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Dr Elaine Riordan

BA MA PHD

Biography


Elaine Riordan is a lecturer in TESOL in the School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics at the University of Limerick, Ireland. Here she is involved in English language teacher education and linguistics at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She is a member of the Centre for Applied Language Studies (CALS), and the Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies (IVACS) Research Group. She has been involved in many EU funded projects, the Backbone Project, which developed multi-modal corpora and accompanying materials for language learning across a range of European languages and varieties. More recently she worked on the JOYN 2.0 and Euroversity projects (EU Lifelong Learning in conjunction with the University of Hull, UK), both of which examine social networking and language learning.

                      

Research Interests

Elaine's research interests include English language teaching and teacher education, the discourse of communities of practice, corpus linguistics, discourse analysis, new technologies and language teaching/learning and computer-mediated communication.                       

Teaching Interests

Language Teacher Education, Systems of the English Language, ICT and Language Learning, Corpus Linguistics, TESOL        

Professional Activities

Award

  • 2014 - UL Excellence in Teaching Award (small group teaching)
  • 2007 - IRCHSS Government of Ireland Scholar

Education

  • 2013 University of Limerick - PhD
  • 2005 University of Limerick - MA
  • 2002 University of Limerick - BA

Employment

  • 2011 University of Hull - Lecturer in TESOL/Second Language Acquisition (July 2011 - August 2013)
  • University of Limerick - Lecturer in TESOL (Sep. 2013 - Present)
  • University of Limerick - PT TESOL Tutor (Sep 2005 - June 2011)
  • Mary Immaculate College, Limerick - PT TESOL Tutor (Jan. 2010 - June 2011)

Association

  • Member, Centre of Applied Language Studies (CALS)
  • Member, Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies (IVACS)
  • Member, British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL)
  • Member, European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning (EuroCALL) Teacher Education SIG

Publications

Book

Book Chapter

2016

Corpus Types and Uses
B. Murphy and E. Riordan
The Routledge Handbook of Language Learning and Technology

2015

Thinking about your materials
Riordan, E.
Practice in TESOL by F. Farr

2015

Facilitating identity construction through narratives: A corpus-based discourse analysis of student teacher discourse
Riordan, E. and Farr, F
Advances and Current Trends in Language Teacher Identity Research

2012

Online reflections: The implementation of blogs in Language Teacher Education’
Riordan, E.
Language, Learning and Teaching: Irish Research Perspectives

2011

Assessing the integration and quality of online tools in language teacher education: The case of blogs, chat and discussion forums
Riordan, E.
Quality Issues in ICT Integration: Third Level Disciplines and Learning Contexts

Conference Contribution

2014

Conversations in the Consortium
Riordan, E. and Vaughan, E.

2013

Reflective Practice Seminar
F. Farr and Riordan, E.

2012
2012

IVACS (Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies)
Vaughan, E. and Riordan, E.

2012

MA TESOL Seminar, UL
Riordan, E.

2012

MA TESOL Seminar, UL
Riordan, E.

2009

UL Faculty Teaching Day
Riordan, E. and Hourigan, T.

2008

UL Humanities Seminar
Riordan, E.

Conference Publication

2012

Edited Book

Other Publication

Peer Reviewed Journal