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Staff research interests

Find out more about the research interests of our academic staff:

Research topic Relevant academics
Bilingualism and multilingualism
  • Penelope Gardner-Chloros: bilingualism; code-switching; language contact
  • Jean-Marc Dewaele: code-switching in psychotherapy; multilingualism and personality; multi-competence; inner speech; feelings of difference; emotion recognition ability; swearwords
  • Rachelle Vessey: language policy; discourse analysis; language ideologies
Children's language
  • Zhu Hua: children's speech and language development and disorder

Chinese language and culture

  • Zhu Hua: Chinese language and culture; inter-cultural communication
Neurolinguistics
  • Marjorie Lorch: brain structure and language behaviour; cross-linguistic studies of language use and language disorders; neurolinguistics; nineteenth-century study of the language faculty; psycholinguistics
Psycholinguistics
  • Jean-Marc Dewaele: emotion; individual differences; interlanguage; psycholinguistics; psycholinguistics and sociolinguistics in foreign language production
  • Marjorie Lorch: brain structure and language behaviour; cross-linguistic studies of language use and language disorders; neurolinguistics; nineteenth-century study of the language faculty; psycholinguistics
  • Kazuya Saito: acoustic phonetics; aptitute; individual differences; interlanguage; lexical proficiency; phonetics; phonology; second language acquisition; segmentals; speech perception; speech production
Second Language Acquisition
  • Kazuya Saito: age effects; aptitude; corrective feedback; experience effects; explicit knowledge and learning; extensive reading; fluency; focus on form; form-focused instruction; grammar; implicit knowledge and learning; incidental learning; input-based learning; intentional learning; interaction; instructed SLA;¬†language learning; lexical comprehension; lexical production; motivation; phonetics; phonology; pronunciation; recasts; testing; task-based language teaching; video-based interaction
  • Jean-Marc Dewaele: second language acquisition; sociolinguistics; sociopragmatics; foreign language anxiety; foreign language enjoyment, flow, willingness to communicate, motivation
Sociolinguistics
  • Jean-Marc Dewaele: emotion; individual differences; interlanguage; psycholinguistics; psycholinguistics and sociolinguistics in foreign language production; second language acquisition; sociolinguistics; sociopragmatics
  • Penelope Gardner-Chloros: sociolinguistics; Sociolinguistics of French and Modern Greek; Tu/Vous Terms of Address; comparison of multicultural youth language in London and Paris; Sociolinguistics of minority languages, with special reference to Alsace
  • Lisa McEntee-Atalianis: sociolinguistic and socio-cultural studies of identity (broadly); diplomatic, institutional/workplace discourse and identity; sociolinguistics of Greek minorities (autochthonous and the Greek diaspora); ethnolinguistic vitality; metaphor and identity; language policy/organisational language policy
  • Rachelle Vessey: corpus linguistics; discourse analysis; language and media; Canadian studies
TESOL and language education
  • Bojana Petric: writing development and writing pedagogy, language teacher identity, teacher cognition, language teaching materials, advanced language capacities, qualitative approaches to the study of language learning and teaching
  • Kazuya Saito: assessment; computer-assisted language learning; content-based instruction; content and language integrated learning; corrective feedback; English-medium instruction; extensive reading; fluency training; form-focused instruction; grammar teaching; intensive reading; listening teaching; pronunciation teaching; task-based language teaching; vocabulary teaching

English for Academic Purposes / English for Specific Purposes

  • Bojana Petric: academic discourse, genre analysis, source use and citing, academic/professional literacies, disciplinary/interdisciplinary socialisation, EAP/ESP materials and course design, writer voice and identity, writing for international academic publishing