Steven Coats

PhD, docent
Lecturer, English, Faculty of Humanities

Languages and Literature
Faculty of Humanities


I'm a lecturer in the English unit in the Faculty of Humanities. My research explores language diversity, variation, and change using corpus-based methods, with focuses on data collection and analysis scripts and tools, regional variation in English, and language use in computer-mediated communication. I have created several large corpora of automatic speech-to-text transcripts, including the Corpus of North American Spoken English and the Corpus of British Isles Spoken English. CoANZSE Audio is a searchable online corpus of Australian and New Zealand English, including audio and alignments.

Research interests

  • Corpus linguistics
  • Computer-mediated communication
  • Dialectology
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Data visualization
  • Python
  • R

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