Presentations and publications

Publications

P. Durrant, M. Brenchley & L. McCallum. (forthcoming). Understanding development and proficiency in writing: quantitative corpus linguistic approaches. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

P. Durrant & M. Brenchley (forthcoming). Development of vocabulary sophistication across genres in English children's writing. Reading and Writing.

P. Durrant & M. Brenchley (forthcoming). The development of academic collocations in children’s writing. In P. Szudarski & S. Barclay (Eds). Vocabulary Theory, Patterning and Teaching. Bristol: Multilingual Matters.

P. Durrant & M. Brenchley (forthcoming). Corpus research on the development of children's writing in L1 English. In A. Glaznieks, A. Abel, V. Lyding & V. Nicolas (Eds), Corpora and Language in Use. Proceedings of the Learner Corpus Research Conference,2017. Louvain: Presses Universitaires de Lovain.

Presentations 

Lexical development in English school children's writing from six to sixteen. American Association of Corpus Linguistics. Georgia State University, USA, September 2018.

Lexical development in English school children's writing from six to sixteen. BAAL Vocab SIG. University College London, UK, July 2018. 

Lexical development in English school children's writing from six to sixteen. IVACS International Biennial Conference. University of Malta, Malta, June 2018.

Corpus research on the development of children’s school writing. Plenary talk at Fifth International Conference on Writing Analytics: Data Mining and the Teaching of Writing. University of Southern Florida, USA. January 2018.

Corpus research on the development of children’s writing in L1 English. Plenary talk as Learner Corpus Research Conference. Bozen/Bolzano, Italy. October 2017.

Language development in children's writing from six to sixteen. Invited talk at Department of Education, University of Oxford, UK, June 2018.

Investigating linguistic development in children’s writing: The Growth in Grammar project. Invited talk at School of English Studies, University of Nottingham, UK, March 2017.

Development in L1 Written Vocabulary between 6 and 14. BAAL Vocabulary SIG, Reading, July 2017

The Grammar of School-Age Writing : What do we Already (Think we Maybe (Don't)) Know? Exeter Staff-Student Conference, March 2017

Growing Grammar - Mapping the Dimensions. UCL Symposium, February 2017
The GiG Corpus: Corpus Linguistics Progress goes 'boink'

The GiG Corpus: Corpus Linguistics Progress goes 'boink' Trondheim Symposium, January 2017

Growth in Grammar: A multidimensional analysis of student writing between 5 and 16. International Conference on Writing Analytics. University of Southern Florida, USA, January 2017.

The GiG corpus: On working with children (but not animals) University of Pennsylvania, September 2016

The grammar of school-age writing development. University of Pennsylvania, September 2016

Growth in Grammar: A multi-dimensional analysis of student writing between 5 and 16. Invited talk at Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, May 2016.

Growth in Grammar: A multi-dimensional analysis of student writing between 5 and 16. The 37thICAME Conference. The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China, May 2016.