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I am an applied linguist interested in communication in professional, workplace and digital contexts.

I have been studying and training professional communication for  over 10 years. Drawing on my research and extensive training experience I also help businesses and organisations to realise their business potential by improving their communications.

As a researcher I am particularly interested in professional (and) interpersonal communication in the work environment, including non-verbal communication, politeness, relational and gendered communication. My specialism includes computer-mediated communication and social media.

I am the regional Vice President for Europe, Africa and the Middle is in the Association for Business Communicaiton.

Teaching Activity

Undergraduate Modules

  • LE2003/2103 Introduction to Intercultural Communication
  • LE2007/2104 Language at Work
  • LE3024/3111 Leadership and Management Communication 
  • LE3025/3112 Advanced Leadership and Management Communication

Postgraduate Modules

  • LEM001 Analysing Discourse

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Editorial board member of  Discourse, Context & Media
  • Centre for Critical Enquiry into Society and Culture (CCISC), Aston University
  • Association for Business Communication (ABC), principal investigator for the European Network of Professional Communication
  • Language and New Media SIG, British Association of Applied Linguistics

Contact Details

Room: MB733B
Phone:  0121 204 4155
Email: e.darics@aston.ac.uk
Office Hours: 
Please book via WASS or send an email.

Education/Academic qualification


External positions

Regional Vice President

1 Jan 201731 Dec 2021


  • P Philology. Linguistics
  • applied linguistics
  • pragmatics
  • discourse analysis
  • business communication
  • computer-mediated discourse
  • language awareness

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relational work Social Sciences
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Research Output 2010 2019

Critical Language and Discourse Awareness in Management Education

Darics, E., 1 Dec 2019, In : Journal of Management Education. 43, 6, p. 651-672 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Social Actors “to Go”: An Analytical Toolkit to Explore Agency in Business Discourse and Communication

Darics, E. & Koller, V., 1 Jun 2019, In : Business and Professional Communication Quarterly. 82, 2, p. 214-238 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Business Discourse
Business Communication

Talking a team into being in online workplace collaborations: the discourse of virtual work

Darics, E. & Gatti, M. C., 1 Jun 2019, In : Discourse Studies. 21, 3, p. 237-257 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
communication technology
computer-mediated communication

Language in Business, Language at work

Darics, E. & Koller, V., 15 Mar 2018, Palgrave Macmillan. 343 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook


Making Applied Linguistics Applicable to Business Practice. Discourse Analysis as a Management Tool

Darics, E. & Clifton, J., 5 Oct 2018, In : Applied Linguistics. 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

discourse analysis
organizational change

Activities 2016 2019

Coming out of the dark: critical language and discourse awareness as key soft skills

Erika Darics (Speaker)
15 Aug 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Regional Convention of the Association for Business Communication

Erika Darics (Participant)
11 Jul 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Tools of Trade of Speechwriting

Erika Darics (Speaker)
14 Apr 2016

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

LINGUISTICS BEYOND ACADEMIA or how can we bring linguistics to work?

Erika Darics (Host)
3 Mar 2016

Activity: Other activity typesTypes of External academic engagement - Hosting an academic visitor

EU-COST action OC-2016-1-20805: Soft Skills at work (External organisation)

Erika Darics (Chair)

Activity: Membership typesMembership of network

Press / Media

Computer-mediated communication

Erika Darics


2 items of Media coverage

Press/Media: Research

Language awareness and the importance of linguistic knowledge

Erika Darics


3 Media contributions

Press/Media: Research