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Personal profile

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 2009 2019

Summary matters: How lecturers review and preview information in engineering lectures

Alsop, S., 5 Jul 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Data visualization
Linguistics
Macros

Introduction

Gardner, S. & Alsop, S., Nov 2016, Systemic Functional Linguistics in the Digital Age. Gardner, S. & Alsop, S. (eds.). London: Equinox, p. 1-8

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Systemic Functional Linguistics in the Digital Age

Gardner, S. (ed.) & Alsop, S. (ed.), Nov 2016, London: Equinox.

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or Edited Book

Digital Age
Systemic Functional Linguistics
Blogs
Visible
Supplements

Activities 2011 2017

  • 12 Participation in conference
  • 7 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
  • 1 Publication peer-review

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

EMI Symposium 2017

Sian Alsop (Contributor)
22 Jun 2017

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

Invited speaker: Oxford Brookes Language and Discourse Interdisciplinary Group

Sian Alsop (Invited Speaker)
8 Nov 2015

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