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Mathew Gillings

Mathew Gillings

Mathew Gillings

Assistant Professor

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Mathew Gillings completed his PhD in Linguistics at Lancaster University (UK), where he also completed his BA in English Language (2012-15), and MA in Language and Linguistics (2015-16). Before joining the Vienna University of Economics and Business in May 2020, he was employed as an Associate Lecturer at Lancaster University where he taught on the undergraduate English Language and Corporate Communication modules. As a member of the ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science, Mathew was involved with various corpus compilation projects, including the Encyclopedia of Shakespeare’s Language project and the Written BNC2014. He is a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Corpora and Discourse Studies, and can be found on X at: @mathewgillings.

Other professional activity includes holding workshops as part of the WU in-house training programme, alongside language consultancy, (academic) proofreading and coaching.

Research Interests

Mathew’s research interests are located broadly within the field of corpus linguistics, a method used to analyse large amounts of naturally-occurring linguistic data both quantitatively and qualitatively. His previous and ongoing research applies this method to the study of deception (detection), (variational) politeness, and Shakespeare's language. Much of this work takes a methodological angle, exploring how corpus linguistic techniques can be applied to different areas of linguistics, the social sciences, and beyond.

A full list of publications and research activities can be found in PURE.