I received my Ph.D. from Uppsala University in 2013 with a thesis entitled “Delexical Verb + Noun Collocations in Swedish and Chinese Learner English”. In 2014, I was awarded a three-year international postdoc grant by the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet), which allowed me to spend two years at the Centre for Language and Communication Research at Cardiff University, UK.
My main research interests include corpus linguistics, second language acquisition, academic writing, and formulaic language. My most recent publications address different types of formulaic language used by different groups of people in academic discourse (both written and spoken) across a range of disciplines.
Over the years, I have taught courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels, including Academic Writing, English for Specific Purposes, Business English, Second Language Acquisition, and Corpus Linguistics.
Kaatari, H., Wang, Y., & Larsson, T. (To appear). Introducing the Swedish Learner English Corpus: A corpus that enables investigations of the impact of extramural activities on L2 writing. Copora 19 (1).
Wang, Y., & Chan, N. C. L. (To appear). Formulaic language in university seminars: A comparison of EAP textbook coverage and authentic language use in ELF settings. In M. Walkova (ed.). Linguistic Approaches in English for Academic Purposes (EAP). Bloomsbury.
Soler, J., & Wang, Y. (To appear). Predatory publishers’ spam emails as a symptom of the multiple vulnerabilities in academia. In P. Habibie & I. Fazel (eds.), Predatory practices in scholarly publication and knowledge sharing: Causes and implications for scholarship. Routledge.
Wang, Y., & Soler, J. (2023). Clausal and phrasal complexity in research articles published in predatory and top-ranking journals: A case study of two journals in political science. Apples – Journal of Applied Language Studies 17(1): 65-84.
Wang, Y. (2022). Emergency risk communication: a STM analysis of the UK government’s COVID-19 press briefings. Nordic Journal of English Studies 21(2): 226-251.
Wang, Y., & Kataari, H. (2021). ‘Let’s say’: Phraseological patterns of say in academic ELF communication. Journal of English for Academic Purposes 54. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jeap.2021.101046
Wang, Y. (2021). Formulaic sequences with ideational functions in L1 novice and expert academic writing. In Łukasz Grabowski & Aleksandar Trklja (eds.), Explorations in Formulaic Language: Theories and Methods. Phraseology and Multi-Word Expressions series, pp.113-137. Language Science Press. https://langsci-press.org/catalog/book/304
Wang, Y., & Soler, J. (2021). Investigating predatory publishing in political science: A corpus linguistics approach. Applied Corpus Linguistics 1(1): 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acorp.2021.100001
Wang, Y. (2020). Methodological challenges in identifying formulaicity in spoken academic ELF communication. In Kumiko Murata (ed.), ELF Research and Approaches to Data and Analyses: Theoretical and methodological Concerns, pp.143-157. Oxon: Routledge.
Soler, J., & Wang, Y. (2019). What gets published in predatory journals: A corpus-based comparison of two journals in political science. Learned Publishing 32: 259-269
Wang, Y. (2019). A corpus-based study of composite predicates in Early Modern English dialogues. Journal of Historical Pragmatics 20(1): 20-50.
Wang, Y. (2019). A functional analysis of text-oriented formulaic expressions in written academic discourse: Multiword sequences vs. single words. English for Specific Purposes 54: 50-61.
Wang, Y. (2018). As Hill seems to suggest: Variability in formulaic sequences with an interpersonal function in L1 novice and expert academic writing. Journal of English for Academic Purposes 33: 12–23.
Wang, Y. (2018). Formulaic sequences signalling discourse organisation in ELF university lectures: A disciplinary perspective. Journal of English as a Lingua Franca 7(2): 355-376.
Wang, Y. (2018). Interpersonal formulaic sequences and cross-disciplinary differences in ELF academic lectures. In Kumiko Murata, Tomo Ishikawa & Mayu Konakahara (eds.), Waseda Working Papers in ELF, Vol. 7, 49-64. Waseda: Wasedaa ELF Research Group.
Wang, Y. (2017). Lexical bundles in spoken academic ELF: Genre and disciplinary variation. International Journal of Corpus Linguistics 22(2): 187-211.
Wang, Y. (2017). Lexical bundles in news discourse 1784–1983. In Minna Palander-Collin, Maura Ratia & Irma Taavitsainen (eds.), Diachronic Developments in English News Discourse (Advances in Historical Sociolinguistics), 97-116. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
Wang, Y. (2016). The Idiom Principle and L1 Influence: A Contrastive Learner-Corpus Study of Delexical Verb + Noun Collocations (Studies in Corpus Linguistics, Volume 77). Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
Wang, Y., & Shaw, P. (2008). Transfer and universality: collocation use in advanced Chinese and Swedish learner English. ICAME Journal 32: 201-232.