Niall Curry


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    Research Interests

    My research interests span fields of linguistics and applied linguistics covering:

    • academic discourse
    • contrastive linguistics
    • corpus linguistics
    • data-driven learning and second language acquisition
    • digital pedagogy
    • English for academic purposes, français langue académique, Español con fines académicos
    • English medium instruction
    • English, French, and Spanish academic writing
    • language change
    • language pedagogy and English language teaching
    • metacognition and language learning
    • metadiscourse and evaluation
    • spoken language research
    • TESOL and materials development.


    I am an Assistant Professor at the Centre for Academic Writing at Coventry University, ASPiRE Fellow at the Centre for Arts, Memory and Communities, and I am Managing Editor of the Journal of Academic Writing. Before working at Coventry, I worked as a Senior Research Manager at Cambridge University Press, as a Lecteur at the University of Angers, France, and as a Associate Lecturer at the University of Limerick, Ireland.

    Vision Statement

    I am interested in research spanning linguistics, academic discourse and pedagogy. I have specialised in corpus and contrastive linguistics and language pedagogy and am interested in pursuing these fields while studying academic language.



    • PC Romance languages
    • French
    • Spanish
    • P Philology. Linguistics
    • Corpus Linguistics
    • Contrastive Linguistics
    • Academic Writing
    • Academic Discourse
    • PE English
    • TESOL
    • Language Pedagogy
    • Spoken English
    • Materials Development


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