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Matilde Gallardo holds a BA (Hons) in Hispanic Philology, a Master's Degree in Spanish Linguistics and a PhD (European Doctorate) at the University of Córdoba in Spain. Matilde has extensive experience as a teacher, teacher trainer and researcher in the fields of Applied Linguistics and Spanish language in the UK and in Spain.

You can find out more about Matilde's research here.

Research interests and Doctorate supervision

My research interests are, broadly speaking, in the field of applied language teaching and learning. I have published extensively in the field of linguistic historiography with a focus on 19c Spanish exiles and their contribution to the study of the Spanish language in England. As part of the Diasporic Identities, Language Acts and Worldmaking research project led by King’s College London, I have investigated language teachers’ cultural and professional identities through autobiographic narratives. I am the editor of a book on Negotiating Identities in Modern Language Teaching published by Palgrave MacMillan in 2019,

In addition to the above, my current research interests include:

  • Cultural and linguistic mediation in Anglo-Spanish women writers and translators in early 20c: the multilingual translations of Charlotte Remfry (1869-1957)
  • Women’s social history texts: exploring discourse in autobiographical narratives.

I am an experienced doctoral supervisor in the area of Language Learning and Teaching with a successful completion record. I have also experience of chairing and examining viva-voce examinations.

Reviewer and/or member of the Advisory Panel for Porta Linguarum (University of Granada), Cuadernos de la Ilustración y el Romanticismo (University of Cádiz), CALICO and Educational Research and Reviews.

Public engagement

Led two successful outreach Aimhigher Modern Languages project (2006-2008, 2010) in partnership with schools and HEIs in Kent and Sussex, ,

Keynote speaker on at the University of Cádiz, UNED (Madrid), King’s College London and Community College Consortium for OER (USA).

Selected publications

  • Gallardo, M. (in press) “Exploring the professional identity of modern language teachers in the UK through visual self-representations of professional lifelong journeys” in Sadeghi, K. Theory and Practice in Second Language Teacher Identity. Springer, Palgrave
  • Gallardo, M. (ed.) (2019) Negotiating Identity in Modern Foreign Language Teaching. Palgrave Macmillan. Cham, Switzerland.
  • Gallardo, M. (2016) “Modelos de buen uso: los libros de lecturas, readers, colecciones y florestas como herramienta para el aprendizaje del español en el siglo XIX” in Durán López, F., Gaviño Rodríguez, V. (eds.) Estudios sobre Filología española y Exilio en la primera mitad del siglo XIX. Madrid, Visor, Chapter VI.
  • Gallardo, M. et al. (2015) “Modern Languages and Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD). Implications of teaching adult learners with Dyslexia in distance learning”. The Journal of Open, Distance and e-learning.
  • Gallardo, M. et al. (2015) “Developing pedagogical expertise in language learning and specific learning difficulties through collaborative and open educational practices”. The Language Learning journal.
  • Gallardo, M., Heiser, S. and Nicolson, M. (2011) Teacher development for blended contexts and Practical approaches for teacher development. In: Nicolson, M., Murphy, L. and Southgate, M. (eds.) Language Teaching in Blended Contexts. Edinburgh: Dunedin Academic Press, pp. 219-231 and 232–245.
  • Gallardo, M. (2011). “La lengua como expresión de la identidad nacional en los emigrados constitucionales. Algunas consideraciones sobre Blanco White y Alcalá Galiano”. In: Muñoz Sempere, D. and Alonso García, G. (eds). Londres y el Liberalismo Hispánico. La Cuestión Palpitante. Los siglos XVIII y XIX en España (17). Madrid: Iberoamericana Editorial Verbauert, pp. 257–274.
  • Gallardo, M. (2009). “Heréticos, liberales y filólogos: la labor lingüística de los heterodoxos decimonónicos en Inglaterra”. In: García Martín, J. M. and Gaviño Rodríguez, V. (eds). Las ideas y realidades lingüísticas en los siglos XVIII y XIX. Cádiz: Universidad de Cádiz, pp. 189–204.
  • Gallardo, M. (2006). Anglo-Spanish grammar books published in England in the nineteenth century. Bulletin of Spanish Studies, Hispanic Studies and Researches on Spain, Portugal and Latin America, 83(1), University of Glasgow, Routledge, pp. 73–98.
  • Gallardo Barbarroja, M. (2003). Introducción y desarrollo del español en el sistema universitario inglés durante el siglo XIX. Estudios de Lingüística del Español, 20. Laboratorio de Lingüística. Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. Vol 20. RedIRIS

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