Michael Cribb


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    Political Discourse Analysis
    Second Language Acquisition

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    I started out working life as a Chemical Engineer for British Steel, jumping in and out of blast furnaces on Teesside and in South Wales. In 1990, I took the plunge and jumped into English Language Teaching in South Korea where I spent the next ten years of my life, with five years subsequently in Japan. On return to the United Kingdom in 2004, I lectured at Oxford Brookes before moving to my current post at Coventry University as Senior Lecturer in English Language. I currently lecture in Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching and conduct research in Discourse Analysis and Second Language Acquisition. My current work cannot beat jumping in and out of furnaces, but then someone has to do the dirty work!




    My current research is in language and the mind. I have developed a theory of consciousness termed Nonrepresentational Linguistic Idealism (NLI). This states that language is the DNA of the mind and all thought is linguistic in nature. I also conduct research into political discourse analysis, in particular the language of the UK House of Commons. I presented a paper on this at the ADDA conference in Spain and maintain a blog "Neutral Footing". I have also conducted research into Oral Presentation Skills in particular intonation and discourse marking. The output of this work can be viewed at "erHelloEveryone". Previous research has included semantic and pragmatic miscues in non-native discourse.

    Research Interests

    Language & the Mind; Consciousness; Discourse Analysis; Political Discourse Analysis; Semantics and Pragmatics; English for Academic Purposes and TESOL; Phonology; Psycholinguistics

    Education/Academic qualification

    Applied Linguistics, Doctorate, Coherence in the extended spoken discourse of non-native speakers of English , University of Reading

    Sept 2001Dec 2007

    Award Date: 1 Dec 2007

    Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching, MA, University of Leeds

    Award Date: 1 Oct 1998

    Chemical Engineering, Degree, Aston University

    Award Date: 1 Jul 1984

    External positions

    Editorial Board Member, International Journal of English Linguistics

    2014 → …

    Senior Associate Editor, Asian EFL Journal

    … → 2012


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