Dr Peter Crosthwaite

Lecturer

School of Languages and Cultures
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
p.cros@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 56884

Overview

I am a Senior Lecturer in the School of Languages and Cultures at UQ (since 2017), having formerly been an assistant professor at the Centre for Applied English Studies (CAES), University of Hong Kong (since 2014). I hold an MA TESOL from the University of London and an M.Phil/Ph.D in applied linguistics from the University of Cambridge.

My areas of research and supervisory expertise include corpus linguistics and the use of corpora for language learning (known as 'data-driven learning'), as well as English for General and Specific Academic Purposes. I have published in leading journals including Language Learning, Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory, Studies in Second Language Acquisition, Journal of English for Academic Purposes, English for Specific Purposes, Computer-Assisted Language Learning, ReCALL, System, Journal of Second Language Writing, IRAL and the International Journal of Learner Corpus Research, as well as a collaboration with international scholars published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

I am the author of the monograph 'Learning the language of Dentistry: Disciplinary corpora in the teaching of English for specific academic purposes' as part of Benjamins' Studies in Corpus Linguistics series (with Lisa Cheung, published 2019), as well as the edited volume 'Data Driven Learning for the Next Generation: Corpora and DDL for Pre-tertiary Learners' (published 2019) with Routledge.

My previous work experience includes consultancies and editorial positions with publishers including Cambridge University Press (CUP), and I am a co-author on CUP's latest IELTS series 'Mindset for IELTS' (Level 1 & 2). I am also currently serving as the corpus linguistics section editor for Open Linguistics (ISI-ESCI) - an open access linguistics journal from De Gruyter.

Research Interests

  • Corpus Linguistics
    Discovering trends in large, multi-million word collections of L1 and L2 language data
  • Second Language Acquisition
    The processes involved in acquiring a second (or multiple) language(s)
  • L2 writing
    The processes involved in successful L2 writing
  • English for academic / specific purposes
    Looking at the L2 use of English for academic and specific purposes

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Cambridge

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