From his wide-ranging teaching experience, James has developed a particular interest in curriculum design and assessment practices. James is an experienced language assessor for the aviation industry and has advised on the design of training programmes and language proficiency assessment design in aviation contexts. He is also a practising translator working across a variety of fields and provides training and advice for translators and interpreters working in voluntary and community settings.
- James’s research interests are varied and wide-ranging:
- French Sociolinguistics:
- regional and lesser-used languages in FranceFrench in North Africanon-standard varieties of Frenchlanguage and identity on the French speaking world Translation Studies:
- translation of historical and non-contemporary texts translation and the mediatranslation as intercultural communicationdiscourse analytic approaches to translation and interpreting in situations of conflict Language and intercultural communication in the aviation industry
Current PhD Students
James teaches at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, focusing on French Sociolinguistics, French language and Translation Studies
Prof James Minney is Deputy Head of School for Education in the School of Humanities. From 2018-2021 he was Head of Department for both Modern Languages and Linguistics and the Academic Centre for International Students. Prior to that he was Associate Dean (Education and Student Experience) in the Faculty of Humanities, Director of the Graduate School in Humanities, Director of the Centre for Language Study and Director of Programmes for Modern Languages and Linguistics.