Dr Tony Young
Senior Lecturer in Language & Communication
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- Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7515
- Address: School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
King George VI Building
Newcastle upon Tyne
I was an English language teacher, Director of Studies, curriculum advisor and Head of School for the British Council and the Bell Education Trust, among others, and worked in the UK, USA, Spain, Italy and Malaysia between 1984 – 2002. I lectured in applied linguistics and the social psychology of communication at Birkbeck, University of London between 2002 and 2004. I also did an MA in Applied Linguistics (Distinction, 1999) and a PhD (Intercultural Communicative Competence and the Teaching and Learning of English as a Foreign Language, 2007), both part time, at Birkbeck. I joined Newcastle University in September 2004.
Roles and Responsibilities
Head of the Applied Linguistics section of the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences between 2010 and 2015.
Director of Excellence in Language Learning and Teaching, Jan. 2015 - .
Senior Lecturer in Language and Communications, Chair of Board of Studies and Senior Tutor for the MA in Cross Cultural Communication (MACCC) programmes, and Degree Programme Director for the MACCC+ International Relations and MACCC+Education.
I was elected the founding convenor of the British Association for Applied Linguistics Intercultural communication Special Interest Group in 2010.
In June 2012 I was elected a member of the University Senate.
I am President Elect of the International Association of Language and Social Psychology and will serve as President from June 2014 to June 2016.
PhD University of London, 2007
MA (with Distinction) in Applied Linguistics, Birkbeck, University of London, 1999
Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults, Waltham Forest College, London, 1989
B.A.(Hons) English, University of Sussex, 1984
International Association of Language and Social Psychology http://www.ialsp.org/
International Communication Association
Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research (Europe)
British Association for Applied Linguistics
European Second Language Association
My research interests focus on critical perspectives on intercultural, intergroup and interpersonal communication and the social psychology of language and communication.
My recent work has focussed on:-
Communication and disability, especially dementia
Interactional and intercultural competence among professionals (teachers, health care providers, medical trainers)
The 'International' student experience and the internationalisation of Higher Education worldwide.
1. Investigating medical undergraduates attitudes towards dementia care and communication with people with dementia, collaborating with Newcastle University's Institute for Ageing and Health and the Newcastle University Medical School (NUMED) in Malaysia.
2. DEMTEC Project: I am leading a multiprofessional and lay team in the development of a conceptual framework and toolkit to optimise communication between professionals, carers and people living with dementia (with Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust and Alzheimer's Society, UK). A free-to-users website has been launched in this regard – DEMTALK http://www.demtalk.org.uk/. Currently undertaking an ESRC-funded project to research, co-design and co-develop further assistive communication technologies.
3. International students' transitions and adjustments to life and study in the UK, and their post study re-entry to home societies. The role of intercultural competence in adjustment. Projects funded by the HASS Faculty Innovation fund.
4. Which English - Investigating 'non native' speaking teachers' beliefs, attitudes and practices regarding appropriate models of English (English as a Lingua Franca, English as an International Language, 'Native speaker' varieties). Recent project funded by the British Academy Newton Fund.
My work on communication and dementia won the James J Bradac Prize from the International Association of Language and Social Psychology for its outstanding contribution to the field in June 2010.
I was elected founding convenor of the Special Interest Group in Intercultural communication for the British Association for Applied Linguistics in 2010.
I am module leader for:-
CCC8001 Social Psychology of Communication
CCC8042 Culture and Intercultural Communication in English language Education
CCC8088 Culture, Interculturality and Identity
- Young TJ. Questionnaires and Surveys. In: Zhu Hua, ed. Research Methods in Intercultural Communication: A Practical Guide. Oxford: Blackwell, 2016, pp.165-180.
- Young TJ, Schartner A, Brandt A. Cross-Cultural Communication and Engineering Education. In: Invited talk to Tokyo University staff and Japanese Engineering Employers. 2016.
- Young TJ. Culture, Interculturality and Identity in English language Education. In: Invited talk to Hiroshima University staff and students. 2016, Hiroshima University, Japan.
- Hua Z, Handford M, Young TJ. Framing interculturality: a corpus-based analysis of online promotional discourse of higher education intercultural communication courses. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development 2016.
- Hua Z, Holmes P, Young TJ, Angouri J. How to Identify Research Questions. In: Zhu Hua, ed. Research Methods in Intercultural Communication: A Practical Guide. John Wiley & Sons, 2016, pp.73-87.
- Young TJ, Schartner A, Tullo E. Intergroup and intercultural perspectives on communication and living with dementia. In: British Association for Applied Linguistics Intercultural Communication SIG Annual Seminar. 2016, Open University, London.
- Young TJ, Schartner A, Brandt A. Internationalisation of Higher Education: A UK Perspective. In: Invited talk to Tokyo University staff. 2016, Tokyo University, Japan.
- Tullo ES, Young TJ, Lee RP. Medical students’ views about person-centred communication in dementia care. Dementia 2016, Epub ahead of print.
- Young TJ, Tullo ES, Lee RL. Person-Centeredness, Culture and Communication in Dementia Care: An International Investigation of the Views of Medical Students. In: Agwuele, A. and Lotto, A, ed. Essays in Speech Processes : Language Production and Perception. Sheffield, UK: Equinox Publishing, 2016, pp.244-268.
- Young TJ, Tullo ES, Schartner A. Person-Centred communication and the care of people living with dementia: exploring the perspectives of medical students in the UK and Malaysia. In: 15th International Conference on Language and Social Psychology (ICLASP15). 2016, Bangkok, Thailand: International Association of Language and Social Psychology.
- Young TJ, Handford M, Schartner A, ed. The Internationalising University – An Intercultural Endeavour?. Routledge, 2016.
- Young TJ, Handford M, Schartner A. The internationalising university: an intercultural endeavour?. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development 2016, Epub ahead of print.
- Schartner A, Young TJ. The Internationalising University: An Intercultural Endeavour? Perspectives From Around the Globe. In: International Conference on Language and Social Psychology (ICLASP15). 2016, University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce, Bangkok, Thailand.
- Schartner A, Young TJ. Towards an integrated conceptual model of international student adjustment and adaptation. European Journal of Higher Education 2016, (ePub ahead of Print).
- Young TJ, Walsh S, Schartner A. Which English in India? Attitudes, Identities and Realities. World Englishes 2016. In Preparation.
- Young TJ, Walsh S, Schartner A. Which English? Teachers’ Perspectives on Targets, Models and Standards. Applied Linguistics 2016. Submitted.
- Young TJ, Walsh S, Schartner A. Which English? Whose English? Teachers' Beliefs, Attitudes and Practices. London: British Council, 2016. ELT Research Papers 16.04.
- Snodin N, Young TJ. 'Native-speaker’ varieties of English: Thai perceptions and attitudes. Asian Englishes 2015, 17(3), 248-260.
- Schartner A, Young TJ. Culture Shock or Love at First Sight? Exploring the 'Honeymoon' Stage of the International Student Sojourn. In: Fabricius, AH; Preisler, B, ed. Transcultural Interaction and Linguistic Diversity in Higher Education. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave MacMillan, 2015, pp.12-33.
- Young TJ, Schartner A. Does Cross-Cultural Communication Education ‘work’? An Investigation of International Higher Education Students in the U.K. In: World Conference on Education. 2015, Dublin. In Press.
- Sercombe PG, Young TJ. Student Adjustment: Diversity and Uniformity of Experience. In: Fabricius,AH;Presisler,B, ed. Transcultural Interaction and Linguistic Diversity in Higher Education. Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan, 2015, pp.34 - 55. In Preparation.
- Tullo ES, Young TJ. Medical students' attitudes towards people with dementia: an international investigation. International Psychogeriatrics 2014, 26(01), 165-171.
- Young TJ, Schartner A. Sojourner Adjustment, Adaptation and Performance and the Study of Inter/Cross-Cultural Communication. In: Annual Seminar of the British Association for Applied Linguistics Special Interest Group in Intercultural Communication. 2014, Edinburgh University: British Association for Applied Linguistics.
- Sercombe PG, Young TJ, Ming D, Lin L. The adoption of non-heritage names among Chinese mainlanders. Names: A Journal of Onomastics 2014, 62(2), 65-75.
- Young TJ, Schartner A. The effects of cross-cultural communication education on international students' adjustment and adaptation. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development 2014, 35(6), 547-562.
- Young TJ, Schartner A, Windeatt S. The Internationalizing University: An Intercultural Endeavor? Retrospective accounts of the 'international student experience'. In: The 14th International Conference on Language and Social Psychology (ICLASP). 2014, Honolulu, Hawaii: Department of Communicology, University of Hawaii at Manoa.
- Young TJ. The Social Psychology of Communication and Living With Dementia. In: The 14th International Conference on Language and Social Psychology (ICLASP). 2014, Honolulu, Hawai'i.
- Young TJ, Schartner A. 'After all this I try to not put people in a box': The effects of cross-cultural communication education on academic adjustment and adaptation. In: 46th Annual Meeting of the British Association of Applied Linguistics. 2013, Herriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.
- Tullo ES, Young TJ. Medical students' attitudes towards people with dementia: An International survey. Age and Ageing 2013, 42(s2), ii8-ii9.
- Young TJ. Success Factors for ‘International’ Students in Higher Education: A New Study from the UK. In: 5th World Congress on Educational Sciences. 2013, Rome, Italy.
- Young TJ, Sercombe PG, Sachdev I, Naeb R, Schartner A. Success factors for international postgraduate students' adjustment: exploring the roles of intercultural competence, language proficiency, social contact and social support. European Journal of Higher Education 2013, 3(2), 151-171.
- Young TJ. ‘Travelling to learn’: A symposium exploring new conceptual, temporal and thematic perspectives on the ‘international’ student experience. In: 13th International Conference on Language and Social Psychology. 2012, Mercator Instiute, Friesland, Netherlands.
- Young TJ. Devising a dementia toolkit for effective communication. Nursing and Residential Care 2012, 14(3), 149-151.
- Young TJ, Sercombe PG. Essentialism isn’t essential in intercultural education: A case study among international postgraduates in the UK. In: BAAL Intercultural Communication Seminar Series. 2012, Open University, Milton Keynes.
- Holliday A, Killick D, Montgomery C, Sercombe PG, Young TJ. Exploring 'international' student transition through transcultural interaction: perspectives in and from the UK. In: Higher Education Across Borders: Transcultural Interaction and Linguistic Diversity. 2012, Roskilde University, Denmark.
- Young TJ, Walsh S. Invited plenary address on ‘Interactional and intercultural competence and the Clinical Skills Assessment’. In: Northern Deanery East Cumbria GP Trainers' Annual Conference. 2012, Bassenthwaite, Cumbria.
- Young TJ, Sercombe PG. The role of cross cultural education in the adjustment of international postgraduate students to life and study at a UK University. In: International Association of Language and Intercultural Communication. 2012, Durham, UK.
- Sercombe PG, Young T. Culture and cognition in the study of intercultural communication. In: Cook, V; Bassetti, B, ed. Language and Bilingual Cognition. New York: Psychology Press, 2011, pp.529-542.
- Young TJ, Manthorp C, Howells D, Tullo E. Developing a carer communication intervention to support personhood and quality of life in dementia. Ageing and Society 2011, 31(6), 1003-1025.
- Young TJ, Manthorp C. Developing a New Dementia Toolkit for Effective Communication. In: Dementia Services Information and Development Services, Ireland. 2011, Trinity Sciences Centre, St James Hospital, Dublin.
- Young TJ. How applicable is intercultural communication theory to language learning? Teachers have their say. In: Across Languages and Cultures. 2011, University of Venice.
- Young TJ, Sachdev I. Intercultural communicative competence: exploring English language teachers’ beliefs and practices. Language Awareness 2011, 20(2), 81-98.
- Young TJ, Manthorp C, Howells D, Tullo E. Optimizing communication between medical professionals and people living with dementia. International Psychogeriatrics 2011, 23(7), 1078-1085.
- Manthorp C, Young TJ. Person-Centered Communication Strategies and Interventions in Dementia. In: Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gernontological Society of America. 2011, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
- Young TJ, Woodin JA. Applied Linguistics in Intercultural Communication: Current Perspectives and Approaches. In: 43rd Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics. 2010, University of Aberdeen, UK.
- Young TJ, Manthorp C, Howells D. Communication and dementia: New perspectives, new approaches. Barcelona: Aresta Press SA, 2010.
- Young TJ, Sercombe PG. Communication, discourses and interculturality. Language and Intercultural Communication 2010, 10(3), 181-188.
- Young TJ, Walsh S. Which English? Whose English? An investigation of 'non-native' teachers' beliefs about target varieties. Language, Culture and Curriculum 2010, 23(2), 123-137.
- Young TJ, Sachdev I, Seedhouse P. Teaching and learning culture on English language programmes: a critical review of the recent empirical literature. Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching 2009, 3(2), 149-169.
- Young TJ, Manthorp C. Towards a code of practice for effective communication with people with dementing illnesses. Journal of Language and Social Psychology 2009, 28(2), 174-189.
- Young TJ, Sachdev I. Symposium on teaching and learning language-and-culture. In: 11th International Conference on Language and Social Psychology (ICLASP). 2008, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA: International Association of Language and Social Psychology.
- Young TJ, Sachdev I. Associations between multicultural effectiveness and language teacher and learner effectiveness: some new data. In: European Second Language Acquisition Annual Conference. 2007, Newcastle, UK.
- Young TJ. Lead a symposium on 'Current conceptual and operational approaches to language and culture'. In: 57th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association. 2007, San Francisco, CA.
- Young TJ, Sachdev I. Learning Styles in Multicultural Classrooms. In: Hua, Z; Seedhouse, P; Wei, L; Cook, V, ed. Language Learning and Teaching as Social Interaction. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007, pp.235-250.
- Young TJ. Associations between subscales of the Multicultural Personality Questionnaire and language teacher and learner effectiveness. In: British Association for Applied Linguistics Annual Meeting. 2005, Bristol University, UK.
- Young TJ. Cultural contact and intercultural competence in teaching English as a foreign language: A study. In: Tenth International Conference on Language and Social Psychology. 2005, Penn State University, USA.
- Young TJ. Learning Styles in the EFL Classroom: A study in the UK. In: BAAL/CUP Seminar Series, Newcastle University. 2005.
- Young TJ. Cultures in classroom contact: A case study of learning styles in EFL teaching. In: International Sociolinguistics Symposium 15. 2004, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
- Young TJ. Two Papers: 'Cultural contact and interculture on language programmes: a case study in three countries' and 'Cultures in classroom contact: A case study of learning'. In: International Sociolinguistics Symposium 15. 2004, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
- Young TJ. Can and should we teach 'culture' in language classes?. In: Teachers of English as a Second or Other Language, Annual Colloquium. 2002, Paris, France.
- Young TJ. Intercultural Communicative Competence – what is it and how can I implement it?. In: Teachers of English as a Second or Other Language, Annual Colloquium. 2002, Paris, France.
- Young TJ, Sachdev I. Intercultural communicative competence within a curriculum of English as a foreign language and Learning styles in EFL: A report of a study in the UK. In: Ninth International Conference on Language and Social Psychology. 2002, Hong Kong.
- Young TJ. Learning styles in EFL. In: Ninth International Conference on Language and Social Psychology. 2002, Hong Kong.
- Young TJ. Three Walloons, two Japanese, a wedding …and a funeral? Promoting speaking in the multicultural classroom. In: International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language Annual Conference, Brighton, UK. 2000.