Dr Vaclav Brezina

Research Fellow

Research Overview

My main research interests are corpus linguistics, statistics, and the application of corpus methods in the study of speech and writing, learner language, collocations, phraseology and vocabulary. I am also interested in corpus design and corpus tools development. I welcome PhD proposals that focus on one or more of these areas.

Selected Publications Show all 18 publications

Collocations in corpus-based language learning research: identifying, comparing and interpreting the evidence
Gablasova, D., Brezina, V., McEnery, A.M. 20/02/2017 In: Language Learning.
Journal article

Collocation networks: exploring associations in discourse
Brezina, V. 10/06/2016 In: Triangulating methodological approaches in corpus linguistic research. London : Routledge p. 90-107. 18 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Exploring learner language through corpora: comparing and interpreting corpus frequency information
Gablasova, D., Brezina, V., McEnery, A.M. 20/11/2016 In: Language Learning.
Journal article

Morphological complexity in written L2 texts
Brezina, V., Pallotti, G. 8/07/2016 In: Second Language Research.
Journal article

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.
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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.
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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

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)

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.
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