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Implicit homophobic argument structure: equal marriage discourse in the Moral maze (2015)
Journal Article
Van der Bom, I., Coffey-Glover, L., Jones, L., Mills, S., & Paterson, L. L. (2015). Implicit homophobic argument structure: equal marriage discourse in the Moral maze. Journal of Language and Sexuality, 4(1), doi:10.1075/jls.4.1.04mil

This article analyses the linguistic and discursive elements which contribute to the production of implicit homophobia. Explicit homophobia has been well documented and strategies for countering discriminatory language have been developed (Baker, 201... Read More about Implicit homophobic argument structure: equal marriage discourse in the Moral maze.

How much collocation knowledge do L2 learners have?: the effects of frequency and amount of exposure (2015)
Journal Article
González Fernández, B., & Schmitt, N. (2015). How much collocation knowledge do L2 learners have?: the effects of frequency and amount of exposure. ITL, 166(1), doi:10.1075/itl.166.1.03fer

Many scholars believe that collocations are difficult to learn and use by L2 learners. However, some research suggests that learners often know more collocations than commonly thought. This study tested 108 Spanish learners of English to measure thei... Read More about How much collocation knowledge do L2 learners have?: the effects of frequency and amount of exposure.

Assessing vocabulary size through multiple-choice formats: issues with guessing and sampling rates (2015)
Journal Article
Gyllstad, H., Vilkaitė, L., & Schmitt, N. (2015). Assessing vocabulary size through multiple-choice formats: issues with guessing and sampling rates. ITL, 166(2), doi:10.1075/itl.166.2.04gyl

In most tests of vocabulary size, knowledge is assessed through multiple-choice formats. Despite advantages such as ease of scoring, multiple-choice tests (MCT) are accompanied with problems. One of the more central issues has to do with guessing and... Read More about Assessing vocabulary size through multiple-choice formats: issues with guessing and sampling rates.

Boswell and the limits of sensibility (2015)
Book Chapter
Rounce, A. (2015). Boswell and the limits of sensibility. In P. Thompson (Ed.), Beyond sense and sensibility: moral formation and the literary imagination from Johnson to WordsworthBucknell University Press

Making sense of the Sense Model: translation priming with Japanese-English bilinguals (2015)
Journal Article
Allen, D., Conklin, K., & van Heuven, W. J. (2015). Making sense of the Sense Model: translation priming with Japanese-English bilinguals. Mental Lexicon, 10(1), doi:10.1075/ml.10.1.02all

Many studies have reported that first language (L1) translation primes speed responses to second language (L2) targets, whereas L2 translation primes generally do not speed up responses to L1 targets in lexical decision. According to the Sense Model... Read More about Making sense of the Sense Model: translation priming with Japanese-English bilinguals.

Further letters of D.H. Lawrence (2015)
Journal Article
Worthen, J., & Harrison, A. (2015). Further letters of D.H. Lawrence

[Letters by D.H. Lawrence, edited and translated by John Worthen and Andrew Harrison.]

Jómsvíkinga Sǫgur and Jómsvíkinga Drápur: texts, contexts and intertexts (2014)
Journal Article
Jesch, J. (2014). Jómsvíkinga Sǫgur and Jómsvíkinga Drápur: texts, contexts and intertexts. Scripta Islandica, 65,

Using theories of intertextuality the paper explores the implications of the complex transmission of Jómsvíkinga saga, with its multiple manuscripts, versions and cross-references in other texts. It then concentrates on the story-complex about the Jó... Read More about Jómsvíkinga Sǫgur and Jómsvíkinga Drápur: texts, contexts and intertexts.

Peddling a semiotics of fear: a critical examination of scare tactics and commercial strategies in public health promotion (2014)
Journal Article
Brookes, G., & Harvey, K. (2015). Peddling a semiotics of fear: a critical examination of scare tactics and commercial strategies in public health promotion. Social Semiotics, 25(1), doi:10.1080/10350330.2014.988920

This study critically examines the ways in which the nationwide Diabetes UK/Tesco public health promotion campaign (2013-2014) sought to raise awareness of Type 2 diabetes. Conducting a multimodal critical discourse analysis of six campaign images, w... Read More about Peddling a semiotics of fear: a critical examination of scare tactics and commercial strategies in public health promotion.

The role of input flood and input enhancement in EFL learners’ acquisition of collocations (2014)
Journal Article
Szudarski, P., & Carter, R. (2016). The role of input flood and input enhancement in EFL learners’ acquisition of collocations. International Journal of Applied Linguistics, 26(2), doi:10.1111/ijal.12092

The study investigated L2 learners’ acquisition of verb-noun and adjective-noun collocations following two kinds of instruction: input flood only and input flood plus input enhancement (in the form of underlining). L1 Polish learners of English as a... Read More about The role of input flood and input enhancement in EFL learners’ acquisition of collocations.

Size and depth of vocabulary knowledge: what the research shows (2014)
Journal Article
Schmitt, N. (2014). Size and depth of vocabulary knowledge: what the research shows. Language Learning, 64(4), doi:10.1111/lang.12077

When discussing vocabulary, a distinction is often made between size of vocabulary (number of known words) and depth of knowledge (how well those words are known). However, the relationship between the two constructs is still unclear. Some scholars a... Read More about Size and depth of vocabulary knowledge: what the research shows.

The date of composition of D.H. Lawrence's 'Laura Philippine' (2014)
Journal Article
Harrison, A. (2014). The date of composition of D.H. Lawrence's 'Laura Philippine'. Notes and Queries, 61(4), doi:10.1093/notesj/gju153

This note draws on new archival evidence to correctly date the composition of D. H. Lawrence's article 'Laura Philippine'.

Performance features in clinical skills assessment: Linguistic and cultural factors in the Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners examination (2014)
Book
Roberts, C., Atkins, S., & Hawthorne, K. (2014). Performance features in clinical skills assessment: Linguistic and cultural factors in the Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners examination. King's College London with The University of Nottingham

This book is based on research looking at performance in clinical skills assessment from a linguistic and cultural perspective, with a view to understanding why there are such differential pass rates and giving suggestions on how this issue can be... Read More about Performance features in clinical skills assessment: Linguistic and cultural factors in the Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners examination.

Aesthetics (2014)
Book Chapter
Stockwell, P. (2014). Aesthetics. In R. Latham (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Science FictionOxford University Press (OUP)

Spelling errors and keywords in born-digital data: a case study using the Teenage Health Freak Corpus (2014)
Journal Article
Smith, C., Adolphs, S., Harvey, K., & Mullany, L. (2014). Spelling errors and keywords in born-digital data: a case study using the Teenage Health Freak Corpus. Corpora, 9(2), doi:10.3366/cor.2014.0055

The abundance of language data that is now available in digital form, and the rise of distinct language varieties that are used for digital communication, means that issues of non-standard spellings and spelling errors are, in future, likely to becom... Read More about Spelling errors and keywords in born-digital data: a case study using the Teenage Health Freak Corpus.

Reading Dickens’s characters: employing psycholinguistic methods to investigate the cognitive reality of patterns in texts (2014)
Journal Article
Mahlberg, M., Conklin, K., & Bisson, M. (2014). Reading Dickens’s characters: employing psycholinguistic methods to investigate the cognitive reality of patterns in texts. Language and Literature, 23(4), doi:10.1177/0963947014543887

This article reports the findings of an empirical study that uses eye-tracking and follow-up interviews as methods to investigate how participants read body language clusters in novels by Charles Dickens. The study builds on previous corpus stylistic... Read More about Reading Dickens’s characters: employing psycholinguistic methods to investigate the cognitive reality of patterns in texts.

Synge and 'protestant comedy' (2014)
Book Chapter
Collins, C. (2014). Synge and 'protestant comedy'. In E. Weitz (Ed.), For the sake of sanity: doing things with humour in Irish performanceCarysfort Press

The role of repeated exposure to multimodal input in incidental acquisition of foreign language vocabulary (2014)
Journal Article
Bisson, M., van Heuven, W. J., Conklin, K., & Tunney, R. J. (2014). The role of repeated exposure to multimodal input in incidental acquisition of foreign language vocabulary. Language Learning, 64(4), doi:10.1111/lang.12085

Prior research has reported incidental vocabulary acquisition with complete beginners in a foreign language (FL), within 8 exposures to auditory and written FL word forms presented with a picture depicting their meaning. However, important questions... Read More about The role of repeated exposure to multimodal input in incidental acquisition of foreign language vocabulary.

A reassessment of frequency and vocabulary size in L2 vocabulary teaching (2014)
Journal Article
Schmitt, N., & Schmitt, D. (2014). A reassessment of frequency and vocabulary size in L2 vocabulary teaching. Language Teaching, 47(4), doi:10.1017/S0261444812000018

The high-frequency vocabulary of English has traditionally been thought to consist of the 2,000 most frequent word families, and low-frequency vocabulary as that beyond the 10,000 frequency level. This paper argues that these boundaries should be rea... Read More about A reassessment of frequency and vocabulary size in L2 vocabulary teaching.

Getting your wires crossed: evidence for fast processing of L1 idioms in an L2 (2014)
Journal Article
Carrol, G., & Conklin, K. (2014). Getting your wires crossed: evidence for fast processing of L1 idioms in an L2. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 17(4), doi:10.1017/S1366728913000795

Monolingual speakers show priming for idiomatic sequences (e.g. a pain in the neck) relative to matched controls (e.g. a pain in the foot); single word translation equivalents show cross-language activation (e.g. dog–chien) for bilinguals. If the lex... Read More about Getting your wires crossed: evidence for fast processing of L1 idioms in an L2.