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Dr Talia Isaacs

Dr Talia Isaacs

Dr Talia Isaacs
BA, MA, PhD (McGill University), PgCert (Bristol)

Senior Lecturer in Education

Helen Wodehouse Building,
35 Berkeley Square, Clifton BS8 1JA
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 331 4312

Research summary

  • Second language speaking and listening
  • Pronunciation assessment and instruction
  • Rating scales and rater processes
  • Mixed methods research
  • Form-focused instruction
  • Language for Specific and Academic Purposes
  • Automated scoring of speech
  • Health communication

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Talia Isaacs joined the University of Bristol as a Lecturer in Education after completing her PhD at McGill University, Canada in 2011, and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2014. Her research centres on second language (L2) assessment (particularly of pronunciation and fluency), with a focus on the development and validation rating scales, the alignment between rater perceptions and L2 speech productions, and oral communication breakdowns and strategies in workplace and academic settings. A burgeoning interest is in health (particulatly doctor-patient) communication and the recruitment of underrepresented ethnic minorities to clinical trials. 

Talia is Director of the University of Bristol Second ...

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