Lecturer in Language, Linguistics & Communications at University of Manchester
11 Nov 2019
Alex Baratta researches language and identity in educational contexts, to include linguistic prejudice and linguistic rights. He has published on British teachers’ accents and the role they play in constructing a professional identity, against the reality of accent-based preference in teacher training (Accent and teacher identity in Britain, 2008) and most recently, his book was published on World Englishes, including those varieties of English that exist beyond the inner-circle and the role that they can play within the EFL classroom. He was also commissioned by the Ministry of Defence to write a paper on the future of language in Europe over the next 50 year – Putting an accent on the future (2017). He has also presented his research at international conferences, including the ICL conference in South Africa (2018), and in Sweden, Singapore and Australia.