Dr. Hardy is an applied linguist with interests in language education and corpus linguistics. Much of his research is motivated by a hope to apply his findings towards the teaching of writing (for both native and non-native speakers). Of particular interest to him is the lexico-grammatical variation found in the writing of different academic disciplines.
He has published articles and book chapters on research methodology, student writing, online writing, World Englishes, formulaic language, and second language teacher education. In addition to research on English, Dr. Hardy has also worked on projects involving Spanish, French, and Chinese.
In 2014, Corpus-based Sociolinguistics: A Guide for Students, co-authored with Eric Friginal, was published. This is a textbook designed for advanced students to learn about how corpora can be used to study social variables and to explore first-hand how to conduct their own sociolinguistic research using quantitative methods.
I'm a new but avid student of yoga and indoor cycling. My favorite pose is eka pada galavasana (flying pigeon pose).
I taught myself how to crochet at 8 years old. You might find some of my work in my office.
I love to eat: everything from Chinese hot pot to olive oil ice-cream. If you get a chance, join me for one of the faculty-led dinner events in Atlanta. I have great taste [haha!].
I actively encourage my students to present at conferences and develop their work for publication. Yes, undergraduate students can get published before graduation!
BA| University of Arizona| 2005
MA| Universidad de las Américas, Puebla| 2007
PhD| Georgia State University| 2014
Oxford College of Emory University
Emory College of Arts and Sciences - Linguistics
Georgia State University - Applied Linguistics
Georgia State University - Intensive English Program (ESL for international students)
College of Southern Nevada
Universidad Iberoamericana, Puebla (Mexico)
(**Indicates undergraduate student)
Under contract to revise and add to Using Corpora in the Language Classroom w/ Gena Bennett for Univ. of Michigan Press.
Oxford Research Scholars are currently learning about Data-Driven Learning (DDL) and will create lessons in foreign languages that use these methods. This empirical research will be included in
Book proposal on disciplinary variation currently under review.
Making connections with findings to faculty and writing program directors.
Comparisons of student writing to published writing.
Further collection data from other disciplines and genres.
Analyses of nearly 3,000 proposals from an international convention.
Workshops associated with helping novice scholars develop successful projects: from design to proposal, to presentation.
Many of my courses require students to complete empirical research studies. Some of those studies are being further developed for workshops, regional and international conferences, and publication. Some projects that are being developed include:
British Poetry, Pre- and Post-WWI
The Language of Milton
The Language of Hymns