Research Repository

See what's under the surface


The afterlives of Bede’s tribal names in English place-names (2019)
Book Chapter
Carroll, J., & Baker, J. (in press). The afterlives of Bede’s tribal names in English place-names. In L. A.J., & L. R. (Eds.), Land of the English Kin: Studies of Wessex and Anglo-Saxon England in Honour of Barbara YorkeBrill Academic Publishers

Making Manhattan: urban hieroglyphics, patternings and tattoos in Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Tell-Tale Heart' (1843) and Herman Melville's Moby Dick (1851) (2019)
Book Chapter
Jordan, S. (2019). Making Manhattan: urban hieroglyphics, patternings and tattoos in Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Tell-Tale Heart' (1843) and Herman Melville's Moby Dick (1851). In K. Cox, & K. Watson (Eds.), Tattoos in Crime and Detective Narratives: Marking and Re-markingManchester University Press

In detective fiction, the city has often been represented as an arena of signs and secrets, what Laura Marcus has called ‘urban hieroglyphics’. Through the analysis of two literary works, this essay discusses how tattoos and patterning within detect... Read More

Past the memoir: Winifred Dolan beyond the West End (2019)
Book Chapter
Sutherland, L. (2019). Past the memoir: Winifred Dolan beyond the West End. In K. Dorney, & M. B. Gale (Eds.), Stage women, 1900-50: female theatre workers and professional practiceManchester University Press

Assessing plain and intelligible language in the Consumer Rights Act: a role for reading scores? (2019)
Journal Article
Conklin, K., Hyde, R., & Parente, F. (2019). Assessing plain and intelligible language in the Consumer Rights Act: a role for reading scores?. Legal Studies, doi:10.1017/lst.2018.25

Under the Consumer Rights Act 2015 consumer contracts and consumer notices are required to be expressed in plain and intelligible language. This is a difficult concept to capture. Determining whether a contract is expressed in plain and intelligible... Read More

Word knowledge: exploring the relationships and order of acquisition of vocabulary knowledge components (2019)
Journal Article
Schmitt, N., & González-Fernández, B. (2019). Word knowledge: exploring the relationships and order of acquisition of vocabulary knowledge components. Applied Linguistics, doi:10.1093/applin/amy057

Vocabulary knowledge is a complex construct that involves the acquisition of multiple word knowledge components (Henriksen1999; Read 2000; Nation 2013). However, most of our current understanding about this construct derives from studies that have... Read More

"Three ordinary, normal old women" : Agatha Christie's Uses of Shakespeare (2018)
Journal Article
Bloomfield, J. (2018). "Three ordinary, normal old women" : Agatha Christie's Uses of Shakespeare. Shakespeare, doi:10.1080/17450918.2018.1553891

This article draws on recent scholarship on Shakespearean allusions and crime fiction to develop an in-depth exploration of Agatha Christie's quotations from the playwright. These quotations do not tend to point to the murderer or give clues to the p... Read More

Creating a Motivating Classroom Environment (2018)
Book Chapter
Dörnyei, Z., & Muir, C. (in press). Creating a Motivating Classroom Environment. In X. Gao (Ed.), Second handbook of English language teachingSpringer

“What are you talking about?” An analysis of lexical bundles in Japanese junior high school textbooks (2018)
Journal Article
Northbrook, J., & Conklin, K. (2018). “What are you talking about?” An analysis of lexical bundles in Japanese junior high school textbooks. International Journal of Corpus Linguistics, 23(3), 311-334

In a communicative approach to language teaching, students are presented with ‘authentic’ language, which is thought to allow them to produce it in a nativelike way. The current study explores whether the lexical bundles in communicative Japanese jun... Read More

Motivation and Projects (2018)
Book Chapter
Muir, C. (in press). Motivation and Projects. In M. Lamb, K. Csizer, A. Henry, & S. Ryan (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Motivation for Language LearningPalgrave Macmillan

Mean clean (2018)
Journal Article
Legendre, T. (in press). Mean clean. Beloit Fiction Journal,

Expressions of knowledge in early modern English- and German-language midwifery and gynaecological texts (ca. 1500-1700): on the use of pronominal subjects and that- complement clauses (2018)
Journal Article
Whitt, R. (in press). Expressions of knowledge in early modern English- and German-language midwifery and gynaecological texts (ca. 1500-1700): on the use of pronominal subjects and that- complement clauses. Neuphilologische Mitteilungen,

This paper presents the results of a corpus-based study of that-complement clauses and their pronominal subjects in early modern English- and German-language midwifery and gynaecological texts published from circa 1500 to 1700. These two centuries wi... Read More

Assessing health professionals' communication through role-play: an interactional analysis of simulated versus actual GP consultations (2018)
Journal Article
Atkins, S. (2019). Assessing health professionals' communication through role-play: an interactional analysis of simulated versus actual GP consultations. Discourse Studies, 21(2), 109-134 . doi:10.1177/1461445618802659

Simulations, in which healthcare professionals are observed in dialogue with role-played patients, are widely used for assessing professional skills. Medical education research suggests simulations should be as authentic as possible, but there remain... Read More

“And all this is spoken of the naturall byrth . . .”: Metadiscourse in The Birth of Mankind and its German source text, Rosengarten (2018)
Journal Article
Whitt, R. J. (2018). “And all this is spoken of the naturall byrth . . .”: Metadiscourse in The Birth of Mankind and its German source text, Rosengarten. English Text Construction, 11(2), 225-255. doi:10.1075/etc.00010.whi

This paper provides an examination of the use of metadiscourse in the two versions of The Birth of Mankind, the first midwifery manual to be printed in English during the sixteenth century. It is a translation of a Latin text, which itself is a trans... Read More

Other theatres (2018)
Book
Collins, C. (2018). Other theatres. In E. Jordan, & E. Weitz (Eds.), The Palgrave handbook of contemporary Irish theatre and performance, 221-232. Palgrave Macmillan

Object lessons: Derek Mahon's material ekphrasis (2018)
Journal Article
Vincent, B. (2018). Object lessons: Derek Mahon's material ekphrasis. Interdisciplinary Literary Studies, 20(3), (371-384). doi:10.5325/intelitestud.20.3.0371. ISSN 2161-427X

The Sherwood Foresters of 1916: memories and memorials (2018)
Journal Article
Moran, J., & Cullen, F. (2018). The Sherwood Foresters of 1916: memories and memorials. Irish Studies Review, 26(4), 436-454. doi:10.1080/09670882.2018.1514659

This paper examines the memorialisation of the Sherwood Foresters who fought during the Easter Rising of 1916 in Dublin. These men, from Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire in the English midlands, suffered the greatest casualties of the British regiments... Read More

Is what you put in what you get out? Textbook-derived lexical bundle processing in beginner English learners (2018)
Journal Article
Northbrook, J., & Conklin, K. (2018). Is what you put in what you get out? Textbook-derived lexical bundle processing in beginner English learners. Applied Linguistics, doi:10.1093/applin/amy027

Usage-based approaches to second language acquisition put a premium on the linguistic input that learners receive and predict that any sequences of words that learners encounter frequently will experience a processing advantage. The current study exp... Read More