Research Output per year
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).
education, attainment, equity, corpus linguistics, academic writing, language of lectures, data visualisation, computational methods
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.
Assistant Professor (adjunct), University of Luxembourg1 Sep 2016 → 1 Sep 2019
- PE English
- Corpus Linguistics
- Academic Writing
- LB2300 Higher Education
A corpus-driven investigation of connections between the language of written feedback information and ethnic attainment disparity in UK higher educationAlsop, S., Gardner, S. & Priestley, J., 6 Feb 2020, (Unpublished).
Research output: Contribution to conference › Paper
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter
Understanding attainment disparity: A corpus-driven analysis of the language used in written feedback information to students of different backgrounds.Alsop, S. & Gardner, S., 26 Jan 2019.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Abstract
Understanding Attainment Disparity: The Case for a Corpus-Driven Analysis of the Language used in Written Feedback Information to Students of Different BackgroundsAlsop, S. & Gardner, S., 2019, In : Journal of Writing Analytics. 3, p. 38-68 31 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
What can corpus analysis tell us about attainment disparity? A pilot analysis of written feedback information to students from two faculties.Alsop, S. & Gardner, S., 23 Jul 2019.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Poster
Activities per year
Activity: Participating in or organising an event › Participation in conference
The pragmatic annotation of academic lectures: an exploratory study applied to engineering disciplinesAuthor: Alsop, S., 2016
Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis › Doctor of Philosophy