LIdIA members are interested in the ways in which language constructs individual and group identities, and is implicated in issues of power and (in)justice. We focus particularly on: gender and sexuality; multilingual and immigrant communities; the Deaf community; and the discourses of educational contexts. Methods employed include Conversation Analysis and Critical Discourse Analysis. Current projects include:
- Language, sexuality and education.
- The subaltern university and discursive resistance.
- Children's response to gender bias in writing tasks.
- The Facilitative Dance: theorising interviewers' performance of self in the qualitative interview.
- A critical thematic analysis of the hidden stories of York’s Black and Minority Ethnic community: applied linguists and community-based projects.