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Languages & Linguistics

Dr Liviana Ferrari
Head of Programme, Languages
  • Senior Lecturer, Languages
  • Foreign language learning motivation
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Technology in foreign language assessment
  • Italian

Dr Beverly Geesin
Senior Lecturer, English Language & Linguistics
  • Surveillance (practices of resistance, privacy, consumption, discourses)
  • Surveillance and space (urban renewal/social order)
  • Workplace surveillance
  • New communication technologies
  • Language, ideology and power

Dr Christopher J Hall
Reader in Applied Linguistics - English Language
  • Applied linguistics
  • World Englishes
  • English as lingua franca
  • Second language acquisition
  • Multilingualism

Alison Hayes
Senior Lecturer, Languages - Spanish
  • Spanish
  • French
  • E-learning 

Marion Martinez
Senior Lecturer, Languages (Spanish & English as a Foreign Language)
  • Spanish
  • English as a foreign language

Dr Andrew John Merrison
Senior Lecturer, English Language & Linguistics
  • Linguistic politeness
  • Spoken Interaction

Mary Murata
Senior Lecturer, Languages (Japanese)
  • Japanese
  • English as a  foreign language
  • Japanese - English translation

Alison Organ
Lecturer, Languages (French)
  • French
  • German
  • Translation

Shirley Reay
Head of Programme, MA English Language & Linguistics
  • Phonetics, phonology and children’s spelling
  • Language culture and education
  • Literacy development

Dr Helen Sauntson
Head of Programme, MA Applied Linguistics: TESOL
  • Language, gender and sexuality
  • Classroom discourse analysis
  • Gender, sexuality and education

Amanda Smith
Senior Lecturer, Languages (British Sign Language)
  • British Sign Language

Nikki Swift
Head of Programme, English Language & Linguistics
  • e-learning and e-assessment
  • Phonetics and phonology in regional accents
  • Written representations of speech sounds 

Clare Wardman
Lecturer, English Language & Linguistics
  • English as an Additional Language (EAL)
  • Bilingualism and bilingual education
  • Classroom interaction
  • World Englishes
  • English as lingua franca

Dr Kate Whisker-Taylor
Lecturer, English Language & Linguistics
  • Phonetics and Phonology
  • Accents and Dialects
  • Language Variation and Change

Dr Rachel Wicaksono
Head of Subject, Languages & Linguistics
  • Applied linguistics
  • English as lingua franca
  • Internationalisation of UK higher education
  • Discourse analysis