Rachel Allan

Docent |Senior lecturer

  • Professional title: Senior lecturer
  • Academic title: Senior lecturer
  • Other title: Docent in English
  • Department: Department of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSV)
  • Email: rachel.allan@miun.se
  • Location: Sundsvall
  • Employee in the subject: English

Area of interest

Corpus linguistics, English language teaching and learning, English as a Lingua Franca, vocabulary, lexical bundles


A corpus-based approach to analysing 20th century ELT coursebooks


Articles in journals

Walker, T. & Allan, R. (2018). Bridging the gap between university and upper secondary school English studies : The ULE project. ICAME Journal/International Computer Archive of Modern English, vol. 42: 1, pp. 191-212.    

Allan, R. (2018). Lexical bundles from one century to the next : An analysis of language input in English teaching texts. Journal of Historical Pragmatics, vol. 19: 2, pp. 167-185.  

Allan, R. (2017). From Do You Know to I Don’t Know: An Analysis of the Frequency and Usefulness of Lexical Bundles in Five English Language Self-Study Books. Corpus Pragmatics, vol. 1: 4, pp. 351-372.    

Allan, R. (2016). Lexical Bundles in ELF Business Meetings. The Linguistics Journal, vol. 10: 1, pp. 141-163.  

Allan, R. (2016). Lexical bundles in graded readers: To what extent does language restriction affect lexical patterning?. System An International Journal of Educational Technology and Applied Linguistics, vol. 59, pp. 61-72.  

Rachel, A. (2009). Can a graded corpus provide 'authentic' input?. ELT Journal, vol. 63: 1, pp. 23-32.  

Chapters in books

Allan, R. (2010). Concordances versus dictionaries: Evaluating approaches to word learning in ESOL. In Insights into non-native vocabulary teaching and learning. Clevedon : Multilingual Matters. pp. 112-126.

Conference papers

Allan, R. (2018). Recycling the data : Building and using a learner business English writing corpus. In Call Your Data : Proceedings of the XIXth CALL Conference. Antwerp :    

Allan, R. (2018). The ELT Archive Textbook Corpus: How much has language teaching changed?. Paper presented at the 9th Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies (IVACS) International Conference, Vallettta, Malta, June 13 – 15, 2018

Allan, R. (2016). Lexical bundles from one century to the next: An analysis of language input in English teaching texts. Paper presented at the IVACS 2016, Bath Spa University, June 16-17, 2016

Allan, R. (2016). Lexical bundles in English language teaching texts: A century of change?. Paper presented at the Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of A Corpus of English Dialogues 1560–1760: Research on Historical Corpora of Speech-related Texts,21-22 April 2016, Sundsvall, Sweden  

Allan, R. (2014). Lexical Chunks in Business English as a Lingua Franca. Paper presented at the I7th Biennial IVACS Conference, Newcastle, 19-21 June 2014

Allan, R. (2013). At the end of the day… An ELF perspective on lexical chunks in spoken business English.. Paper presented at the iLinC 2013; Interdisciplinary Linguistics Conference Evolving perspective; Queens University, Belfast, UK; 2nd Nov 2013.