(2015 – to date)
Dr Saskia Kersten
高等教育是充斥着流行语， partnership and partners 是，近年来已取得突出两项。而合作伙伴和合作伙伴高等教育的学习和教学的话语中频频出现，还有的是什么样的合作伙伴关系达成共识不大（希利等人。2014）。这个跨学科项目，萨斯基亚克斯滕和 Karen Smith （教育学院）调查的话语轮廓 partnership, using a mixed methods approach using corpus-assisted discourse studies (see e.g. Partington, Duguid & Taylor 2013) and broadly following Mautner (2005). Firstly, we try to establish a baseline of common uses of partnership in everyday language using corpus-based methods and existing large-scale corpora, which also help us to pinpoint specialised uses of the term. Secondly, we analyse a specialised web-based corpus limited to academic web pages to provide a more focussed insight into how the word is used in this particular context. Thirdly, we investigate how the term partnership is used within higher education through the analysis of focus group and in-depth interviews with staff and students as well as key policies and guidance documents on teaching and learning partnerships in the UK.