Matthew Davies

Associate Lecturer in English Language and Linguistics

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Harrington Building, HA212

+44 (0) 1772 89 5695

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Matthew Davies is part-time Associate Lecturer in English Language and Linguistics. Matthew’s interests include pragmatics, stylistics, corpus linguistics and academic writing. He teaches stylistics on LG2110 (Language and Literature I), corpus linguistics on LG2108/LG3108 (Investigating English Usage I/II), and writing and study skills on LG2200 (English Language Workshop II). He has recently taught on two postgraduate modules (LG4200: Postgraduate Academic Study Skills and EG4702: English Language in the Workplace), and has also supported teaching on introductory modules in linguistics, English language, and child language acquisition at Lancaster University (2001-8).

In 2015, Matthew was shortlisted for the UCLan Students' Union Teaching Awards ('Golden Roses') in the category 'Outstanding Feedback'.

From 2006, Matthew has provided editorial assistance to the journal 'Corpora: Corpus-based Language Learning, Language Processing and Linguistics' and working from 2014 as its Assistant Editor. (The journal is published by Edinburgh University Press; see He is currently working (2014-) as Editorial Assistant on the 'Journal of Historical Pragmatics', which is published by John Benjamins (see Professor Dawn Archer, who also lectures in linguistics at UCLan, is one of this journal's principal editors.

Matthew is part of the Retention and Academic Support team in the School of Language, Literature and International Studies, working as advisor.


MA Language Studies, Lancaster, 2001

BA (Hons) English Language, Lancaster, 2000


Archer, D., J. Culpeper and M. Davies. 2008. ‘Pragmatic Annotation.’ In Handbook of Corpus Linguistics, pp. 613-642. Mouton de Gruyter.

Davies, M., P. Rayson, S. Hunston and P. Danielsson (eds). 2007. Proceedings of the Corpus Linguistics Conference, CL2007. University of Birmingham, UK, 27–30 July 2007. Available online at: