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Dr Tony Capstick

Name:
Dr Tony Capstick
Job Title:
Lecturer in TESOL/Applied Linguistics

Responsibilities

Tony teaches the following modules:

LS1ELS: English Language and Society

LS2AEL: Applying English Language Studies

LS2LTR: Literacy: Social, Educational and Cognitive Perspectives

LSMLCD: Language Curriculum Design  

Areas of Interest

Tony's main areas of interest are teacher education, multilingualism and migration. He carries out research in formal classrooms as well as informal out-of-school contexts in order to explore the role of home language use in institutional settings, , with a particular focus on literacy and power. He draws on sociolinguistics and discourse analysis but as an ethnographer he is most at home working in diverse settings tracing the educational trajectories of learners and finding pedagogic solutions to the challenges faced by teachers.

Tony also researches the role of English in mainstream schooling in developing country contexts by exploring the micro-contexts of peer interaction in classrooms as well as the language policy context. His most recent project funded by the British Council sought to understand the language in education needs of Syrian refugees in the Middle East. He has also written about the language and education needs of adult migrants living in the UK as part of his work investigating immigration and integration.

Tony is happy to supervise PhD students interested in socio-cultural approaches to classroom interaction and related pedagogy as well as topics related to multilingualism, migration, literacy and TESOL.

Research groups / Centres

Applied Linguistics Research Group, Languages and Linguistics Research Division, Centre for Literacy and Multilingualism

Publications

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2016

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Capstick, T. (forthcoming) Multilingual literacies, identities and ideologies: Exploring migration from Pakistan to the UK. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Capstick, T. (forthcoming) Literacy mediation in marriage migration from Pakistan to the UK: Challenging bureaucratic discourses to get a visa. Discourse and Society.

Capstick, T. (forthcoming) Access to literacy in Pakistan and the UK: Exploring migrant identities through interdisciplinary ethnographic research. Journal of Sociolinguistics.

Capstick, T. (2015) A cross-cultural study of university students in Pakistan and the UK: employability, identity and aspirations. Islamabad: British Council.

Coleman, H. & Capstick, T. (2012). Language in education in Pakistan: Recommendations for policy and practice. Islamabad: British Council.

Capstick, T. (2011). Understanding language in education in Pakistan through qualitative research on literacy and identity. In Language and Development, 9th International Language and Development Conference: Language and Social Cohesion. Colombo [online]. Available at http://languageandsocialcohesion.org/content/tcapstickpaper.htm

Capstick, T. (2011). Adopting ethnographic research methods to investigate English language learning among multilingual families in Pakistan and the UK. Journal of NATECLA 22(2).

Capstick, T. (2011). Language in education policy dialogues: generating a national debate about language use in schools in Pakistan. Bangladesh English Language Teachers Association Conference, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Unpublished conference paper.

Capstick, T. (2011). Language and migration: the social and economic benefits of learning English in Pakistan. In: H. Coleman, ed. Dreams and Realities: Developing countries and the English language. London: British Council, pp. 207-228.

Capstick, T. (2010). Language testing in Pakistan: mapping English for migrants. Society of Pakistan English Language Teachers Conference, Karachi, Pakistan. Unpublished conference paper.

Capstick, T. (2009). Language, identity and belonging in Lancashire and Mirpur. In Routes into Languages, Community and Lesser taught Languages Conference. Manchester, UK 18 November 2009. [online] Available at http://www.routesintolanguages.ac.uk/northwest/news/1480.

Capstick, T. (2008). Literacy, identity and citizenship: a rationale for using a New Literacy Studies approach to exploring language and education policy in Pakistan and the UK. In EASAS (European Association of South Asian Studies), 20th European Conference on South Asian Studies. Manchester, UK 8-11 July 2008. [online] Available at http://urn:nbn:de:bsz:16-savifadok-1767

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