Department of English Department of English College of Arts and Sciences
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Charles Hall

charles hallAssociate Professor
Director of Online Programs
Coordinator of Study Abroad Programs in Czech Republic and Spain

Phone: (901) 678-4496
Email: charles.hall@memphis.edu
Office: Patterson 230


Education

B.A., 1976, Oakland University
M.A., 1979, The University of Florida
Ph.D., 1983, The University of Florida
Dr. h.c. 2007, The University of West Bohemia

Academic Summary


Charles Hall's work intertwines three areas of interest:

  • TEFL [Teaching English as a Foreign Language],
  • ESP [English for Specific Purposes] -- especially law and business --, and
  • The cultural influence of American English in global media.

Charles regularly conducts seminars and workshops for corporations, universities, government agencies, and NGOs in the United States, Europe, North Africa, South America, and Asia. He has taught or lectured in over 35 countries, including Iraq, Sudan, Yemen, and Syria. He has had two Senior Fulbrights and multiple grants from the U.S. Department of State.


Select Publications

  • Hall, C. (2012). ESP and the Golden Years. In C. Coombe, L. England, and J. Schmidt (Eds.), Re-igniting, Retooling, Retiring in English Language Teaching (142-152). Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
  • Hall, C. (2012). Corpora and Concordancers. In C. Boonthum-Denecke , P. McCarthy, and T. Lamkin (Eds.), Cross-Disciplinary Advances in Applied Natural Language Processing: Issues and Approaches (40-49). Hershey PA: IGI Global.
  • Duran, N. D., Hall, C., McCarthy, P. M., & McNamara, D. S. (2010). Pragmatic deception and the role of lying. Applied Psycholinguistics,31, 439-462.
  • McCarthy, P.M., Hall, C., Duran N.D., Doiuchi, M., Duncan, B., Fujiwara, Y., & McNamara, D.S., (2009). A computational analysis of journal abstracts written by Japanese, American, and British scientists. The ESPecialist, 30 (2), 141-173.
  • Healy, S, Weintraub J., McCarthy, P. M., Hall, C. & McNamara D. S. (2009). Assessment of LDAT as a Grammatical Diversity Assessment Tool. In C. H. Lane & H. W. Guesgen (Eds.), Proceedings of the 22nd International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference. (pp.  249-253). Menlo Park, CA: The AAAI Press.
  • Duncan, B., & Hall, C. (2009). A Coh-Metrix Analysis of Variation Among Biomedical Abstracts. In C. H. Lane & H. W. Guesgen (Eds.), Proceedings of the 22nd International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference. (pp. 237-242). Menlo Park, CA: The AAAI Press.  
  • Duran, N. D., Crossley, S. A., Hall, C., McCarthy, P. M., & McNamara D. S. (2009). Expanding a catalogue of deceptive linguistic features with NLP technologies.  In C. H. Lane & H. W. Guesgen (Eds.), Proceedings of the 22nd International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference. (pp. 243-248). Menlo Park, CA: The AAAI Press.
  • Lee, D., Hall, C., & Barone, S. (2007) American Legal English. 2nd edition. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press. [Also published in Arabic, Russian, and Chinese versions]
  • Hall, C., McCarthy, P., Lewis, G., Lee, D., & McNamara, D. (2007). Using Coh-Metrix to assess differences between English Language Varieties. Coyote Papers: Working Papers in Linguistics, 15, 40-54.
  • McCarthy, P., Lehenbauer, B., Hall, C., Duran, N., Fujiwara, Y., & McNamara, D. (2007). A Coh-Metrix Analysis of Discourse Variation in the Texts of Japanese, American, and British Scientists. Foreign Languages for Specific Purposes Journal, 6, 46-77.
  • Hall, C., & Lee, D. (2006). Using Search Engines as an Introduction to Corpus Linguistics. Essential Teacher, June, 38-40.
  • Hall, C., & Lee, D. (2006). Language for Law. European Lawyer Journal, 2, 225-230.
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