I have been working in corpus linguistics since 2001. I came to linguistics via English language teaching (1984-1993) and language teacher education (1992-2001). I joined Edge Hill University in September 2012; previously, I worked as associate lecturer and researcher at Lancaster University and Liverpool University.
My current research focuses on three interconnected areas: corpus linguistics methodology, theoretical and pedagogical lexicogrammar, and discourse studies. I have also published on language teaching methodology, language teacher education, and the connection between linguistics and TESOL.
- Google Scholar: citations: 3538 | h-index: 21
- Scopus: citations: 787 | h-index: 8
- Web of Science: citations: 664 | h-index: 6
I organise Corpus Approaches to Lexicogrammar (LxGr), a symposium held annually at Edge Hill University.
I co-edit the Journal of Corpora and Discourse Studies.
I also curate a bibliography of discourse-oriented corpus studies, that is, studies using corpora and corpus techniques to examine meaning and style in discourse.