Adrian is interested in supervising doctoral research students in the following areas:
Multilingualism in education; Multilingualism in society; Political discourse; Critical discourse analysis; Literacy and literacies; Language ideologies; Linguistic ethnography; Translanguaging.
Adrian’s current doctoral research students include:
Thamir Alomaim: Language Policy in Saudi Science Colleges: A Mixed Method Study of the Implementation of Language Policy in Saudi Arabian Undergraduate Education
Linda Bäckman: Language and identities among adult children of migrants
Angela Cleary: The Learning Experiences of Thai Post-Graduate Students in UK
Peter Brannick: Bolzano-Bozen: A Linguistic Ethnography
Daniel Doyle: Investigating Linguistic Insecurity in Primary School Boys
Rebecca Freeman: Student Voice in Higher Education
Elaine Rodrigues Rocha Schmid: [Un]bridging the gap between home and school literacies. An ethnographic case study of adolescents’ home and school literacy practices across social classes in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Alicja Pyszka: Investigating Trilingualism in the Family
Oriane Shubert: The linguistic practices of multilingual children aged 3-5.
Louise Wheeler: Language ideologies and identities in the teaching and learning of English in a university in Kazakhstan
Adrian has received research council funding to conduct the following investigations and research training programmes:
2014-2018. Co-Investigator, AHRC funded Large Grant in the Translating Cultures theme: Translation and Translanguaging: Investigating Linguistic and Cultural Transformations in Superdiverse Wards in Four UK Cities. This project is in collaboration with Cardiff University, University of Leeds, and Birkbeck, University of London. Principal Investigator Angela Creese. Award £1,973,527. http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/translation-and-translanguaging
2010-2012. Principal Investigator and Project Leader, AHRC/Humanities in the European Research Area. Investigating discourses of inheritance and identity in four multilingual European settings (09-HERA-JRP-CD-FP-051).With Tilburg University, University of Copenhagen, and Stockholm University. Award €900,000. http://heranet.info/idi4mes/index
2010-2013. Co-investigator, ESRC. Researching multilingualism, multilingualism in research practice. (RES-046-25-0004). ESRC Researcher Development Initiative. With Deirdre Martin (PI), Angela Creese, Sheena Gardner, Marilyn Martin-Jones. Award £99,000. http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/researching-multilingualism
2006-2007 Co-investigator, ESRC,. Investigating multilingualism in complementary schools in four communities(ESRC, RES-000-23-1180). With Angela Creese (PI), Vally Lytra, Peter Martin and Li Wei. Award £208,000. http://www.esrcsocietytoday.ac.uk/ESRCInfoCentre/ViewAwardPage.aspx?awardnumber=RES-000-23-1180
Blackledge, A. and Creese, A. (Eds.) (2014) Heteroglossia as Practice and Pedagogy. New York, Springer. Book details
Blackledge, A. and Creese, A. (2014) Heteroglossia as Practice and Pedagogy. In Blackledge, A. and Creese, A. (Eds.) Heteroglossia as Practice and Pedagogy. New York, Springer.
Blackledge, A. and Creese, A. (2014) ‘Discourses of aspiration and distinction in the local school economy’ in Johann W. Unger, Michal Krzyzanowski and Ruth Wodak (Eds) Multilingual Encounters in Europe's Institutional Spaces. London, Bloomsbury. Book details
Blackledge, A., Creese, A. and Takhi, J.K. (2014) Communicative Repertoires in the Community Language Classroom: Resources for negotiating authenticity. In Multilingual education: new perspectives, edited by Jasone Cenoz and Durk Gorter. Cambridge University Press.
Blackledge, A., and Creese, A. (2013) Heteroglossia in English Complementary Schools. In Gogolin, J. and J. Duarte (editors) Linguistic super-diversity in urban areas. Amsterdam, John Benjamins. Book details
Blackledge, A., Creese, A. and Takhi, J.K. (2013) Emblems of Identities in Four European Urban Settings. In Jacomine Nortier and Bente A. Svendsen (editors) Multilingual Urban Sites. Structure, Activity, Ideology. Cambridge University Press.
Blackledge, A., Creese, A. And Takhi, J.K. (2013) Beyond multilingualism: Heteroglossia in practice. In Stephen May (ed.) The Multilingual Turn: Implications for SLA, TESOL and Bilingual Education. London/New York, Routledge. Book details
Martin-Jones, M., A. Blackledge, and A. Creese, (eds) (2012) The Routledge Handbook of Multilingualism. London, Routledge. Book details
Creese, A. and Blackledge A. (2012) Voice and meaning-making in team ethnography. Anthropology & Education Quarterly, Vol. 43, Issue 3, pp. 306–324 DOI: 10.1111/j.1548-1492.2012.01182.x
Blackledge, A., Creese, A. and Takhi, J.K. (2012) 'Language, Superdiversity and Education'. In I. de Saint-Georges and J.-J. Weber (eds.), Multilingualism and Multimodality: Current Challenges for Educational Studies. Sense Publishers. Book details
Blackledge, A. (2012) ‘Multilingualism and Ideology’ in C. Chappelle (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. Wiley-Blackwell. Book details
Blackledge, A. (2011). ‘Discourse and Power’, in James Paul Gee and Mike Handford (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Discourse Analysis. London, Routledge. Book details
Blackledge, A. (2011). ‘Cultural diversity and human rights in education’. In A. Androusou and N. Askouni (Eds.) Cultural diversity and human rights. Athens, Metaixmio, pp 165-180.