Dr Alex Baratta

Lecturer in Lang, Linguistics & Comm

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Research interests

My research interests are largely focused on sociolinguistics (the relationship between accent and identity), pragmatics (intercultural communication) and academic writing from a variety of perspectives, such as the ways that students reveal personal identity in their essays and the linguistic features used to perform this function.I am also a Fellow of the UK's Higher Education Academy, a member of the European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing (EATAW) and the Golden Key International Honour Society, in addition to serving on the editorial board for the Journal of Language Teaching and Research, as well as reviewing for Applied Linguistics.


2006-2012: £5165 in funding for various pedagogical projects focused on academic writing.

2014: £1261 from the Research and Impact Stimulation Fund, focusing on accent and identity in teacher trainees.

£5000 from the Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE), for a project investigating religious and academic identity in university students.

2015: £10,190 from the Social Responsibility fund, to continue the study on religion and identity in Higher Education.

2016: £500 from the ESRC to hold an event as part of the Festival of Social Science.


ELE Writing Centre

In 2009 I started the first ELE Writing Centre - 'Write Away' - and ran it from 2009-2017. I also offered academic writing instruction as part of the course unit Developing Academic Writing and Digital Study Skills.

Will the real me please stand up? The relationship between accent and identity

For more information, please go to www.accentpride.co.uk.

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Research and projects

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