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Research presentation

Henrik Kaatari

Research presentation

Henrik Kaatari

Senior lecturer

Research subject: English

Email: henrik.kaatari@hig.se
Telephone: +46 26-64 85 00 (växel)

Henrik Kaatari’s research is in corpus linguistics and language learning with a special focus on grammatical variation, syntactic complexity and the intersection between formality and linguistic complexity. Recently, his research has mainly focused on lexical and syntactic variation in the writing of Swedish learners of English.


Henrik Kaatari is currently running a corpus compilation project (SLEC; the Swedish Learner English Corpus). The aim of the project is to build a new national corpus of texts written by Swedish learners of English in high school.


Scholarly articles, refereed

Larsson, T., Kaatari, H., Dixon, T. & Egbert, J. (2023). Examining novice writers’ perceptions of formality. Journal of English for Research Publication Purposes, 4 (1), 29-55. 10.1075/jerpp.22010.lar [More information]
Kaatari, H., Larsson, T., Wang, Y., Acikara-Eickhoff, S. & Sundqvist, P. (2023). Exploring the effects of target-language extramural activities on students’ written production. Journal of second language writing, 62. 10.1016/j.jslw.2023.101062 [More information]
Dixon, T., Egbert, J., Larsson, T., Kaatari, H. & Hanks, E. (2023). Toward an empirical understanding of formality: Triangulating corpus data with teacher perceptions. English for specific purposes (New York, N.Y.), 71, 161-177. 10.1016/j.esp.2023.04.006 [More information]
Wang, Y. & Kaatari, H. (2021). <em>Let’s say</em>: Phraseological patterns of SAY in academic ELF communication<em></em>. Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 54. 10.1016/j.jeap.2021.101046 [More information]
Larsson, T. & Kaatari, H. (2020). Syntactic complexity across registers : Investigating (in)formality in second-language writing. Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 45. 10.1016/j.jeap.2020.100850 [More information]
Larsson, T. & Kaatari, H. (2019). Extraposition in learner and expert writing : Exploring (in)formality and the impact of register. International Journal of Learner Corpus Research, 5 (1), 33-62. 10.1075/ijlcr.17014.lar [More information]
Kaatari, H. & Larsson, T. (2019). Using the BNC and the Spoken BNC2014 to Study the Syntactic Development of <em>I Think</em> and <em>I’m Sure</em>. English Studies : A Journal of English Language, 100 (6), 710-727. 10.1080/0013838X.2018.1558702 [More information]
Kaatari, H. (2018). On the syntactic status of <em>I'm sure</em>. Corpora, 13 (1), 1-25. 10.3366/cor.2018.0134 [More information]
Kaatari, H. (2016). Variation across two dimensions : Testing the Complexity Principle and the Uniform Information Density Principle on adjectival data. English Language and Linguistics, 20 (3), 533-558. 10.1017/S1360674316000344 [More information]

Book reviews

Kaatari, H. (2013). Review of An Van linden : <em>Modal adjectives: English deontic and evaluative constructions in synchrony and diachrony</em> (Topics in English Linguistics 75). Berlin and Boston: De Gruyter Mouton, 2012. ICAME Journal/International Computer Archive of Modern English. P. 261-265. [More information]
Kaatari, H. (2013). Review of Juhani Rudanko: <em>Changes in Complementation in British and American English</em> : <em>Corpus-based Studies on Non-finite Complements in Recent English</em>. Taylor & Francis. Studia Neophilologica. Taylor & Francis. P. 241-244. 10.1080/00393274.2013.853260 [More information]
Kaatari, H. (2012). Review of Ilka Mindt: <em>Adjective complementation: An empirical analysis of adjectives followed by </em>that<em>–clauses</em> (Studies in Corpus Linguistics 42). Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2011. Taylor & Francis. Studia Neophilologica. Taylor & Francis. P. 120-124. 10.1080/00393274.2012.667251 [More information]
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