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Dr Carmen Dayrell Gomes Da Costa

Formerly at Lancaster University

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.

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