December 4, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

We cordially invite you to attend the first talk of the Boğaziçi University Corpus Linguistics Research Group (BUCorLing) Lecture Series for the 2020-2021 Academic Year.

The first speaker of the BUCorLing Lecture Series is Dr. Duygu Çandarlı from University of Dundee, School of Education and Social Work.

Date: 4th December 2020
Time: 17:00-18:00
Venue: zoom link will be shared later

Title: "A Longitudinal Study of Multi-Word Constructions in L2 Academic Writing"


This talk aims to discuss the results of a corpus-based longitudinal study of multi-word constructions (e.g., in addition to) in second language academic writing at an English-medium university, using linear mixed-effects modelling. Multi-word constructions have important functions in academic writing, and they can be indicative of language and writing proficiency. Although the use of multi-constructions has been investigated between first language and second language writing, no study has focused on the use of multi-word constructions longitudinally at an English-medium university context. The findings of the study indicated different patterns of change in the frequencies of multi-word constructions across structural and functional categories over time. I will discuss the findings from the perspective of usage-based approaches to language learning and offer pedagogical implications for teaching multi-word constructions and academic writing.


On behalf of BUCorLing,

Prof. Dr. Leyla Martı

July 14, 2020

Additional Application Period for the 2020/2021 Fall Term: 13 - 30 July 2020

Please check the University website for the admission procedure:



The Departmental admission requirements for the non-thesis MA program in FLT remain the same. Please check the following link:

May 20, 2020

Speaker: Hatun Zengin-Bolatkale, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Vanderbilt University

Time: Wednesday, 20 May 2020, at 14:00-16:00, via Zoom

Title: Accent Modification: An Overview


Accents, whether regional or foreign, are a natural part of spoken
language. However, accented speech often results in bias and/or
communication breakdowns (i.e., due to difficulties being understood by
the listeners). Therefore, there are many individuals who want to change
or modify their speech patterns to match a desired way of talking.
Accent modification is a service that is commonly offered by speech
language pathologists (SLPs) and ESL teachers. This presentation will
discuss accents, accent modification, the role of SLPs and ESL teachers
in providing accent modification services, as well as basic principles
of assessment and treatment for accent modification.

February 13, 2020

You are cordially invited to “ELF DAY 4: ENRICHed Connections Between ELF and ELT” organized by Boğaziçi University and sponsored by European Union Erasmus+ Project entitled “ENRICH - English as a Lingua Franca Practices for Inclusive Multilingual Classrooms”.  The event will take place as a multiplier event (E7) of the project. It is free of charge.

The event will be held at Boğaziçi University, North Campus, New Hall Building, on February 22, 2020 (Saturday). Please click here for the event prgram and here for the event poster.

Important Note: Please register to the event via the link   

We kindly request you to share this event invitation (+the poster/program) with your colleagues at your own institutions. We look forward to seeing you all on ELF DAY 4.

Best regards,

Prof. Dr. Yasemin Bayyurt