[Corpora-List] a corpus-based learner English study gets published

Xiaotian Guo garlickfred at gmail.com
Thu Oct 2 17:44:08 CEST 2008

Dear colleagues

I am glad to announce that my PhD thesis in learner English corpus study, under Professor Susan Hunston in the University of Birmingham, has been published by Linguistics Journal at the following website: http://www.linguistics-journal.com/thesis.php

The title of the thesis is: Verbs in the Written English of Chinese Learners: A Corpus-based Comparison between Non-native Speakers and Native Speakers

Examiners: Dr. Mike Scott (external) and Dr. Martin Hewings (internal)

Time of submission: October, 2006

I have been trying to have this published since the submission of the thesis to the university because I believe that this research is useful to learner English studies, English teaching and learning and perhaps SLA; and that such of a thesis with so much whole-hearted dedication should not stay idle in the university library, especially when corpus linguistics is becoming popular and being accepted by many neighbouring disciplines. The research was completed over six long years in which I used approximately four years time on study and the other two years on part-time work for the tuition fees and supporting my family.

I am grateful to all those who have helped me in one way or another (I hope I have included everybody in my acknowledgements, pardon me if I haven't). Also, may I thank all those of you who have replied to my queries on the Corpora mailing list regarding learner English studies during my PhD research?

I do hope this piece of research bring my two cents in learner English study to the corpora world. Your comments are warmly welcome.

Currently, I am running a language centre in Birmingham to make a living (teaching English and Chinese) but have not stopped seeking an academic job in corpus linguistics or a relevant area around the world.

All the best wishes

Xiaotian Guo Director New Vision Language Centre Cornwall House 31 Lionel Street Birmingham B3 1AP The UK www.language-centre.co.uk study at language-centre.co.uk 0121 710 3739 -------------- next part -------------- A non-text attachment was scrubbed... Name: not available Type: text/html Size: 2305 bytes Desc: not available Url : https://mailman.uib.no/public/corpora/attachments/20081002/b8010aee/attachment.txt

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