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Dr Helen Woodfield

Dr Helen Woodfield

Dr Helen Woodfield
BA(CNAA), MEd(Bristol)

Senior Lecturer in TEFL/Applied Linguistics

Office 1.19
Helen Wodehouse Building,
35 Berkeley Square, Clifton BS8 1JA
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 331 4483

Research summary

Interlanguage Pragmatic; Variational Pragmatics; Verbal Report in Pragmatics Research; Politeness and Language.

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Helen's research interests focus on second language acquisition, interlanguage pragmatics (Phd.Bristol 2004), cross-cultural pragmatics and linguistic politeness.  Her PhD research investigated ESL learners' and native speakers' written and oral responses to discourse completion tasks combining paired verbal report with written production questionnaires.  Conference presentations and publications focus on interlanguage pragmatics, variational pragmatics and methodology in interlanguage pragmatics research.  Recent funded research projects (Teachers into Researchers) have examined the development of teachers as researchers in contexts of HE.

Helen is currently Co-Director of Masters Programmes (with Elisabeth Lazarus) and contributes to postgraduate and doctoral programmes in TESOL and ...

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