Workshop Week 2017

Date: Monday, July 24th until Friday, July 28th

Place: Corpus Linguistics Conference 2017, Birmingham

Topc: Different topics from Multilingual Text Analysis

Participants: Master students in Multilingual Text Analysis and Computational Linguistics

Coordinators: Prof. Marianne Hundt and PD Gerold Schneider, University of Zurich


Reading List for Workshop 2 on Monday


  • Anthony, L. (2014). AntConc (Version 3.4.4) [Computer software]. Tokyo, Japan: Waseda University. Available from

  • Biber, D. (1988). Variation across speech and writing. Cambridge University Press. [on Gerold’s reserve shelf]

  • Biber, D. & Gray, B. (2010). Challenging stereotypes about academic writing: Complexity, elaboration, explicitness. Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 9, 2-20.

  • Biber, D., Gray, B., & Poonpon, K. (2011). Should we use characteristics of conversation to measure grammatical complexity in L2 writing development? TESOL Quarterly, 45(1), 5-35. [available online at UZH]

  • Biber, D., Gray, B., & Staples, S. (2016). Predicting patterns of grammatical complexity across language exam task types and proficiency levels. Applied Linguistics, 37(5), 639-669.  [available online at UZH]

  • Crossley, S., & McNamara, D. (2014). Does writing development equal writing quality? A computational investigation of syntactic complexity in L2 learners. Journal of Second Language Writing, 26, 66-79.

  • Lu, X. (2010). Automatic analysis of syntactic complexity in second language writing. International Journal of Corpus Linguistics, 15(4), 474-496. [available online]

  • Parkinson, J., & Musgrave, J. (2014). Development of noun phrase complexity in the writing of English for academic purposes students. Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 14, 48-59.

  • Schneider, G. and G. Grigonyte (2016). “Statistical sequence and parsing models for descriptive linguistics and psycholinguistics”. Olga Timofeeva, Sarah Chevalier, Anne-Christine Gardner, and Alpo Honkapohja, eds. New approaches in English Linguistics: Building Bridges. Studies in Language Companion Series. Amsterdam: Benjamins.