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Research Centre Staff

Director

Dr 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 Paul Dickerson, Senior Lecturer, Psychology
Research interests: Conversation analysis, vocal and nonvocal resources in interaction, interactions involving persons with communicational challenges (in particular autism and aphasia), interactions involving the manipulation of objects (eg art and craft, cooking).

 

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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.

 

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.

 

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Professor Tope Omoniyi, Professor of Sociolinguistics
Research interests: Language and identity, the sociology of language and religion, language planning and language policy in post-colonial Africa, popular culture and diasporic Africans.

 

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

 

Dr John Rae, Reader, Psychology
Research interests: Conversation analysis, vocal and nonvocal resources in interaction, interactions involving persons with communicational challenges (in particular autism and aphasia), interactions involving the manipulation of objects (eg. art and craft, cooking), participation frameworks and identities, repair organisation.

 

Dr Carole Sedgwick, Senior Lecturer, English Language and Linguistics
Research interests: Applied linguistics, language teaching, TESOL, Critical Discourse Analysis

 

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.

 

Dr Penny Stribling, Lecturer, Psychology
Research interests: Conversation analysis, vocal and nonvocal resources in interaction, interactions involving persons with communicational challenges (in particular autism), interactions involving the manipulation of objects (e.g. art and craft).