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The University of Southampton
Centre for Linguistics, Language Education and Acquisition Research


CLLEAR has both staff and research student members.
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 Professor Roumyana Slabakova
Professor Roumyana Slabakova


Prof Roumyana Slabakova 

Generative linguistic theory, Second language acquisition, The acquisition of grammatical structure and it's interaction with meaning.



Deputy Director:

Prof Laura Dominguez

Second language acquisition, Generative linguistic theory, Language attrition, Spanish Linguistics.

 Professor Laura Dominguez
Professor Laura Dominguez

Staff Members and Research Interests:

Dr Alasdair Archibald - Discourse analysis, second language writing, and interlanguage theories.

Dr Will Baker - English as a lingua franca, intercultural communication, English language teaching, and English as a medium of instruction.

Dr Jaine Beswick - Sociolinguistics and social psychological studies with a focus on phonetic and phonological aspects of Romance languages and English. 

Kate Borthwick - Online and blended learning, educational innovation, computer-assisted language learning. 

Prof Marion Demossier - Transnationalism, globalisation, wine culture, European identity and policy.

Dr Glyn Hicks - Minimalist syntax and linguistic theory.

Prof Mike Kelly - French culture and society, language policy.

Dr Richard Kiely - Language teacher learning from a sociocultural perspective, teacher training.

Dr E Jamieson - Syntactic variation and change: the consequences of dialect variation and grammatical attrition for models of generative grammar.

Dr Michael Kranert - Sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, political discourse, workplace discourse, corpus linguistics.

Dr Rugang Lu - Semiotics in intercultural studies, literacy in Chinese, English poetry.

Prof Clare Mar-Molinero - Language Policy, language and migration, transnationalism and globalisation, urban multilingualism.

Dr Ian McCall - Translingualism, intertextuality, e-Learning, translation.

Prof Rosamond Mitchell - Second language acquisition, foreign language classroom learning and teaching

Dr Sonia Moran Panero - Sociolinguistics of language in an ear of globalization: the symbolic, ideological and social aspects of the use, teaching and learning of English for transcultural communication purposes.

Dr Darren Paffey - Language ideologies, the politics of language and (critical) discourse analysis, language planning, language policy and migration with the Spanish-speaking world.

Dr Adriana Patino - Interactional sociolinguistics, language socialisation, intercultural communication and multilingualism

Dr Virginie Pignot-Shahov - Acquisition and the development of L2 vocabulary and L2 proficiency and in the teaching and learning of languages other than English.

Dr Alison Porter - Second language teaching and learning, teaching foreign languages to young learners, literacy in additional languages, the role of crosslinguistic influence in language learning.

Dr Sarah Rule - Second language acquisition.

Prof Patrick Stevenson - German sociolinguistics, language ideologies, the politics of language, language contact and multilingualism, and language biographies.

Dr Ying Wang - English as a lingua franca, global Englishes, language attitude, identity and ideology, language policy and English education.

Prof Vicky Wright - Learner autonomy, resource-based learning, curriculum design and the use of new technologies for language learning.

Dr Ying Zheng - Psychometric analysis of language testing data, ESL/EFL learner characteristics, quantitative research methodology.

Dr Karin Zotzmann - Intercultural education, foreign language teaching and learning, teacher development, critical discourse analysis and academic literacy/writing.



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