Linguistics at Newcastle

Applied Linguistics

Applied Linguistics

About

This theme explores the relations between theory and practice in language, with particular reference to issues of language use.

Research in Applied Linguistics and Cross-cultural Communication seeks to explore the relations between theory and practice in language with particular reference to issues of language use. It embraces contexts in which people use and learn languages and is a platform for systematically addressing problems involving the use of language and communication in real world situations.

Our research at Newcastle draws on a wide range of disciplines, including linguistics, education, technology, sociology, psychology and intercultural studies.

Current research is organised across the following themes:

Language learning and teaching

Particularly in advancing theoretically-grounded practical outcomes for TESOL and other second-language teachers and learners, in and out of the classroom.

Language teaching and technology

Including the potential for teaching and learning in cutting-edge digital resources, such as Newcastle’s iLab Learn (part of Newcastle’s Digital Institute); also how corpora and multimodal analysis (eg through gesture) provide a greater understanding of language learning and use. We have also developed the Video Enhanced Observation (VEO) system which allows language teachers to assess their own teaching.

Find out more about language teaching and technology.

Social and professional interaction

With a special focus on micro-analysis of spoken interaction in a range of professional contexts, including health, business and education.

Find out more about social and professional interaction.

Cross-cultural communication

This theme particularly looks at establishing dynamic socio-cultural notions of language and identity in a variety of language contact contexts (eg higher education, business, minority language adaptation and change). It also considers the dynamic nature of the multilingual mind in the context of linguistic and cultural diversity.

Find out more about cross-cultural communication.

Further information

We also have strong links with research under the Language Acquisition and Bilingualism theme, as well as with collaborations beyond linguistics including in the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences, Culture Lab, and Newcastle University Business School.

Projects

Staff in the Applied Linguistics research theme are currently involved in the following projects.

Staff

The following members of staff work within the Applied Linguistics research theme.

Dr Adam Brandt
Lecturer in Applied Linguistics

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5273

Dr Alan Firth
Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5273

Dr Spencer Hazel
Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics & Communication

Email:
Telephone: 0191 2086374

Dr Christopher Leyland
Lecturer in Applied Linguistics

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0)191 222 6000 (ext. 7384)

Dr Mei Lin
Senior Lecturer

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5070

Dr Elaine Lopez
Lecturer in Applied Linguistics and TESOL

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6564

Dr Müge Satar
Lecturer in Applied Linguistics and TESOL

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7797

Professor Paul Seedhouse
Professor of Educational and Applied Linguistics

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8873

Dr Peter Sercombe
Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5657

Professor Steve Walsh
Professor of Applied Linguistics

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5094

Dr Tony Young
Reader in Applied Linguistics and Communication

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7515