Randi Reppen

List of John Benjamins publications for which Randi Reppen plays a role.



Corpora and Discourse: The challenges of different settings

Edited by Annelie Ädel and Randi Reppen

[Studies in Corpus Linguistics, 31] 2008. vi, 295 pp.
Subjects Corpus linguistics | Discourse studies | Pragmatics

Using Corpora to Explore Linguistic Variation

Edited by Randi Reppen, Susan Fitzmaurice and Douglas Biber

[Studies in Corpus Linguistics, 9] 2002. xii, 275 pp.
Subjects Corpus linguistics | English linguistics | Germanic linguistics | Pragmatics | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology


Picoral, Adriana, Shelley Staples and Randi Reppen 2021 Automated annotation of learner English: An evaluation of software toolsNatural language processing for learner corpus research, Kyle, Kristopher (ed.), pp. 17–52 | Article
This paper explores the use of natural language processing (NLP) tools and their utility for learner language analyses through a comparison of automatic linguistic annotation against a gold standard produced by humans. While there are a number of automated annotation tools for English currently… read more
The present paper employs a corpus-based approach to track the longitudinal language development of university students. Compared to many other longitudinal studies, the present study tracks development over a relatively long period of time (two years) for a relatively large group of students… read more
This study explores the influence of corpus design when comparing lexical bundle use across groups, examining how the number of texts and average length of texts can impact conclusions about group differences. The study compares the use of lexical bundles by L1-English versus L2-English writers,… read more
Reppen, Randi and Shannon B. Olson 2020 Lexical bundles across disciplines: A look at consistency and variabilityAdvances in Corpus-based Research on Academic Writing: Effects of discipline, register, and writer expertise, Römer-Barron, Ute, Viviana Cortes and Eric Friginal (eds.), pp. 169–182 | Chapter
This chapter reports on a study that examined over 700 four-word lexical bundles (Biber et al., 1999) identified from a multi-disciplinary corpus of over 25 million words from introductory courses across nine disciplines. Two types of bundles were identified: cross-disciplinary (occurring in at… read more
Reppen, Randi and Meishan Chen 2019 Chapter 5. A comparison of lexical bundles in spoken courtroom language across time, registers, and varietiesCorpus-based Research on Variation in English Legal Discourse, Fanego, Teresa and Paula Rodríguez-Puente (eds.), pp. 105–122 | Chapter
This chapter explores diachronic, register, and language varieties in courtroom language using three-word lexical bundles. Building on Culpeper and Kytö (2010), who described lexical bundles in Present Day English and Early Modern English trials, we explore the 1994 O. J. Simpson trial. Following… read more
Biber, Douglas, Randi Reppen, Erin Schnur and Romy Ghanem 2016 On the (non)utility of Juilland’s D to measure lexical dispersion in large corporaInternational Journal of Corpus Linguistics 21:4, pp. 439–464 | Article
This paper explores the effectiveness of Juilland’s D as a measure of vocabulary dispersion in large corpora. Through a series of experiments using the BNC, we explored the influence of three variables: the number of corpus-parts used for the computation of D, the frequency of the target word, and… read more
Reppen, Randi 2014 PrefaceMulti-Dimensional Analysis, 25 years on: A tribute to Douglas Biber, Berber Sardinha, Tony and Marcia Veirano Pinto (eds.), pp. xi–xii | Article
Ädel, Annelie and Randi Reppen 2008 1. The challenges of different settings: An overviewCorpora and Discourse: The challenges of different settings, Ädel, Annelie and Randi Reppen (eds.), pp. 1–6 | Article
Reppen, Randi 2007 First language & second language writing delopment of elementary students: Two perspectivesCorpus-Based Perspectives in Linguistics, Kawaguchi, Yuji, Toshihiro Takagaki, Nobuo Tomimori and Yoichiro Tsuruga (eds.), pp. 147–167 | Article
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