Staff in English Language and Applied Linguistics

 

 

Dr Esther Asprey

Dr Esther Asprey

Teaching Fellow in English Language and Linguistics

I convene the first year core module Discourse, Development, Diversity. My own research is centred on the development of the distinct West Midlands dialects and their current status in UK society.

Dr Joe Bennett

Dr Joe Bennett

Lecturer

I teach on a variety of courses in English Language and Applied Linguistics, and research relations between language (and other forms of communication), politics and social contexts.

If you are interested in my research, or take part in one of the courses that I teach, you might find interesting resources at my blog: politicsandpoesie.tumblr.com. 

Dr Melanie Evans

Dr Melanie Evans

Lecturer

I teach on a range of undergraduate English Language modules including 'Development and Variation in English', and convene the 'Narrative Analysis' and 'Language, Gender and Identity' specialist modules. I also convene the MA Literary Linguistics, and teach the second semester module 'Language, Style and Identity'.

My research interests include language variation and ...

Dr Nicholas Groom

Dr Nicholas Groom

Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics

I have wide-ranging interests in applied linguistics, but I am particularly interested in applications of corpus linguistics to issues in discourse analysis, language education and second language acquisition research.

Robert Holland

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 project management.   

Professor Susan Hunston

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

Dr Suganthi John

Lecturer in English Language
Admissions 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

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 Jeannette Littlemore

Dr Jeannette Littlemore

Head of English Language and Applied Linguistics

I am a Reader in 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 linguistics to ...

Dr Sofia Malamatidou

Dr Sofia Malamatidou

Lecturer in Translation Studies

I am a Lecturer in Translation Studies in the Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics at the University of Birmingham. I have a background in corpus-based translation studies and textual and intertextual analyses of translated texts.

Mr Daniel Malt

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

Dr Rosamund Moon

Senior Lecturer

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

Dr Akira Murakami

Research Fellow

I am working for the corpus-based project, "Investigating interdisciplinary research discourse: the case of Global Environmental Change.

Dr Chris Pak

Dr Chris Pak

Research Assistant

An early career researcher currently working on the Leverhulme funded project ‘People, Products, Pests and Pets: the Discursive Representation of Animals’ at The University of Birmingham. I specialise in the study of the ecocritical and ecopolitical aspects of science fiction and other fantastic literatures (and other cultural works), although I maintain broad interests in American ...

Dr Gabriela Saldanha

Dr Gabriela Saldanha

Lecturer

I am a Lecturer in Translation Studies in the English Language department at the University of Birmingham. I co-ordinate the campus and distance MAs in Translation Studies within this department and teach a range of courses on translation theory and research methodologies. My current research focuses on the reception of translations in the contemporary book market, transcultural reading ...

Dr Caroline Tagg

Dr Caroline Tagg

Lecturer in Applied Linguistics

I am a lecturer in the Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics at the University of Birmingham. I have a background in English Language teaching and training. My research focuses on digital interaction, including text messaging and online social media.

For a discussion of my research, here is a podcast recorded in May 2012 with the Ideas Lab at the ...

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

Dr Paul Thompson

Senior Lecturer

I have been at the University of Birmingham since September 2009, and I am the Director of the Centre for Corpus Research.

Professor Michael Toolan

Professor Michael Toolan

Professor of English Language

I love language, spoken or written, and what it can do - or rather what we users can make it do (and have made it do, over the centuries). Especially writers, literary or otherwise. This is why I’ve spent many years studying and teaching the language of literature, and the art and craft of writing. Understanding language is at the heart of my teaching and research, ...

Mr Dominik Vajn

Mr Dominik Vajn

Research Fellow

I am a research fellow on the ESRC funded project at the Centre for Corpus Linguistics investigating the linguistic features of interdisciplinary research discourse.

Dr Crayton Walker

Dr Crayton Walker

Lecturer

I am a lecturer working in the Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics. I mainly work with the postgraduate students who are following our on-campus and distance programmes. My main areas of expertise are associated with corpus linguistics and language teaching.