English and Languages in the Professions and in Higher Education
The English and Languages in the Professions and in Higher Education (ELPHE) Applied Research Group was established in October 2008. It is dedicated to investigating the use of English and other languages in academic study and professional communication.
We aim to provide a fuller linguistic description of spoken and written genres used in academic and professional communication. Examples of such genres are seminars, lectures, conference papers, research articles, essays and reports produced in specified disciplinary and professional contexts, and with specified audiences in mind. We also aim to create reference and learning resources to support users of the language at all levels, and in specific disciplines and professions.
Click here for information about ESFLCW 2013, the 24th annual European Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference and Workshop, which will be held at Coventry University, July 1st-3rd 2013. View the poster here - print out and display!
IATEFL ReSIG Workshops
We have collaborated with ReSIG, the Research Special Interest Group of IATEFL (the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language) to create video recordings of the Group’s workshops, featuring a variety of well-known EFL researchers talking about their research methods. The first of these recordings are now available on our IATEFL Research SIG Workshops 2012 site.
Recent research output by ELPHE members is listed on the Publications and Presentations pages. Some of our research prior to this is listed in the Directory of UK ELT Research 2005-08.