MDA perspectives on Discipline and Level in the BAWE corpus

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Abstract

The design of the BAWE corpus of successful university student writing reflects our assumption that it is worth investigating register variation across levels of study and academic disciplinary groups. The final corpus includes over 6.5 million words from 2,761 successful assignments written by 812 students at four British universities. This paper explores whether evidence of variation across disciplinary groups and years (levels) of study can be found from multidimensional analysis of grammatical features.
Original languageEnglish
Pages126-128
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventCorpus Linguistics 2015 - Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom
Duration: 21 Jul 201524 Jul 2015

Conference

ConferenceCorpus Linguistics 2015
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLancaster
Period21/07/1524/07/15

    Fingerprint

Bibliographical note

The full text is available free from the link given.

Keywords

  • BAWE corpus
  • academic English
  • corpus linguistics
  • subject disciplines

Cite this

Gardner, S., Biber, D., & Nesi, H. (2015). MDA perspectives on Discipline and Level in the BAWE corpus. 126-128. Abstract from Corpus Linguistics 2015, Lancaster, United Kingdom.