I have been working in corpus linguistics since 2001. I came to linguistics via English language teaching (1984-1993) and language teacher education (1992-2001). My current research focuses on corpus linguistics methodology, lexicogrammar, and discourse studies. I have also published on TESOL and language teacher education. E-copies of my publications and presentations are available via Research Gate and Academia.edu. I teach modules on research methodology, English lexicogrammar, and discourse studies. I supervise postgraduate research students employing corpus-based approaches to lexicogrammar and critical discourse studies.
Current Research projects: Portrayals of Greta Thunberg in the British Press and Implicit Attitudes towards Autism in the British Press,
- Karaminis, T., Gabrielatos, C., Maden-Weinberger, U., & Beattie, G. (2023). Portrayals of autism in the British press: A corpus-based study. Autism, 27(4), 1092-1114. [e-copy]
- Gabrielatos, C. (2021) If-conditionals: Corpus-based classification and frequency distribution. ICAME Journal, 45, 87-124. [e-copy]
- Gabrielatos, C. (2020) Conditionals, modality, and Schrödinger’s cat: Conditionals as a family of linguistic qubits. In Hohaus, P. & Schulze R. (eds.) Re-assessing Modalising Expressions: Categories, Co-text, and Context. John Benjamins. 141–172.
- Gabrielatos, C. (2019) If-conditionals and modality: Frequency patterns and theoretical explanations. Journal of English Linguistics, 47(4), 301-334.
Recent Invited Presentations
- Gabrielatos, C. (2023) The discourse presentation of autism in the UK press: A case of critical corpus lexicography. Workshop on Corpus-Linguistic Applications, School of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, 19 February 2023. [e-copy]
- Gabrielatos, C. (2023) Using Word Sketches in discourse-oriented corpus studies. Workshop on Corpus-Linguistic Applications, School of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, 19 February 2023.
- Gabrielatos, C. (2022). Problematising the qualitative-quantitative distinction. Invited talk at Quantitative Approaches to Linguistic Analysis, University of Naples, Identity, Language and Diversity Research Centre (I-LanD), Italy, 10 March 2022.
- Gabrielatos, C. (2022) Corpus lexicography and critical discourse studies. Invited talk at Critical Discourse Studies and Social Change. Where are we at? University of Granada, Spain, 16-17 February 2022.
- Gabrielatos, C. (2021) Discourse-oriented corpus studies as critical lexicography. Invited talk at PhrasaLex II, University of Hildesheim, Germany, 22-23 July 2021. [Abstract] [Slides]
- Gabrielatos, C. (2019) If-Conditionals and Modality: Description and Pedagogy. Invited talk: TESOL Research Seminar, University of Central Lancashire, 4 December 2019. [e-copy]
- Gabrielatos, C. (2019) Lexicogrammar: Lexical Grammar or Construction Grammar? Two corpus-based case studies. Invited talk, UCREL Research Seminar, Lancaster University, 25 April 2019. [e-copy]
Recent Conference Presentations
- Karaminis, T., Gabrielatos, C., Maden-Weinberger, U., Beattie, G. (2023). Gender Differences in the Portrayals of Autism in the Autism UK Press Corpus (poster). International Meeting of the Society for Autism Research INSAR 2023.
- Gabrielatos, C., Karaminis, T., Maden-Weinberger, U. & Beattie, G. (2022). UK newspaper discourses on autism and autistic individuals. 6th Corpora and Discourse International Conference, University of Bologna, Italy, 26-28 August 2022. [e-copy]
- Gabrielatos, C. (2021) A corpus-based comparison of the explanatory power of linguistic theories: The case of the modal load in if-conditionals. TheorLing 2021, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland, 21-22 June 2001. [e-copy]
- Maden-Weinberger, U., Gabrielatos, C., Beattie, G. & Karaminis, T. (2021) Implicit attitudes towards autism in the British Press. Autistica Research Festival, 12-16 July 2021.
My research focuses on the following areas:
Corpus Linguistics methodology
- Query construction for the compilation of topic-specific corpora.
- Analytical techniques and metrics (consistent collocates, keyness analysis, manual annotation),
- Modality and modal markers
- Tense and aspect
- Compatibility between construction grammar and lexical grammar
- Learner language (particularly the use of conditionals, modality, tense and aspect)
- Comparisons between L2 and L1 use. and the information in pedagogical materials
Discourse-Oriented Corpus Studies
- Presentation of social actors in the media
- Foci: immigration and asylum, religion, autism
Current research projects
Implicit Attitudes towards Autism in the British Press
— Funder: British Academy (SRG20201250).
— Duration: January 2021-December 2022.
— Team: Themis Karaminis, Costas Gabrielatos, Uschi Madden-Weinberger, Geoff Beattie.
Portrayals of Greta Thunberg in the British Press
— Funder: Research Investment Fund, Edge Hill University
— Duration: May 2021 – February 2022.
— Team: Themis Karaminis, Costas Gabrielatos, Uschi Madden-Weinberger, Geoff Beattie.
Other funded projects
Teaching buyout to carry out research and prepare a portfolio of publications for REF2021
— Funder: Research Investment Fund, Edge Hill University (1GABRI15)
— Duration: September-December 2016
Trinity Corpus of Spoken English Phase 2 Investigation.
— Funders: Trinity College London and Oxford University Press
— Team: Judit Kormos (PI), Costas Gabrielatos (CI)
— Duration: August 2011 – July 2012
My publications often feature as required or suggested reading in undergraduate and postgraduate modules. The approach to keyness analysis discussed in Gabrielatos & Marchi (2011, 2012) and Gabrielatos (2017, 2018) has been implemented in the following corpus tools:
- CQPweb, maintained by Prof. Jiajin Xu (National Research Centre for Foreign Language Education, Beijing Foreign Studies University).
- Wmatrix, developed by Dr. Paul Rayson (Department of Computing, Lancaster University).
My teaching has focused on corpus linguistics, English lexicogrammar, semantics (particularly, modality and tense-aspect), pedagogical lexicogrammar, (critical) discourse analysis, and TESOL methodology.
Edge Hill University
- Constructing the Lone Wolf Terrorist: A corpus-driven study of the British press.
- Mexican Immigration to the US in Donald Trump’s era: A comparative corpus-based analysis of American and Mexican press.
- Complex transitive uses of DO with pronominal objects and adjectival complements: A corpus linguistic perspective
- Awarded October 2022
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
- The Language of Audio Description: A corpus linguistic analysis of accessibility texts
- DoS: Prof Marina Mattheoudakis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
- Co-supervisor: Prof Kostas Papadopoulos (University of Macedonia, Greece)
University of Lleida, Spain
Leyre Barrios Vicente
- Factuality in Spanish conditional sentences
- Awarded: March 2022
LNG3154. Critical Discourse Studies
LNG2140. Investigating English Language
LNG2133. Analysing Discourse
LNG1019. Language and Meaning
I also contribute to:
LNG3148. English Language Dissertation (supervision)
LNG1017. Studying English Language (guest lectures)
LOT Winter School 2019. University of Amsterdam, Centre for Language and Communication. 7-11 January 2019.
— Mini-course on Discourse-Oriented Corpus Studies (12 hours).
— Individual supervisions with participants (4 hours).
University of Bangor. 24 February 2016.
— Presentation and workshop on collocation analysis using Sketch Engine.
— Individual tutorials with PhD and MA students.
Research Capacity Building Workshops, Staff Learning and Development Programme, Edge Hill University.
— Author citation metrics. 14 November 2018
— Promoting research by using social media. 7 March 2018.
— Author citation metrics. 15 November 2017.
— Promoting research by using social media. 3 March 2017.
— Author citation metrics. 16 November 2016.
— Author citation metrics. 12 November 2015
Dubrovnik Fall School in Linguistic Methods. Centre for Advanced Academic Studies, Dubrovnik, Croatia, 20–26 October 2013.
UCREL Summer School in Corpus Linguistics, Lancaster University, UK
— Corpora and Sociolinguistics: Studying linguistic innovators. 10-12 July 2012.
— Corpora and Sociolinguistics: Studying linguistic innovators. 13-15 July 2011.
Conference for Teachers of A Level English Language, Department of Linguistics and English Language, Lancaster University, 1 July 2011.
— Corpora and language teaching. [e-copy]
Corpus Linguistics Advanced Research Education and Training (CLARET), Lancaster University
— Compiling topic-specific corpora from limited-access online databases. 24 May 2010.
— Compiling topic-specific corpora from limited-access online databases. 31 March 2008. [e-copy]
Public lecture, Gresham College, 23 March 2009.
— From dictionary user to amateur lexicographer: Possibilities of on-line searches. [Video]
Seminar organised by the Greek Ministry of Education and the British Council, Athens, Greece, September 1997.
— Receptive skills development with mixed-ability young learners.
- Keyness Analysis: nature, metrics and techniques
- If-conditionals and Modality: Frequency patterns and theoretical explanations
- Conditionals, modality, and Schrödinger’s cat. Conditionals as a family of linguistic qubits
- The Lexicogrammar of BE Interested: Description and Pedagogy
- A corpus-based analysis of the pragmatic marker you get me