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Personal profile

General

I am Professor of English and Linguistics    within the School of Languages and Social Sciences (LSS). I am Director of The West Midlands English: Speech and Society project.  My main areas of research interests are: English pedagogy; variationist sociolinguistics and discourse analysis.

Research Interests

  • Sociolinguistics: Regional/social variation in discourse structure and strategy; interactional sociolinguistics; ethnography of communication; gender and regional variation in discourse style; current work on variations of English in the West Midlands region of England and their relationship with notions of identity and place.  
  • English Pedagogy: The relationship between education and notions of identity- national, regional and individual; current work on pedagogical stylistics.

Teaching Activity

  • PhD supervision in discourse analysis, English Language pedagogy, Language and Identity
  • Masters modules in grammar
  • Undergraduate modules in Language and Identities, Variations of English, Research Methods and Critical Discourse Analysis

Qualifications

  • BA in Philosophy and English, University of York
  • PGCE English and Drama, University of Leeds
  • PhD in Arts Education, University of Warwick

Contact Details

Room:  MB735b
Phone:  0121 204 3819
Email: u.clark@aston.ac.uk 
Fax:  0121 204 3766
Twitter: @UrszulaLinguist

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Research Output 1998 2019

Staging Language: place and identity in the enactment, performance and representation of regional dialects

Clark, U. I., 1 Jan 2019, Walter De Gruyter. 179 p. (Language and Social Life ; vol. 13)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Language
Enactment
Regional Dialects
Imagined Communities
Linguistic Variation

Developing Literacy Across the Curriculum for Science and Maths

Clark, U., 22 Jul 2018, Developing Language and Literacy in English across the Secondary School Curriculum: An Inclusive Approach. Palgrave Macmillan, p. 195-217 Chapter 6

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Developing Literacy Across the Curriculum for Subject English

Clark, U., 22 Jul 2018, Developing Language and Literacy in English across the Secondary School Curriculum: An Inclusive Approach. Palgrave Macmillan, p. 127-157 Chapter 4

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Developing Literacy Across the Curriculum for the Humanities: RE, History and Geography

Clark, U., 22 Jul 2018, Developing Language and Literacy in English across the Secondary School Curriculum: An Inclusive Approach. Palgrave Macmillan, p. 159-194 Chapter 5

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Thesis

A genre-based approach to speaking in EFL

Author: Wilkins, S., 2019

Supervisor: Clark, U. I. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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An investigation into the effects of processing instruction on the acquisition of English relative clauses by Syrian learners

Author: Alsadi, R., 25 Sep 2013

Supervisor: Clark, U. I. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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Exploration of metaphors used by Indonesian legislators and political elites in the Indonesian sociopolitical domain

Author: Ritonga, M., 3 Sep 2014

Supervisor: Clark, U. I. (Supervisor) & Marley, C. N. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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Teaching pronunciation: a case for a pedagogy based upon intelligibility

Author: Kassem, A., 10 Jun 2014

Supervisor: Clark, U. I. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master's ThesisMaster of Philosophy

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Trainer talk : structures of interaction in teacher training classrooms

Author: Harris, S., 9 May 2012

Supervisor: Clark, U. I. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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