Discourse and Corpus Research Group (DISCORE)

DISCORE is an interdisciplinary research group based in the Department of FLE at METU that I run with a number of my graduate students. It aims to bring together researchers who are interested in issues at the intersection of language, discourse, spoken and written interaction and corpus research.

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2021  Aytaç-Demirçivi, Kadriye

Backchannels in Spoken Turkish  (METU, PhD Dissertation)

2017  Dörtkulak, Funda  

Compliments and Compliment Responses in Turkish and American English: A Contrastive Pragmatics Study of a Facebook Corpus (METU, PhD Dissertation)

2016  Okur, Seda

Representation of European identity in multiparty incoming and outgoing Erasmus students’ discourses (METU, M.A Thesis)

2015  Bal, Betül

Book Review Genre in Academic Writing: A Comparative Study of English and Turkish Across Ten Disciplines  (METU, PhD Dissertation)

2015  Efeoğlu, Esranur

The metaphorical (re)construction of Turkey in political discourse: a corpus-driven critical metaphor analysis (METU, M.A Thesis)

2015  Demir, Melike

A case study on interactional co-construction of identities in an EFL classroom (METU, M.A Thesis)

2015  Özbakış, Özlem

The dynamic nature of positional identities in an EFL classroom: a Conversation Analysis-led case study  (METU, M.A Thesis)

2015  Baştürk, Çağla

Humor and Impoliteness Interaction in Improvised TV Discourse (METU, M.A Thesis)

2014  Erdoğan, Yasemin

Discursive Construction and Linguistic Representations of Gender in Political Discourses: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Governmental Public Addresses in Turkey (METU, M.A Thesis)

2014  Aytaç, Kadriye

A Corpus-Based Comparative Study of Anyway in English and Her/Neyse in Turkish (METU, M.A Thesis)

2013  Çağlar, Elif

A Qualitative Study of Peer Observation of Teaching as a Job-Embedded Professional Development Tool (METU, M.A Thesis)

2012  Iriskulova, Alena

The Investigation of the cultural presence in Spot on 8 ELT textbook published in Turkey : teachers’ and students’ expectations versus real cultural load of the textbook (METU, M.A Thesis)

2012  Çelebi, Hatice

Extracting and analyzing impoliteness in corpora: a study based on British national corpus and Turkish spoken corpus  (METU, PhD Dissertation, co-advised with Prof. Şükriye Ruhi)


Alena Iriskulova

Fatma Tanrıverdi

Esranur Efeoğlu

Özlem Özbakış

Yasemin Erdoğan

Hülya Mısır

Betül Çimenli

Merve Çoban Hırçın

Meltem Turan Eroğlu

Fatma Ege

Merve Bozbıyık (co-advising with Dr. Balaman, HU)


Nilay Dinç-Altun

Galip Karabacak

*Please contact me via email if you would like to discuss working with me for graduate research.