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Dr Lisa McEntee-Atalianis

Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics.

Admissions Tutor: MA Applied Linguistics
BA Hons (University of Wales) PhD (Newcastle)

Contact details

Department of Applied Linguistics and Communication
Birkbeck, University of London
26 Russell Square,
London
WC1B 5DQ
email: l.atalianis@bbk.ac.uk

Research and Teaching

Research and academic background

  • I’ve published in various areas of Applied Linguistics, including: Language Pathology (Aphasia), Sign Language/Deaf Studies and Sociolinguistics. In recent years my research has focussed on two key areas: issues of ‘identity’ at micro- and macro-discursive/linguistic levels and organisational language policy and planning. My breadth of interest in identity is evidenced in my forthcoming book: ‘An Introduction to Language and Identity’ (Continuum/Bloomsbury Press), and articles which have focussed on different sites and communities, including the ethnolinguistic vitality of the Greek-Cypriot communities in Cyprus and London; the autochthonous Greek-Orthodox community of Istanbul, Turkey; and the discursive construction of European identity by NGO members, and the United Nations. I have under-taken an extensive ethnographic and sociolinguistic investigation of language policy, planning and practice at the United Nations, with a special interest in the International Maritime Organization, London (an agency of the United Nations). I am a member of the Study Group on Language and the United Nations, New York.

Teaching

  • I convene and contribute to a number of undergraduate and post-graduate modules:
  • Approaches to Language (Levels 4 & 6)
  • Investigating Language (Levels 5 & 6)
  • Introduction to Applied Linguistics (Level 7)
  • Sociolinguistics (Level 7)
  • Empirical Workshops (Level 7)

Research supervision

  • I have (co-)supervised two Doctoral studies to completion. I am currently first supervising six students (five at Birkbeck and co-supervising one student at the University of Bristol) and second-supervising a further ten.
  • If you are considering applying for MPhil/PhD research in any of these areas, you are advised to contact me and/or the departmental research director about your research plan before making an application.
  • Completed:
  • Under supervision:
    • Dina Strong ‘Erasmus Students Representations of Identity.’
    • Alex Shaitan ‘Narratives of Haafu Identity.’
    • Fatema Alhalwachi ‘Identity Construction in Muslim Infertility Blogs.’
    • Dawn De Kock ‘The Metaphorical Enactment of Leadership and Organisational Change.’
    • Tanya Linaker ‘Narratives of Immigrant Identity: Russian women in London.’
    • Kate Kernoff ‘A Comparative Discourse Analysis of Deaf and Jewish Identity.’ (with Dr V. Williams, University of Bristol).
    • Sam Bamonte 'Stance and FE lecturer identity'.

Publications

Forthcoming Publications

  • McEntee-Atalianis, L.J. (in progress) Identity in Applied Linguistics Research. Bloomsbury Publishing/Continuum.
  • Shaitan, A. & McEntee-Atalianis (2016, forthcoming) Identity Crisis: half, hybrid or culturally homeless? In: Fozdar, F. & Rocha, Z. (eds.) “Mixed race” in Asia. London: Routledge.
  • McEntee-Atalianis, Lisa (2017) “Leave no one behind”: linguistic and digital barriers to the dissemination and implementation of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. Language Problems and Language Planning , ISSN 0272-2690. (In Press)
  • McEntee-Atalianis, L.J. and Litosseliti, L. (2017) Narratives of sex-segregated professional identities. Narrative Inquiry. ISSN 1387-6740. (In press)

Books/reports

  • McEntee, L.J. & Ackerman, J. (1998) Deaf Children Developing Sign. Coleford: Forest books.
  • McEntee, L.J. (1996) Coding and transcription for BSL Acquisition and Deaf Children Developing Sign. Coleford: Forest Books.

Book chapters

  • McEntee-Atalianis, L.J. (2015) Language policy and planning in international organisations. In: Jessner-Schmid, U. and Kramsch, C.J.(eds.) The Multilingual Challenge: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives. Trends In Applied Linguistics 16. Berlin, Germany: De Gruyter Mouton, pp. 295-322.
  • McEntee-Atalianis, L. J. (2013) Language, identity and power. In: Li, Wei (ed.) Applied Linguistics. Oxford, UK: Wiley Blackwell, pp. 172-190.
  • Li, Wei and McEntee-Atalianis, L. and Lorch, M. P. (2013) Literacy and multimodality. In: Li, Wei (ed.) Applied Linguistics.Oxford, UK: Wiley Blackwell, pp. 130-148.
  • McEntee-Atalianis, L.J. & Pouloukas, S. (2005) 'Issues of identity and power in the Greek-Cypriot community.' In Papapavlou, A. (ed) Contemporary Sociolinguistic Issues in Cyprus. Thessaloniki: University Studio Press A.E. pp.213-236.
  • Finnis, K. Gardner-Chloros, P and  McEntee-Atalianis, L.J.  (2005) ‘Greek Cypriots in London: An empirical study of language use, attitudes and identity.’ In Tsolakidou, N. & Paparousi, M (eds.) Themata taftotitas stin Elliniki diaspora: glossa ke logotechnia (Issues of Identity in the Greek Diaspora: Language and Literature). Athens: Metehmio.

International refereed journals

  • McEntee-Atalianis, L. (2016) A network model of language policy and planning: The United Nations as a case study. Language Problems and Language Planning 40 (2), pp. 187-217.
  • Gardner-Chloros, P., Gogonas, N. & McEntee-Atalianis, L. (2016) How can linguists contribute to the refugee crisis? Issues and Responses. Éducation et Sociétés Pluringues 40: 95-101.
  • McEntee-Atalianis, L. J. and Zappettini, F. (2014) Networked Identities: Changing Representations of Europeanness. Critical Discourse Studies 11 (4): 397-415.
  • McEntee-Atalianis, L. J. (2013) Stance and Metaphor: Mapping Changing Representations of (Organisational) Identity. Discourse and Communication 7 (3): 319-340.
  • Gardner-Chloros, P. and McEntee-Atalianis, L. and Paraskeva, M. (2013) Code-switching and pausing: an interdisciplinary study. International Journal of Multilingualism 10 (1): 1-26.
  • McEntee-Atalianis, L. J. (2011)The Role of Metaphor in Shaping the Identity and Agenda of the United Nations: The Imagining of an International Community and International Threat.’ Discourse and Communication 5 (4): 393-412.
  • McEntee-Atalianis, L.J. (2011) The Value of Adopting Multiple Approaches and Methodologies in the Investigation of Ethnolinguistic Vitality. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development. 32 (2): 151-167.
  • McEntee-Atalianis, L.J. (2010) An Investigation of Argumentational Discourse Units in Diplomatic Negotiation. Sociolinguistic Studies 4 (3): 553-568.
  • McEntee-Atalianis, L.J. (2008) Diplomatic Negotiation in an International Organisation: An Exploration of Expert Status and Power. The International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations 8 (3): 265-271.
  • Aldersson, R. & McEntee-Atalianis, L.J. (2008) ‘A Lexical Comparison of Signs from Icelandic and
  • Danish Sign Language.’ Sign Language Studies 9 (1): 45-87.
  • Koumondouros, M. & McEntee-Atalianis L.J. (2007) 'Shifting Patterns of Language Use in the Greek Orthodox Community of Istanbul.' Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development 28 (5): 365-384.
  • McEntee-Atalianis L.J. (2006) ‘Geostrategies of Interlingualism’: Language Policy and Practice in the International Maritime Organisation, London. UK. Current Issues in Language Planning. 7 (2&3):341-358.
  • Gardner-Chloros, P., McEntee-Atalianis, L.J., & Finnis, K. (2005) ‘Language Attitudes and Use in a Transplanted Setting: Greek Cypriots in London’. International Journal of Multilingualism. 2 (1): 52-80.
  • McEntee-Atalianis, L.J. (2004) 'The Impact of English in Post-Colonial, Post-Modern Cyprus'. Journal of the Sociology of Language 168, 77-90.
  • McEntee-Atalianis, L.J. & Pouloukas, S. (2001) 'Issues of Identity and Power in a Greek-Cypriot
  • Community.' Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development 22:1, 19-38.
  • McEntee, L.J. and Kennedy, M.  (1995) ‘Profiling Agrammatic Spoken Language:  Towards a Government and Binding Framework’.  European Journal of Disorders of Communication 30 (3): 317-332.

Published refereed conference proceedings

  • McEntee L.J. (1999) ‘Language Use and Attitudes towards Greek, English and the Greek-Cypriot Dialect in the Greek-Cypriot Community in Nicosia, Cyprus.'  Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Greek Linguistics, Nicosia. September 1999. University Studio Press: Thessalonika. pp408-415.
  • McEntee L.J. (1998) “ ‘Identity Crisis’ or ‘Act of Identity’:  Language Attitudes & Use in the Greek-Cypriot Community in Cyprus.” Keynote Speech. Proceedings of the Second Craivo Conference in Sociolinguistics.  Romania. November 1998. Omniscop. pp17-30.
  • McEntee, L.J. (1996) ‘Deaf children interacting with deaf parents: A key to understanding the transition from prelinguistic to linguistic communication’. ERIC (Education Resources Information Centre, Clearinghouse of Languages and Linguistics, Washington DC).

Refereed Working Paper

  • Aldersson, R. & McEntee-Atalianis, L.J. (2007) ‘A Lexical Comparison of Signs from Icelandic and Danish Sign Language.’ Birkbeck Studies in Applied Linguistics 2: 123-158.
  • McEntee-Atalianis, L.J. (2006) Minority Rights in a Supra-National Era: The Case of the Deaf Community in the UK. Birkbeck Studies in Applied Linguistics 1: 20-40.
  • McEntee, L.J. and Milroy, L. (1993) ‘Functional Categories and Projections In Agrammatism:Profiling the Developing Grammar of a Young Speaking Aphasic’. In Tsimpli, I. (ed.), University of Newcastle upon Tyne: Working Papers In Linguistics I.

Book reviews

  • McEntee-Atalianis L.J. (2008/online) Kachru, B, Kachru, Y. & Nelson, C. (2006) The Handbook of World Englishes. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing. Language Policy 7 (4): 373-375.
  • McEntee-Atalianis L.J. (2009/online) Carolina Plaza-Pust & Esperanza Morales-López (eds) (2008) Sign Bilingualism: Language Development, interaction and maintenance in sign language contact situations. Sociolinguistic Studies. Amsterdam. John Benjamins.

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