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 for 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 used by candidates to construct their professional identity and negotiate solidarity with their interviewers. My research on curriculum vitae continued this work and aimed 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.

Continuing my research on persuasive discourse and using a stint as a juror at a criminal trial, I have analysed the ways in which prosecutors construct their narrative of the crime in order to persuade the jurors of their views. I have also explored whether jurors could be influenced by their reading of the media.

More recently, I have conducted linguistic landscape projects in Catalonia and Paris involving the place and status of regional and immigrant languages in the public space.

Research interests

  • language of the workplace (job interviews, CVs, job advertisements)
  • language of the law
  • media discourse
  • feminist linguistics
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language of the law
media discourse
feminist linguistics
linguistic landscape

Teaching and supervision

Teaching

  • French language and culture
  • French Sociolinguistics
  • Langue & Société en Pays Francophone
  • Language & Society in Europe

Supervision

I am happy to supervise Honours and postgraduate students wanting to undertake discourse and/or multimodality analysis of the language of the workplace, language of the law, media, as well as feminist linguistics or linguistic landscapes.

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

Current research students

Project title Research student
Pragmatics within the Foreign Language Classroom: A Learner Perspective Talia WALKER
Chinese restaurants in Sydney's Chinatowns: An ethnographic linguistic landscape study of ethnic identities of Chinese immigrants Samantha XU

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

Electronic work

Lipovsky, C. (2015) Comment écrire son CV.

    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. (2015). Constructing professional identity through Curricula Vitae. In Dwi Noverini Djenar, Ahmar Mahboob, Ken Cruickshank (Eds.), Language and Identity Across Modes of Communication, (pp. 263-290). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. [More Information]
    • 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. (2019). Belleville's linguistic heterogeneity viewed from its landscape. International Journal of Multilingualism, 16(3), 244-269. [More Information]
    • Lipovsky, C. (2019). The linguistic landscapes of Girona and Perpignan: A contrastive study of the display of the Catalan language in top-down signage. Journal of Catalan Studies, 21(2), 150-194.
    • Lipovsky, C. (2017). Right to a fair trial: could hard news reports influence jurors? Journal of World Languages, 4(2), 69-93. [More Information]
    • Lipovsky, C. (2017). Storytelling in legal settings: A case study from a Crown Prosecutor's opening statement. Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 40(1), 71-91. [More Information]
    • Lipovsky, C. (2016). Negotiating solidarity with potential donors: a study of the images in fundraising letters by not-for-profit organizations. Functional Linguistics, 3(1), 1-18. [More Information]
    • Lipovsky, C. (2015). Eliciting solidarity in an emergency appeal: An illustrative analysis. Linguistics and the Human Sciences, 11(1), 133-154. [More Information]
    • Lipovsky, C. (2015). Gender specification and occupational titles: An investigation of French women's CVs. Sociolinguistic Studies, 9(1), 93-113. [More Information]
    • 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. [More Information]
    • Lipovsky, C. (2006). Candidates' negotiation of their expertise in job interviews. Journal of Pragmatics, 38(8), 1147-1174. [More Information]

    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.

    Other

    • Lipovsky, C. (2015), Comment écrire son CV.

    2019

    • Lipovsky, C. (2019). Belleville's linguistic heterogeneity viewed from its landscape. International Journal of Multilingualism, 16(3), 244-269. [More Information]
    • Lipovsky, C. (2019). The linguistic landscapes of Girona and Perpignan: A contrastive study of the display of the Catalan language in top-down signage. Journal of Catalan Studies, 21(2), 150-194.

    2017

    • Lipovsky, C. (2017). Right to a fair trial: could hard news reports influence jurors? Journal of World Languages, 4(2), 69-93. [More Information]
    • Lipovsky, C. (2017). Storytelling in legal settings: A case study from a Crown Prosecutor's opening statement. Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 40(1), 71-91. [More Information]

    2016

    • Lipovsky, C. (2016). Negotiating solidarity with potential donors: a study of the images in fundraising letters by not-for-profit organizations. Functional Linguistics, 3(1), 1-18. [More Information]

    2015

    • Lipovsky, C. (2015), Comment écrire son CV.
    • Lipovsky, C. (2015). Constructing professional identity through Curricula Vitae. In Dwi Noverini Djenar, Ahmar Mahboob, Ken Cruickshank (Eds.), Language and Identity Across Modes of Communication, (pp. 263-290). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. [More Information]
    • Lipovsky, C. (2015). Eliciting solidarity in an emergency appeal: An illustrative analysis. Linguistics and the Human Sciences, 11(1), 133-154. [More Information]
    • Lipovsky, C. (2015). Gender specification and occupational titles: An investigation of French women's CVs. Sociolinguistic Studies, 9(1), 93-113. [More Information]

    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. [More Information]
    • 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. [More Information]
    • 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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