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Dr Sonia Morán Panero PhD in Applied Linguistics, MA in Applied Linguistics and Research Methodology, BA in English Philology

Lecturer in Applied Linguistics

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Sonia Morán Panero is a Teaching Fellow in Applied Linguistics in the Modern Languages and Linguistics department.

I joined the University of Southampton as a Teaching Fellow in 2017, although I had undertaken teaching duties in the MA programmes of its Modern Languages and Linguistics and the Lifelong Learning departments of the university since 2012. At this institution, I also completed a PhD in Applied Linguistics, with an ESRC funded project that explored perceptions and ideologies on the spread and use of English as a global lingua franca among undergraduate students from the Spanish-speaking world.

In Southampton I have also worked as a research assistant to a variety of large-scale research projects on English language policy in the international university (PI Prof. Jennifer Jenkins), and the acquisition of Spanish as a Second Language (LANGSNAP; SPLLOC2; Languages Learning at Key Stage 2). Before my training in Applied Linguistics, I taught Spanish as a foreign language and English for Academic Purposes in a variety of academic programmes in the UK.

Research interests

My research expertise is in the sociolinguistics of language use in an era of globalisation, and particularly in the symbolic, ideological and social aspects of the use, teaching and learning of English as a global language. I am especially interested in the investigation of how language ontologies, ideologies and social meaning-making practices shape and are shaped by the use of linguistic resources in educational and non-educational contexts where English functions as an international lingua franca.

I am also fascinated with contexts in which the spread of English meets and interacts with other named global languages. For this reason, in my research I explore developments in policies, practices and ideologies surrounding both English and Spanish in the Spanish-speaking world.

Through my academic activity, I seek to inform language policy-makers and the teaching, learning and use of English for intercultural communication in these and other contexts across the world.

Research interests: Global Englishes; English as a Lingua Franca (ELF); language and globalisation; language ideologies, variation and indexicality; metalinguistic discourse as social practice; Critical Language Awareness; the sociolinguistics of English Language Teaching (ELT); Spanish as a global language; language policies in the Spanish-speaking world.


In addition to my teaching and research activities, I am also a member of the Centre for Global Englishes research (CGE) and the ‘Debating Ethnography’ research group, I serve as an editorial board member of the open-access De Gruyter Mouton journal ‘Englishes in Practice’, and I am the Year 1 Coordinator at the MA ELT Online offered by the University of Southampton.

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I am currently teaching in the following modules:


2017-2018      Description of Language (MA module - convenor)


2017-2018      From English to Englishes (BA module)


2017-2018      Research and Enquiry (MA module)


2017-2018      English Medium Instruction in Global Education (MA module - convenor)


2017-2018      Language Attitudes, Ideologies and Identities (BA module)


2017-2018      Applications of Linguistics (BA module)


2017-2018     Qualitative methods (MA module)

Dr Sonia Morán Panero
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Room Number: 65/3085

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