Martin Wynne

Senior Researcher in Corpus Linguistics

Martin Wynne is Senior Researcher in Corpus Linguistics and National Coordinator for CLARIN-UK. He has been involved with working with the Oxford Text Archive for more than twenty years, and is currently working on a project in the Infrastructure for the Digital Arts and Humanities programme, funded by the AHRC. Martin manages the Literary and Linguistic Data Service, which is the new home for the Oxford Text Archive Collections, and a national repository for digital research project outputs.

As National Coordinator for CLARIN in the UK, he leads the CLARIN-UK consortium of research centres with an interest in using, developing and sharing digital language resources and tools. CLARIN is a major pan-European initiative to build a research infrastructure for the creation and use of electronic language resources in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Martin is one of the founders of CLARIN and has also worked for many years on the executive committee and Board of Directors of CLARIN.

Martin previously held posts at OUCS (now IT Services) and Bodleian Libraries as Head of the Oxford Text Archive. Martin founded the Digital Humanities at Oxford initiative and has worked with the e-Research Centre and TORCH. Martin is a member of the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics, and teaches research methods in corpus linguistics. Martin has previously worked as a researcher in linguistics at the Universities of Birmingham and Lancaster, and the Institut für Deutsche Sprache in Germany, as a lecturer at Goldsmiths, London, and at the University of Łódź in Poland. His main research interest is in studying the language of literary and non-literary texts using electronic tools and methods. Martin was for many years webmaster and committee member of the Poetics and Linguistics Association.

Selected publications

  • Wynne, M. (2013), ‘How CLARIN will Transform Research in the Language-related Disciplines’, International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing 7.1-2 : 89-104.
  • Abdul-Rahman A. et al (2013), ‘Rule-based Visual Mappings – with a Case Study on Poetry Visualization‘. In Computer Graphics Forum 32:3 pp.381-390  []
  • Wynne, M. (2009), ‘Focus on Corpus Design’, Anglistik, 20:1, Winter Verlag.
  • Chambers, A. and Wynne, M.  (2008), ‘Sharing Corpus Resources in Language Learning’, Handbook of Research on Computer-enhanced language Acquisition and Learning, edited by F. Zhang and B. Barber, Idea.
  • Wynne, M. (2007), ‘Searching and concordancing’, Handbook of Corpus Linguistics, Mouton. []
  • Wynne, M. (2006). Stylistics : corpus approaches. In Encyclopedia of Language & Linguistics (Second Edition) edited by K. Brown (pp. 223–226). Elsevier. []
  • Wynne, M. (2005) (ed.), Developing Linguistic Corpora, Oxbow Books and AHDS. []
  • Lewandowska-Tomaszcyk, B., Oakes, M. and Wynne, M. (1999), ‘Automatic Alignment of Polish and English texts’. In Proceedings of Practical Applications in Language Corpora 1999, edited by B. Lewandowska-Tomaszcyk & P. J. Melia, Peter Lang.
  • Granger, S. and Wynne, M.  (1999). ‘Optimising measures of lexical variation in EFL learner corpora’. In J. Kirk (ed.), Corpora Galore, Rodopi, 249-258.
  • Semino, E., Short, M. H., & Wynne, M. (1999). Hypothetical words and thoughts in contemporary British narratives. In: Narrative. 1999 ; Vol. 7, No. 3. pp. 307-334
  • Short, M.H, Semino, E. and Wynne, M. (1998). ‘Reading Reports: Discourse Presentation in a Corpus of Narratives, with Special Reference to News Reports’, Anglistik & Englischunterricht, 1998, 39-65.
  • Wynne, M., Short, M.H. and Semino, E. (1998). ‘A corpus-based investigation of speech, thought and writing presentation in English narrative texts’, in A. Renouf (ed.) Explorations in Corpus Linguistics, Rodopi, 1998.


Subscribe to Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics