Laurence Anthony

ANTHONY, Laurence (アントニ ローレンス), Professor

ResearchMap site : https://researchmap.jp/anthony

Personal web site : https://www.laurenceanthony.net

E-mail : [anthony@waseda.jp]

My research and teaching interests are mainly focused on improving communication in science and engineering. In research, I build analytical corpus tools that can be used to understand the structure and language of research papers and presentations, and in teaching I focus on skills and strategies that students can use to effectively communicate their ideas. I also enjoy participating in government and industry projects, sometimes serving as a technical consultant and other times as a software engineer, web-designer, or project manager.


  • Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics, Univ. of Birmingham, 2002
  • M.A. (Distinction) in TESL/TEFL, Univ. of Birmingham, 1997
  • B.Sc. in Mathematical Physics, Univ. of Manchester, 1991

Current CELESE responsibilities

Administrative roles : CELESE Director, Coordinator of Advanced Courses

Courses : Doctoral Student Technical Writing, Doctoral Student Technical Presentation, Advanced Technical Presentation, Special Topics in Functional English

Research areas and interests

Corpus linguistics, educational technology, Natural Language Processing (NLP), English for Specific Purposes (ESP) program design and teaching methodologies

Representative works

  • Kemp, J. and Anthony, L. (forthcoming). How can I be more specific in my writing? & Which words should I look up?, in V. Vians (Ed.) New Ways in Teaching with Corpora. TESOL: TESOL Press.
  • Anthony, L. (2022). What can corpus software do?, in A O’Keeffe & M McCarthy (Eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Corpus Linguistics. Abingdon: UK. Routledge Press.
  • Anthony, L. (2020). Programming for Corpus Linguistics, in M. Paquot & S. T. Gries (Eds.) Practical Handbook of Corpus Linguistics. Berlin: Germany. Springer.


  • Patents for “Measurement and Tool for the Evaluation of Compositions”. Japan: 4165898. Korea: 10-0932141.
  • Waseda University 6th e-Teaching Award (早稲田大学第6回e-Teaching Award)
  • National Prize of the Japan Association of English Corpus Studies (英語コーパス学会 学会賞)
  • L'OREAL Art and Science of Color Gold Prize