23.02.2017

Visiting scholars

Come and meet our visiting scholars!

Are you interested:

    • to meet our visiting scholars in a relaxed atmosphere?
    • to talk about different thematic areas of Applied Linguistics, such as language policies, discourses and language teaching and learning with the leading experts in the field?

Come to our informal researcher meetings and bring a cup of coffee with you!

The first Applied Language Studies for the Changing Society profiling initiatives researcher meeting will be held on Thursday 18 August at 13-14 in the Agora building, room Ag D221.3 with professor Paul J. Thibault.

You are warmly welcome!

 

Dr Maria Rieder, Centre for Applied Language Studies (CALS), University of Limerick

Dr Maria Rieder is visiting the Department of Languages from 1 September to 31 December 2016.

Current position and research interests:

Dr Maria Rieder is currently a postdoctoral researcher and assistant lecturer in Applied Linguistics, Cultural Theory and German in the School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics, University of Limerick, where she has worked since 2014. Dr Rieder’s main research interests lie in the field of minority communities and languages, with a focus on folk linguistic research of language perceptions and ideologies and their interaction with linguistic and cultural practices. Other interests include ethnography of communication; discourse analysis; linguistic anthropology; corpus linguistics; intercultural communication; multimodality.

Goals for his research visit:

    • To finish a book proposal and begin working on a manuscript on the folk-linguistic exploration of the Irish Traveller Cant
    • To prepare a research funding application on the role of prosody and pragmatics in the integration of indigenous minorities
    • To write a peer-reviewed paper on language classification from a folk-linguistic perspective
    • To help with the organisation of PhD research seminars and writing sessions
    • To connect with people with similar research interests for possible future collaborations

 

Dr. Tulay Caglitutuncigil, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya

Dr. Caglitutuncigil is visiting the Department of Languages from 01.09. 2016 to 01.12.2016

Dr. Caglitutuncigil obtained her PhD degree in May 2016. Her research interests involve language and migration, adult immigrant language education, language and social class.

Goals for research visit:

    • To write peer-reviewed papers using the data that she gathered during her fieldwork in Madrid and Barcelona. She is currently writing about language teachers' discourses on African immigrant women learners as well as the language trajectories of these immigrants across Spain.
    • To participate and assist Discourse Hub seminars and events.
    • To take part in the teaching activities of the Department of Languages.

 

Dr. Paul J. Thibault, University of Agder

Dr. Paul J. Thibault is a visiting scholar of the Research Collegium for Language in Society (RECLAS) profiling initiative from 11 August to 26 August 2016.

Current position and research interests:

Dr. Paul J. Thibault is Professor in Linguistics and Communication Studies in the Faculty of Humanities and Education, University of Agder, Kristiansand, Norway and Hans Christian Andersen Academy Visiting Professor, Centre for Human Interactivity and Institute of Language and Communication, University of Southern Denmark. His research interests include: affect, feeling, and emotion in language; ape language research; distributed language and cognition; discourse analysis; functional grammar and semantics; educational linguistics; language and literacy development; learning theory and interactivity in learning situations in higher education; multimodality and multimodal corpora; social theory; the bodily basis of cognition and semiosis; narrative theory; and philosophy of mind.

Goals for research visit:

    • To write a peer-reviewed co-authored paper on the dialogics of language learning
    • To lead a seminar/workshop on a topic TBA in relation to (one of) his current research topics
    • To hold meetings with individual PhD and postdoctoral researchers
    • To participate in a colloquium at the Psychology of Language Learning 2 conference, University of Jyväskylä, Finland, August 22-24, 2016.

 

Dr. James Simpson, University of Leeds

Dr. James Simpson is a visiting scholar of the Research Collegium for Language in Society (RECLAS) profiling initiative from 11 July to 30 September 2016.

Current position and research interests:

Dr. James Simpson is currently a senior lecturer in language education at the School of Education, University of Leeds, where he has worked since 2004 and where he leads the Language Education academic group. Dr. Simpson has two main research interests: the teaching and learning of English for multilingual students in migration contexts, and language learning with new technology in the developing world.

Goals for research visit:

    • To prepare a bid for research funding on the experience of settlement for refugees seeking asylum in the UK and in Finland, and involving co-production with arts groups
    • To write a peer-reviewed paper reporting on the small study on how language education for new arrivals is represented in the British and Finnish press
    • To lead a seminar on current TLang project in early September
    • To hold a series of individual meetings with PhD students in the Centre for Applied Language Studies

 

Dr. Claudia Harsch, University of Bremen

Dr. Claudia Harsch is a visiting scholar of the Research Collegium for Language in Society (RECLAS) profiling initiative from 21 August to 25 September 2016.

Current position and research interests:

Dr. Claudia Harsch is currently Professor for Language Learning and Teaching at the Faculty 10 Languages and Literature, Academic Director of the Languages Centre, University of Bremen, Germany.

Dr. Harsch researches and teaches at the University of Bremen in the field of language learning, teaching, assessment and intercultural communication. Her research interests focus on language assessment, educational evaluation and measurement, intercultural communication, and the implementation of the Common European Framework (CEF). Dr. Harsch is also interested in teacher training and ongoing professional development, specifically in the field of assessment literacy.

Goals for research visit:

    • To attend the conferences on Psycholinguistics and EuroSLA
    • To work with colleagues
    • To connect with people with similar research interests

 

Dr. Lindsay Bell, SUNY Oswego

Dr. Lindsay Bell will be visiting the Department of Languages and the Centre for Applied Language Studies from August 15th – November 11th.

Current position and research interests:

Lindsay Bell (PhD, U Toronto) is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at State University of New York, Oswego. Her research and writing focus on the politics of Indigenous recognition as it intersects with large-scale resource extraction. Her interests are grounded in long-term ethnographic fieldwork with communities touched by large-scale resource development in Circumpolar North America. Her latest work investigates the role of images in mediating the place of indigenous life and arctic environments in (inter)national public culture.

Goals for research visit:

    • To prepare a research funding application on economic activities that emerge in conjunction with resource development in the Finnish and Canadian arctic
    • To write a peer reviewed research paper on visual technologies that precede/ challenge arctic resource development
    • To lead a seminar on visualizations of arctic landscapes and peoples
    • To support PhD students in their ethnographic writing projects