Dr Christopher Tribble
Visiting Lecturer in Applied Linguistics
Christopher is a consultant specialising in project and programme evaluation, and a visiting lecturer in Applied Linguistics at King's College London. He is currently based in London and in Kendal, Cumbria. While the range of things he does might look like rather an odd mixture, over the years this diverse career has made sense, with one skill supporting another. A lot of what he does can be described as pattern recognition, because in all his areas of interest the core skills continue to be those of asking the right questions, listening to what people say, looking carefully at what is in front of you, and recognising what is salient and what is not.
At present, therefore, alongside his continuing engagement with teaching and research in written communication computer assisted linguistic analysis, and language education, he provides evaluation services for educational and social projects and programmes, and documentary photographic services for cultural organisations and NGOs.
Chris' major academic research concerns are related to written communication in academic and professional settings, academic literacies and applications of corpus linguistics in language education. He is also involved as a practitioner in training and consultancy in the design, management and evaluation of social projects, working with academic, governmental and non-governmental organisations.
His interests lie in:
- Written Communication.
- Corpus Linguistics in Language Education.
- Written discourse analysis.
Chris is involved in the School's Centre for Language, Discourse and Communication.
- MA in English language teaching and applied linguistics: Dissertation supervision.
For further details please see Chris' Research Staff Profile.