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  • Study location Zoom
  • 2021-05-21 14:00–15:15

Research webinar: Social interaction in language teacher education: what a corpus can tell us

Fiona Farr, associate professor of applied linguistics at the University of Limerick, Ireland, gives a research webinar about Social interaction in language teacher education and what a corpus can tell us. The webinar will be digital the 21 May 2021. To participate, please click on the registration link below. You will receive the Zoom link to the webinar after the registration is closed.

About the webinar:

Using a corpus-based methodology, this talk will explore a range of reflective practice discourses from the context of English language teacher education programmes. Starting from the corpus, it will begin by examining the Teacher Education Corpus data through a phraseological lens, with a more detailed focus on the spoken interactions of teaching practice feedback. This will reveal specific and relative preferences for the use of certain types of linguistic chunks in this context. Secondly, starting from theoretical frameworks in teacher education, it will investigate in some detail the language used to express teacher identity in a range of contexts which
represent both novice and experienced teachers.

About Fiona Farr:

Fiona Farr is associate professor of applied linguistics and TESOL in the School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics at the University of Limerick, Ireland. Her key areas of expertise are teacher education, reflective practice, continuous professional development, applied corpus linguistics, and technology-enhanced language learning. Her co-authored book "Social Interaction in Language Teacher Education" was published in 2019 by Edinburgh University Press.


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