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Prior to moving into academia, I worked as an EFL and EAP teacher in Russia, China, the UK and Turkey, where I became increasingly interested in Corpus Linguistics, eventually moving to the University of Birmingham to complete my PhD, ‘Modality and the V wh’ pattern. I have now been working as a Lecturer in Academic English at Coventry for over 4 years. I teach both undergraduate and postgraduate students on the MA in ELT and AL course. I also co-supervise two PhD students who are working in the area of Corpus Linguistics approaches to student EAP genres.

My main research interests are applications of and approaches to Corpus Linguistics, in particular in EAP but in other areas too. I have published in the areas of Corpus Linguistics, Corpus Stylistics and EAP, including in academic writing.  


  • I am involved in project investigating the use and translation of Nadsat in Anthony Burgess’s A Clockwork Orange with Dr Jim Clarke and Prof Patrick Corness at Coventry University as well as Dr Gabriela Saldanha and Dr Sofia Malamatidou at the University of Birmingham. Project site is here
  • I am also involved in project with Aleksandar Trklja (University of Birmingham) investigating hedging in the BAWE Corpus. We presented our initial work at Discourse and Corpora conference, Siena July 2016.
  • I am working with Hilary Nesi and Daniel Quinn on developing hyperlinks which can help those providing feedback to students in HE to guide students to more appropriate usage - see here
  • With Andrew Preshous I have been developing screencasts aimed at international students to help them with common written errors. 
  • I am currently investigating the expression of obligation in the BAWE Corpus.

Research Interests

Translation; Modal meaning; Corpus Linguistics; Vocabulary learning; English for Academic Purposes

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Research Output 2015 2019

  • 3 Article
  • 1 Conference proceeding
  • 1 Paper
  • 1 Other contribution

Corpus from scratch: Collecting and processing a sizeable EAP corpus in a (relatively) resource-poor context

Mathew, P., Nesi, H. & Vincent, B., 2019, Proceedings of the 2017 BALEAP Conference: Addressing the state of the union: Working together = learning together. Gillway, M. (ed.). Reading: Garnet Education, p. 93-102 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

Corpus Data

Exploring Lexical Bundles in the Algerian Corpus of Engineering

Vincent, B. & Rezoug, F., 20 Mar 2018, In : Arab Journal of Applied Linguistics. 3, 1, p. 47-77 31 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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earning a doctorate
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The BAWE Quicklinks Project: A New DDL Resource for University Students

Vincent, B. & Nesi, H., 2 Nov 2018, In : Lidil. 58

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


The language of A Clockwork Orange: A corpus stylistic approach to Nadsat

Vincent, B. & Clarke, J., 8 Aug 2017, In : Language and Literature. 26, 3, p. 247-264 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Activities 2009 2017

  • 10 Participation in conference
  • 1 Publication peer-review

BALEAP Biannual Conference

Benet Vincent (Speaker)
7 Apr 20178 Apr 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Ponying the Slovos Symposium

Benet Vincent (Organising Committee)
18 Mar 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Corpora and Discourse International Conference

Benet Vincent (Speaker)
1 Jul 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Journal of English for Academic Purposes (Journal)

Benet Vincent (Peer Reviewer)
20 Dec 2015

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

International Conference on Emerging Trends of Researching Language, Linguistics and Literature

Benet Vincent (Speaker)
15 Dec 201516 Dec 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference