Bethany Gray

List of John Benjamins publications for which Bethany Gray plays a role.

Journal

Titles

Register in L1 and L2 Language Development

Edited by Bethany Gray and Jesse Egbert

Special issue of Register Studies 3:2 (2021) v, 122 pp.
Subjects Applied linguistics | Corpus linguistics | Discourse studies | Pragmatics | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology
Subjects Corpus linguistics | Pragmatics | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology

Articles

Gray, Bethany and Jesse Egbert 2021 Register in L1 and L2 language development: EditorialRegister in L1 and L2 Language Development, Gray, Bethany and Jesse Egbert (eds.), pp. 177–179 | Editorial
Gray, Bethany and Jesse Egbert 2020 Register in Applied LinguisticsRegister Studies 2:2, pp. 173–175 | Editorial
Gray, Bethany, Elena Cotos and Jordan Smith 2020 Combining rhetorical move analysis with multi-dimensional analysis: Research writing across disciplinesAdvances in Corpus-based Research on Academic Writing: Effects of discipline, register, and writer expertise, Römer-Barron, Ute, Viviana Cortes and Eric Friginal (eds.), pp. 137–168 | Chapter
We carry out comprehensive form–function mapping in Introduction-Methods-Results-Discussion/Conclusion – structured research articles across 30 academic disciplines by merging move analysis (revealing rhetorical structure) and multi-dimensional (MD) analysis (modeling patterns of linguistic… read more
Language change is a natural evolutionary process, and as a result it is reasonable to expect that all registers will undergo historical change to some extent. While some registers adopt linguistic innovations readily, others resist such changes and exhibit more conservative patterns of change.… read more
Gray, Bethany and Jesse Egbert 2019 Editorial: Register and register variationRegister Studies 1:1, pp. 1–9 | Editorial
Based on large-scale corpus analysis, this study challenges the notion that academic writing is conservative and resistant to change by documenting linguistic innovations that have emerged in academic writing over the past 200 years. The study explores the dramatic patterns of change that have… read more
Building upon renewed research on the pervasive phrasal or nominal style of academic writing, I investigate the use of phrasal compression and clausal elaboration structures in research articles across six academic disciplines. Results indicate that all disciplines rely on phrasal complexity… read more
Gray, Bethany and Douglas Biber 2015 Lexical frames in academic prose and conversationCurrent Issues in Phraseology, Hoffmann, Sebastian, Bettina Fischer-Starcke and Andrea Sand (eds.), pp. 109–134 | Article
While lexical bundles research identifies continuous sequences (e.g. the end of the, I don’t know if), researchers have also been interested in discontinuous sequences in which words form a ‘frame’ surrounding a variable slot (e.g. I don’t * to, it is * to). To date, most research has focused on a… read more
Gray, Bethany and Douglas Biber 2013 Lexical frames in academic prose and conversationCurrent issues in phraseology, Hoffmann, Sebastian, Bettina Fischer-Starcke and Andrea Sand (eds.), pp. 109–136 | Article
While lexical bundles research identifies continuous sequences (e.g. the end of the, I don’t know if), researchers have also been interested in discontinuous sequences in which words form a ‘frame’ surrounding a variable slot (e.g. I don’t * to, it is * to). To date, most research has focused on a… read more
Biber, Douglas and Bethany Gray 2011 The historical shift of scientific academic prose in English towards less explicit styles of expression: Writing without VerbsResearching Specialized Languages, Bhatia, Vijay, Purificación Sánchez and Pascual Pérez-Paredes (eds.), pp. 11–24 | Article
The stereotypical view of professional academic writing is that it is grammatically complex, with elaborated structures, and with meaning relations expressed explicitly. In contrast, spoken registers, especially conversation, are believed to have the opposite characteristics. Our goal in the… read more
Biber, Douglas, Tove Larsson, Gregory R. Hancock, Randi Reppen, Shelley Staples and Bethany Gray Comparing theory-based models of grammatical complexity in student writingInternational Journal of Learner Corpus Research: Online-First Articles | Article
The present study tests the empirical adequacy of competing models of grammatical complexity in university student writing, based on analysis of disciplinary texts from L1-English and L2-English students. The results show that grammatical complexity in student writing must be treated as a… read more