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    workplace communication, organizational discourse, computer-mediated communication, corporate communication


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    Personal profile


    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
    Office Hours: 
    Please book via WASS or send an email.

    Education/Academic qualification


    Award Date: 1 Sep 2016

    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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    Research Output

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

    Darics, E. & Clifton, J., 1 Dec 2019, In : Applied Linguistics. 40, 6, p. 917–936 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Open Access
  • 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
  • Activities

    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