Benet Vincent


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  • 14 Citations
  • 1 h-Index

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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

  • 14 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 5 Article
  • 1 Conference proceeding
  • 1 Paper
  • 1 Other contribution

The expression of obligation in student academic writing

Vincent, B., Mar 2020, In : Journal of English for Academic Purposes. 44, 13 p., 100840.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 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

  • 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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    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

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)


    • 13 Participation in conference
    • 1 Publication peer-review

    BAWE 10 Years On

    Hilary Nesi (Organising Committee), Sheena Gardner (Organising Committee), Benet Vincent (Organising Committee), Sian Alsop (Organising Committee)
    7 Jun 20198 Jun 2019

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    BAWE 10 Years On

    Hilary Nesi (Speaker), Benet Vincent (Speaker)
    8 Jun 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    13th Teaching and Language Corpora Conference

    Benet Vincent (Speaker), Hilary Nesi (Speaker)
    19 Jul 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    BALEAP Biannual Conference

    Benet Vincent (Speaker)
    7 Apr 20178 Apr 2017

    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