English Research Seminars 2011-12

All sessions take place in MB 565 on Wednesdays 4.00-5.30 pm unless stated otherwise.

Teaching period one

5 Oct       

Roger Barnard, University of Waikato
Teachers' beliefs and practices: Approaches to data collection

26 Oct 
CLERA Launch
Room G8

Donald Freeman, University of Michigan
Rethinking how language ‘goes to school’: Social capital in teaching and learning new languages 

2 Nov                       

Joe Fagan, Aston University
Modality and Learner Writing: some issues and results from a learner corpus

Liz Tanguay, Aston University
Students with Attitude: The Opinion Text in Academic Seminars

16 Nov 

Evelyn Ziegler, University of Duisburg-Essen
Linguistic Landscapes 
(Hosted jointly with Languages and Translation Studies/ISLS)

18 Nov
Dr Helen Fraser
Interpretation of a Crisis Call: Why evaluation of forensic transcripts should not be left to the jury
(NB 11.00, Room MB373)

30 Nov
Richard Pemberton, University of Nottingham
Autonomy in language learning

14 Dec              

Annamaria Pinter and Harry Kuchar, University of Warwick
Ethics and working with children

Teaching Period Two  

Please note room change to MB564 for all seminars in Teaching Period Two (unless stated otherwise)

18 Jan           

Paul Baker, Lancaster University
Muslim women and veiling: a corpus based investigation 

1 Feb          

Joe Bennett, University of Birmingham
Chavspeak’: the role of sociolinguistic stylisations in making the ‘chav’  

15 Feb              

Dr Caroline Tagg, University of Birmingham
Investigating multilingual interactions on an online social network site

7 Mar           

Chris Heffer, Cardiff University  
A Rhetorical Analysis of Forensic Discourse

21 Mar           

Andrea Nini
A Systemic Functional Linguistic framework  for forensic authorship analysis

Ria Perkins, Aston University
Identifying L1 Persian authors of online blogs

18 April           

Prof Ed Finnegan, University of Southern California 
Google, Teflon, and App Store: Prescriptivism and Ownership of the English Language

30 May            
Dr Garry Plappert
Epistemology and Phraseology in scientific writing: A corpus-driven approach 

6 June             

Urszula Clark, Aston University
'Linguistic Super-diversity in Contemporary Ethnic Minority Artistic Performances' 

For more information on English research seminars please contact Dr Fiona Copland