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Dr. Clarence Green

Senior Lecturer, Curriculum and Pedagogy

Pathways, Humanities and Social Sciences



Berwick Campus, Online


Dr Clarence Green’s areas of expertise are language and literacy, psycholinguistics, corpus linguistics and research methods (statistics).

Dr Green’s research involves using corpora (large samples of human language designed for computational analysis) to explore the language of academic disciplines and produce pedagogical resources for enhancing disciplinary literacy across the curriculum.

Clarence has published and taught in areas of the cognitive psychology of language, literacy instruction, language development, corpus linguistics, disciplinary literacy, stylistics and English grammar. His research has appeared in journals such as Linguistics and Education, System, Cognitive Linguistics, Language and Literature, English for Specific Purposes, the Journal of English for Academic Purposes, Functions of Language, and Literary and Linguistic Computing. His book, Patterns and Development in the English Clause System (Springer, 2017), is an examination of English clause grammar.

Clarence currently lectures in the School of Education at the Berwick campus of Federation University Australia.

Extensive viewing of children’s entertainment and the potential for incidental learning early years reading vocabulary: a corpus study

Receptive vocabulary size estimates for general and academic vocabulary at a multi-campus Australian university

The Children’s Picture Books Lexicon (CPB-Lex): A large-scale lexical database from children’s picture books

The Fast Cognitive Evaluation (FaCE): a screening tool to detect cognitive impairment in patients with cancer

Computing curriculum time and input for incidentally learning academic vocabulary

Corpora for teaching collocations in ESP

Extensive Reading for a 9,000-Word Vocabulary: Evidence from Corpus Modeling

  • Journals

Global estimates of syntactic alignment in adult and child utterances during interaction: NLP estimates based on multiple corpora

The study of how conversational partners align language behavior has been given much attention in...

The oral language productive vocabulary profile of children starting school: A resource for teachers

The oral language proficiency of students in early education is crucial as teachers draw on this...

Extensive reading and viewing as input for academic vocabulary: A large-scale vocabulary profile coverage study of students’ reading and writing across multiple secondary school subjects

The extent to which extensive reading (ER) and extensive viewing (EV) support academic literacy...

A multilevel description of textbook linguistic complexity across disciplines: Leveraging NLP to support disciplinary literacy

Disciplinary Literacy as a pedagogy and research program aims to understand and teach the...

Enriching the academic wordlist and Secondary Vocabulary Lists with lexicogrammar: Toward a pattern grammar of academic vocabulary

The interaction between lexis and grammatical patterns has been known in the literature as...

Improving Disciplinary Literacy by Developing Vocabulary and Grammatical Profiles

  • Journals

Position vectors, homologous chromosomes and gamma rays: Promoting disciplinary literacy through Secondary Phrase Lists

The pedagogical approach of Disciplinary Literacy has been gaining recognition in secondary...

Advancing disciplinary literacy through English for academic purposes: Discipline-specific wordlists, collocations and word families for eight secondary subjects

The knowledge of academic vocabulary is crucial for educational success, and recently there has...

Introducing the Corpus of the Canon of Western Literature: A corpus for culturomics and stylistics

This paper introduces the Corpus of the Canon of Western Literature (Version 1.0), accompanied by...

Patterns and development in the English clause system: A corpus-based grammatical overview

This book examines in detail the forms and functions of clause combination in English. Using a...

Usage-based linguistics and the magic number four

Miller's (1956, The magical number seven, plus or minus two: Some limits on our capacity for...

An analysis of the relationship between cohesion and clause combination in English discourse employing NLP and data mining approaches

This study examines the relationship between the frequencies of clause combination and the...

On the relationship between clause combination, grammatical hierarchy and discourse-pragmatic coherence

The aim of this study is to explore the relationship between the forms of clause combination and...

A computational investigation of cohesion and lexical network density in L2 writing

This study used a new computational linguistics tool, the Coh-Metrix, to investigate and measure...

An analysis of hierarchy in english clause combination

The following study presents research into English clause combination that describes how the...