The main areas of staff research activity are given below. These are also the main areas in which we provide postgraduate research supervision. You can access some of the items published by our staff by searching on CenTAUR.
Language analysis, acquisition and bi/multilingualism (grammar, lexicon, phonetic systems, child bilingualism, psycholinguistics, WM). We cover a range of languages, including French, German, Greek, Italian, Mandarin, Hong Kong and Singaporean English, and L1/L2 English pairings also including Arabic, Japanese, Spanish, and languages from Africa and India.
Academic literacies and language pedagogies (academic writing, student transitions through college stages, ELT, EAL, CLT/task-based learning, fluency)
- Professor Clare Furneaux
- Dr Parvaneh Tavakoli
- Professor Rodney Jones
- Professor Jane Setter
- Dr Christiana Themistocleous
- Dr Sylvia Jaworska
- Dr Melani Schroeter
- Dr Tony Capstick
- Dr Erhan Aslan
Language in use (corpus analysis of formulaic language; code-switching; sociolinguistic variation, discourse analysis of power and gender; world Englishes; political discourse analysis; media discourse)
Impact on language users and policies (language testing and assessment; teacher development; English language curriculum design; internationalisation within HEIs; language and social media, cross-cultural communication and social identity).
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