Dr. Laurence Anthony is a Professor in the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Waseda University, Japan. He is the current director of the Center for English Language Education in Science and Engineering (CELESE). He received the M.A. degree in TESL/TEFL, and the Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from the University of Birmingham, UK, and the B.Sc. degree in mathematical physics from the University of Manchester, UK.
His main research interests are in educational technology, corpus linguistics, and natural language processing. Continuing from his Master’s work in genre analysis, he developed software to automatically analyze texts at the sentence and discourse level for his PhD. Since then, he has been developing educational software for use by researchers, teachers, and learners in corpus linguistics, including AntConc, a freeware concordancer, AntWordProfiler, a freeware vocabulary profiler, and more recently web-based monolingual and parallel concordancers.
He also likes to participate in joint projects with other researchers in the fields of science and engineering. When participating in joint projects, he acts in a number of roles, sometimes serving as a technical advisor and other times as a technical writer. To date, these projects have been related to organic chemistry, mechanical engineering, and applications of machine learning techniques in computer security systems, and web search systems. Dr. Anthony also works with several Japanese companies in the development of commercial software applications, and as a consultant on various aspects of technical writing and presentation.
His recent publications include:
Anthony, L. (2021). What can corpus software do?, in A O’Keeffe & M McCarthy (Eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Corpus Linguistics. Abingdon: UK. Routledge Press.
Anthony, L. (2021). Programming for Corpus Linguistics, in M. Paquot & S. T. Gries (Eds.) Practical Handbook of Corpus. Linguistics. Berlin: Germany. Springer