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Ute Römer

Dr. Ute Römer is an Assistant Professor in GSU’s Department of Applied Linguistics and ESL. Prior to joining the department in 2011, she was the director of the applied corpus linguistics unit at the University of Michigan English Language Institute where she managed the Michigan Corpus of Academic Spoken English (MICASE) and the Michigan Corpus of Upper-level Student Papers (MICUSP) projects. In 2004 Dr. Römer received her PhD in English linguistics from the Leibniz University of Hanover (Germany) where she taught classes in general and applied linguistics for a few years before moving to Michigan. Her primary research interests and areas in which she has published include corpus linguistics, phraseology, academic discourse analysis, and the application of corpora in language learning and teaching. Her current research focuses on student academic writing and on how corpus tools and methods can be used to identify meaningful units in specialized discourses. She is also interested in combining corpus- and psycholinguistic evidence to gain insights into speakers‘ use and acquisition of English verb-argument constructions. Dr. Römer serves on the editorial boards of a number of academic journals (including the International Journal of Corpus Linguistics, Corpora, English Text Construction, and the Journal of Advanced Linguistic Studies) and is an advisory board member of the book series Studies in Corpus Linguistics (John Benjamins). She has published a book, three edited volumes, and numerous articles in leading journals in Corpus Linguistics and Applied Linguistics. More information about her research interests and a full list of her publications can be found at

Ute Romer