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Urszula Clark

Professor, 50th Annivesary Professor of English and Linguistics

    19982019
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    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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