Pedagogical Linguistics

The Pedagogical Linguistics satellite aims to create a space in which formal and functional linguistic approaches can be explored to inform language teaching pedagogy, and connect language teaching research, scholarship and practice.  

Our main aims currently are:

  1. To promote a genuinely inclusive culture across the University through accessible language.  This will require:
    • Understanding better what makes academic language accessible to all students, whatever their background, and across all curricula;
    • Sharing that knowledge with academic and support staff across the institution.
  2. To explore the usefulness of meta-linguistic awareness as an ‘enabler’ for language pedagogy.

This satellite is intended to complement scholarship activity (e.g, via CELT), and to provide networking opportunities within and between Schools. We hope to help enrich existing projects and enable the creation of new ones.  We are researchers and scholars from:

  • the School of Education:  Loreto Aliaga-Salas, Mohammad Ahmadian
  • Linguistics & Phonetics (LCS): Valentina Brunetto, Cecile De Cat, Gise Tome Lourido, Diane Nelson, Clare Wright
  • the Language Centre (LCS): Jody Bradford, Alister Drury, Alexandra Holloway, Milena Marinkova, Deirdre McKenna, Rachel Robinson, Natasha Rust, Helen Sadig
  • various other units within the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies: Bettina Hermoso-Gomez, Ruba Khamam

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Events and news from this satellite

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An illuminating series of articles on the why and how of pedagogical linguistics is freely accessible from the Journal of...


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Linguistic/Cultural Diversity in Teaching and Learning: Why it matters This is the first in a series of events discussing the...


Changing language attitudes: linguistics in the languages classroom Michelle Sheehan (Newcastle University) & Sascha Stolhans (University of Leeds) (presenting joint...


Linguistic diversity can be the source of implicit bias: often without realising it, we judge others based on how we...


The Leeds Child Development Unit at the University of Leeds is hosting a researcher-practitioner online workshop on children’s descriptive vocabulary on Thursday March 18th, 1-5pm GMT....