MICUSP Publications and Presentations
The following research has been conducted using MICUSP.
Römer, U. Corpora and teaching academic writing: Exploring the pedagogical potential of MICUSP. TaLC 9 proceedings.
Wulff, S, Römer, U., Swales, J. M. Attended/unattended this in academic student writing: Quantitative and qualitative perspectives. Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory.
Ädel, A. Just to give you kind of a map of where we are going: A Taxonomy of Metadiscourse in Spoken and Written Academic English. Nordic Journal of English Studies 9(2): 69-97. Available online at http://ojs.ub.gu.se/ojs/index.php/njes/article/view/415/403.
Ädel, A. Using corpora to teach academic writing: Challenges for the direct approach. In Campoy-Cubillo, M. C., B. Belles-Fortuño & L. Gea-Valor (eds), Corpus-based Approaches to ELT. London: Continuum. 39-55.
Römer, U, Wulff, S. Applying corpus methods to written academic texts: Explorations of MICUSP. Journal of Writing Research 2(2): 99-127. Available online at http://www.jowr.org/articles/vol2_2/JoWR_2010_vol2_nr2_Roemer_Wulff.pdf
[provides an introduction to corpus analysis using MICUSP with AntConc and examines the distribution and use of attended and unattended this in subsets of MICUSP]
Römer, U. The inseparability of lexis and grammar: Corpus linguistic perspectives. Annual Review of Cognitive Linguistics 7: 141-163.
[includes a case study on introductory it patterns, using MICUSP data]
Römer, U. English in academia: Does nativeness matter? Anglistik: International Journal of English Studies 20(2): 89-100.
[looks at n-grams and phrase-frames in a MICUSP subset]
Wulff, S, Römer, U. Becoming a proficient academic writer: Shifting lexical preferences in the use of the progressive. Corpora 4(2): 115-133.
Ädel, A, Garretson, G. Citation practices across the disciplines: The case of proficient student writing. In Pérez-Llantada Auría, M. C., R. Pló Alastrué & C. P. Neumann, Academic and professional communication in the 21st century: genres, rhetoric and the construction of disciplinary knowledge. Proceedings of the 5th International AELFE Conference.
O’Donnell, M B, Römer, U. Analyzing the disciplinary and textual distribution of phraseological items in a new corpus of proficient student writing. Presentation at AAAL 2010, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, 6-9 March 2010. download as pdf.
O’Donnell, M B, Römer, U. Positional variation of n-grams and phrase-frames in a new corpus of student writing. Presentation at ICAME 31, Giessen University, Germany, 26-30 May 2010.
Römer, U. TaLC and academic writing: Exploring the pedagogical potential of MICUSP. Keynote lecture at the 9th Teaching and Language Corpora conference (TaLC 9), Brno, Czech Republic, 1-3 July 2010.
Römer, U, O’Donnell, M B. The Michigan Corpus of Upper-level Student Papers (MICUSP): Collection, annotation, classification, and online distribution. Poster presentation at AAAL 2010, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, 6-9 March 2010.
Ädel, A, Römer, U. Research on proficient academic writing across disciplines and levels: Introducing MICUSP. Presentation at ICAME 30, Lancaster University, UK, 27-31 May 2009.
O’Donnell, M B, Römer, U. From student hard drive to web corpus: The design, compilation, annotation and online distribution of the MICUSP corpus. Poster presentation at ICAME 30, Lancaster University, UK, 27-31 May 2009. download as pdf.
O’Donnell, M B, Römer, U. Proficiency development and the phraseology of learner language. Presentation at ICAME 30, Lancaster University, UK, 27-31 May 2009 (pre-conference workshop on “Corpora and SLA”).
O’Donnell, M B, Römer, U, Ellis N C. Examining formulaic sequences in corpora of second language writing. Presentation at SLRF 2009, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA, 29 October – 1 November 2009.
Römer, U, O’Donnell, M B. Exploring the variation and distribution of academic phrase-frames in MICUSP. Presentation at Corpus Linguistics 2009, Liverpool University, UK, 20-23 July 2009.
Römer, U, O’Donnell, M B. Positional variation of phrase-frames in a new corpus of proficient student writing. Presentation at AACL 2009, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 8-11 October 2009.
Wulff, S. A multifactorial analysis of (un)attended demonstratives in academic writing. Presentation at AACL 2009, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 8-11 October 2009.
Barlow, M, Römer, U. Exploring and teaching the phraseology of academic discourse. Workshop at TaLC 8, ISLA Lisbon, Portugal, 3-6 July 2008.
Römer, U. The inseparability of lexis and grammar: Corpus linguistic perspectives. Presentation at AILA World Congress, Essen, Germany, 24-29 August 2008.
Römer, U. Using spoken and written corpora in university English education and EAP teaching: The example of MICASE and MICUSP. Keynote at Kumamoto University International Symposium on “Corpora and English education”, Kumamoto University, Japan, 25 October 2008.
Römer, U. Applications of corpora in language learning and language teaching. Guest lecture at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan, 28 October 2008.
Römer, U, Wulff, S. Becoming a proficient academic writer: Shifting lexical dependencies in the use of the progressive. Presentation at AACL 2008, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 12-15 March 2008.
Ädel, A . Using corpora to teach academic writing. Plenary at 1st International Conference on Corpus-Based Approaches to ELT, Castellon, Spain, 6-8 November 2007.
Ädel, A . Metadiscourse in MICUSP: Reflexive Phraseology in a New Corpus of Student Writing. Presentation at ICAME 27, Helsinki, Finland, 24-28 May 2006.
Ädel, A , Garretson, G. Citation practices across the disciplines: The case of proficient student writing. Presentation at AELFE 5, Zaragoza, Spain, 14-16 September 2006.
These tutorials show you how to use MICUSP Simple and how to browse for and search in MICUSP papers.
A short history of this project.
What research areas can MICUSP-based studies contribute to?
How we assigned each MICUSP paper an academic text type label
What we hope this project will bring to the teaching field.
These small MICUSP-based research projects provide pedagogically-relevant insights into important features of advanced student academic writing.
A bibliography of MICUSP-based materials.