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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 a Lecturer at the Centre for Academic Writing at Coventry University and I am a co-editor of the Journal of Academic Writing. Before working at Coventry, I worked at Cambridge University Press, as a lecteur at the University of Angers, France, and as a part-time 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
  • Language Pedagogy
  • Spoken English
  • Materials Development

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Linguistic challenges of the transition from primary to secondary school

Deignan, A., Chambers, G., Inglis, M., Semino, E., Brezina, V., Oxley, F., Love, R., Leung, C., Jones, M., Çandarli, D. & Curry, N.


Project: Project at former HEI

Identificación y Análisis De Las Estrategias Metadiscursivas En Artículos Científicos En Español E Ingles. Project: FFI2016-77941-P

Carrio Pastor, M. L., Orasan , C., Curry, N., Bellés Fortuño, B. & Esther Sánchez Cuervo, M.


Project: Research

Research Output

  • Questions in English and French Research Articles in Linguistics: A Corpus-Based Contrastive Analysis

    Curry, N. & Chambers, A., Dec 2017, In : Corpus Pragmatics. 1, 4, p. 327–350 24 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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