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LDC Academic staff




Ben Rampton 


Socio- and applied linguistics; urban multilingualism; language, ethnicity and education; L2 learning; discourse, ethnography and interaction

Alexandra Georgakopoulou 

  • Discourse and narrative analysis, small stories research
  • Language & new/social media; computer-mediated discourse analysis
  • Discourse, interaction, social relations and identities; youth and gender in communication
Clyde Ancarno

Discourse analysis, corpus linguistics, corpus-assisted discourse studies/CADS, human-animal relationship, multilingual education (especially in post-colonial contexts). 

 Nick Andon

Language learning and teaching, language teaching materials, teacher development, information technology in ELT, English for Specific Purposes

 Simon Coffey

MFL teaching and methodology, motivation, learner autobiographies, emotion/affect in SLA, the history of language teaching

Beatrice Szczepek Reed

Conversational analysis and international linguistics. 

Guy Cook (Emeritus)

Applied linguistics; discourse analysis; English language teaching; language play; stylistics; translation and own language use in language learning; public debates about food and environmental policy

Melanie Cooke


English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL); Language and Citizenship

Martin Dewey


English as an International Language; accommodation theory.


Jill Hohenstein


Contextual influences on cognitive development; language & thought; informal learning and its relation to formal education

 Jane Jones


Teaching, Learning and Assessment in MFL; Formative Assessment and AfL in languages; Early Language Learning; primary to secondary transition; secondary MFL classroom learning; adult learning strategies; the language classroom as a learning community and collaborative learning; the pupil voice; subject leadership; the Professional Development of Language teachers; Comparative Education

Aisha Khan-Evans

Classical Civilisation, museum education

Olivia Knapton

Qualitative health research, gender and health, mental health, discourse analysis, critical discourse analysis, socially-situated cognitive linguistics

 Constant Leung

Second/additional language development; language policy in multilingual settings; second/additional language assessment; ESL/EAL teacher professional development; classroom discourse; bilingual education

 Bethan Marshall

Competing philosophies or models of English as a subject and how these impact on policy; the way in which English teachers' philosophies of their subject change over time; relationship between assessment and learning, with particular reference to English

Eva Ogiermann

Cross-cultural and interlanguage pragmatics, politeness theories, conversation analysis, bilingual communication and identity

Kieran O'Halloran

Posthumanist approaches to Critical Discourse Studies and Critical Thinking; Stylistics, Poetry and Film; Using Digital Text Analysis tools and Corpus Linguistics in relation to these foci

Gabriella Rundblad


Psycholinguistics, language acquisition and clinical linguistics; cognitive linguistics, metaphor, metonymy and folk-etymology; language variation and change; health communication and cognitive discourse analysis

Chris Tang

Development and use of applied linguistic methodology and tools in public health communication, risk and disaster communication and language education contexts, particularly those situated in linguistically and culturally diverse environments

Ursula Wingate

Theoretical and pedagogical models underpinning academic literacy instruction, English language policies and practices, and language teaching methodology

Affiliated staff

Katherine Bristowe 

Deborah Chinn

Carys Jones 

Shuangyu Li

Antonia Moreira-Rodríguez

Willard McCarty

Chris Tribble

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