Dr Vaclav Brezina

Senior Research Associate

Current Research

I am currently involved in the following areas of research: 1) Trinity-Lancaster spoken learner corpus, 2) Statistics in corpus linguistics and 3) English vocabulary.

I have developed the following corpus resources:

Epistemic stance in spoken L2 English: the effect of task and speaker style
Gablasova, D., Brezina, V., McEnery, T., Boyd, E. 2016 In: Applied Linguistics.
Journal article

Collocations in context: a new perspective on collocation networks
Brezina, V., McEnery, T., Wattam, S. 2015 In: International Journal of Corpus Linguistics. 20, 2, p. 139-173. 35 p.
Journal article

Does speaker role affect the choice of epistemic adverbials in L2 speech?: evidence from the Trinity Lancaster Corpus
Gablasova, D., Brezina, V. 2015 In: Yearbook of Corpus Linguistics and Pragmatics 2015. Springer p. 117-136. 20 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Is there a core general vocabulary?: introducing the New General Service List
Brezina, V., Gablasova, D. 2015 In: Applied Linguistics. 36, 1, p. 1-22. 22 p.
Journal article

Significant or random?: a critical review of sociolinguistic generalisations based on large corpora
Brezina, V., Meyerhoff, M. 2014 In: International Journal of Corpus Linguistics. 19, 1, p. 1-28. 28 p.
Journal article

Corpus tools in EAP: a response to Davies (2013)
Brezina, V. 12/2013 In: Journal of English for Academic Purposes. 12, 4, 2 p.

Certainty and uncertainty in spoken language: in search of epistemic sociolect and idiolect
Brezina, V. 2013 In: Variation in language and language use . Frankfurt am Main : Peter Lang p. 97-130. 34 p. ISBN: 9783631640203.

Philosophical anthropology and philosophy in anthropology
Brezina, V. 2013 In: Philosophy and anthropology. London : Anthem Press ISBN: 9780857285126.

Use of Google Scholar in corpus-driven EAP research
Brezina, V. 12/2012 In: Journal of English for Academic Purposes. 11, 4, p. 319-331. 13 p.
Journal article

Google Scholar as a linguistic tool: new possibilities in EAP
Brezina, V. 2012 In: Future directions in applied linguistics. Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishers ISBN: 9781443835732.

"Definitely know what I’d do”: In search of epistemic sociolect/idiolect
Brezina, V. 2010 In: Preceedings from the LAUD symposium.

“We only say we are certain when we are not”: a corpus-based study of epistemic stance
Brezina, V. 2009 In: The Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference SLOVKO 2009. Bratislava : Tribun

'Já myslím, že určitě' – vybrané jistotní a postojové známky v rozhovorech
Brezina, V., Gablasova, D. 2008 In: Čeština v mluveném korpusu. Prague : Lidové noviny ISBN: 9788071069829.

Spoken word, written text and beyond
Brezina, V. 2007 In: Preproceedings of the Wittgenstein Symposium.