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.

Keywords and Concordancing
Invited talk

How do we talk about drought? The context of Britain as represented by national newspapers and oral histories
Oral presentation

Religion, Immigration and Integration: Self-representation amongst immigrant communities with religious identity
Oral presentation

The 4th Corpora and Discourse International Conference
Participation in conference

What do newspapers talk about when they talk about drought?
Oral presentation

Discourses around urban violence in Brazilian newspapers
Oral presentation

Droughts in Britain: examining 25 years of news texts, 1990-2014
Oral presentation

Foundational Techniques: keywords
Invited talk

Collocational Analysis: Using LancsBox
Invited talk

Foundational Techniques: Keywords
Invited talk

Changing Climates: Discourses around climate change in the British and Brazilian news media
Invited talk

Discourses around Religion, Citizenship and Integration
Oral presentation

Changing Climates
Oral presentation

CASS Corpus Linguistics Workshop
Invited talk

Applied Corpus Linguistics: Collocational Networks
Invited talk

Foundational Techniques: keywords
Invited talk

Collocational Networks and Discourse Analysis
Invited talk

Changing Climates
Invited talk

Discourses around climate change in the British and Brazilian news media
Invited talk

The Representation of Urban Violence in Brazilian Newspapers
Invited talk

Discourses around climate change in Britain and Brazil
Invited talk

CASS Corpus Linguistics Workshop
Invited talk

Changing Climates: debate around climate change in Brazilian and German news media
Oral presentation

Changing Climates Symposium
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Corpus Linguistics Workshop
Invited talk

Global Warming in the Brazilian News Media
Oral presentation

Changing Discourses around Climate Change: News Media in Brazil
Oral presentation

Methodological Approaches For Corpus Discourse Analysis: communicating climate change
Invited talk