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Name: David  Y.W. Lee
Institution: University of Michigan
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Homepage: http://clix.to/davidlee
State and/or Country: MI
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
General Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications: (To Appear). Modelling Variation in Spoken and Written English: the multidimensional approach revisited. (To be published by Routledge. Expected: early 2003.)
2001. Defining core vocabulary and tracking its distribution across spoken and written genres: evidence of a gradience of variation from the British National Corpus. Journal of English Linguistics, Vol. 29(3): 250-278.
2001. Genres, registers, text types, domains and styles: clarifying the concepts and navigating a path through the BNC jungle. Language Learning & Technology, Vol.5(3): 37-72.
1993. Diglossia Revisited: The Case of Singapore. Centre for Language in Social Life, Working Papers Series, No. 48. Lancaster University.
Announced on LINGUIST :  The Clause in English
 Corpus Linguistics with BNCweb - A Practical Guide
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Corpus Linguistics with BNCweb - A Practical Guide
Courses Taught: Corpus Linguistics, General Linguistics, English for Academic Purposes, Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics
Dissertation Abstract: Modelling Variation in Spoken And Written English: The multi-dimensional approach revisited

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