Matthew Davies

Matthew Davies

Lecturer in English Language and Linguistics

School of Humanities, Language and Global Studies

Livesey House, LH116

+44 (0) 1772 89 5695

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Matthew Davies is a part-time Lecturer in English Language and Linguistics. Matthew’s interests include pragmatics, stylistics, corpus linguistics and academic writing. He teaches stylistics on LG1104 (Analysing Text), corpus linguistics on LG2210 (Corpus-based Language Analysis), and writing and study skills on LG2200 (Academic Writing and Graduate Development). 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', working from 2014 as its Assistant Editor and from 2016 as co-editor. (The journal is published by Edinburgh University Press; see Matthew is a member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders.He also works (2014-) as Editorial Assistant on the 'Journal of Historical Pragmatics', which is published by John Benjamins (see

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


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: