Research Centre Staff

Director

Professor Annabelle Mooney, Reader, English Language and Linguistics
Research interests: Language and human rights, semiotics of law, language and marginal religious movements, HIV and quality of life, globalisation, the language of money.

Members

Dr Judith Broadbent, Principal Lecturer, English Language and Linguistics
Research interests: Theoretical phonology, the diachronic and synchronic phonology of West Yorkshire, negative contraction in English, processes of cliticisation in English.

Professor Emerita Jennifer Coates, Professor of English Language and Linguistics
Research interests: Sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, language and gender, oral narrative, conversational organisation, language and humour.

Jane Davies, Senior Lecturer, English Language and Linguistics
Research interests: Second language acquisition, TESOL.

Dr Eva Eppler, Reader, English Language and Linguistics
Research interests: Psycholinguistics, bilingualism, code-switching.

Dr Mark Garner, Research interests: the social and educational impacts of high-stakes standardised language tests, operational and emergency communication, research methods.

Sarah Gartland

Dr Mark Jary, Reader, English Language and Linguistics
Research interests: Semantics and pragmatics, relationship between language and theory of mind, philosophy of language, linguistic politeness.

Ana Acevedo Palley, Lecturer, English Language and Linguistics
Research interests: Applied linguistics, TESOL.

Dr Evi Sifaki, Lecturer, English Language and Linguistics
Research interests: Syntactic theory, null subjects in Greek, processes of cliticisation in English, a typology of null subject languages including Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, Finnish, Hebrew, the language of money.