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Dr Clyde Ancarno

Lecturer in Applied Linguistics




Tel: +44 (0)20 7848 3272
Room: WBW 2/10
Office hour: Thursday 5-6pm WBW 2/10 
Links: webpage
Twitter: @clydeancarno





I am currently teaching on a range of BA and MA modules. I am affiliated to the Leverhulme Trust-funded project 'People', 'Products', 'Pests' and 'Pets': the discursive representation of animals.  I am also a member of the following ECS research group: The Centre for Language, Discourse and

Communication. Chris Tang and I organise the 'Corpus research in linguistics
and beyond' seminar series.

For further details about my research outputs and activities please see my Research Staff Profile.


BA English Language & Linguistics

  • Language and the Media
  • Introduction to Sociolinguistics
  • Analysing the English Language
  • Research Methods in Applied Language Studies: Qualitative Research Methods
  • Theory and Praxis in Language Teaching

MA Applied Linguistics and ELT; MA TESOL and MA Language and Cultural Diversity

  • The Digital ELT Classroom
  • Interculturality and Culture in ELT

I have previously taught on BA and MA modules at various universities (Cardiff University, University of Bristol, UWE, Kingston University). Modules I have taught include Linguistics, Language and Communication-related subjects (e.g. ‘Intercultural Communication’, ‘Discourse’, ‘Media Communication’, ‘Functions of Grammar’), English for Academic Purposes, ESOL and French as a Foreign language.


Areas of research specialisation: Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics and Corpus Linguistics.

My current research interests include discourse about the natural world (particularly the discursive representation of non-human animals), inter-religious tolerance in multi-religious societies, ELT in 'atypical' contexts and media representations of public speech acts (e.g. public apologies).

My research so far has focussed on language and communication in the contexts of the: tourism industry, cosmopolitan workplaces, news media, computer mediated communication, academic correspondence and secondary school classroom interaction.

Academic qualifications
  • French National Council of Universities (Conseil National des Universités) - French National Diploma for lecturers/Qualification aux fonctions de Maître de Conférences in English and Anglo-Saxon languages and literatures (section 11) and in Sciences of language: general linguistics and phonetics (section 7)
  • Cardiff University - PhD in Language and Communication
  • Cardiff University - Postgraduate Diploma in Language and Communication Research
  • University of Bordeaux; France - MAst/Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies in Applied Linguistics
  • University of Nantes; France - MA/Maîtrise in English Linguistics
PhD supervision

I am particularly interested in supervising PhD candidates interested in using/exploring the following methodologies or topics:

  • Discourse about the natural world
  • Inter-religious discourse
  • Media discourse
  • CADS (corpus-assisted discourse analysis)
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