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Research Output 1981 2019

2019

Are law reports an 'agile' or an 'uptight' register? Tracking patterns of historical change in the use of colloquial and complexity features

Biber, D. E. & Gray, B., Jan 1 2019, Corpus-based Research on Variation in English Legal Discourse. Fanego, T. & Rodriguez-Puente, P. (eds.). John Benjamins Publishing Company, Vol. 91. p. 149-169 21 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

colloquial
Linguistics
Innovation
Law
innovation
4 Citations (Scopus)

Discipline, level, genre: Integrating situational perspectives in a new MD analysis of university student writing

Gardner, S., Nesi, H. & Biber, D., Jan 1 2019, In : Applied Linguistics. 40, 4, p. 646-674 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Linguistics
genre
Students
linguistics
university
2018

Academic writing as a locus of grammatical change The development of phrasal complexity features

Gray, B. & Biber, D. E., Jan 1 2018, Studies in Corpus Linguistics. John Benjamins Publishing Company, Vol. 85. p. 117-146 30 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Innovation
Linguistics
innovation
Grammatical Change
Academic Writing
6 Citations (Scopus)

Do all roads lead to Rome? Modeling register variation with factor analysis and discriminant analysis

Egbert, J. & Biber, D. E., Sep 25 2018, In : Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory. 14, 2, p. 233-273 41 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

dimensional analysis
discriminant analysis
factor analysis
road
linguistics
1 Citation (Scopus)

Expressing evaluation without grammatical stance: Informational persuasion on the web

Biber, D. E. & Zhang, M., Apr 1 2018, In : Corpora. 13, 1, p. 97-123 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

persuasion
evaluation
language
dimensional analysis
discourse
1 Citation (Scopus)

Incorporating text dispersion into keyword analyses

Egbert, J. & Biber, D. E., Jan 1 2018, In : Corpora. 14, 1, p. 77-104 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

discourse
text analysis
weblog
travel
Key Words

Lexis and grammar as complementary discourse systems for expressing stance and evaluation

Biber, D. E., Egbert, J. & Zhang, M., Jan 1 2018, The Construction of Discourse as Verbal Interaction. de los Angeles Gomez Gonzalez, M. & Mackenzie, J. L. (eds.). John Benjamins Publishing Company, p. 201-226 26 p. (Pragmatics and Beyond New Series; vol. 296).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

weblog
grammar
linguistics
discourse
evaluation
4 Citations (Scopus)
authenticity
language
writer
linguistics
dimensional analysis
2017

Using corpus-based analysis to study register and dialect variation on the searchable web

Biber, D. E., Egbert, J. & Zhang, M., Jul 31 2017, Studies in Corpus-Based Sociolinguistics. Taylor and Francis, p. 83-111 29 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

dialect
Corpus-based Analysis
Dialect Variation
World Wide Web
Register Variation
2016
25 Citations (Scopus)

Academic Writing Development at the University Level: Phrasal and Clausal Complexity Across Level of Study, Discipline, and Genre

Staples, S., Egbert, J., Biber, D. E. & Gray, B., 2016, In : Written Communication. 33, 2, p. 149-183 35 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

genre
Students
writer
English language
student
18 Citations (Scopus)
telecommunication
writer
student
Lexical Bundles
Bundle
5 Citations (Scopus)

Exploring the Relationship Between TOEFL iBT Scores and Disciplinary Writing Performance

Biber, D. E., Reppen, R. & Staples, S., 2016, (Accepted/In press) In : TESOL Quarterly.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

performance
TOEFL
Disciplinary Writing
4 Citations (Scopus)

On the (non)utility of Juilland's D to measure lexical dispersion in large corpora

Biber, D. E., Reppen, R., Schnur, E. & Ghanem, R., 2016, In : International Journal of Corpus Linguistics. 21, 4, p. 439-464 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

vocabulary
experiment
quantitative method
linguistics
Values
32 Citations (Scopus)

Predicting Patterns of Grammatical Complexity Across Language Exam Task Types and Proficiency Levels

Biber, D. E., Gray, B. & Staples, S., Oct 1 2016, In : Applied Linguistics. 37, 5, p. 639-668 30 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Linguistics
linguistics
dimensional analysis
language
Proficiency
16 Citations (Scopus)

Register Variation on the Searchable Web: A Multi-Dimensional Analysis

Biber, D. E. & Egbert, J., 2016, In : Journal of English Linguistics. 44, 2, p. 95-137 43 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

dimensional analysis
linguistics
Internet
weblog
Multidimensional Analysis
5 Citations (Scopus)

Toward more accountability: Modeling ternary genitive variation in Late Modern English

Szmrecsanyi, B., Biber, D. E., Egbert, J. & Franco, K., Feb 23 2016, In : Language Variation and Change. 28, 1, p. 1-29 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

grammar
regression analysis
responsibility
time
Late Modern English
2 Citations (Scopus)

Variationist versus text-linguistic approaches to grammatical change in English: Nominal modifiers of head nouns

Biber, D. E., Egbert, J., Gray, B., Oppliger, R. & Szmrecsanyi, B., May 3 2016, The Cambridge Handbook of English Historical Linguistics. Cambridge University Press, p. 351-375 25 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

linguistics
Text Linguistics
Modifier
Nouns
Grammatical Change
2015
12 Citations (Scopus)

Developing a bottom-up, user-based method of web register classification

Egbert, J., Biber, D. E. & Davies, M., Sep 1 2015, In : Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology. 66, 9, p. 1817-1831 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Decision trees
Internet
Testing
Costs
Bottom-up
9 Citations (Scopus)
vocabulary
discourse
textbook
psychology
linguistics
11 Citations (Scopus)

Exploring the composition of the searchable web: A corpus-based taxonomy of web registers

Biber, D. E., Egbert, J. & Davies, M., Apr 1 2015, In : Corpora. 10, 1, p. 11-45 35 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

taxonomy
Internet
World Wide Web
Taxonomy
Corpus-based
2 Citations (Scopus)

Introduction

Biber, D. E. & Reppen, R., Jan 1 2015, In : Unknown Journal. p. 1-8 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

linguistics
language
Corpus Linguistics
psycholinguistics
sociolinguistics
4 Citations (Scopus)

Phraseology

Gray, B. & Biber, D. E., Jan 1 2015, The Cambridge Handbook of English Corpus Linguistics. Cambridge University Press, p. 125-145 21 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

language
Phraseology
Multi-word Units
discourse
Empirical Study
8 Citations (Scopus)
linguistics
dialect
inclusion
evaluation
Corpus Linguistics
2014
8 Citations (Scopus)

Diachronic relations among speech-based and written registers in English

Biber, D. E. & Finegan, E., Jun 11 2014, Variation in English: Multi-Dimensional Studies. Taylor and Francis, p. 66-83 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Diachrony
5 Citations (Scopus)

Dimensions of variation among eighteenth-century speech-based and written registers

Biber, D. E., Jun 11 2014, Variation in English: Multi-Dimensional Studies. Taylor and Francis, p. 200-214 15 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

eighteenth century
1 Citation (Scopus)

Historical shifts in the language of women and men: Gender differences in dramatic dialogue

Biber, D. E. & Burges, J., Jun 11 2014, Variation in English: Multi-Dimensional Studies. Taylor and Francis, p. 157-170 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

gender-specific factors
dialogue
language
Language
Gender Differences
4 Citations (Scopus)

Intra-textual variation within medical research articles

Biber, D. E. & Finegan, E., Jun 11 2014, Variation in English: Multi-Dimensional Studies. Taylor and Francis, p. 108-123 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

medical research
Research Articles
Medical Research
8 Citations (Scopus)

Introduction: Multi-dimensional analysis and the study of register variation

Biber, D. E. & Conrad, S., Jun 11 2014, Variation in English: Multi-Dimensional Studies. Taylor and Francis, p. 3-12 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript

dimensional analysis
Multidimensional Analysis
Register Variation
1 Citation (Scopus)
newspaper
news
Ecuador
lawsuit
Broadsheet
6 Citations (Scopus)

Multi-dimensional methodology and the dimensions of register variation in English

Conrad, S. & Biber, D. E., Jun 11 2014, Variation in English: Multi-Dimensional Studies. Taylor and Francis, p. 13-42 30 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

methodology
Methodology
Register Variation
1 Citation (Scopus)

On the complexity of discourse complexity: A multi-dimensional analysis

Biber, D. E., Jun 11 2014, Variation in English: Multi-Dimensional Studies. Taylor and Francis, p. 215-240 26 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

dimensional analysis
discourse
Discourse
Multidimensional Analysis
9 Citations (Scopus)

On the exploitation of computerized corpora in variation studies

Biber, D. E. & Finegan, E., Jan 14 2014, English Corpus Linguistics. Taylor and Francis, p. 204-220 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

exploitation
Exploitation
7 Citations (Scopus)

Stance markers

Gray, B. & Biber, D. E., Jan 1 2014, Corpus Pragmatics: A Handbook. Cambridge University Press, p. 219-248 30 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

emotion
evaluation
writer
linguistics
subjectivity
7 Citations (Scopus)

The expression of stance in nurse-patient interactions: An ESP perspective

Staples, S. & Biber, D. E., 2014, In : Linguistic Insights. 200, p. 123-142 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

nurse
interaction
Interaction
Stance
Nurses
1 Citation (Scopus)

The ubiquitous oral versus literate dimension: A survey of multidimensional studies

Biber, D. E., Jan 1 2014, Measured Language: Quantitative Studies of Acquisition, Assessment, and Variation. Georgetown University Press, p. 1-20 20 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

13 Citations (Scopus)

Using multi-dimensional analysis to explore cross-linguistic universals of register variation

Biber, D. E., 2014, In : Languages in Contrast. 14, 1, p. 7-34 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

dimensional analysis
linguistics
discourse
opposition
language
2 Citations (Scopus)

Variation in english: Multi-Dimensional Studies

Biber, D. E. & Conrad, S., Jun 11 2014, Taylor and Francis. 255 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

dimensional analysis
language
linguistics
Language
dialect
2013
25 Citations (Scopus)

Being Specific about Historical Change: The Influence of Sub-Register

Biber, D. E. & Gray, B., Jun 2013, In : Journal of English Linguistics. 41, 2, p. 104-134 31 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

magazine
linguistics
newspaper
readership
science
33 Citations (Scopus)

Formulaic sequences and EAP writing development: Lexical bundles in the TOEFL iBT writing section

Staples, S., Egbert, J., Biber, D. E. & McClair, A., Sep 2013, In : Journal of English for Academic Purposes. 12, 3, p. 214-225 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

functional analysis
taxonomy
writer
instruction
discourse
1 Citation (Scopus)

Identifying multi-dimensional patterns of variation across registers

Biber, D. E. & Gray, B., Jan 1 2013, Research Methods in Language Variation and Change. Cambridge University Press, p. 402-420 19 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

linguistics
language
dimensional analysis
grammar
24 Citations (Scopus)

Lexical frames in academic prose and conversation

Gray, B. & Biber, D. E., 2013, In : International Journal of Corpus Linguistics. 18, 1, p. 109-136 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

conversation
documentation
Prose
11 Citations (Scopus)

Pay Attention to the Phrasal Structures: Going Beyond T-Units-A Response to WeiWei Yang

Biber, D. E., Gray, B. & Poonpon, K., Mar 2013, In : TESOL Quarterly. 47, 1, p. 192-201 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

T-units

The third decade (1983-1993)

Biber, D. E., Aug 27 2013, In : Linguistics. 51, Jubilee, p. 15-17 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2012
12 Citations (Scopus)

Corpus-Based and Corpus-driven Analyses of Language Variation and Use

Biber, D. E., Sep 18 2012, The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Analysis. Oxford University Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

linguistics
language
research approach
Language Variation
Language Use
35 Citations (Scopus)

Current conceptions of stance

Gray, B. & Biber, D. E., Sep 24 2012, Stance and Voice in Written Academic Genres. Palgrave Macmillan, p. 15-32 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Conception
Stance
31 Citations (Scopus)

Register as a predictor of linguistic variation

Biber, D. E., May 25 2012, In : Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory. 8, 1, p. 9-37 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

linguistics
grammar
conversation
Pole
dictionary

Research in Corpus Linguistics

Biber, D. E., Reppen, R. & Friginal, E., Sep 18 2012, The Oxford Handbook of Applied Linguistics, (2 Ed.). Oxford University Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

linguistics
language
research approach
quantitative method
innovation
2011
49 Citations (Scopus)

Grammatical change in the noun phrase: The influence of written language use

Biber, D. E. & Gray, B., Jul 2011, In : English Language and Linguistics. 15, 2, p. 223-250 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

written language
discourse
historical development
innovation
newspaper
126 Citations (Scopus)

Should we use characteristics of conversation to measure grammatical complexity in L2 writing development?

Biber, D. E., Gray, B. & Poonpon, K., Mar 2011, In : TESOL Quarterly. 45, 1, p. 5-35 31 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

conversation
Academic Writing
L2 Writing
Subordination
Writing Development
8 Citations (Scopus)

The expression of stance in early (1665–1712) publications of the philosophical transactions and other contemporary medical prose: Innovations in a pioneering discourse

Gray, B., Biber, D. E. & Hiltunen, T., Jan 1 2011, Medical Writing in Early Modern English. Cambridge University Press, p. 221-247 27 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Innovation
Prose
Stance
Discourse
Writer