Dr Cornelia Tschichold
Senior Lecturer
Department of Applied Linguistics
Telephone: (01792) 602348
Room: Academic Office - 334
Third Floor
Keir Hardie Building
Singleton Campus

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


  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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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


  • A corpus-based lexical analysis of patient information for radiography (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Dr Vivienne Rogers
  • Spaced repetition in foreign language learning: Blending distributed practice into an actual two year language course (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Prof Nuria Lorenzo-Dus
  • The relationship between the acquisition of articles and vocabulary size among Saudi Arabian learners of English as a second language. (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Dr Vivienne Rogers
  • The effects of timing and modality of teaching on learners' retention of academic and technical vocabulary. (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Dr Vivienne Rogers
  • The Relationship between Vocabulary Knowledge, Lexical Frequency and Syntactic Processing in Second Language Learners of Italian. (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Dr Vivienne Rogers
  • ' A multi-phase mixed methods investigation of the vocabulary-related beliefs and strategy use of Italian EFL adult learners.' (awarded 2018)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Dr Federica Barbieri
  • 'Predicting International Students'''' Academic Success with Vocabulary Knowledge and other Factors.' (awarded 2017)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Prof Jim Milton