Laurence Anthony

Laurence Anthony ANTHONY, Laurence (アントニ ローレンス)
Professor of the Center for the English Language Education in Science and Engineering (CELESE)
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Education

Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics Univ. of Birmingham, 2002
M.A. (Distinction) in TESL/TEFL Univ. of Birmingham, 1997
B.Sc. in Mathematical Physics Univ. of Manchester, 1991

Research Areas and Interests

My main research interests are in educational technology, corpus linguistics, and natural language processing. Continuing from my Masters work in genre analysis, I developed software to automatically analyze texts at the sentence and discourse level for my PhD. Since then, I have been developing educational software for use by researchers, teachers, and learners in corpus linguistics, including AntConc, a freeware concordancer, AntWordProfiler, a freeware vocabulary profiler, and more recently web-based monolingual and parallel concordancers. I also work with several Japanese companies in the development of commercial software applications, and as a consultant on various aspects of technical writing and presentation.

Main Courses Taught in 2017

  • Advanced Technical Reading and Writing. Graduate Schools of Science and Engineering
  • Advanced Technical Presentation. Graduate Schools of Science and Engineering
  • Technical Presentation. Undergraduate Schools of Science and Engineering

Main Responsibilities in 2017

  • CELESE Program Manager
  • Course Coordinator (Undergraduate): Technical Writing, Technical Presentation, Special Topics in Functional English
  • Course Coordinator (Graduate): Advanced Technical Reading and Writing, Advanced Technical Presentation, Professional Communication, Workplace English

Research Activities and Outputs in 2017/2018

Books and Book Chapters

  • Anthony, L. (forthcoming). Programming for Corpus Linguistics, in M. Paquot & S. T. Gries (Eds.) Practical Handbook of Corpus Linguistics. Berlin: Germany. Springer.
  • Anthony, L. (forthcoming). Introducing English for Specific Purposes. Abingdon: UK. Routledge Press.
  • Anthony, L. (2018). Visualization in Corpus-Based Discourse Studies, in C. Taylor and A. Marchi (Eds.) Corpus Approaches to Discourse: A Critical Review. Abingdon: UK. Routledge Press.
  • Anthony, L. (2017). Reflections and future directions in publishing research in English as an Additional Language: An Afterword, in M. Cargill and S. Burgess (Eds.) Publishing Research in English as an Additional Language: Practices, Pathways and Potentials. Adelaide, Australia: University of Adelaide Press.

Plenary Speeches and Keynote Addresses

  • Anthony, L. (2017, November). Addressing the challenges of Data-Driven Learning (DDL) in the ESP Classroom. Plenary given at the 2017 International Conference on English for Specific Purposes, Soochow University, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Anthony, L. (2017, September). Chair of the panel discussion on ESP at the 4th JALT CUE SIG ESP Symposium, Keio University, Yokohama, Japan.
  • Anthony, L. (2017, September). Corpus Linguistics and Vocabulary. Discussant presentation given at the 2017 Vocab SIG Symposium, Osaka Jogakuin University, Osaka, Japan.
  • Anthony, L. (2017, June). Enhancing the CALL Experience through Data-Driven Learning: From Words to Texts and Beyond. Plenary speech given at the JALT CALL 2017 International Convention, Matsuyama University, Matsuyama, Japan.

Journal Papers and Conference Proceedings

  • Anthony, L. (2017). Corpus Linguistics and Vocabulary: A Commentary on Four Studies. Vocabulary Learning and Instruction, 6 (2), 79–87. doi: 10.7820/vli.v06.2.Anthony.
  • Anthony, L. , and Thompson, P. (2017, July 23-28). Automatic Creation and Discourse-Level Annotation of Individualized Discipline-Specific Corpora for the Data-Driven Learning (DDL) Classroom. Paper given at the Corpus Linguistics 2017 (CL 2017) international conference, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
  • Anthony, L. , Chen, M., and Flowerdew, J. (2017, July 23-28). Introducing in-service English language teachers to corpus-assisted academic writing pedagogy: A Hong Kong case. Paper given at the Corpus Linguistics 2017 (CL 2017) international conference, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
  • Chujo, K., Hamada, A. and Anthony, L. (2017). 携帯端末で利用するWebSCoREの英語授業におけるユーザビリティー [The usability of WebSCoRE for mobile use in the EFL classroom], 日本大学生産工学部研究報告B, 50, 1-12.

Conference Presentations (without proceedings)

  • Schmitt, N., O’Sullivan, B., Anthony, L. , Dunn, K., & Kremmel, B. (2018, March). Introducing a Knowledge-based List of Vocabulary (LORKOV): Similarities and Differences to Frequency-based Lists and the Influence of L1. Paper presented at AAAL 2018, Chicago, US.
  • Anthony, L. , (2017, June). Automating the Construction of Individualized Discipline-Specific Corpora for Data-Driven Learning (DDL). Paper presented at Faces of English 2, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.

Invited Seminars and Intensive Courses

  • Anthony, L. (2018, March). Introducing AntConc 3.5: A response to some common issues and challenges in corpus analyses. Invited seminar given at the University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
  • Anthony, L. (2017, December). 技術者・研究者のための英語プレゼンテーションの基本と実践 [English Presentation Principles and Applications for Engineers and Researchers]. A one-day intensive seminar hosted by the Technical Information Center, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Anthony, L. (2017, September). 企業技術者に必要な英語力 [Mitsubishi Electric Corporation Summer Seminar on Scientific and Engineering Communication]. Invited seminar given at Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Kobe, Japan.
  • Anthony, L. (2017, July). Leveraging the potential of corpora. Invited seminar given for the project Harnessing the Latest Corpus-based Approaches for Research, Open University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.
  • Anthony, L. (2017, July). Developing corpora for research. Invited workshop given for the project Harnessing the Latest Corpus-based Approaches for Research, Open University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.
  • Anthony, L. (2017, April). 技術者・研究者のための英語プレゼンテーションの基本と実践 [English Presentation Principles and Applications for Engineers and Researchers]. A one-day intensive seminar hosted by the Technical Information Center, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Anthony, L. and Thompson, P. (2017, March). Laurence Anthony's Ant Tools. An invited workshop given at the Centre for Corpus Research, The University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
  • Anthony, L. (2017, February) 技術英語ライティング研修会 [Training Seminar on Writing for Publication]. Invited seminar given at Seikagaku Corporation, Tokyo. Japan.

Professional Activities in 2016/2017

Society Journal Activities

Membership in Professional Associations/Societies

  • Japan Association for English Corpus Studies (JAECS)
  • Japan Association of College English Teachers (JACET)

Referee Work

  • Applied Linguistics
  • Australian Review of Applied Linguistics
  • International Journal of Corpus Linguistics
  • Corpora
  • Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory
  • English for Specific Purposes
  • IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication
  • IEEE Computer Society
  • IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics - Part B
  • Journal of English for Academic Purposes
  • Journal of Information Science
  • Reading in a Foreign Language
  • Taiwan International ESP Journal

Advisory Roles/Contract Research

  • Data-driven Learning in Research Publication for Research Students. City University of Hong Kong. (2015-2016)
  • National Research Foundation of South Africa (NRF). (2015-2016)
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). (2015-2016)
  • Ph.D. Dissertation External Examiner. Temple University. (2015-2016)
  • Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (Japan). External personnel advisor. (2010-2016)
  • ALC Press (Japan). Technical consultant, distance learning course designer, and materials developer. (2008-present)
  • Kose Corporation (Japan). Technical advisor. (2006-present)
  • JIEM, Inc. (Japan). System for automatic scoring and correcting of English writing (2004-present)

Competitive Grants in 2016/2017

  • Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B): No. 25284108. Development and Application of a DDL Platform for Multi-Language Parallel Corpora. CHUJO, Kiyomi (PI), ANTHONY, Laurence (CI). (2013-2017)

Awards

  • WASEDA 2017 e-Teaching Award (Good Practice)
  • The Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education (February 2016). Awarded to Lancaster University Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS).
  • National Prize of the Japan Association of English Corpus Studies (英語コーパス学会 学会賞) (September 2012)
  • L'Oreal Art and Science of Color Gold Prize (October 2005)

Software

  • AntConc: A freeware corpus analysis toolkit for concordancing and text analysis
  • AntCorGen: A freeware discipline-specific corpus creation tool.
  • AntPConc: A freeware **parallel** corpus analysis toolkit for concordancing and text analysis.
  • AntWordProfiler: A freeware word profiling program similar to Paul Nation's Range program but with more features.
  • AntFileSplitter: A freeware tool to convert PDF files into plain text for use in corpus tools like AntConc.
  • AntFileConverter: A freeware text file splitting tool.
  • AntGram: A freeware n-gram and p-frame (open-slot n-gram) generation tool.
  • AntMover: A freeware text structure (moves) analysis program.
  • AntCLAWSGUI: A front-end interface to the CLAWS tagger developed at Lancaster University, UCREL.
  • EncodeAnt: A freeware tool for detecting and converting character encodings.
  • FireAnt: A freeware social media and data analysis toolkit.
  • Picture Vocabulary Size Test (PVST): A receptive vocabulary size test designed primarily for young pre-literate native speakers up to eight years old and young non-native speakers of English.
  • ProtAnt: A freeware text prototypicality analysis tool.
  • SarAnt: A freeware batch search and replace tool.
  • SegmentAnt: A freeware Japanese and Chinese segmenter (segmentation/tokenizing tool).
  • TagAnt: A freeware Part-Of-Speech (POS) tagger built on TreeTagger (developed by Helmut Schmid).
  • VariAnt: A freeware spelling VariAnt analysis program.
  • AntQuickTools: A set of simple and easy-to-use online corpus tools designed for in-class Data-Driven Learning (DDL) activities.
  • ALC Text Toolkit: A concordance tool for assisting EFL learners in Japan with technical writing (distributed in an associated textbook.
  • CASEC G/GTS: A (commercial) learning environment for teaching grammar and vocabulary to EFL learners in Japan.
  • ENEJE: A web-based interface to the ENEJE (English Native Edited Japanese Essays) Parallel Corpus.
  • EXEMPRAES: A web-based interface to the EXEMPRAES (Exemplary Empirical Research Articles in English and Spanish) Corpus.
  • WebParaNews: A web-based interface to the Japanese-English News Articles database of the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT).
  • WebScore: A freeware, parallel concordancer that allows users to check word and phrase usage in an English and Japanese educational corpus.

Patents

  • Japan: Measurement and Tool for the Evaluation of Compositions. (Patent Number: 4165898)
  • Korea: Measurement and Tool for the Evaluation of Compositions. (Patent Number: 10-0932141)