Mathew Gillings

Mathew Gillings, M.A.

Mathew Gillings, M.A.

Assistant Professor

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Mathew Gillings recently 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, and 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 also involved with various corpus compilation projects, including the Encyclopedia of Shakespeare’s Language project.

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 research includes a methodological critique of topic modelling, a corpus-based investigation into verbal cues to deception, and a corpus approach to variational pragmatics (specifically, politeness). Mathew’s other past and ongoing work uses corpus methods to investigate Shakespeare’s language, deception, and the comprehension of health texts.

Originalbeitrag in Fachzeitschrift

2022 Gillings, Mathew, Hardie, Andrew. 2022. The interpretation of topic models for scholarly analysis: An evaluation and critique of current practice. Mehr erfahren
2020 Murphy, Sean, Jonathan, Culpeper, Gillings, Mathew, Pace-Sigge, Michael. 2020. What do students find difficult when they read Shakespeare? Problems and solutions. Mehr erfahren
2020 Archer, Dawn, Gillings, Mathew. 2020. Depictions of deception: A corpus-based analysis of five Shakespearean characters. Mehr erfahren
2019 Culpeper, Jonathan, Gillings, Mathew. 2019. Pragmatics: Data trends. Mehr erfahren

Beitrag in Sammelwerk

2022 Gillings, Mathew. 2022. How to use corpus linguistics in forensic linguistics In: The Routledge Handbook of Corpus Linguistics. Hrsg. A. O'Keeffe and M. McCarthy. Mehr erfahren
2018 Culpeper, Jonathan, Gillings, Mathew. 2018. Politeness variation in England: A north-south divide? In: Corpus Approaches to Contemporary British Speech: Sociolinguistic Studies of the Spoken BNC2014. Hrsg. Vaclav Brezina, Robbie Love, and Karin Aijmer. Mehr erfahren


2021 Gillings, Mathew. 2021. A corpus-based investigation into verbal cues to deception and their sociolinguistic distribution. Mehr erfahren