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Professor Geoffrey Leech

Formerly at Lancaster University

  1. 2012
  2. Published

    English style on the move: Variation and change in stylistic norms in the twentieth century

    Leech, G., Smith, N. & Rayson, P., 1/09/2012, In : Language and Computers. 76, p. 69-98 30 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  3. Published

    Introduction: English corpus linguistics - Looking back, moving forward

    Hoffmann, S., Rayson, P. & Leech, G., 1/07/2012, In : Language and Computers. 74, p. 1-4 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

  4. 2010
  5. Published

    Analysing literature through language : two Shakespearean speeches.

    Leech, G., 2010, Language and style : in honour of Mick Short. McIntyre, D. & Busse, B. (eds.). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 15-31 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  6. Published

    Grammar on the move : recent changes in English grammatical usage.

    Leech, G., 2010, JACET summer seminar proceedings 9 : English grammar 1900-2000 and Politeness in English. Tokyo: The Japan Association of College English Teachers, p. 1-11 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  7. 2009
  8. Published

    Change and constancy in linguistic change : how grammatical usage in written English evolved in the period 1931-1991.

    Leech, G. & Smith, N., 2009, Corpus linguistics : refinements and reassessments. Renouf, A. & Kehoe, A. (eds.). Amsterdam: Rodopi, p. 173-200 28 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  9. Published

    Change in contemporary English : a grammatical study.

    Leech, G., Hundt, M., Mair, C. & Smith, N., 2009, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

  10. Published

    Corpus linguistics.

    Leech, G., 2009, The Routledge Linguistics Encyclopedia. Malmkjaer, K. (ed.). London: Routledge, p. 104-113 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  11. Published

    Grammar : clauses (and sentences).

    Leech, G., 2009, English language : description, variation and context. Culpeper, J., Katamba, F., Kerswill, P., Wodak, R. & McEnery, T. (eds.). Basingstoke: Palgrave, p. 151-169 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  12. Published

    Grammar : phrases (and clauses).

    Leech, G., 2009, English language : description, variation and context. Culpeper, J., Katamba, F., Kerswill, P., Wodak, R. & McEnery, T. (eds.). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 130-150 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  13. Published

    Grammar : words (and phrases).

    Leech, G., 2009, English language : description, variation and context. Culpeper, J., Katamba, F., Kerswill, P., Wodak, R. & McEnery, T. (eds.). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 111-129 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  14. Published

    The coming of ICAME.

    Leech, G. & Johansson, S., 2009, In : ICAME Journal. 33, p. 5-20 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  15. 2008
  16. Published

    Foreword.

    Leech, G., 2008, Corpus linguistics with BNCweb : a practical guide. Hoffmann, S., Evert, S., Smith, N., Lee, D. & Prytz, Y. B. (eds.). 6 ed. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, p. xiii-xvi (English corpus linguistics ;).

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  17. Published

    Language in literature : style and foregrounding.

    Leech, G., 2008, Harlow: Pearson Longman. 222 p.

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

  18. 2007
  19. Published

    Politeness : is there an East-West divide?

    Leech, G., 07/2007, In : Journal of Politeness Research. 3, 2, p. 167-206 40 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  20. Published

    Longman Communication 3000 and the Longman Defining Vocabulary.

    Bullon, S. & Leech, G., 2007, Longman Communication 3000. Harlow: Pearson Longman, p. 1-7 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  21. Published

    New resources, or just better old ones? The Holy Grail of representativeness.

    Leech, G., 2007, Corpus Linguistics and the Web. Hundt, M., Nesselhauf, N. & Biewer, C. (eds.). Amsterdam: Rodopi, p. 133-149 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  22. Published

    Style in fiction : a linguistic introduction to English fictional prose.

    Leech, G. & Short, M., 2007, Harlow: Pearson Longman. 404 p. (English language series)

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

  23. Published

    Style in fiction revisited : the beginning of Great Expectations.

    Leech, G., 2007, In : Style. 41, 2, p. 117-132 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  24. Published

    The unique heritage of place-names in North West England

    Leech, G., 2007, Text, Language and Interpretation: Essays in Honour of Keiko Ikegami. Nakao, Y. (ed.). Tokyo: Eihoosha, p. 42-61 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  25. 2006
  26. Published

    The expression of obligation and necessity in British English across the twentieth century: developments in matching corpora

    Smith, N., Leech, G. & Rayson, P., 08/2006.

    Research output: Contribution to conference - Without ISBN/ISSN Conference paper

  27. Published

    Exploring grammatical change across the twentieth century: A backward step permits further advance

    Smith, N., Leech, G. & Rayson, P., 05/2006.

    Research output: Contribution to conference - Without ISBN/ISSN Conference paper

  28. Published

    A Glossary of English Grammar.

    Leech, G., 2006, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. 133 p.

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

  29. Published

    Current change in English syntax.

    Mair, C. & Leech, G., 2006, The Handbook of English Linguistics. Aarts, B. & MacMahon, A. (eds.). Oxford: Blackwell, p. 318-342 25 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  30. Published

    English : One tongue many voices.

    Svartvik, J. & Leech, G., 2006, Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan. 287 p.

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

  31. Published

    English grammar for today: a new introduction.

    Leech, G., Deuchar, M. & Hoogenraad, R., 2006, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. 238 p.

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

  32. Published

    Recent grammatical change in written English 1961-1992: some preliminary findings of a comparison of American with British English.

    Leech, G. & Smith, N., 2006, The Changing Face of Corpus Linguistics. Renouf, A. & Kehoe, A. (eds.). Amsterdam: Rodopi, p. 186-204 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  33. 2005
  34. Published

    Extending the possibilities of corpus-based research on English in the twentieth century: a prequel to LOB and FLOB.

    Leech, G. & Smith, N., 04/2005, In : ICAME Journal. 29, p. 83-98 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  35. Published

    Changing English across the twentieth century: enhancements to an existing family of corpora

    Smith, N., Rayson, P., Leech, G. & Wynne, M., 01/2005.

    Research output: Contribution to conference - Without ISBN/ISSN Poster

  36. Published

    Adding linguistic annotation.

    Leech, G., 2005, Developing linguistic corpora : a guide to good practice. Wynne, M. (ed.). Oxford: Oxbow Books, p. 17-29 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  37. Published

    Changing English across the twentieth century: enhancements to an existing family of corpora.

    Smith, N., Rayson, P., Leech, G. & Wynne, M., 2005, Proceedings of the Digital Research for the Humanities Conference (DRH 2005). Lancaster: Lancaster University

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  38. Published

    Grammar on the move: recent changes in English grammatical usage.

    Leech, G., 2005, Cultural matrix reloaded: Romanian society for English and American studies: 7th international conference. Croitoru, E., Praisler, M. & Tuchel, D. (eds.). Bucharest: Editura Didactica si Pedagogica R.A., p. 11-22 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  39. Published

    Politeness: is there an East-West divide?

    Leech, G., 2005, In : Journal of Foreign Languages. 6, p. 3-31 29 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  40. 2004
  41. Published

    Key category analysis of a spoken corpus for EAP

    Jones, M., Rayson, P. & Leech, G., 06/2004.

    Research output: Contribution to conference - Without ISBN/ISSN Conference paper

  42. Published

    A new Gray’s anatomy of English grammar : review article on R. Huddleston and G. Pullum, ‘The Cambridge grammar of the English language’, 2002.

    Leech, G., 05/2004, In : English Language and Linguistics. 8, 1, p. 121-147 27 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  43. Published

    Meaning and the English verb.

    Leech, G., 2004, Harlow: Pearson Longman. 141 p.

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

  44. Published

    Recent grammatical change in English: data, description, theory.

    Leech, G., 2004, Advances in corpus linguistics: papers from the 23rd international conference on English language research on computerised corpora (ICAME 23). Aijmer, K. & Altenberg, B. (eds.). Amsterdam: Rodopi, p. 61-81 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  45. 2003
  46. Published

    An anatomy of politeness in communication.

    Leech, G., 2003, In : International Journal of Pragmatics. 14, p. 101-123 23 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  47. Published

    Generic speech act annotation for task-oriented dialogues.

    Leech, G. & Weisser, M., 2003, Proceedings of the corpus linguistics 2003 conference. Archer, D., Rayson, P., Wilson, A. & McEnery, A. M. (eds.). Lancaster: Centre for Computer Corpus Research on Language Technical Papers, Lancaster University, p. 441-446 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  48. Published

    Modality on the move: the English modal auxiliaries 1961-1992.

    Leech, G., 2003, Modality in contemporary English. Facchinetti, R., Krug, M. & Palmer, F. (eds.). 44 ed. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, p. 223-240 18 p. (Topics in English linguistics).

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  49. Published

    Pragmatics and dialogue.

    Leech, G., 2003, The Oxford handbook of computational linguistics. Mitkov, R. (ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 136-156 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  50. Published

    Short term diachronic shifts in part-of-speech frequencies: a comparison of the tagged LOB and F-LOB corpora.

    Mair, C., Hundt, M., Leech, G. & Smith, N., 2003, In : International Journal of Corpus Linguistics. 7, 2, p. 245-264 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  51. Published

    Towards an anatomy of politeness in communication.

    Leech, G., 2003, In : International Journal of Pragmatics. 14, p. 101-123 23 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  52. 2002
  53. Published

    A communicative grammar of English.

    Leech, G. & Svartvik, J., 2002, London: Longman. 440 p.

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

  54. Published

    A student grammar of spoken and written English : workbook.

    Conrad, S., Biber, D. & Leech, G., 2002, London: Longman.

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

  55. Published

    A student grammar of spoken and written English.

    Biber, D., Conrad, S. & Leech, G., 2002, London: Longman. 487 p.

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

  56. Published

    Geoffrey Leech.

    Leech, G., 2002, Linguistics in Britain: personal histories. Brown, K. & Law, V. (eds.). 36 ed. Oxford: Blackwell, p. 155-169 15 p. (Publications of the Philological Society).

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  57. Published

    Grammatical word class variation within the British National Corpus sampler

    Rayson, P., Wilson, A. & Leech, G., 2002, New frontiers of corpus research: papers from the 21st international conference on English language research on computerised corpora. Peters, P., Collins, P. & Smith, A. (eds.). 36 ed. Amsterdam: Rodopi, p. 295-306 12 p. (Language and computers).

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  58. 2001
  59. Published

    An A-Z of English grammar and usage.

    Leech, G., Cruickshank, B. & Ivanic, R., 2001, London: Longman. 636 p.

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

  60. Published

    Corpora.

    Leech, G., 2001, The linguistics encyclopaedia. Malmkjaer, K. (ed.). London: Routledge, p. 84-93 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  61. Published

    Language behaviour from the viewpoint of communicative grammar.

    Leech, G., 2001, In : Selected Research Papers in Applied Linguistics. 3

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  62. Published

    Language, culture and politeness.

    Leech, G., 2001, Horizons of the humanities: thoughts and critical theories of the future. Korea: The Institute of Humanities Research, Pusan National University, p. 107-129 23 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  63. Published

    The grammar of spoken English.

    Leech, G., 2001, Studies in Cross-cultural Communication – The Message Sent and the Message Received. Hawkes, P. (ed.). Osaka: Osaka International University for Women, p. 1-18 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  64. Published

    The role of frequency in ELT: New corpus evidence brings a re-appraisal.

    Leech, G., 2001, ELT in China 2001: Papers presented at the 3rd International Symposium on ELT in China. Hu, W. (ed.). Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, p. 1-23 23 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  65. Published

    Word frequencies in written and spoken English: based on the British National Corpus.

    Leech, G., Rayson, P. & Wilson, A., 2001, London: Longman. 304 p.

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

  66. 2000
  67. Published

    Grammars of spoken English: new outcomes of corpus-oriented research.

    Leech, G., 12/2000, In : Language Learning. 50, 4, p. 675-724 50 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  68. Published

    Corpus linguistics and the British national corpus.

    Leech, G., 2000, In : English Corpus Studies. 7, p. 1-20 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  69. Published

    Representation and annotation of dialogue.

    Grice, M., Leech, G., Weisser, M. & Wilson, A., 2000, Handbook of multimodal and spoken dialogue systems: resources, terminology and product evaluation. Gibbon, D., Mertins, I. & Moore, R. K. (eds.). SECS 5 ed. Boston, Mass.: Kluwer Academic Publishers, p. 1-101 101 p. (The Kluwer international series in engineering and computer science).

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  70. Published

    Same grammar or different grammar? Contrasting approaches to the grammar of spoken discourse.

    Leech, G., 2000, Discourse in social life. Sarangi, S. & Coulthard, M. (eds.). London: Longman, p. 48-65 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  71. Published

    What kind of English should we teach? – a corpus linguistics perspective.

    Leech, G., 2000, In : Selected Research Papers in Applied Linguistics. 2, p. 3-15 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  72. 1999
  73. Published

    Guidelines and standards for tagging.

    Leech, G. & Wilson, A., 1999, Syntactic wordclass tagging. van Halteren, H. (ed.). 9 ed. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, p. 55-80 26 p. (Text, speech, and language technology).

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  74. Published

    Longman grammar of spoken and written English.

    Biber, D., Johansson, S., Leech, G., Conrad, S. & Finegan, E., 1999, London: Longman.

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

  75. Published

    Moving towards perfection: the learners’ (electronic) dictionary of the future.

    Leech, G. & Nesi, H., 1999, The perfect learners’ dictionary(?). Herbst, T. & Popp, K. (eds.). 95 ed. Tübingen: Niemeyer, 320 p. (Lexicographica. Series maior).

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  76. Published

    Standards for Tagsets.

    Leech, G. & Wilson, A., 1999, Syntactic Wordclass Tagging. van Halteren, H. (ed.). 9 ed. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, p. 55-80 26 p. (Text, speech, and language technology).

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  77. Published

    The distribution and function of vocatives in American and British English conversation.

    Leech, G., 1999, Out of corpora: studies in honour of Stig Johansson. Hasselgård, H. & Oksefjell, S. (eds.). Amsterdam: Rodopi, p. 107-118 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  78. Published

    The use of tagging.

    Leech, G. & Smith, N., 1999, Syntactic wordclass tagging. van Halteren, H. (ed.). 9 ed. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, p. 23-36 14 p. (Text, speech, and language technology).

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  79. 1998
  80. Published

    English grammar in conversation.

    Leech, G., 02/1998, Proceedings of the Chemnitz Symposium 20-21 February 1998. Schmied, J. & Wilson, A. (eds.). Chemnitz University of Technology

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  81. 1997
  82. Published

    Social differentiation in the use of English vocabulary: some analyses of the conversational component of the British National Corpus

    Rayson, P., Leech, G. & Hodges, M., 1997, In : International Journal of Corpus Linguistics. 2, 1, p. 133-152 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  83. Published

    The comparison of adjectives in recent British English.

    Culpeper, J. & Leech, G. N., 1997, To Explain the Present: Studies in the Changing English Language in Honour of Matti Rissanen. Nevalainen, T. & Kahlas-Tarkka, L. (eds.). 52 ed. Helsinki: Memoires de la Societe Neophilologique de Helsinki, p. 353-373 21 p. (Mémoires de la Société néophilologique de Helsinki).

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  84. Published

    The odds in favour of the genitive: a study of gradience in English

    Leech, G., Francis, B. & Xu, X., 1997, The Locus of meaning: papers in honour of Yoshihiko Ikeganu. Yamanaka, K. & Ohori, T. (eds.). Tokyo: Kuroshi

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter (peer-reviewed)

  85. 1994
  86. Published

    The use of computer corpora in the textual demonstrability of gradience in linguistic categories.

    Leech, G., Francis, B. & Xu, X., 1994, Continuity in Linguistic Semantics. Fuchs, C. & Victorri, B. (eds.). John Benjamins Publishing Company, p. 57-76 20 p. (Lingvisticæ Investigationes Supplementa; vol. 19).

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter (peer-reviewed)

  87. 1992
  88. Published

    The automatic content analysis of spoken discourse.

    Garside, R., Rayson, P., Leech, G., Wilson, A. & Thomas, J. A., 01/1992

    Research output: Other contribution

  89. Published

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