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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.


  • Publications

Conference papers

Thomas, K. & Kaatari, H. (2023). Agreement in analytical and holistic assessment of the English 5 National Test in writing,focusing on the criterion of variation: An interview study of experienced teachers’ assessment. . External link [More information]
Kaatari, H., Wang, Y. & Larsson, T. (2023). Introducing the Swedish Learner English Corpus. . External link [More information]
Kaatari, H., Larsson, T., Wang, Y., Acikara Eickhoff, S. & Sundqvist, P. (2023). On the impact of extramural activities on L2 student writing. . External link [More information]
Kaatari, H., Larsson, T., Wang, Y., Acikara Eickhoff, S. & Sundqvist, P. (2023). The effect of English extramural activities on L2 students’ lexical diversity and grammatical complexity. . External link [More information]
Larsson, T., Kaatari, H., Dixon, T. & Egbert, J. (2022). Examining students’ perceptions of formality in academic writing. . [More information]
Kaatari, H., Larsson, T., Wang, Y., Acikara Eickhoff, S. & Sundqvist, P. (2022). Exploring the effect of target-language extramural activities on students’ written production. . External link [More information]
Dixon, T., Egbert, J., Larsson, T. & Kaatari, H. (2022). What is formality?: Triangulating corpus data with teacher perceptions. . [More information]
Larsson, T. & Kaatari, H. (2019). Syntactic complexity across registers : Investigating (in)formality in student writing. LANGUAGE IN TIME TIME IN LANGUAGE - ICAME40 : Book of abstracts. External link [More information]
Larsson, T. & Kaatari, H. (2019). Syntactic complexity in L2 writing : Testing different measures across levels of formality. EUROCALL Conference 2019 “CALL and Complexity” : Book of abstracts. Louvain-la-Neuve: European Association of Computer Assisted Language Learning. P. 60-. External link [More information]
Kaatari, H. & Larsson, T. (2018). Using the BNC and the Spoken BNC2014 to study the syntactic development of <em>I think</em> and <em>I’m sure</em>. . [More information]
Kaatari, H. (2013). Adjectival complementation: Genre variation and meaning. . [More information]
Kaatari, H. (2013). Classifying fictional texts in the BNC using bibliographical information. . [More information]
Kaatari, H. (2013). Syntactic reduction and redundancy: Variation between <em>that</em>-mentioning and <em>that</em>-omission in English complement clauses. . [More information]
Kaatari, H. (2013). Variation across three dimensions: Testing the complexity principle on adjectival data. . [More information]
Kaatari, H. (2012). Sampling the BNC – creating a randomly sampled subcorpus for comparing multiple genres. . [More information]
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