I teach seminars as part of the first-year undergraduate module Language and Context
Current Status PhD (full-time) - currently registered
Research Topic Intercultural communication in diverse online communities: medium-specific barriers to successful interaction through English as a second language in computer-mediated communication
Research Summary I am currently researching the particular communicative difficulties encountered by speakers of English as an additional language in computer-mediated communication (CMC). I am interested in exploring the relationship between types of communicative breakdown and technological aspects of the particular CMC medium, and using this to inform personalised English language syllabi based on the CMC usage profile of an individual. I am conducting this research in partnership with Cambridge University Press.
- Discourse Analysis, including Critical Discourse Analysis and Computer-Mediated Discourse Analysis
- Corpus Linguistics
- Professor Svenja Adolphs
- Dr Alexandra Lang
Primary Funding Source/s
- Cambridge University Press
Research Institutes, Centres and/or Research Clusters Memberships
My PhD is undertaken within the Horizon Centre for Doctoral Training, an interdisciplinary, cohort-based centre connected to the Horizon Digital Economy Research Institute, both at the University of Nottingham. Horizon operates within the RCUK's Digital Economy theme, and the CDT's research theme is My Life in Data, focussing on exploring the ramifications and potential applications of the lifelong digital traces we leave behind in our daily digital lives. I have cooperated with CaSMa (Citizen-Centric Approaches to Social Media Analysis), a research group within Horizon looking at the ethical implications of social media research, investigating methods of conducting such research that foreground the participation and right to privacy of the individuals whose data is collected and examined.
I am affiliated with the Centre for Research in Applied Linguistics (CRAL) at the University of Nottingham.
Conference Papers & Presentations
"Using English as a Second Language Online: A Global Survey of Current Practices". Presentation at British Association of Applied Linguistics annual conference 2018, 6th - 8th September, York St. John University.
"What do you do in a chat room? Communication, Identity, Satisfaction. Presentation at British Associational of Applied Linguistics annual conference 2017, 31st August - 2nd September, University of Leeds.
"Public Outreach Evaluation Tool (POET): Defining the Reach of Social Media Activities", poster presentation at Social Media & Society 2016, 11-13 July, Goldsmith's College, London