Publications: child writing


Durrant, M. Brenchley & L. McCallum. (2021). Understanding development and proficiency in writing: quantitative corpus linguistic approaches. Cambridge University Press.

Journal Articles

Durrant & M. Brenchley (2022). Development of noun phrase complexity across genres in children’s writing. Applied Linguistics.

Durrant. (2022). Studying children’s writing development with a corpus. Applied Corpus Linguistics.

Durrant & A. Durrant (2022). Appropriateness as an aspect of lexical richness: what do quantitative measures tell us about children’s writing? Assessing Writing, 51

Durrant, M. Brenchley & R. Clarkson (2020). Syntactic development across genres in children’s writing: the case of adverbial clauses. Journal of Writing Research. DOI: xxx –

Durrant & M. Brenchley (2019). Development of vocabulary sophistication across genres in English children’s writing. Reading and Writing32(8), 1927-1953.

Book Chapters

Durrant & M. Brenchley (2021). The development of academic collocations in children’s writing. In P. Szudarski & S. Barclay (Eds). Vocabulary Theory, Patterning and Teaching. Bristol: Multilingual Matters.

Durrant & M. Brenchley (2019). Corpus research on the development of children’s writing in L1 English. In A. Abel, A. Glaznieks, V. Lyding & L. Nicolas (Eds), Widening the Scope of Learner Corpus Research. Selected Papers from the Fourth Learner Corpus Research Conference. Presses Universitaires de Lovain.