Professor of TESOL
Activities relevant to the proposed research group
Brian Paltridge is the author of Discourse Analysis (Continuum 2006), a book which has a strong focus on language and identity. He has been contracted to write a second edition of this book which will appear in 2012. He has also recently completed (with Ken Hyland) the Continuum Companion to Discourse Analysis, which appeared in 2011. He is currently supervising two PhD students working in the area of language and identity: Zuocheng Zhang (Business English education in China and the construction of professional identities) and Sarah Bedford (Race and Business English education in China). Recently PhD completions in this area include Jianxin Liu (The blog as genre and performance: An analysis of A-list personal blogs) and Peng Hua (Chinese PhD acknowledgements: A communities of practice perspective). He also teaches a course in the MEd in TESOL titled Language as Social Practice, a course which has a strong language and identity focus.
Publications relevant to the proposed research group
Paltridge, B. (2012). Discourse Analysis. Second edition. London: Continuum.
Hyland, K. and B. Paltridge (eds) (2011). Continuum Companion to Discourse Analysis. London: Continuum.
Paltridge, B. (2006). Discourse Analysis. London: Continuum.
Paltridge, B., A. Thomas and J. Liu. forthcoming. Genre, performance and Sex and the City. In R. Piazza, F. Rossi and M. Bednarek (eds). Telecinematic Discourse: An Introduction to the Fictional Language of Cinema and Television. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
Paltridge, B. and W. Wang. (2010). Researching discourse. In B. Paltridge and A. Phakiti. (eds). Companion to Research Methods in Applied Linguistics London: Continuum.