Pascual Pérez-Paredes

Pascual Pérez-Paredes
University of Murcia | UM · Department of English Philology

PhD Applied Linguistics
Working right now on exciting projects about language education, discourse analysis and corpus linguistics methods.

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Introduction
Research Topics Learner language Corpus linguistics Corpus linguistics research methodology Variation and multidimensional analysis of (specialized) language(s) - Discourse analysis and variation Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) - ICTs in language education Corpora in applied linguistics Academic language
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July 2019 - February 2022
University of Murcia
Position
  • Professor Applied Linguistics and Linguistics
January 2016 - July 2019
University of Cambridge
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  • Lecturer
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  • http://www.educ.cam.ac.uk/people/staff/perez-paredes/
July 2009 - September 2010
Northern Arizona University

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Publications (127)
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In this chapter we begin by discussing what is meant by language learning. We then describe the evolution of the field of learner corpus research in terms of corpus design, content and methodologies. We look at a sample of corpora and briefly describe three different examples of learner corpus research, using a range of corpora, design and approach...
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Mobile assisted language learning (MALL) research has been characterized by an overemphasis on technology, while the wide variety of approaches to the uses of mo- biles has painted an atomized picture of L2 instruction. This paper discusses various concep- tualizations of MALL that favour areas of language learning that are anchored on different th...
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In over 30 years of data-driven learning (DDL) research, there has been a growing sophistication in the ways we collect, analyse, and put corpus data to use. This volume takes a threefold perspective on DDL. It first looks at DDL and its role in informing language learning theory and how it might shed light on the language development process; seco...
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Research dissemination through academic blogs creates opportunities for writers to reach wider audiences. With COVID-19, public dissemination of research impacts daily practices, and national and international policies, and in countries like the UK and Spain, The Conversation publishes accessible COVID-19 themed research. Such academic blogs are im...
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As a new and promising technology, Augmented Reality (AR) cannot merely benefit learners’ cognitive development but also may contribute to contextualised language learning (Cheng & Tsai, 2014; Godwin-Jones, 2016). Although the implementation of AR in language learning in mainland China is burgeoning, theoretical and empirical research is still limi...
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This talk explores uses of language corpora for English language learning in the context of English Medium of Instruction (EMI) programmes across the world. Despite the abundance of evidence that has shown that language corpora present a wealth of opportunities for the exploration of authentic uses of English, specific uses of corpora in EMI contex...
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There is a need to investigate the implementation of English-medium instruction (EMI) and internationalisation policies in English-medium Education in Multilingual University Settings (EMEMUS). The aim of this study is to better understand EMI lectures’ approach to managing content and language in their EMEMUS teaching. Our analysis explores the d...
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The Teacher-Student Chatroom Corpus (TSCC) is a collection of written conversations captured during one-to-one lessons between teachers and learners of English. The lessons took place in an online chatroom and therefore involve more interactive, immediate and informal language than might be found in asynchronous exchanges such as email corresponden...
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This research investigates the use of Data-driven learning (DDL) tasks in the teaching and learning of acronyms in a specialised corpus. Our target population is professional military staff (n=16). The researchers collected and analysed the Salvage and Rescue of Submarines Corpus (SAR) where the patterning of acronyms, neglected in English for Spec...
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Cambridge Education Research Reports. https://www.cambridge.org/gb/educationreform/insights/impact-usage-based-approaches-second-language-learning-and-teaching/
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Corpus Linguistics for Education provides a practical and comprehensive introduction to the use of corpus research-methods in the field of education. Taking a hands-on approach to showcase the applications of corpora in the exploration of educationally relevant topics, this book: • covers 18 key skills including corpus building, the role of freque...
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The research reported in this article examines Noun Phrase (NP) syntactic complexity in the writing of Spanish EFL secondary school learners in Grades 7, 8, 11 and 12 in the International Corpus of Crosslinguistic Interlanguage. Two methods were combined: a manual parsing of NPs and an automatic analysis of NP indices using the Tool for the Automat...
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Our research examines the use of three stance adverbs of certainty ( actually, really and obviously ) across B1, B2 and C1 levels in the Trinity Lancaster Corpus (TLC). Particularly, we examined the occurrence of these adverbs in the subset of Spanish L1 speakers from Mexico and Spain. Really, actually and obviously were found to display a distinct...
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This research uses the theoretical framework of CALL normalisation developed by Bax (2003 Bax, S. (2003). CALL—past, present and future. System, 311, 13–28. doi:10.1016/S0346-251X(02)00071-4[Crossref] , [Google Scholar]) and Chambers and Bax (2006 Chambers, A., & Bax, S. (2006). Making CALL work: Towards normalisation. System, 344, 465–479. doi:10....
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Despite the increasing ownership of mobile devices among Chinese postgraduate EFL learners, relevant studies regarding mobile English learning resources (MELR) use by postgraduate learners are still lacking. This study tries to understand the uses and the motivation behind language learners selection of MALL resources. In this research, 95 Chinese...
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Data-driven learning (DDL) is a learner-focused approach which promotes language learners’ discovery of linguistic patterns of use and meaning by examining extensive samples of attested uses of language. Despite the emergence of mobile-assisted language learning (MALL) and its affordances, i.e. individualization and personalization, the potential o...
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This paper examines the introduction and use of corpus consultation in the course of a training initiative sponsored by the Professional Training Unit of a medium-sized University in Spain. 'Introducing Research Articles (RA) Writing' was a 12-hour module that offered researchers the opportunity to gain insight into the nature of the research artic...
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This chapter offers a short introduction to Second Language Acquisition (SLA) and its relevance for language teachers and language educators. The chapter surveys existing practices and discusses the underlying motivations that explain the diversity of approaches advocated by SLA researchers. The aim is of this chapter is twofold: to expose the comp...
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Abstract This paper examines the most frequent certainty adverbs in the extended LOCNEC (Aguado et al. 2012) and their frequency and use in three datasets of the LINDSEI (Chinese, German and Spanish LINDSEI components). Our analysis of certainty adverbs yields a complex picture. Obviously was fundamentally used by English speakers while really was...
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This research profiles L2 interviews from a variationist perspective by using native speaker data in order to gain insight into the characteristics of three different speaking tasks in the framework of the LINDSEI learner language corpus tradition: Personal Narrative Component, an Interaction Component and a Picture Description. This way, we set ou...
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En esta keynote abordo las relaciones entre lingüística de corpus, data-driven learning y el pensamiento computacional.
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The UK voted to leave the EU on 23rd June 2016. A few months later, Alezander Van der Bellen won the Austrian presidential election and defeated the right-wing Austrian Freedom Party (FPÖ) candidate Norbert Hofer on 4th December. This study seeks to contribute to our understanding of how populist discourse in the UK right-wing tabloids used Austria...
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Despite the emergence of Open Educational Resources (OER), the role of mobile learning, in general, and that of language processing technologies, in particular, has remained largely under-explored in the context of adult foreign language learning. This chapter sets out to bridge the gap between the possibilities offered by Information and Communica...
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In this paper, we explored the affordances of two different research methods that may be instrumental in analysing learner language complexity: standard corpus linguistics methodology and automatic syntactic complexity analysers. Our results suggest that POS Keyword analysis and automatic syntactic analysis are effective for the identification of l...
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Book of abstracts TALC 2018 13th Teaching and Language Corpora Conference. University of Cambridge.
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On 1 June 2018 I had the privilege to deliver a keynote on the Oxford-Cambridge PhD in Education exchange. I discussed the impact of the ideas of complexity and fragmentation on my own research and how my PhD students understood complexity. I came up with a 6-point desideratum that was used as the basis for the ensuing discussion.
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Este libro trata del pensamiento computacional desde la perspectiva de la enseñanza y del aprendizaje en todos los niveles educativos, pero básicamente a los niveles anteriores a la universidad. En el se plantea que el pensamiento computacional constituye una competencia clave en la nueva alfabetización digital, constituida por las competencias que...
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The internationalization efforts of Spanish HE institutions were impacted by the economic crisis of 2009 and beyond. The birth of the Spanish HE Excellence Programme in 2008-2009 can be seen today as a sad paradox where the urge to foster internationalization was brought to pieces by the worst international crisis of the last decades. International...
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In this talk I’ll review the evolution of learner corpus research from the early days of CIA to what I call here an increased criticality stage where research methods and the very ontology of the field is re-examined. I argue that we need a more profound understanding of the role of research methods in corpus linguistics and the extent to which the...
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The English Grammar Profile project was a four-year quasi-longitudinal investigation of learner grammar, using the Cambridge Learner Corpus (CLC). This corpus comprises 55 million words, from over 200,000 exam scripts, across 200 countries, from candidates of over 140 first language backgrounds. The focus of the study was to scrutinize and describe...
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Resumen El lenguaje de patrones no es sólo un instrumento de comunicación y de trabajo entre individuos de distintos niveles de experticia sino incluso de ámbitos de conocimiento diferentes, esto es, un instrumento de comunicación y de trabajo interdisciplinar. En este trabajo se aplica el concepto de patrón pedagógico y el lenguaje de patrones al...
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Combined with the ubiquity and constant connectivity of mobile devices, and with innovative approaches such as Data-Driven Learning (DDL), Natural Language Processing Technologies (NLPTs) as Open Educational Resources (OERs) could become a powerful tool for language learning as they promote individual and personalized learning. Using a questionnair...
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Combined with the ubiquity and constant connectivity of mobile devices, and with innovative approaches such as Data-Driven Learning (DDL), Natural Language Processing Technologies (NLPTs) as Open Educational Resources (OERs) could become a powerful tool for language learning as they promote individual and personalized learning. Using a questionnair...
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Introducing Corpus Linguistics in the South, U. Cambridge 28/10/2017
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University of Cambridge - Festival of Ideas 2017
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ollaboration Research Methods in Telecollaboration Seminar Keynote Talk
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The UK ‘Higher education (HE): teaching excellence, social mobility and student choice’ Green Paper (henceforth HEGP) was released in November 2015. One of the flagships of this initiative is the implementation of the teaching excellence framework (TEF), which will allegedly give power to the UK government to monitor and assess the quality of teach...
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Research has shown that immigrants tend to be negatively constructed in the discourse of the media. In the context of the EU, British newspapers reportedly offer largely negative or partial constructions of these individuals. These representations contribute to jeopardizing the integration of this group of people, as their social construction refle...
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Research has shown that immigrants tend to be negatively constructed in the discourse of the media. In the context of the EU, British newspapers reportedly offer largely negative or partial constructions of these individuals. These representations contribute to jeopardizing the integration of this group of people, as their social construction refle...
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This survey seeks to explore the spread and take­up of language, and/or text, processing technologies for language learning across Europe.
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Viernes 17 de abril de 2015, 12:00 – 13:30 MR12, Fundación, Salón Actos AESLA 2015 Books of Abstracts PANEL DE SOCIOLINGÜíSTICA Organizadores: Emma Dafouz Milne (UCM) y Pascual Pérez Paredes (UMU) Foro para la reflexión y el debate del eje temático “La educación superior como espacio multilingüe y multicultural” programado dentro del panel de Socio...
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In this research, we aim at profiling the picture description component of the Louvain International Database of Spoken English Interlanguage (LINDSEI) from a variationist perspective by using English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learner and native speaker data. Our aim is to gain further insight into the linguistic nature of one of the communicativ...
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Corpus-Informed Research and Learning in ESP. Issues and applicationsis volume 52of John Benjamins’ Studies in Corpus Linguistics and has been “designed totackle the problems faced by a variety of first- and second-language ESP users(specialised translators, undergraduates, junior and experienced researchers,and language trainers)” (see John Benjam...
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Online collaborative writing tasks are frequently undertaken in forums and wikis. Variation between these two communication modes has yet to be examined, particularly type of feedback and its effects. We investigated the type of feedback and the impact of English native-speakers' feedback on Spanish peers' discourse restructuring in the context of...
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This article describes the anatomy and dynamics of an online professional development activity, the Moodle fishbowl. The fishbowl was designed as an opportunity for experienced EFL educators to witness and make sense of instructional conversation strategies ...
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Despite the efforts made in Clinical Psychology, the remission rates of social anxiety disorder are still moderate, which might stem from a lack of sensitivity in the psychological treatment outcome measures. New interdisciplinary perspectives such as the joint efforts of Corpus Linguistics and Psychology are, therefore, being sought. The purpose o...
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p>Es bien sabido que el uso de las nuevas tecnologías ha sido instrumental en la promoción del conocimiento digital y del aprendizaje colaborativo del lenguaje. Sin embargo, Bax (2003) ha visto en la comunicación asistida por ordenador un gran potencial en las etapas abierta y de normalización. Aunque un número importante de investigaciones en los...