• 161 Citations
  • 5 h-Index
20052020

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Personal profile

Research Interests

Genre analysis; Corpus linguistics; Educational linguistics; English for academic purposes; Systemic functional linguistics

Biography

Sheena joined Coventry University as Head of English and Languages in 2011 from the University of Birmingham, where she was Reader in Educational Linguistics and member of the MOSAIC Centre for Research on Multilingualism. Prior to that she was in CELTE, now the Centre for Applied Linguistics, at Warwick University.

Sheena has a background in Functional Linguistics, English Language Teaching (Germany, Sudan, Ukraine), EFL, ESL and EAL Teacher Education and Applied Linguistics (Canada and UK), with experience in Malaysia, Botswana, Pakistan, and China. She enjoys teaching grammar, academic English and genre analysis, and has been involved in the development of national and international pre-university, undergraduate, postgraduate and workplace programmes.

Her more than 70 publications include teaching materials, and internationally refereed journal articles in journals such as Applied Linguistics, TESOL Quarterly, Language and Education, Language Awareness, Language Teaching Research, English Language Teaching Journal, TESL Canada Journal, Journal of English for Academic Purposes and the International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism.

Vision Statement

As an applied linguist, I particularly value the synergies between teaching and research. By researching the English we use in education, we uncover the complexities of how language functions in changing and diverse social and educational contexts, and how we communicate on many different levels. This complexity is enriched when English is used in international settings by speakers of other languages.

Keywords

  • PE English
  • Applied linguistics
  • genres in higher education
  • systemic functional linguistics
  • Corpus Linguistics

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Research Output

  • Written Corpora

    Gardner, S. & Moreton, E., 1 May 2020, The Routledge Handbook of English Language and Digital Humanities. Adolphs, S. & Knight, D. (eds.). 1st ed. Taylor & Francis

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    A Tribute to Margaret Berry: The WHY of text analysis

    Hillier, H., Gardner, S. & Fawcett, R., 27 May 2019, In : Functions of Language. 26, 1, p. 22-27 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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    Complex, but in what way? A step towards greater understanding of academic writing proficiency

    Nesi, H. & Gardner, S., 18 Jun 2019, Online Proceedings of the 51st Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics:Taking Risks in Applied Linguistics, York St John University 6-8 September, 2018. . Danjo, C., Meddegama, I., O'Brien, D., Prudhoe, J., Walz, L. & Wicaksono, R. (eds.). York St John University , York: British Association for Applied Linguistics, p. 83-85 3 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

    Open Access
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    Discipline, level, genre: Integrating situational perspectives in a new MD analysis of university student writing

    Gardner, S., Nesi, H. & Biber, D., Aug 2019, In : Applied Linguistics. 40 , 4, p. 646–674 29 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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  • 11 Citations (Scopus)
    134 Downloads (Pure)

    Activities

    European Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference

    Sheena Gardner (Speaker), Helen Drury (Speaker), James Donohue (Speaker), Tim Moore (Speaker)
    23 Jul 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    Journal of English for Academic Purposes (Journal)

    Sheena Gardner (Guest Editor), James Donohue (Co-editor)
    1 Sep 20191 Mar 2020

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

    Academic Writing for Publication

    Sheena Gardner (Speaker)
    13 Oct 201919 Oct 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    BAWE 10 Years On

    Hilary Nesi (Organising Committee), Sheena Gardner (Organising Committee), Benet Vincent (Organising Committee), Sian Alsop (Organising Committee)
    7 Jun 20198 Jun 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    Writing for Quality Publication

    Sheena Gardner (Speaker), Hilary Nesi (Speaker)
    Mar 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course