Research Interests Medieval literature and culture; Chaucer studies; British literature from Beowulf through Milton; romance as a genre; nineteenth-century Romantic and Victorian medievalism; aesthetic theory; the history of ideas; popular culture in print, film, and television; interdisciplinary studies
Research Interests ESL Reading Research; Second Language Acquisition; Bilingual Education; Business English / Journalistic English / ESP; Public Speaking and Communication
Research Interests News Translation/Transediting; Western Translation Theories; Linguistics and Translation; Ideology and Translation; Reception Aesthetics and Translation; Community/Crowdsourcing Translation
Research Interests Victorian literature and religion, Victorian periodicals, (auto)biography, literary fantasies, and children's literature. Nineteenth-century authors of interest include Lewis Carroll, Margaret Oliphant, and Andrew Lang. Twentieth-century authors of interest include C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien.
Research Interests applied linguistics, English teaching & language acquisition, corpora & discourse analysis, language & gesture, computer assisted language learning, teacher education
Research Interests computer-assisted language learning, applied linguistics and TESOL, English-medium instruction research, multimodality, intercultural communication, learner identity, teacher education
Research Interests CALL (computer-assisted language learning); CMC (computer-mediated communication) in ESL/EFL; Constructivist & Vygotskian Approaches in Foreign Language Education; Qualitative Research Approaches; Global English in TESOL; EAP (English for Academic Purposes: Technical English Communication)
Research Interests Cross-Cultural Communication; Multicultural/Multilingual Education; Critical Pedagogy in English Language Education; American Popular Culture
Research Interests Modernist fiction, James Joyce, cultural studies (with a particular focus on Late-Victorian/Edwardian sartorial fashion and proto-cinematic/theatrical spectacles), writing architecture
According to George Orwell, “A scrupulous writer, in every sentence that he writes, will ask himself at least four questions, thus: (1) What am I trying to say? (2) What words will express it? (3) What image or idiom will make it clearer? (4) Is this image fresh enough to have an effect?
And he will probably ask himself two more: (1) Could I put it more shortly? (2) Have I said anything that is avoidably ugly?” - “Politics and the English Language”