The University of Portsmouth is a growing centre for corpus linguistics in the UK. Corpus linguistic methodologies are integrated in undergraduate courses in lexicology and discourse analysis and at postgraduate level we offer workshops to the MA Translation Studies and a unit on ‘Using corpora in language teaching and research’ as part of the MA Applied Linguistics and TESOL programme. We also have postgraduate students working on corpus linguistic dissertations at both MA and PhD level.
Our research interests cover a wide area of corpus linguistic work, and provide for doctoral supervision in a range of specialisms. Charlotte Taylor’s work primarily involves employing corpus linguistics within discourse analysis and she is interested in the theoretico-methodological issues in this area; Glenn Hadikin’s research is about phraseology and Lexical Priming in New Englishes/learner language and John Williams has extensive experience of using corpora in lexicography. Other members of staff have been involved in designing corpus interrogation software and building corpora.
We are part of the 'Corpus Linguistics in the South' network and further information may be found about past and upcoming events from the link on the left.
We have also been involved in knowledge transfer activities, such as the 'Using Corpora in Translation' webinar for eCPD.