I am Senior Lecturer in English Language at Edge Hill University, UK. My general research interests are in the use and development of corpus approaches (techniques and metrics) to issues in descriptive, theoretical and applied linguistics ‒ particularly as regards the English language. My PhD thesis examined conditionals through the lens of modality, and presented classifications of both. It also proposed a view of conditionals as environments of indeterminacy; that is, constructions with obligatory internal modal marking, whose function is akin to that of linguistic qubits. Currently, my research focuses on the following areas: modality and conditionals; the compatibility between construction grammar and lexical grammar; pedagogical lexicogrammar (and, more generally, the connection between linguistics and TESOL); learner language and learner corpora; the use of corpus approaches to (critical) discourse studies.