last update: 01/08/12



Forschungsinteressen/Research interests

     Corpus linguistics

    Phraseology; the interface of lexis and grammar

     Applied linguistics; second language acquisition

    Academic discourse analysis

    Genre and register variation


Laufende Projekte/Ongoing projects

      Creating meaning in academic discourse. The development of a local lexical grammar of evaluation (book project; working title); a project in phraseology and academic discourse analysis; includes the development of a new analytical model that leads to a profile of the central phraseological items in a selected text type;

      Phraseological items, disciplinary variation and proficiency development in apprentice academic writing; a project based on the Michigan Corpus of Upper-level Student Papers (MICUSP);

      Exploring the positional variation of academic n-grams and phrase-frames in MICUSP (Michigan Corpus of Upper-level Student Papers); with Matthew B. O’Donnell;

      Native and non-native speakers' knowledge of verb-argument constructions; the project combines corpus and psycholinguistic/ experimental evidence; with Nick C. Ellis and Matthew B. O’Donnell; link to project description

      Measuring formulaic language; with Nick C. Ellis, Matthew B. O’Donnell, Stefan T. Gries & Stefanie Wulff; link to project description


Past and present collaborators/co-authors

    Annelie Ädel, University of Stockholm

    Kathleen Bardovi-Harlig, Indiana University

    Nick C. Ellis, University of Michigan

    Eric Friginal, Georgia State University

    Stefan T. Gries, University of California, Santa Barbara

    Jack A. Hardy, Georgia State University

    Monika Klages, University of Cologne

    Nadja Nesselhauf, University of Heidelberg

    Matthew B. O'Donnell, University of Michigan

    Audrey Roberson, Georgia State University

    Rainer Schulze, Leibniz University of Hanover

    John M. Swales, University of Michigan

    Stefanie Wulff, University of Florida