• Durrant, P., M. Brenchley & L. McCallum (in press). Understanding proficiency and development in writing: quantitative corpus linguistic approaches. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Durrant, A.Siyanova-Chanturia, B.Kremmel, S.Sonbul. (in preparation). Research methods in vocabulary studies. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Peer-reviewed journal articles

  • 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.
  • Durrant, J. Moxley & L. McCallum. (2019). Vocabulary sophistication in first-year composition assignments. International Journal of Corpus Linguistics. 24(1), 33-66.
  • Durrant, P. (2017). Lexical bundles and disciplinary variation in university students’ writing: Mapping the territories. Applied Linguistics, 38(2), 165-193.
  • Cangır, H., N. Büyükkantarcıoğlu & P. Durrant (2017). Investigating collocational priming in Turkish. Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 13(2).
  • Lu, C. & P. Durrant (2017). A corpus-based lexical analysis of Chinese medicine research articles. Asian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 4(1): 3-15.
  • McLaughlin, J. & P. Durrant (2017). Student Learning Approaches in the UAE: The case for the achieving domain. Higher Education Research and Development, 36(1): 158-170.
  • Durrant, P. (2016). To what extent is the Academic Vocabulary List relevant to university student writing? English for Specific Purposes, 43: 49-61.
  • Durrant (2016). Formulaicity within Turkish Words. Mersin University Journal of Linguistics & Literature/Mersin Üniversitesi Dil ve Edebiyet Dergisi, 13(2), 35-52.
  • Durrant , P.(2014). Discipline- and level-specificity in university students’ written vocabulary. Applied Linguistics, 35(3): 328-356.
  • Durrant, P. (2014). Corpus frequency and second language learners’ knowledge of collocations: a meta-analysis. International Journal of Corpus Linguistics, 19(4): 443-477.
  • Durrant, P. (2013). Formulaic morphology in an agglutinating language: the case of Turkish.Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory,9(1): 1-38.
  • Durrant, P. & J. Mathews-Aydınlı (2011). A function-first approach to identifying formulaic language in academic writing. English for Specific Purposes, 30(1): 58-72.
  • Durrant, P. & A. Doherty (2010). Are high-frequency collocations psychologically real? Investigating the thesis of collocational priming. Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory, 6(2): 125-155.
  • Durrant, P. & N. Schmitt (2010). Adult learners’ retention of collocations from exposure. Second Language Research,26(2): 163-188.
  • Durrant, P. (2009). Investigating the viability of a collocation list for students of English for Academic Purposes. English for Specific Purposes, 28(3): 157-169.
  • Durrant, P. & N. Schmitt (2009). To what extent do native and non-native writers make use of collocations? International Review of Applied Linguistics, 47(2): 157-177.

Book chapters

  • Durrant, P. & M. Brenchley (forthcoming). The development of academic collocations in children’s writing. In P. Szudarski & S. Barclay (Eds). Vocabulary Theory, Patterning and Teaching. Bristol: Multilingual Matters.
  • Omidian, A. Siyanova-Chanturia & P. Durrant (forthcoming). The Use of Academic Formulae in University Students’ Writing: A Multi-Level Analysis of Genre and Discipline Specificity. In P. Szudarski & S. Barclay (Eds). Vocabulary Theory, Patterning and Teaching. Bristol: Multilingual Matters.
  • Durrant, P. (forthcoming). Formulaic language in English for Academic Purposes. In A. Siyanova-Chanturia and A. Pelicer-Sanchez (Eds). Understanding formulaic language: A second language acquisition perspective. London: Routledge.
  • Gries, S. & P. Durrant (forthcoming). Analyzing co-occurrence data. In S. Gries & M. Paquot (Eds). A practical handbook of corpus linguistics.New York: Springer.
  • Durrant, P. & A. Siyanova-Chanturia (2015). Learner corpora and psycholinguistic research. In S. Granger, G. Gilquin and F. Meunier (Eds) The Cambridge Handbook of Learner Corpus Research. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Ardavani, S. & P. Durrant (2015). How have political and socio-economic issues impacted on the motivation of Iranian university students to learn English?. In C. Kennedy (Ed). English language teaching in the Islamic Republic of Iran: Innovations, trends and challenges. London: British Council: 33-45.
  • Jones, M. & P. Durrant (2010). What can a corpus tell us about vocabulary teaching materials? In M.McCarthy and A.O’Keeffe (Eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Corpus Linguistics: London: Routledge: 387-400.

Other publications

  • 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.
  • Durrant (2019). Averil Coxhead, ‘Vocabulary and English for Specific Purposes Research’. TESOL Quarterly. DOI: 10.1002/tesq491.
  • Durrant, P., C. Walker & R. Michel (2015). Using PTE Academic to predict achievement and measure proficiency gains in an intensive EAP foundation programme. PTE Academic Research Notes.
  • Durrant, P. (2010). Alison Wray, ‘Formulaic language: Pushing the Boundaries’. Applied Linguistics. 31(1).
  • Durrant, P. (2007). Nadja Nesselhauf, ‘Collocations in a learner corpus’. Functions of Language,14(2).