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Professor Ben Rampton

Professor of Applied and Socio Linguistics


Contact information:

Tel: +44 (0)20 7848 3711
Fax:+44 (0)20 7848 3182




My research involves ethnographic and interactional discourse analysis, cross-referring to work in anthropology, sociology and cultural studies. My publications cover language, urban multilingualism, youth, popular culture, ethnicities, class, language education and classroom discourse, second language learning, and research methodology. I teach on a range of courses in sociolinguistics, applied linguistics and research methods.

Ben describes sociolinguistics in the BA in English Language & Linguistics.


For further details please see my Research Staff Profile



  • Research workshop in language and literacy
  • Ethnographic methods
  • Analysing discourse data
  • Micro-discourse analysis
  • Ethnography, language & communication

MA in Language and Cultural Diversity :

  • Language contact, bilingualism and black Englishes
  • Language & power
  • Researching linguistic diversity
  • Language, identity and culture

BA English Language & Communication:

  • Analysing spoken discourse (second year)
  • Language, culture and society (third year)
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