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Elsevier And The University Of Birmingham Launch First Large Scale Investigation Analysing Discourse Used In Interdisciplinary Research

About the University of Birmingham

The  Times and Sunday Times University of the Year 2013-14, the University of Birmingham is a vibrant community and an internationally-renowned institution, in the top 75 globally. With approximately 28,000 students and 6,000 members of staff, the University has a bold strategy to develop its global reputation by enhancing its international presence and collaborations. It has a major economic impact as an educator, employer, research leader and world-leading university, generating nearly £1.1 billion of spending a year in the West Midlands economy and supporting almost 12,000 jobs locally.

About The Centre for Corpus Research

The Centre for Corpus Research conducts research into the uses of language in a wide variety of contexts, using corpus resources and analysis tools. The University of Birmingham has long been at the forefront of corpus linguistics; under the direction of John Sinclair, Birmingham hosted the Cobuild project, and developed corpus lexicography in the 1980s.

The Centre offers training workshops for staff, visiting researchers and research students, and does consultancy work for outside clients. It also organises seminars and conferences on corpus research and applications. The Director of the Centre is Dr Paul Thompson ( p.thompson@bham.ac.uk).

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier's online solutions include ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, Reaxys, ClinicalKey and Mosby's Suite, which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, helping research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world leading provider of professional information solutions. The group employs more than 30,000 people, including more than 15,000 in North America. Reed Elsevier Group PLC is owned equally by two parent companies, Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. Their shares are traded on the London, Amsterdam and New York Stock Exchanges using the following ticker symbols: London: REL; Amsterdam: REN; New York: RUK and ENL.

Media contact Sarah Huggett Senior Publishing Information Manager, Elsevier +44-1865-84-3459 s.huggett@elsevier.com

SOURCE Elsevier

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