Alina Schartner‘s latest article – ‘The effect of study abroad on intercultural competence: a longitudinal case study of international postgraduate students at a British university‘ – has been published in the Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development.
Paul Seedhouse and Sumita Supakorn have recently had their paper on ‘Topic-as-script and topic-as-action in language assessment and teaching‘ published by Applied Linguistics Review.
Rachelle Vessey’s latest article – ‘Food fight: conflicting language ideologies in English and French news and social media’ – has been published in the Journal of Multicultural Discourses.
The article explores the role of language ideologies in news and social media by examining representations of a language controversy in Canada known as “Pastagate”. It can be read in full here.
Last month, Rachelle Vessey presented a paper on ‘Corpus Linguistics and Superdiversity’ at Lancaster University’s Corpus Linguistics 2015 Conference. Rachelle’s paper was part of a workshop on ‘Corpus Linguistics and Social Media’, which included many esteemed CL researchers, including former AL staff member, Dr Dawn Knight.
Three members of our ALC team recently attended the IIEMCA International Conference 2015, which was held at the University of Southern Denmark in Kolding.
The theme of the conference – ‘Living the Material World’ – brought together leading researchers from the field of ethnomethdology (EM), conversation analysis (CA), and interaction analysis more broadly, to examine and discuss the role that objects play in face-to-face interaction in a wide variety of settings. Continue reading ALC staff present at IIEMCA 2015 conference in Denmark
A few months back, Paul Seedhouse was awarded a grant of £30,000 from the British Council for research on: ‘Candidates Questioning Examiners in the IELTS Speaking Test: An Intervention Study‘. Continue reading Recent research grant success for Paul Seedhouse
Alina Schartner and Tony Young have a chapter entitled ‘Culture Shock or Love at First Sight? Exploring the Honeymoon Stage of the International Student Sojourn‘ in the recently published collection, ‘Transcultural Interaction and Linguistics Diversity in Higher Education: The Student Experience’. Continue reading New book chapter by Alina Schartner & Tony Young
Following on from our profile about recently appointed Lecturer, Dr Chris Leyland, here is some further information about Dr Alina Schartner, who also joined us as Lecturer in Applied Linguistics in early June. Alina kindly answered a few quick questions recently… Continue reading A (relatively!) new appointment in the ALC Section: Dr Alina Schartner
In early June, we were delighted to welcome Dr Chris Leyland and Dr Alina Schartner to the ALC team. Many of us know Chris and Alina from their previous associations with the Section (as students, for example). But for those of you know don’t know them, I asked the latest members of our team a couple of quick questions recently. Here are Chris’ responses… Continue reading A (relatively!) new appointment in the ALC Section: Dr Chris Leyland
Hello and welcome to the new blog from the Applied Linguistics & Communication (ALC) Section in the School of ECLS, Newcastle University.
The staff and students in ALC conduct research in a range of areas, all related to language use and communication. We are particularly interested in:
- Language learning
- Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
- Cross-Cultural Communication (CCC)
- Discourse and Interaction
In this blog, we plan to post updates and reports on our research-related activities. These will include news about: Continue reading The Applied Linguistics & Communication blog is live!