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Mr John Williams

Senior Lecturer

John Williams


I am an English language teacher with a professional background in lexicography and corpus linguistics.  During my career I have contributed to more than 30 published dictionaries and language reference works, including the COBUILD range, the Partridge Dictionary of Slang, and the Dante lexical database.

Currently I am a member of the Language of Citizen Science research group, exploring the lexical features of online discussion among citizen scientists. Our team is in the process of compiling a large corpus of online talk in citizen science.

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