Dr Caroline Lipovsky

LLB (Paris II), MA (Paris I), MA in Applied Linguistics, PhD (University of Sydney)
Senior Lecturer

A18 - Brennan MacCallum Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 3651

Biographical details

I have taught French language and culture at all levels in a range of institutions in South Korea, Hong Kong and Australia. With a background in law and marketing, I have also worked a number of years in the commercial departments of various companies in South Korea, France and Hong Kong. This sparked my interest in intercultural communication and the language used in the workplace. This is how I came to research self-presentation in job interviews in French and Australasian-English, analysing the linguistic resources whereby candidates construct their professional identity and negotiate solidarity with their interviewers. My research on curriculum vitae continues this work further, and aims to identify the key linguistic features that succeed (or fail) to make a good impression on recruiters, leading to shortlisting (or not) for a job interview.

I have also collaborated with Dr Ahmar Mahboob, analysing students’ evaluations of their native and non-native English speaking teachers in TESOL.

I am currently investigating the impact of feminist language initiatives on the language of job advertisements in France. Specifically, I am analysing whether the selection of occupational nouns reflect (or not) that the advertised position is open to both female and male applicants.

Research interests

  • Impression management
  • Language of the workplace
  • Systemic Functional Linguistics
  • Language of evaluation, Appraisal

Teaching and supervision

Teaching

  • French language
  • Professional French
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Systemic Functional Linguistics
  • Research methods in applied linguistics

Supervision

  • Intercultural communication
  • Sociolinguistics

Other Professional Contributions

  • Co-convenor, Symposium on Approaches to Researching Language and Identity, University of Sydney, 9 November 2012
  • Co-convenor, Symposium on Language and Identity across Modes of Communication, University of Sydney, 22 November 2011
  • Co-convenor, 18th Annual Conference of the Australian Society for French Studies (ASFS), 2010
  • Co-convenor, 33rd Annual Congress of the Applied Linguistics Association of Australia (ALAA), 2008
  • Member of Organising Committee, LingFest 2008
  • Member of Organising Committee, 1st Free Linguistics Conference, 2007
  • NAATI accredited Translator English > French

Awards and honours

  • 2010, Faculty of Arts Research Support Scheme (FARSS). Making the right impression in French CVs
  • 2010, Faculty’s Collaborative Research Scheme Language and Identity Research Network

Selected grants

2010

  • The Language and Identity Research Group; Rubino A, Bednarek M, Cruickshank K, Djenar D, Jarkey N, Lipovsky C, Mahboob A, Paltridge B, Tsung L, Wang W, Yilmaz D, Zhang Z; Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences/FASS Collaborative Research Scheme.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Lipovsky, C. (2010). Negotiating solidarity: a social-linguistic approach to job interviews. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Edited Books

  • Mahboob, A., Lipovsky, C. (2009). Studies in applied linguistics and language learning. UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Book Chapters

  • Lipovsky, C., Mahboob, A. (2010). Appraisal of native and non-native English speaking teachers. In Mahboob, Ahmar (Eds.), The NNEST Lens: Non Native English Speakers in TESOL, (pp. 154-179). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Lipovsky, C., Mahboob, A. (2009). Identities, policies and practices in applied linguistics. In Ahmar Mahboob, Caroline Lipovsky (Eds.), Studies in applied linguistics and language learning, (pp. 1-12). UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Lipovsky, C., Mahboob, A. (2008). The semantics of graduation: examining ESL learners' use of graduation over time. In Ahmar Mahboob, Naomi Knight (Eds.), Questioning Linguistics, (pp. 225-241). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Lipovsky, C., Mahboob, A. (2007). Examining Attitudes Towards Nests and Nnests: A Comparison of a Thematic vs. an Appraisal Analysis. In C. Gitsaki (Eds.), Language and Languages: Global and Local Tensions, (pp. 292-306). Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Lipovsky, C. (2006). Self-presentation in job interview. In Fernando Ramallo, Anxo M. Lorenzo, Xoan Paulo Rodriguez-Yanez (Eds.), Discourse and Enterprise: Communication, Business, Management and other Professional Fields, (pp. 263-276). Muenchen, Germany: Lincom-Europa.

Journals

  • Lipovsky, C. (2014). Gender-specification and occupational nouns: has linguistic change occurred in job advertisements since the French feminisation reforms? Gender and Language, 8(3), 361-392. [More Information]
  • Lipovsky, C. (2014). The CV As A Multimodal Text. Visual Communication, 13(4), 429-458. [More Information]
  • Lipovsky, C. (2013). Negotiating one's expertise through appraisal in CVs. Linguistics and the Human Sciences, 8(3), 307-333. [More Information]
  • Lipovsky, C. (2012). Fostering affiliation through humour in a job interview. Sociolinguistic Studies, 6(1), 149-172. [More Information]
  • Lipovsky, C. (2011). 'It's Really A Great Presentation!': Appraising Candidates in Job Interviews. Linguistics and the Human Sciences, 4(2), 161-185. [More Information]
  • Lipovsky, C., Mahboob, A. (2010). Students' appraisal of their native and non-native English speaking teachers. The WATESOL NNEST Caucus Annual Review, 1(2010), 119-154.
  • Lipovsky, C. (2008). Constructing affiliation and solidarity in job interviews. Discourse and Communication, 2(4), 411-432.
  • Lipovsky, C. (2006). Candidates' negotiation of their expertise in job interviews. Journal of Pragmatics, 38(8), 1147-1174.

Conferences

  • Lipovsky, C. (2010). An appraisal analysis of interviewers' evaluations of job applicants. 36th International Systemic Functional Congress 11th China Functional Linguistics Conference 2009, Beijing: 36th ISFC Organising Committee.
  • Lipovsky, C. (2007). Making a good impression in job interviews in french: strategies and outcomes. AULLA Conference 2007, Queensland: Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association.
  • Lipovsky, C. (2003). Making a good impression in a job interview: the role of the applicant's lexico-grammatical choices. Actes du 8ème Atelier des Doctorants en Linguistique, France: UFR de Linguistique.

2014

  • Lipovsky, C. (2014). Gender-specification and occupational nouns: has linguistic change occurred in job advertisements since the French feminisation reforms? Gender and Language, 8(3), 361-392. [More Information]
  • Lipovsky, C. (2014). The CV As A Multimodal Text. Visual Communication, 13(4), 429-458. [More Information]

2013

  • Lipovsky, C. (2013). Negotiating one's expertise through appraisal in CVs. Linguistics and the Human Sciences, 8(3), 307-333. [More Information]

2012

  • Lipovsky, C. (2012). Fostering affiliation through humour in a job interview. Sociolinguistic Studies, 6(1), 149-172. [More Information]

2011

  • Lipovsky, C. (2011). 'It's Really A Great Presentation!': Appraising Candidates in Job Interviews. Linguistics and the Human Sciences, 4(2), 161-185. [More Information]

2010

  • Lipovsky, C. (2010). An appraisal analysis of interviewers' evaluations of job applicants. 36th International Systemic Functional Congress 11th China Functional Linguistics Conference 2009, Beijing: 36th ISFC Organising Committee.
  • Lipovsky, C., Mahboob, A. (2010). Appraisal of native and non-native English speaking teachers. In Mahboob, Ahmar (Eds.), The NNEST Lens: Non Native English Speakers in TESOL, (pp. 154-179). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Lipovsky, C. (2010). Negotiating solidarity: a social-linguistic approach to job interviews. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Lipovsky, C., Mahboob, A. (2010). Students' appraisal of their native and non-native English speaking teachers. The WATESOL NNEST Caucus Annual Review, 1(2010), 119-154.

2009

  • Lipovsky, C., Mahboob, A. (2009). Identities, policies and practices in applied linguistics. In Ahmar Mahboob, Caroline Lipovsky (Eds.), Studies in applied linguistics and language learning, (pp. 1-12). UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Mahboob, A., Lipovsky, C. (2009). Studies in applied linguistics and language learning. UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

2008

  • Lipovsky, C. (2008). Constructing affiliation and solidarity in job interviews. Discourse and Communication, 2(4), 411-432.
  • Lipovsky, C., Mahboob, A. (2008). The semantics of graduation: examining ESL learners' use of graduation over time. In Ahmar Mahboob, Naomi Knight (Eds.), Questioning Linguistics, (pp. 225-241). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

2007

  • Lipovsky, C., Mahboob, A. (2007). Examining Attitudes Towards Nests and Nnests: A Comparison of a Thematic vs. an Appraisal Analysis. In C. Gitsaki (Eds.), Language and Languages: Global and Local Tensions, (pp. 292-306). Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Lipovsky, C. (2007). Making a good impression in job interviews in french: strategies and outcomes. AULLA Conference 2007, Queensland: Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association.

2006

  • Lipovsky, C. (2006). Candidates' negotiation of their expertise in job interviews. Journal of Pragmatics, 38(8), 1147-1174.
  • Lipovsky, C. (2006). Self-presentation in job interview. In Fernando Ramallo, Anxo M. Lorenzo, Xoan Paulo Rodriguez-Yanez (Eds.), Discourse and Enterprise: Communication, Business, Management and other Professional Fields, (pp. 263-276). Muenchen, Germany: Lincom-Europa.

2003

  • Lipovsky, C. (2003). Making a good impression in a job interview: the role of the applicant's lexico-grammatical choices. Actes du 8ème Atelier des Doctorants en Linguistique, France: UFR de Linguistique.

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