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I am originally from Canada and I completed my undergraduate training in Linguistics at York University in Toronto. I joined the Centre for Language and Communication Research (CLCR) in 2004. Prior to moving to Cardiff, I lived in France and worked at the Université Paris-Dauphine, in Paris and the British Institute in Paris. Teaching and Administrative responsibilities I teach modules in grammar and word use and meaning. Functions of Grammar is taught to second students with a focus is on systemic functional grammar. Words and Meaning is a second year module which concentrates on developing students' understanding of words; we explore lexical semantics and relations. Language and the Mind is an introductory module to psycholinguistics. I am the deputy to the director of studies responsible for years 2 and 3 and also e-learning champion.

Latest posts

International Conference on Bilingualism in Education

Posted on 13 February 2016 by Lise

First International Conference on Bilingualism in Education 10-12 June, 2016 The School of Education at Bangor University, North Wales, in conjunction with the Centre for Research in Bilingualism, is hosting […]

Linguistics and Knowledge about Language in Education

Posted on 12 February 2016 by Lise

BAAL Special Interest Group  Spring Meeting April 20th 2016 Applied linguists have plenty of practical knowledge about language and its role in the construction of knowledge that can be applied […]

The launch of LLAWEN

Posted on 11 February 2016 by Lise

In September 2015, we launched LLAWEN, the Literacy and Language Awareness in Education Network for Wales. This network is based on a partnership between academics at Cardiff University, UWE in Bristol, […]

Embedded Literacy: working together

Posted on 11 February 2016 by Lise

Embedded Literacy: Working Together on Grammar and Writing Across Subject Areas and Key Stages On Monday 22 June 2015, an all day workshop was held on the importance of engaged […]

Digital writing practices in UK schools / Arferion ysgrifennu digidol mewn ysgolion

Posted on 17 April 2015 by Lise

Please help us to know more about digital writing practices in UK schools. You can do this by completing our very short survey. To do this, click on this link […]

Grammar and writing workshop for teachers

Posted on 16 December 2014 by Lise

On Saturday, 18th October 2014, we ran a workshop on grammar and writing for teachers.  The aim of this workshop was to empower teachers in the areas of writing and […]

Voice Tree

Posted on 16 December 2014 by Lise

As part of the literacy and digital writing project, we have set up a blogging project at Pencoed Comprehensive.  This is a student-led project and in their own words, Voice […]