Dr Vaclav BrezinaSenior Research Associate
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:
- BNC64 (corpus tool for sociolinguistic searches) http://corpora.lancs.ac.uk/bnc64/
- English vocabulary & the new-GSL http://corpora.lancs.ac.uk/vocab/
- ADVICe (corpus of New Zealand academic speech) http://www.lknol.com/advice.php
PhD Supervision Interests
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. At present, I am in particular interested in supervising projects on the following topics: - Comparison of multiple corpora using statistical techniques and visualisation - Phraseology in spoken learner corpora (e.g. the Trinity Lancaster Corpus) - Corpus-based sociolinguistics and development of new statistical methods
Selected Publications Show all 14 publications
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The corpus based approach to the acquisition of Mandarin Chinese as a foreign language
01/11/2013 → …