Dr Vaclav Brezina

Dr Vaclav Brezina

Senior Research Associate

County South
Lancaster University
Bailrigg
Lancaster
United Kingdom
LA1 4YL


Tel: +44 1524 510828

PhD Supervision Interests

My main research interests are corpus linguistics, statistics, and the application of corpus methods in the study of speech and writing, learner language, collocations, phraseology and vocabulary. I am also interested in corpus design and corpus tools development. I welcome PhD proposals that focus on one or more of these areas.

Current Research

I am currently involved in the following areas of research: 1) Trinity-Lancaster spoken learner corpus, 2) Statistics in corpus linguistics and 3) English vocabulary.

I have developed the following corpus resources:

Selected Publications

Significant or random?: a critical review of sociolinguistic generalisations based on large corpora

Brezina, V. & Meyerhoff, M. 2014 In: International Journal of Corpus Linguistics. 19, 1, p. 1-28 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Is there a core general vocabulary?: introducing the New General Service List

Brezina, V. & Gablasova, D. 2013 In: Applied Linguistics.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Use of Google Scholar in corpus-driven EAP research

Brezina, V. 12/2012 In: Journal of English for Academic Purposes. 11, 4, p. 319-331 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2014

Significant or random?: a critical review of sociolinguistic generalisations based on large corpora

Brezina, V. & Meyerhoff, M. 2014 In: International Journal of Corpus Linguistics. 19, 1, p. 1-28 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2013

Philosophical anthropology and philosophy in anthropology

Brezina, V. 2013 Philosophy and anthropology: border crossing and transformations.. Giri, A. K. & Clammer, J. R. (eds.). London: Anthem Press

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Corpus tools in EAP: a response to Davies (2013)

Brezina, V. 12/2013 In: Journal of English for Academic Purposes. 12, 4, p. 311-312 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Certainty and uncertainty in spoken language: in search of epistemic sociolect and idiolect

Brezina, V. 2013 Variation in language and language use: linguistic, socio-cultural and cognitive perspectives. Reif-Hülser, M., Robinson, J. A. & Pütz, M. (eds.). Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, p. 97-130 34 p. (Duisburger Arbeiten zur Sprach- und Kulturwissenschaft; vol. 96)

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Is there a core general vocabulary?: introducing the New General Service List

Brezina, V. & Gablasova, D. 2013 In: Applied Linguistics.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2012

Google Scholar as a linguistic tool: new possibilities in EAP

Brezina, V. 2012 Future directions in applied linguistics: local and global perspectives. Gitsaki, C. & Baldauf, R. B. (eds.). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishers

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Use of Google Scholar in corpus-driven EAP research

Brezina, V. 12/2012 In: Journal of English for Academic Purposes. 11, 4, p. 319-331 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2010

"Definitely know what I’d do”: In search of epistemic sociolect/idiolect

Brezina, V. 2010 Preceedings from the LAUD symposium.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsPaper

2009

“We only say we are certain when we are not”: a corpus-based study of epistemic stance

Brezina, V. 2009 The Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference SLOVKO 2009. Bratislava: Tribun

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsPaper

2008

'Já myslím, že určitě' – vybrané jistotní a postojové známky v rozhovorech

Brezina, V. & Gablasova, D. 2008 Čeština v mluveném korpusu. Kopřivová, M. & Waclawičová, M. (eds.). Prague: Lidové noviny, (Studie z korpusové lingvistiky; vol. 7)

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2007

Spoken word, written text and beyond

Brezina, V. 2007 Preproceedings of the Wittgenstein Symposium.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsPaper

 

 

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