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Dr Talia Isaacs

Dr Talia Isaacs

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

Lecturer in Education - TESOL / Applied Linguistics

Office Room 3.16
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 Purposes
  • Cross-cultural communication

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Biography

Talia Isaacs joined staff at the University of Bristol in 2011 after completing her PhD in Second Language Education at McGill University in Canada. Her research centres on second language (L2) aural/oral 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 within this area is in the conversational discourse between doctors and patients and links to stakeholder perceptions and health outcomes. 

Talia is co-coordinator for the Centre for Assessment ...

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Selected publications

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