Dr Adam Brandt
Lecturer in Applied Linguistics
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- Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6593
- Personal Website: http://newcastle.academia.edu/adambrandt
- Address: Room 2.09
School of ECLS
King George VI Building
Newcastle upon Tyne
I was appointed Lecturer in Applied Linguistics at Newcastle University in June 2013, having spent the previous two years as a postdoctoral research fellow at Kansai University in Osaka, Japan. Prior to that, I was a student in the School of ECLS, where I obtained my PhD, as well as an MA in Cross-Cultural Communication & Applied Linguistics and an MRes in Applied Linguistics.
Roles and Responsibilities
In academic year 2017-2018, I am on research sabbatical until January 2018. Upon my return, I will resume the following roles:
- Chair of the Board of Studies for Applied Linguistics & Communication
- Degree Programme Director for MA in Cross-Cultural Communication
- Degree Programme Director for MA in Cross-Cultural Communication and Applied Linguistics
And I have held the following roles recently:
- DPD for the MA in CCC & Media, the MA in CCC & International Marketing and the MA in CCC & International Relations
- Deputy Director for Excellence in Learning and Teaching in the School of ECLS
- Applied Linguistics & Communication Research Group co-ordinator
- Chair of the Staff-Student Committee for the MA Cross-Cultural Communication
- Chair of the Curriculum Review Committee for the MA Cross-Cultural Communication
- Member of the Centre for Research in Linguistics and Language Sciences (CRiLLS) Executive Committee
- Academic liaison for CRiLLS Student Conference
- Social media co-ordinator for the Applied Linguistics & Communication section
Brandt, A. (2014) One way second language speakers ensure understanding when chatting online. Seminar on Foreign Language Education: 'Beyond the Classroom: From Second Language Learning to Second Language Use', Kobe University, 4 August 2014.
Brandt, A. (2013) ‘Seeing learning’ in interaction: an overview of CA approaches to longitudinal SLA research. JALT Pragmatics SIG: CA and Language Learning, Temple University Japan, 7 September 2013.
Brandt, A. (2012) Living and studying abroad: international students in Japan. Special Public Lecture Series, Okayama University, 14 November 2012.
Brandt, A. (2012) The interactional character of an international university: students’ orientations to lingua-cultural knowledge claims in an undergraduate classroom. Applied Linguistics Research Seminar Series, Newcastle University, 15 March 2012.
I have peer-reviewed submissions to the following international journals:
- Applied Linguistics
- Modern Language Journal
- Journal of Pragmatics
- Language and Intercultural Communication
- Applied Linguistics Review
- Classroom Discourse
- Pragmatics and Language Learning
- The Japanese Society for Language Sciences Annual Conference 2012
- The Japanese Society for Language Sciences Annual Conference 2010
- British Association of Applied Linguistics Conference 2009
- PhD in Applied Linguistics
- MRes in Applied Linguistics (pass with distinction)
- MA in Cross-Cultural Communication and Applied Linguistics (pass with distinction)
- BSc in Psychology (upper second class honours) from University of Sunderland
In my research, I am interested in the naturalistic observation of human social interaction, using video recordings of real-life communicative events as data. I adopt an interaction analysis methodological framework, which is informed ethnomethodological theory, and the related research methods of conversation analysis (CA) and membership categorisation analysis (MCA). I am particularly interested in applying these interaction analytic methods to the study of:
- international and multilingual workplace settings,
- intercultural communication,
- second language use outside of classrooms,
- communication technologies,
- higher education settings.
My PhD research, funded by the ESRC and conducted at Newcastle University, was concerned with second language speaker’s management of mutual understanding in online, voice-based chat rooms. From the same interactional setting, I have also published papers (with Dr Chris Jenks) in Language and Intercultural Communication, Discourse Processes and Language@Internet. Following my PhD, I spent two years conducting a JSPS-funded postdoctoral research project on interactions involving international students in various settings in a Japanese university.
I am the co-convenor of Micro-Analysis Research Group (MARG), a Faculty Research Group for staff and students interested in the analysis of human social interaction. Further information about MARG can be found here.
At present, I am supervising nine research students; four as first supervisor (Hanain Brohi, Yoonjoo Cho, Ufuk Girgin, Yun Pan) and five as second supervisor (Gadah Almuarik, Nimet Copur, Khadija El-Wakai, Kazuki Hata, Somporn Maneechote).
I have also supervised five successful PhD projects to date:
Dr Qi Chen (as first supervisor, with Prof Steve Walsh), "Shifting Embodied Participation in Multiparty University Student Meetings" , July 2017.
Dr Aki Siegel (as second supervisor, with Prof Paul Seedhouse), "Longitudinal Development of Word Search Sequences in English as a Lingua Franca Interaction", February 2016.
Dr Haia Al-Zaidi (as first supervisor, with Prof Paul Seedhouse), "The Practices of Multiple Other-Initiated Repair in Online Second Language Interaction", November 2016.
Dr Sumita Supakorn (as second supervisor, with Prof Paul Seedhouse), "Topic Development in Thai EFL Classes: A Conversation Analytic Perspective", December 2016.
Dr Tugba Aslan (as first supervisor, with Prof Steve Walsh), "A Micro-Analytic Study of Gossip in Elderly Talk", February 2017.
And I have supervised 101 successful MA dissertation projects (known as 'Research Portfolio' on the MAs in Cross-Cultural Communication).
Current Research Funding
Newcastle University Subject Reputation Enhancement Fund: £8,320 (Sept 2015 - Sept 2016)
- "The online practices of academic communities: successful self-representation of applied linguistics"
Previous Research Funding
JSPS London Symposium Schieme (with Dr Chris Leyland): £7,000.00 (approx.)
- "UK-Japan Symposium on Intercultural Communication and International Universities"
Newcastle University International Research Collaboration Award: £6,275.50
- "Cross-Cultural Communication and Engineering Education: A collaboration between Newcastle and Tokyo Universities"
Newcastle University Faculty Research Fund for Early Career Researchers: £1,150 (Jan - Sept 2014)
- "Language choice outside of the classroom in an international, multilingual university"
Newcastle University School Research Strategy Fund: £1,000 (Feb - Sept 2014)
- "Discourses of nationality, citizenship and migration on British television political talk shows"
JSPS Grant-in-aid for Scientific Research (Tokubetsu Kenkyuin Shorei-hi): ¥700,000
JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship, Kansai University, July 2011 - June 2013
ESRC 1+3 PhD Studentship, Newcastle University, Sept 2006 - Sept 2010
ALC8012 Micro-analysis of Intercultural Interaction (semester 2)
ALC8003 Methods in Cross-Cultural Communication Research
ALC8020 Research Methods in Applied Linguistics
ALC8026 Language Learning
Discourse Analysis; The Social Psychology of Communication; Sociolinguistics; Culture, Interculturality and Identity
SPE2042 Linguistics & Phonetics II: Linguistics Analysis & Pragmatics
EDU1004 Internationalising Your University Experience
- Mortensen K, Brandt A. Conversation analysis. In: Zhu Hua, ed. Research Methods in Intercultural Communication. London: Routledge, 2016.
- Greer TA, Brandt A, Ogawa Y. Identity in intercultural interaction: how categories do things. In: JALT Pan-SIG Conference Proceedings: 12th Annual JALT PanSIG Conference. 2014, Nagoya, Japan: JALT PanSIG.
- Brandt A, Jenks CJ. Computer-mediated spoken interaction: Aspects of trouble in multi-party chat rooms. Language@Internet 2013, 10, 5.
- Jenks CJ, Brandt A. Managing Mutual Orientation in the Absence of Physical Copresence: Multiparty Voice-Based Chat Room Interaction. Discourse Processes 2013, 50(4), 227-248.
- Ikeda K, Brandt A. 言語教室のインタラクション―コミュニケーションの「環境条件」を考える [Microecology of language classroom interaction]. In: Kataoka, K; Ikeda, K, ed. コミュニケーション能力の諸相―変移・共創・身体化― [Various Dimensions of Communicative Competence: Understanding its Fluid, Collaborative, and Embodied nature]. Tokyo: Hitsuji Shobo, 2012.
- Ikeda K, Brandt A. Introduction. In: Challenges and New Directions in the Micro-analysis of Social Interaction. 2012, Kansai University, Osaka, Japan: Kansai University.
- Brandt A, Ergul H. Making sense of nonfocused interactions: Noticings and assessments among Turkish women watching TV. In: Challenges and New Directions in the Micro-analysis of Social Interaction. 2012, Kansai University, Osaka, Japan: Kansai University.
- Brandt A, Jenks C. 'Is it okay to eat a dog in Korea...like China?' Assumptions of national food-eating practices in intercultural interaction. Language and Intercultural Communication 2011, 11(1), 41-58.
- Brandt A. On 'interculturality': A review of research applying ethnomethodology to the study of intercultural interactions. Newcastle University, 2008. Available at: http://research.ncl.ac.uk/ARECLS/volume_5/brandt_vol5.pdf.
- Brandt A. Culture in interaction: What micro-analysis of real life interactions can contribute to the study of intercultural communication. In: BAAL/CUP Applied Linguistics Seminar Programme 2009: Key Themes in Intercultural Communication Pedagogy. 2009, Sheffield: British Association for Applied Linguistics and Cambridge University Press.