Lecturer position in Sociolinguistics! Application deadline 14 Nov

UCL Centre for Applied Linguistics

Lecturer in Sociolinguistics for Language Education, Ref:1759947 

Grade:  8, Full Time

Salary (inclusive of London allowance): £43,884 – £51,769 per annum

Applications are invited for a Lectureship in Sociolinguistics for Language Education. The successful candidate is required to make a major contribution to the range of Master’s programmes in Applied Linguistics and TESOL, and to research and administration in the Centre for Applied Linguistics, including programme management, supervising PhDs, and carrying out first-class research activities.

The postholder should have a PhD in Sociolinguistics, Linguistic Ethnography and Discourse Studies with specific reference to language education, and a successful track record of research through publications of international significance. Expertise and experience in teaching and researching one or more specialist areas of Sociolinguistics, Linguistic Ethnography and Discourse Studies with specific reference to language education, migration and multilingualism is essential, together with knowledge of the international context for ELT and second language learning, and an understanding of different methodologies used in these fields.

This post is available from 1st January 2019.

Closing Date: 14 Nov 2018 by 23:59

For further details about this post, please click here.

Informal enquiries can be addressed to Professor Li Wei: li.wei@ucl.ac.uk.


Dr Froso Argyri & Prof Li Wei’s UCL BiLingo highlighted by UCL Grand Challenges

Dr Froso Argyri and Prof. Li Wei’s work with the London community on childhood bilingualism/multilingualism, co-founders of UCL BiLingo (https://www.ucl.ac.uk/bi-multilingualism/), an information and education service for childhood bilingualism/multilingualism is highlighted by the UCL Grand Challenges’ latest blog:


Watch Dr Froso Argyri and Dr Merle Mahon talk about UCL BiLingo’s work:

New book on Metaphor, Cancer and the End of Life


Drawings taken from Lancaster University’s ‘Metaphor Menu’, a collection of examples of different ways in which people described their experiences with cancer

This week sees the publication of ‘Metaphor, Cancer and the End of Life: a corpus-based study’ by Elena Semino, Zsófia Demjén, Andrew Hardie, Sheila Payne and Paul Rayson. The book is the culmination of an ESRC-funded project on metaphors used to talk about cancer and the end of life in the UK by Lancaster University and University College London researchers. Continue reading

Funding success!

We’ve just received news that a project led by Prof. Li Wei has been funded by the Leverhulme Trust!

The project, called ‘Early childhood bilingualism: Effects on brain structure and function’, will run for 36 months and open up new collaborations with colleagues in the Institute of Child Health.

We will keep the updates coming.