Keynote talks

  • What does quantitative corpus linguistics tell us about written vocabulary development? BAAL VocabSIG Annual Conference. University of Sheffield, May 2021.
  • Corpus research on the development of children’s school writing. Fifth International Conference on Writing Analytics: Data Mining and the Teaching of Writing. University of Southern Florida, USA. January 2018. pdf
  • Corpus research on the development of children’s writing in L1 English. Learner Corpus Research Conference. Bozen/Bolzano, Italy. October 2017. pdf
  • Phraseology and variation in student writing. Technology for Second Language Learning Conference: Data-driven approaches to learning phraseology and formulaic language. Iowa State University, USA, September 2015. pdf
  • Mapping student writing across the disciplines.BALEAP Professional Issues Meeting on EAP and Corpora. Coventry University, UK, June 2014.

Other invited talks and workshops

  • Researching children’s writing development. UKRI symposium: Meeting Future Challenges in Language Teaching and Testing. Coventry University. July 2022.
  • Development of academic vocabulary. Lancaster Summer School in Corpus Linguistics, Guest Lecture. Lancaster University. June 2022.
  • Researching writing development with a corpus. Universidad de Murcia, Spain. October 2021. (video)
  • What can quantitative corpus methods tell us about writing proficiency? Lancaster Language Testing Research Group. Lancaster University. June 2021.
  • Researching vocabulary sophistication in children’s writing. Department of Languages and Literatures. University of Basel, Switzerland. May 2021.
  • Studying writing development with a corpus. Department of Foreign Language Education, Middle Eastern Technical University, Turkey, January 2021. pdf.
  • What can quantitative measures of formulaic language use tell us about language development? Formulaic Language Research Network webinar series, July 2020. (video)
  • Understanding development in children’s writing through corpus analysis. Department of English Language & Literature. Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, March 2019.
  • Language development in children’s writing from six to sixteen. Department of Education, University of Oxford, UK, June 2018. pdf
  • Investigating linguistic development in children’s writing: The Growth in Grammar project. School of English Studies, University of Nottingham, UK, March 2017. pdf
  • Growth in Grammar: A multi-dimensional analysis of student writing between 5 and 16. Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, May 2016. pdf
  • Revisiting Collocational Priming. Corpus data and psycholinguistics seminar. ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Sciences, Lancaster University, UK, May 2016. pdf
  • Learner Corpus Research and Psycholinguistics. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, February 2016. pdf
  • Formulaicity within Turkish Words. Corpus-based Word Frequency: Methods and Applications. Mersin University, Turkey, February 2015.
  • Rethinking EAP vocabulary needs. Department of Language and Linguistics, University of Essex, UK, February 2013.
  • Organizing vocabulary teaching in EAP. INTO, University of Exeter, UK, June 2012.

Conference papers (last three years)

  • Development in children’s use of subordinate clauses from Key Stages one to four. Corpus Linguistics Conference, University of Limerick, July 2021. pdf
  • Genre-specific development of noun phrase complexity in children’s writing. Corpus Linguistics Conference, University of Limerick, July 2021.pdf
  • Noun phrase development across genres in English children’s writing. International Corpus Linguistics Conference, Cardiff University, UK, July 2019.
  • Development in children’s written grammar from key stages one to four. BAAL Linguistics and Knowledge about Language in Education SIG. University of Oxford, UK, July 2019. pdf