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Carolina

Amador-Moreno

University of Bergen

Carolina P. Amador-Moreno is Associate Professor in English Linguistics at the University of Bergen. She is a graduate of the University of Extremadura (BA Hons English Studies, European PhD English) and the University of Ulster (DipHE Humanities). Until August 2020 she was Director of the Research Institute for Linguistics and Applied Languages (LINGLAP) at the University of Extremadura. She has held different teaching positions at the University of Extremadura (Department of English), the University of Limerick (Department of Languages and Cultural Studies), and University College Dublin (English Department, where she was appointed lecturer in Hiberno-English). Her research interests centre on the English spoken in Ireland and include historical linguistics, stylistics, discourse analysis, corpus linguistics, sociolinguistics, and pragmatics. Her publications include articles and chapters dealing with these topics. She is the author, among others, of Orality in written texts: Using historical corpora to investigate Irish English (1700-1900), Routledge (2019); An Introduction to Irish English, Equinox (2010); the co-edited volumes Irish Identities: Sociolinguistic Perspectives -Mouton de Gruyter (2020); Voice and Discourse in the Irish Context -Palgrave-Macmillan (2017); Pragmatic Markers in Irish English (2015) -John Benjamins; and Fictionalising Orality, a special issue of the journal Sociolinguistic Studies (2011).

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Eric Friginal Georgia State University

Eric Friginal is Professor of Applied Linguistics at the Department of Applied Linguistics and ESL and Director of International Programs at the College of Arts and Sciences, Georgia State University (GSU), USA. He specializes in applied corpus linguistics, quantitative research, language policy and planning, technology and language teaching, sociolinguistics, cross-cultural communication, discipline-specific writing, and the analysis of spoken professional discourse in the workplace. His recent publications include The Routledge Handbook of Corpus Approaches to Discourse Analysis (2020), co-edited with Jack Hardy; Advances in Corpus-based Research on Academic Writing: Effects of Discipline, Register,  and Writer Expertise, co-edited with Ute Römer and Viviana Cortes (John Benjamins, 2020); English in Global Aviation: Context, Research, and Pedagogy, with Elizabeth Mathews and Jennifer Roberts (Bloomsbury, 2019); and Corpus Linguistics for English Teachers: New Tools, Online Resources, and Classroom Activities (Routledge, 2018). He is the founding co-editor-in-chief of Applied Corpus Linguistics (ACORP) Journal (with Paul Thompson) published by Elsevier  <https://www.journals.elsevier.com/applied-corpus-linguistics>.

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Bethany Gray Iowa State University

Bethany Gray is Associate Professor of English (Applied Linguistics and Technology) at Iowa State University. Her research employs corpus linguistics methodologies to explore register variation in English, with a particular focus on academic language, variation across academic disciplines and sub-registers, the phrasal discourse style of informational writing, and the development of grammatical complexity in L1 and L2 novice writing. This work has taken both synchronic and diachronic perspectives in her 2015 book Linguistic Variation in Research Articles (John Benjamins) and her 2016 book Grammatical Complexity in Academic English: Linguistic Change in Writing (co-authored with Douglas Biber, Cambridge University Press). Her work has appeared in journals such as Applied Linguistics, International Journal of Corpus Linguistics, Corpora, Journal of English for Academic Purposes, English for Specific Purposes, TESOL Quarterly, Journal of English Linguistics, English Language & Linguistics, and Written Communication. She is a co-founding editor of the journal Register Studies (John Benjamins).

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Christoph Rühlemann   Albrecht-Ludwigs University

Christoph Rühlemann is a researcher at University of Freiburg. Beside journal articles on conversational language, storytelling and conversational structure he has published monographs including Visual Linguistics with R (2020) published with Benjamins, Corpus linguistics for pragmatics (2018) published with Routledge, Narrative in English conversation: A corpus analysis of storytelling (2013) published with CUP, and Conversation in context. A corpus-driven approach (2007) with Continuum and is the co-editor of Corpus pragmatics. A handbook (2015; with Karin Aijmer) published with CUP. He is currently Project Director of a DFG-funded research project on “Multimodal Storytelling Interaction” at Albrechts-University Freiburg.