Personnel Information


Stuart Cunningham

Language Center
Research Fields, Keywords
Written discourse, Textual cohesion, Corpus studies
Teaching and Research Fields
My two main areas of research are qualitative in nature. Firstly, I am interested in how language is used within focus groups. At present I am collecting data to examine the language used in the transformation of individual opinions into ‘facts’ accepted and referred to by the group. My other area of interest is in examining the group dynamics of small groups within the SLA classroom. This is primarily drawn from research into group dynamics in psychology. Both areas of research are informing my classroom practice.

Graduating School 【 display / non-display

  • Graduating School:University of Kent at Canterbury
    Faculty:Faculty of Humanities
    Course / Major:English Literature

    Kind of school:University
    Date of graduation:1993.07
    Completion status:Graduated
    Country location code:United Kingdom

Graduate School 【 display / non-display

  • Graduate school:University of Birmingham, England.
    Department:Graduate School, Division of Humanities
    Course:Masters of Arts (Applied Linguistics)

    Course completed:Master's Course
    Date of completion:2007.07
    Completion status:Completed
    Country:United Kingdom

Degree 【 display / non-display

  • Degree name:Masters of Arts (Teaching English as a Foreign/Second Language)
    Classified degree field:TEFL/TESOL
    Conferring institution:University of Birmingham
    Acquisition way:Coursework
    Date of acquisition:2007.07

  • Degree name:Bachelor of Arts
    Classified degree field:Humanities & Social Sciences / European literature
    Conferring institution:University of Kent
    Acquisition way:Coursework
    Date of acquisition:1993.07

Research Areas 【 display / non-display

  • Research field:Humanities & Social Sciences / Linguistics

  • Research field:Humanities & Social Sciences / Foreign language education

  • Research field:Humanities & Social Sciences / English linguistics

Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Language: English
    Title: Categories Involved in the justification of Knowledge claims
    Journal name: Annual Research report of the Language Center
    Date of publication: 2018.03
    Author(s): Stuart Cunningham

    Type of publication: Research paper (bulletin of university, research institution)
    Co-author classification: Single Author

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