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 2018/2019

  • 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 2018/2019

  • 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 2018/2019

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.
  • Kemp, J. and Anthony, L. (forthcoming). How can I be more specific in my writing? & Which words should I look up?, in V. Vians (Ed.) New Ways in Teaching with Corpora. TESOL: TESOL Press.
  • Anthony, L. (forthcoming). Resources for researching vocabulary, in S. Webb (Ed.) The Routledge Handbook of Vocabulary Studies. Abingdon: UK. Routledge Press.
  • Anthony, L. (forthcoming). Tools and strategies for Data-Driven Learning (DDL), in K. Hyland, & L. Wong (Ed.) Specialised English: New Directions in ESP and EAP Research and Practice. Abingdon: UK. Routledge Press.
  • Anthony, L. (2018). Introducing English for Specific Purposes. Abingdon: UK. Routledge Press.
  • Anthony, L. (2018). Visualization in Corpus-Based Discourse Studies, in C. Taylor & A. Marchi (Eds.) Corpus Approaches to Discourse: A Critical Review. Abingdon: UK. Routledge Press.

Plenary Speeches and Keynote Addresses

  • Anthony, L. (2019, January 12-13). Remembering the texts in corpus linguistics: A new (old) perspective on frequency and dispersion patterns. Keynote speech given at the 1st Symposium of the JAECS Corpus Tools and Statistical Methods (TASM) SIG, Hokkai Gakuen University, Sapporo, Japan.
  • Anthony, L. (2018, December 7-8). Introducing Corpus Tools and Methods into the Technical Writing Classroom through Data-Driven Learning (DDL). Keynote speech given at the 10th International Conference on E-Education, E-Business, E-Management and E-Learning (IC4E 2019), Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Anthony, L. (2018, December 7-8). English for Specific Purposes: A Contemporary View. Plenary speech given at The 5th International Conference on Foreign Language Learning and Teaching (FLLT 2018), Chiang Mai, Thailand.
  • Anthony, L. (2018, October 25-27). New Directions in Corpus Design and Corpus Tools Development. Plenary speech given at the 2018 International Conference on Bilingual Learning and Teaching, Open University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.
  • Anthony, L. (2018, September 17-19). Understanding and Advancing the Data-Driven Learning (DDL) Approach. Plenary speech given at the Asia Pacific Corpus Linguistics Conference (APCLC 2018), Takamatsu, Japan.
  • Anthony, L. (2018, April 27-30). Innovation in Interdisciplinary ESP: Challenges and Possibilities. Keynote speech given at the 2018 International Conference on English Education (ICEE 2018), Shih Chien University, Taipei, Taiwan.

Journal Papers and Conference Proceedings

  • Anthony, L., Rogers, J., Mizumoto, A., and Evert, S. (2018). Special Invited Symposium: Issues on multi-word units (MWUs) and collocation (Chair: L. Anthony). Proceedings of the JAECS Bi-Annual Conference 2018. Oct 6-7, 2018, pp. 10-11. Tokyo, Japan: Tokyo University of Science.
  • Caple, H., Bednarek, M., and Anthony, L. (2018). Using Kaleidographic to visualize multimodal relations within and across texts. Visual Communication. DOI: 1470357218789287.

Conference Presentations (without proceedings)

  • Anthony, L. and Thompson, P. (2018, November 24-26). Automated Corpus Creation for the EAP Classroom. Paper given at the JALT 2018 international conference, Shizuoka, Japan.
  • Anthony, L. (2018, October). A Practical Introduction to Corpus Linguistics: Building and Analyzing Corpora. Workshop given at the 2018 International Conference on Bilingual Learning and Teaching, Open University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.
  • Anthony, L. (2018, July). Data-Driven Learning (DDL) in the Technical Writing Classroom. Pre-conference workshop given at TaLC 2018, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.
  • Anthony, L., Caple, H., and Bednarek, M. (2018, May). Visualizing corpus-assisted multimodal discourse analysis: Principles and limitations. Presentation given at ICAME 39 Pre-conference Workshop on Data Visualization in Corpus Linguistics: Critical Reflections and Future Directions, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland.
  • Anthony, L. (2018, March). What makes a good corpus tool and statistical method? Presentation given at the Spring Symposium of the Japan Association for English Corpus Studies (JAECS), Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Tokyo, Japan.
  • 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.

Invited Seminars and Intensive Courses

  • Anthony, L. (2018, 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. (2018, July). 実践・英語プレゼンテーションの進め方 [How to Develop Practical Business English Presentation Skills]. A one-day intensive training seminar hosted by Nikkei Business School (日経ビジネススクール), Tokyo, Japan.
  • 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. (2018, January-March). 技術英語ライティング研修会 [Technical Writing Training Seminar]. A 3-week training seminar hosted by Seikagaku Corporation (生化学工業株式会社), Tokyo, Japan.

Professional Activities in 2018/2019

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 2018/2019

  • Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) International Research Fellowship: No. PE18769. Robbie Love, Leeds University, UK. (2018, Sept.-Dec.)

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.
  • AntFileConverter: A freeware tool to convert PDF files into plain text for use in corpus tools like AntConc.
  • AntFileSplitter: 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • ProtAnt: A freeware text prototypicality analysis tool.
  • 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.
  • 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)