Dr Viola Wiegand

Lecturer in Education (TESOL)

Education Stirling

Dr Viola Wiegand

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About me

About me

I am a Lecturer of Education (TESOL) and coordinate the MSc TESOL (Online) programme. I teach across our online and on-campus TESOL Master's programmes and carry out research in corpus linguistics and discourse analysis. As the Vice Chair of the Scottish Association for the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language (SATEFL), I am also involved in nurturing a network of TESOL practitioners and researchers in Scotland.

I joined Stirling in October 2022 from the University of Birmingham, where I was based for several years and most recently coordinated the development of a new TESOL microcredential. Previously, I was part of the team developing the CLiC Web App, a corpus tool for studying patterns in literary texts at Birmingham’s Centre for Corpus Research. I have also worked at the University of Bath’s Department of Education, as part of their TESOL team.

External Examiners and Validations

External Examiner
I am the External Examiner for the distance programmes "TESOL with Corpus Linguistics" (distance learning; PT), "TESOL with Language Testing" (distance learning; PT), and "PGCert in TESOL" (distance learning; PT) at Lancaster University.


My research interests span applied linguistics, corpus linguistics and digital humanities, and discourse analysis. In my current work, I am particularly interested in empowerment and creativity in educational and wider discourses, as well as applications of corpora and data-driven learning. While my research has been interdisciplinary, I have a strong research background in corpus linguistics, and am Assistant Editor for the International Journal of Corpus Linguistics.

Outputs (19)



Wiegand V (2023) Feeding insights from corpora into English and/or EAP classrooms. Contribution to the panel “Research-informed English Language Teaching in Scotland: An International Perspective” by the Scottish Association for the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language (SATEFL). St. Andrews EAP Conference 2023, St Andrews, 04.03.2023.

Book Chapter

Mahlberg M & Wiegand V (2020) Literary stylistics. In: Adolphs S & Knight D (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of English Language and Digital Humanities. Abingdon, Oxon, p. 306–327. https://www.routledge.com/The-Routledge-Handbook-of-English-Language-and-Digital-Humanities/Adolphs-Knight/p/book/9781032569734

Book Chapter

Mahlberg M & Wiegand V (2020) Stylistics and the Digital Humanities. In: Conrad S, Hartig A & Santelmann L (eds.) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 219-234. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108658089.015


Mahlberg M, Wiegand V, Hobday S & Child F (2019) Digital methods for the English classroom. Impact, 7. https://my.chartered.college/impact_article/digital-methods-for-the-english-classroom/

Book Chapter

Mahlberg M & Wiegand V (2018) Corpus Stylistics, Norms and Comparisons: Studying Speech in Great Expectations. In: Page R, Busse B & Nørgaard N (eds.) Rethinking Language Text and Context: Interdisciplinary Research in Stylistics in Honour of Michael Toolan. Abingdon, Oxon. https://www.taylorfrancis.com/chapters/edit/10.4324/9781351183222-8/corpus-stylistics-norms-comparisons-michaela-mahlberg-viola-wiegand

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