Staff in English Language and Applied Linguistics In 'Staff' Staff Back to 'English Language and Applied Linguistics' Dr Joe Bennett Lecturer in Applied Linguistics I teach on a number of courses in the School of English, Drama and American and Canadian Studies, and I research relations between language, communication and society. My current focus is the moral and ethical life of language. Dr Sarah Duffy Lecturer I am a lecturer in the department of English Language and Applied Linguistics. My research expertise is in the field of cognitive linguistics and, in particular, on metaphors of time. Dr Melanie Evans Lecturer in English Language I’m a researcher in the history of English, interested in sociolinguistics, stylistics, language and gender, language and power, and all things Tudor. Developing digital approaches to these fields are of particular interest. Dr Nicholas Groom Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics I am a corpus linguist. The main focus of my work is on using computers to study latent patterning in very large collections of naturally occurring language data. Robert Holland Lecturer in Applied Linguistics I am a lecturer in Applied Linguistics in English Language Studies at the University of Birmingham. I have a background in English Language teaching, teacher-training and language education project management. Professor Susan Hunston Professor of English Language I have a background in English Language and Applied Linguistics and have worked in three countries. I enjoy research and teaching at all levels and I especially like supervising Doctoral Researchers. Dr Suganthi John Senior Lecturer in English LanguageAdmissions Tutor, English Language Before pursuing my PhD at the University of Birmingham in 2000, I lived and worked in Singapore. I graduated in 2005 and moved back to Singapore for a brief period. In 2007, I moved to Birmingham to take up my current post as lecturer. I was initially in the English for International Students Unit and am currently in the Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics. Professor Chris Kennedy Honorary Senior Research Fellows in English Language I started my teaching career as a volunteer in Nigeria, followed by several ELT jobs in Africa and South-East Asia, before joining Birmingham to set up ELT teacher development and applied linguistics programmes. Dr Olivia Knapton Lecturer in English Language I am a lecturer in English language, with a particular interest in combining cognitive and social approaches to discourse and meaning. Professor Jeannette Littlemore Head of English Language and Applied Linguistics I am a Professor of Applied Linguistics in the English Language Department at the University of Birmingham. I teach a range of courses and supervise PhD students in English Language and Applied Linguistics. My research focuses on the acquisition and use of metaphor and other types of figurative language by second language learners. I am also interested in applications of cognitive ... Mr Daniel Malt Teaching Fellow I work in the English Language Department where I am responsible for teaching and administration on the Distance MAs in TEFL/TESL, Applied Linguistics and Translation Studies. Dr Rosamund Moon Honorary Research Fellow I teach linguistics in the Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics. My research and specialist teaching is primarily in the broad field of lexis and also lexicography. Dr Akira Murakami Research Fellow I am working for the corpus-based project, "Investigating interdisciplinary research discourse: the case of Global Environmental Change. Professor Wolfgang Teubert Emeritus Professor Now increasingly retired, I gradually move away from corpus linguistics into discourse analysis, from a hermeneutic and neo-pragmatic perspective, believing that the social and natural world we encounter is constituted by the discourse in which we take part. Dr Paul Thompson Senior LecturerDeputy Director, Centre for Corpus ResearchPhD Admission Officer, ELAL I have been at the University of Birmingham since September 2009, and I am the Deputy Director of the Centre for Corpus Research. I am a corpus linguist with particular interest in specialised discourses, and I have a background in ELT and EAP. Professor Michael Toolan Professor of English Language I chiefly teach and research in stylistics, narrative, and discourse analysis. Dr Crayton Walker Lecturer in Applied Linguistics I am a lecturer working in the Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics. I work with both undergraduate and postgraduate students who are following our campus and distance programmes. My main areas of expertise are associated with language teaching and corpus linguistics.