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20092020

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Biography

Dr. Siân Alsop is Research Fellow in the Centre for Global Learning: Education and Attainment, focusing on equity and attainment in HE. She is currently developing a large corpus of texts to investigate the relationship between written feedback, attainment and ethnicity. Siân was previously a Lecturer in Academic Writing and has worked as Research Assistant on a number of projects relating to academic discourse, including the development of the British Academic Written English (BAWE) corpus. She was awarded a PhD by Coventry University in 2015 for her work on the pragmatic annotation of the Engineering Lecture Corpus (ELC).

Research Interests

education, attainment, equity, corpus linguistics, academic writing, language of lectures, data visualisation, computational methods

Vision Statement

As a sector, we know that not all students have equal opportunity to succeed in their academic careers, which poses a problem for our students, for academic institutions, and for wider society. I work with large bodies of language data to understand attainment disparities among different groups of students. Through my research I want to contribute to our knowledge of the nature of these disparities, and to find effective ways to address them. 

 

External positions

Assistant Professor (adjunct), University of Luxembourg

1 Sep 20161 Sep 2019

Keywords

  • PE English
  • Corpus Linguistics
  • Academic Writing
  • LB2300 Higher Education
  • Assessment
  • Feedback

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Research Output

  • Uses of corpus linguistics in education research: An adjustable lens

    Alsop, S., King, V., Giaimo, G. & Xu, X., 20 Mar 2020, (Accepted/In press) Theory and Method in Higher Education Research. Tight, M. & Huisman, J. (eds.). Emerald, Vol. (In-press). p. (In-press)

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    Activities

    • 13 Participation in conference
    • 7 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
    • 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

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    EMI Symposium 2017

    Sian Alsop (Contributor)
    22 Jun 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    1st International Conference on Corpus Analysis in Academic Discourse

    Sian Alsop (Speaker)
    22 Nov 201724 Nov 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    Corpus Linguistics in the South Conference 2017

    Sian Alsop (Speaker), Hilary Nesi (Speaker)
    28 Oct 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    35th ICAME conference

    Sian Alsop (Speaker)
    10 May 2015

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference