Dr. Andrew Brindle
St. John’s University
499, Sec. 4, Tam King Road, Tamsui District,
New Taipei City, 25135 Taiwan, R.O.C
I am originally from the United Kingdom and have been teaching ESL in Taiwan for many years now. I’m interested in various fields of Applied Linguistic study, primarily Corpus Linguistics, Discourse Analysis, Masculinities, Cultural Studies, Conversation Analysis and CMC.
M.A, Linguistics (TESOL), University of Surrey, U.K., 2004
Concentrations: Applied Linguistics and Second Language Teaching & Acquisition.
Dissertation Title: A case study of solidarity and bonding strategies in a male speech group.
PhD., Applied Linguistics, University of Lancaster, U.K., 2009
Concentrations: Critical Discourse Analysis, Corpus Linguistics, Gender and Masculinities.
Thesis Title: The Construction of Heterosexual Masculine Identities in Homophobic Texts from a White Supremacist Web Forum.
Conferences & Publications
“Masculinity as Homophobia: a study of the reaction to Brokeback Mountain by elite leaders and group members of the white supremacist movement.” at LAEL PG Conference, Lancaster University, UK, 2006.
“Just keep your pants on and in the closet and you’ll be fine. The corpus analysis of a white supremacist web forum.” at UCREL, Corpus Research Seminar, Lancaster University, UK, 2012.
“I know… I don’t know! Times of Uncertainty: A Corpus Linguistic Study of Seinfeld.” at Conference on Popular Culture, Theories & Teaching, St. John’s University, New Taipei City, Taiwan, 2012.
“Using English in an Oral Presentation.” Keynote speech at CEO International Conference, St. John’s University, New Taipei City, Taiwan, 2012.
“The Internet and Virtual Identities: A Corpus Analysis of Reader Responses to Interpersonal Violence.” at NWICT, St. John’s University, New Taipei City, Taiwan, 2013.
“Thug Breaks Man’s Jaw: A Corpus Analysis of Responses to Interpersonal Street Violence” at Corpus Linguistics 2013, Lancaster University, UK, (CL2013).
“A Corpus Linguistic Approach to the Study of Writer Identity in Second Language Writing.” at the International TESOL Conference, KaiNan University, Taoyuan, Taiwan, 2014.
“A Corpus Linguistic Study of Right-Wing Populist Discourses.” at the Second Asia Pacific Corpus Linguistics Conference, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, (APCLC 2014).
“A corpus analysis of discursive constructions of the Sunflower Student Movement in the English-language Taiwanese press” at International Conference on English Education, Shih Chien University, Taipei, Taiwan (2015).
“A corpus analysis of discursive constructions of the Sunflower Student Movement in the English-language Taiwanese press” at Corpus Linguistics 2015, Lancaster University, UK. (CL2015).