Jean Parkinson

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Senior Lecturer School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies

BSc BA(Hons) Witwatersrand, MA PhD Natal

Main research interests

  • Genre analysis
  • Discourse analysis, using corpus methods
  • English for Specific Purposes
  • Academic writing, in particular acquisition of written academic genres.

Current research projects

  • Since 2014 Jean has been working on a research project on trades language and its acquisition in pedagogical contexts.
  • Jean has a long-term interest in the language of science and technology; she is currently working on a study of student writing in engineering.

Research areas

Jean supervises PhD research in the areas of Genre, Writing pedagogy, Corpus Linguistics, English for Academic Purposes and English for Specific Purposes.

Recent publication

  • Coxhead, A., Parkinson, J., Mackay, J. & McLaughlin, E. (2020). English for vocational purposes: Language use in trades education. London: Routledge.

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