Dr Cornelia Tschichold

Dr Cornelia Tschichold
Senior Lecturer
English Language & Applied Linguistics
Telephone: (01792) 602348

Cornelia Tschichold studied and wrote her PhD in Switzerland. For her MA thesis in English linguistics, she worked on a grammar checker for non-native speakers, before going on to write her PhD on the treatment of English multi-word units in computational lexicography. Her current research interests include the acquisition of vocabulary and phraseology and computer-assisted language learning (CALL).

Areas of Expertise

  • lexicon
  • CALL
  • vocabulary
  • computational lexicography
  • phraseology

Publications

  1. & Intelligent CALL. In Fiona Farr & Liam Murray (Ed.), Routledge Handbook of Language Learning and Technology. Abingdon: Taylor & Francis Routledge.
  2. & Word-formation in second language acquisition. In Peter O. Müller, I. Ohnheiser, S. Olsen, F. Rainer (Ed.), Word-formation: an international handbook of the language of Europe. (pp. 2137-2154). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
  3. & (2016). Meeting the technology standards for language teachers. Presented at CALL communities and culture – short papers from EUROCALL 2016. Edited by Salomi Papadima-Sophocleous, Linda Bradley, Sylvie Thouësny.,, 445 doi:10.14705/rpnet.2016.EUROCALL2016.9781908416445
  4. French vocabulary in Encore Tricolore: do pupils have a chance?. The Language Learning Journal 40(1), 7-19.
  5. What’s Wrong with Welsh Adjectives?. In L. Bradley & S. Thouësny (Eds.), CALL: Using, Learning, Knowing. (pp. 292-295). Gothenburg, Sweden: EUROCALL Conference.

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Teaching

  • ALE100 Grammar and Meaning

    The module will cover the core areas of English Language: word classes, morphology, grammar and semantics. A significant part of this module consists of learning the language to deal with the scientific study of human languages. Mastering this metalanguage is essential for any course with involves language and forms the basis for the formal study of English language and literature, modern foreign languages and linguistics. The module is taught in a two-hour lecture and one-hour seminars weekly.

  • ALE250 First Language Acquisition

    The module aims to develop an understanding of the processes, conditions and stages of successful first language acquisition, and also to consider variation and disorders in child language acquisition, to explore methodological issues and principles in first language acquisition research, and to provide a comparative model for the better understanding of second language acquisition (which can be pursued in ALE 306), including child bilingualism.

  • ALE305 First Language Acquisition

    The module builds on module ALE 211 Psycholinguistics (NOT a pre-requisite), The aim is to develop a deeper understanding of the processes, conditions and stages of successful first language acquisition, and also to consider variation and disorders in child language acquisition, to explore methodological issues and principles in first language acquisition research, and to provide a comparative model for the better understanding of second language acquisition (which can be pursued in ALE 306), including child bilingualism.

  • ALE317 Research Project Preparation (Linguistics)

    This module prepares students for the dissertation which is written in the module ENA301. It introduces students to a range of methodologies used in research in general and in applied linguistics in particular and prepares them for the conducting and writing up of their own piece of research.

  • ALE318 Research Project (Linguistics)

    In this module, students will conduct an empirical research project in Linguistics under supervision. This will entail collecting and analyzing data, as well as writing up their projects in an 8,000 word dissertation.

  • ALE319 Computer-Assisted Language Learning

    This module gives the students a thorough overview of tools and activities used in the fast expanding field of CALL. In the practical part, various CALL activities are explored and evaluated in view of their usefulness both for classroom use and for independent study.

Supervision

  • Spaced repetition in foreign language learning: Blending distributed practice into an actual two year language course (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Nuria Lorenzo-Dus
  • A multi-phase mixed methods investigation of the vocabulary-related beliefs and strategy use of Italian EFL adult learners. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Federica Barbieri
  • A corpus driven analysis of patient information for radiography (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Vivienne Rogers
  • 'Predicting International Students'''' Academic Success with Vocabulary Knowledge and other Factors.' (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Jim Milton
  • The Relationship between Vocabulary Knowledge and Syntax Development in Second Language Learners (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Vivienne Rogers
  • The effects of pre-teaching sub-technical vocabulary cognitively and productively on the learners' retention. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Vivienne Rogers
  • The correlation between syntactic processing and lexical items among Arabic native speakers learning English as a second and foreign language inside Saudi Arabia and in UK. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Vivienne Rogers