Annelie Ädel joined the English Department at Dalarna University as Professor of English Linguistics in the autumn of 2012. Her main research areas include discourse analysis, pragmatics, corpus linguistics, English for Specific Purposes (ESP), and learner writing.
She takes a keen interest in reflexivity in language, or the metalinguistic function (language about language), which she has studied primarily from the perspective of discourse-analytic features and rhetorical features (such as metadiscourse), but also from the perspective of semantics (metonymy and metaphor). She also takes an interest in the phatic function of language, primarily from the perspective of how speakers build rapport. She is also interested in the phenomenon of evidentiality, that is, how how we encode linguistically the sources of our knowledge, especially from the perspective of citation practices in academic and journalistic discourse.The types of discourse which she has targeted in her work are primarily academic speech and writing, but she has also published on newspaper discourse, political discourse and popular science texts. Of these, the type of discourse which she has studied most extensively is advanced learner writing, in which she has investigated phenomena such as writer-reader interaction, involvement/detachment features and formulaic uses of language.
Her methodological approach is empiricist; she believes that generalisations about language need to be supported by authentic language data and, where possible, large-scale studies of corpus material. To enable empirically-supported lines of enquiry, she has been involved in different projects involving the development of corpora, such as MICASE (the Michigan Corpus of Academic Spoken English) and MICUSP (the Michigan Corpus of Upper-level Student Papers) at the University of Michigan. She has also been involved in the development of the ESPC (English-Swedish Parallel Corpus) and the McCALL (Mid-Sweden Corpus of Computer-Assisted Language Learning).
Before taking up the post at Dalarna University, she held a four-year post as a research fellow in the English Department at Stockholm University. She has also held a post-doc at the University of Michigan, which was followed by a position as Director of Applied Corpus Linguistics in the English Language Institute (ELI) at the same university. She has been affiliated with the Program in Applied Linguistics at Boston University as a visiting scholar. She earned her doctoral degree in English Linguistics from Göteborg University in 2003.
She has been invited to give talks and seminars in Sweden, Spain, Chile, Austria and the US. She regularly serves as a reviewer for a range of different journals and is a member of the editorial boards of Journal of English for Academic Purposes, Nordic Journal of English Studies and Miscelánea: Journal of English and American Studies.
She has experience teaching a wide range of topics in English linguistics and applied linguistics in different university contexts. She is a keen supervisor of BA/MA students’ research projects and coordinates the degree thesis course at Dalarna University.
Ädel, Annelie. Accepted. ‘Nobody said a word’: Hyperbolic synecdoche in theBritish National Corpus. In Alm-Arvius, C., Johannesson, N.-L. & Minugh, D.(eds).
Ädel, Annelie & Ute Römer. 2012. Research on advanced student writingacross disciplines and levels: Introducing the Michigan Corpus of Upper-levelStudent Papers. International Journal of Corpus Linguistics 17(1). 1-32.
Ädel, Annelie. 2012. ‘What I want you to remember is…’: Audience orientationin monologic academic genres. English Text Construction 5(1).98-124.Special issue on “Intersections of intersubjectivity” edited by Brems,L., Ghesquière, L. & Van de Velde, F.
Ädel, Annelie & Britt Erman. 2012. Recurrent word combinations inacademic writing by native and non-native speakers of English: A lexicalbundles approach. English for Specific Purposes 31(2): 81–92.
Ädel, Annelie. 2011. Rapport building in student group work. Journal ofPragmatics 43(12): 2932-2947.
Ädel, Annelie. 2012. "Metadiscourse." In Chapelle, Carol A. (Ed). TheEncyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.
Ädel, Annelie. 2010. "Just to give you kind of a map of where we aregoing": A taxonomy of metadiscourse in spoken and written academicEnglish. Nordic Journal of English Studies 9(2). 69-97.
Ädel, Annelie and Anna Mauranen (eds). 2010. "Metadiscourse: Diverseand Divided Perspectives." Special issue on metadiscourse. NordicJournal of English Studies 9(2). 1-11.
Ädel, Annelie. 2010. "How to use corpus linguistics in the study ofpolitical discourse." In McCarthy, M. and A. O'Keeffe. The RoutledgeHandbook of Corpus Linguistics. London and New York: Routledge. 591-604.
Ädel, Annelie. 2010. "Using corpora to teach academic writing:Challenges for the direct approach." In Campoy-Cubillo, M. C., B.Belles-Fortuño and L. Gea-Valor (eds). Corpus-based Approaches to ELT.London: Continuum.
Deutschmann, M., A. Ädel, G. Garretson and T. Walker. 2009."Introducing Mini-McCALL: A pilot version of the Mid-Sweden Corpus ofComputer-Assisted Language Learning." ICAME Journal 33: 21-44.
Ädel, Annelie and Randi Reppen (eds). 2008. Corpora and discourse: Thechallenges of different settings. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
Ädel, A. and G. Garretson. 2008. "Who's speaking?: Evidentiality in USnewspapers during the 2004 presidential campaign." In Ädel, A. and R.Reppen (eds), Corpora and discourse: The challenges of different settings.Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
Ädel, Annelie. 2008. "What uh the folks who did this surveyfound": Expert attribution in spoken academic lectures. In Shaw, P. and T.Dahl (eds), Special issue on English for Academic Purposes. Nordic Journal ofEnglish Studies 7, 3: 83-102.
Ädel, Annelie. 2008. "Involvement features in writing: Do time andinteraction trump register awareness?" In Gilquin, G., M. Belén DíezBedmar and S. Papp (eds), Linking up contrastive and learner corpus research.Language and Computers. Amsterdam and Atlanta: Rodopi.
Ädel, Annelie. 2008. "Metadiscourse across three Englishes: American,British, and advanced-learner English." In Connor, U., E. Nagelhout and W.Rozycki (eds), From Contrastive to Intercultural Rhetoric. Studies in AppliedLinguistics. London: Equinox.
Ädel, Annelie. 2006. Metadiscourse in L1 and L2 English. Studies in CorpusLinguistics 24. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
Ädel, Annelie. 2005. "On the Boundaries between Metadiscourse andEvaluation". In Tognini-Bonelli, Elena and Gabriella Del Lungo Camiciotti(eds.), Strategies in Academic Discourse. Studies in Corpus Linguistics 19.Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. 153-162.
Ädel, Annelie. 2003. The Use of Metadiscourse in Argumentative Writing byAdvanced Learners and Native Speakers of English. Ph.D. dissertation. Göteborg:University of Göteborg.