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Dr Costas Gabrielatos

Formerly at Lancaster University

Costas Gabrielatos

Research overview

Corpus linguistics, construction grammar, lexicogrammar, lexical grammar, conditionals, modality, corpora and language learning/teaching, pedagogical lexicogrammar, corpus-based approaches to (critical) discourse studies and sociolonguistics.

Research Interests

My general research focus is on the development of corpus approaches to issues in descriptive, theoretical and applied linguistics, and expanding the role of corpus methodology in theoretically-oriented research. From a theoretical standpoint, I am interested in exploring the compatibility between construction grammar and lexical grammar. In particular, I am interested in modality and conditionals, as well as critical discourse studies and sociolinguistics, and the use of corpora in language education – mainly, pedagogical lexicogrammar and the analysis of learner language. I have also worked extensively in language teacher education and English language teaching.

I have published on the nature, techniques and applications of corpus linguistics, language teacher education and language teaching methodology – particularly on the role of language awareness and pedagogical materials. My h-index is 3 when measured by ISI Web of Knowledge and Scopus, and 9 when measured by Publish or Perish (using Google Scholar).

For details, see here.

Current Teaching

Corpus Linguistics [PhD in Applied Linguistics by Thesis and Coursework]

Using Language Corpora [Research Methods in Linguistics and English Language - MA/PhD]

Pedagogical Grammar [Web-based MA in TESOL]

Corpus-based English Language Studies [BA]

For details and past teaching, see here.


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