery, A.M., Baker, H.S., Dayrell, C. expected in 2019 In: Using Corpus Methods to Triangulate Linguistic Analysis. New York : Routledge
Chapter

Discourses around climate change in Brazilian newspapers: 2003-2013
Dayrell, C. 31/05/2018 In: Discourse and Communication.
Journal article

How do we talk about drought?: The context of Britain as represented by national newspapers and oral histories
Dayrell, C., Baker, H.S., Pearce, R., McEnery, A.M. 2018
Abstract

Religion, Immigration and Integration: self-representation amongst immigrant communities with religious identity
Dayrell, C., Ram-Prasad, C., Griffith-Dickson , G. 2018
Abstract

Enriching our understanding of historic drought and water scarcity: investigating 200 years of news texts
Baker, H.S., Dayrell, C., McEnery, A.M. 2017
Abstract

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

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

Changing Climates Part I: Britain
Dayrell, C. 2016
Other contribution

Changing Climates Part II: Brazil
Dayrell, C. 2016
Other 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.
Paper

Changing climates: a cross-country comparative analysis of discourses around climate change in the news media
Dayrell, C., Urry, J.R., Muller, M., Caimotto, M.C., McEnery, A.M. 2015
Abstract

Climate Control
Dayrell, C., Urry, J.R., McEnery, A.M. 2015
Other contribution

Padrões Léxico-Gramaticais na Especificação de Propósito e Resultado em Abstracts de Artigos Científicos: Aplicações no Ensino de EAP e na Construção de Ferramentas de Suporte à Escrita Científica
Dayrell, C., Candido Jr, A., Curi, M., Aluísio, S., Tagnin, S. 2015 In: Pesquisas e Perspectivas em Linguística de Corpus. Campinas : Mercado das Letras p. 303-346. 44 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

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

Instructional practices using corpus linguistics
Dayrell, C. 2014 In: Writing Scientific Papers in English Successfully. São Carlos : Library of São Carlos Institute of Physics, University of São Paulo p. 151-178.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Rhetorical move detection in English abstracts: multi-label sentence classifiers and their annotated corpora
Dayrell, C., Candido Jr, A., Lima, G., Machado Jr, D., Copestake, A., Feltrim, V., Tagnin, S., Aluísio, S. 2012 In: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2012). 6 p.
Paper

Anticipatory ‘it’ in English abstracts: a corpus-based study of non-native student and published writing
Dayrell, C. 2011 In: Explorations across Languages and Corpora. Frankfurt am Main : Peter Lang p. 581-598. 18 p.
Chapter

Corpora no Ensino do Inglês Acadêmico: Padrões Léxico-Gramaticais em Abstracts de Pós-Graduandos Brasileiros
Dayrell, C. 2011 In: Corpora no Ensino De Línguas Estrangeiras. São Paulo : HUB Editorial p. 131-172. 42 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Frequency and lexico-grammatical patterns of sense-related verbs in English and Portuguese abstracts
Dayrell, C. 2010 In: Using Corpora in Contrastive and Translation Studies. Newcastle : Cambridge Scholars Publishing p. 486-507. 22 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Sense-related verbs in English scientific abstracts: a corpus-based study of students’ writing
Dayrell, C. 2009 In: ESP Across Cultures. 6, p. 61-68. 8 p.
Journal article

Investigating the preference of translators for recurrent lexical patterns: a corpus-based study
Dayrell, C. 2008 In: TRANSKOM. 1, 1, p. 36-57. 22 p.
Journal article

A quantitative approach to investigate collocations in translated texts
Dayrell, C. 2007 In: International Journal of Corpus Linguistics. 12, 3, p. 415-444. 30 p.
Journal article