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Dr. Elaine Riordan

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

Books

2019

Social Interaction in Language Teacher Education
Farr, F., Farrell, A and Riordan E.
(2019) Social Interaction in Language Teacher Education
Edinburgh : EUP

2018

TESOL Student Teacher Discourse. A Corpus-Based Analysis of Online and Face-to-Face Interactions
Riordan, Elaine
(2018) TESOL Student Teacher Discourse. A Corpus-Based Analysis of Online and Face-to-Face Interactions
Hoey, Michael; McEnery, Tony(Ed.) London : Routledge

Book Chapters

2017

Prospective and practising teachers look backwards at the theory-practice divide through blogs and E-portfolios
Farr, F. and Riordan, E.
(2017) Prospective and practising teachers look backwards at the theory-practice divide through blogs and E-portfolios
In TESOL Voices: Insider Accounts of Classroom Life—Preservice Teacher Education; MD, USA : TESOL pp. 13-28

2016

Corpus Types and Uses
B. Murphy and E. Riordan
(2016) Corpus Types and Uses
In The Routledge Handbook of Language Learning and Technology; London : Routledge pp. 388-403

2015

Thinking about your materials
Riordan, E.
(2015) Thinking about your materials
In Practice in TESOL by F. Farr; Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press pp. 25-46

2015

Turn initiators in professional encounters: Teacher education discourse in an Irish university setting
Farr, F. and Riordan, E.
(2015) Turn initiators in professional encounters: Teacher education discourse in an Irish university setting
In Pragmatic Markers in Irish English; Amsterdam : John Benjamins pp. 177-203
[ULIR]

2015

Facilitating identity construction through narratives: A corpus-based discourse analysis of student teacher discourse
Riordan, E. and Farr, F
(2015) Facilitating identity construction through narratives: A corpus-based discourse analysis of student teacher discourse
In Advances and Current Trends in Language Teacher Identity Research; London; New York : Routledge

2012

Online reflections: The implementation of blogs in Language Teacher Education'
Riordan, E.
(2012) Online reflections: The implementation of blogs in Language Teacher Education'
In Language, Learning and Teaching: Irish Research Perspectives; Berlin : Peter Lang pp. 196-227
[ULIR]

2011

Assessing the integration and quality of online tools in language teacher education: The case of blogs, chat and discussion forums
Riordan, E.
(2011) Assessing the integration and quality of online tools in language teacher education: The case of blogs, chat and discussion forums
In Quality Issues in ICT Integration: Third Level Disciplines and Learning Contexts; UK : Cambridge Scholars pp. 94-119
[ULIR]

Edited Books

2011

Quality Issues in ICT Integration: Third Level Disciplines and Learning Contexts
(2011) Quality Issues in ICT Integration: Third Level Disciplines and Learning Contexts
Hourigan, T., Murray, L. and Riordan, E.(Ed.) UK : Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Peer Reviewed Journals

2018

Comparing the representation of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in the Irish and UK press: A corpus-based critical discourse analysis
O'Regan, Veronica; Riordan, Elaine
(2018) Comparing the representation of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in the Irish and UK press: A corpus-based critical discourse analysis
In Journal Of Language And Politics;
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1075/jlp.17043.ore

2015

Tracing the reflective practices of student teachers in online modes
Farr, F. and Riordan, E.
(2015) Tracing the reflective practices of student teachers in online modes
In ReCALL journal ; Cambridge : pp. 104-123
DOI: 10.1017/S0958344014000299
[ULIR]

2012

Sharing and collaborating between an online community of novice teachers: CMC in language teacher education
Riordan, E. and Murray, L.
(2012) Sharing and collaborating between an online community of novice teachers: CMC in language teacher education
In Journal of e-Learning and Knowledge Society; pp. 91-103
[ULIR]

2012

Students' engagement in reflective tasks: An investigation of interactive and non-interactive discourse corpora
Farr, F. and Riordan, E.
(2012) Students' engagement in reflective tasks: An investigation of interactive and non-interactive discourse corpora
In Classroom Discourse; pp. 129-146
DOI: 10.1080/19463014.2012.716622
[ULIR]

2010

A corpus-based analysis of online synchronous and asynchronous modes of communication within language teacher education
Riordan, E. and Murray, L.
(2010) A corpus-based analysis of online synchronous and asynchronous modes of communication within language teacher education
In Classroom Discourse; pp. 181-198
DOI: 10.1080/19463014.2010.514728

Conference Publications

2012

PIXEL Conference: ICT and Language Learning
Riordan, E. and James, P.
(2012) PIXEL Conference: ICT and Language Learning
Italy
[ULIR]

Conference Contributions

2018

IVACS (Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies)
Farr, F., Farrell, A. and Riordan, E.
(2018) IVACS (Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies)
University of Malta

2016

Invited Lecture, Castel Education, Tralee
Riordan, E.
(2016) Invited Lecture, Castel Education, Tralee
Castel Education, Tralee

2015

EdTech 2015
Riordan, E. and Farr, F.
(2015) EdTech 2015
University of Limerick

2015

European Conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (EUROSOLT): Bridging Boundaries through the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning
Farr, F. and Riordan, E.
(2015) European Conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (EUROSOLT): Bridging Boundaries through the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning
University College Cork

2015

EuroCALL (European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning)
Benini, S., Le Baron-Earle, F., Riordan, E. and Murray, L.
(2015) EuroCALL (European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning)
University of Padova, Italy

2015

CALS (Centre for Applied Language Studies) Research Day
Farr, F. and Riordan, E.
(2015) CALS (Centre for Applied Language Studies) Research Day
University of Limerick

2015

EuroSoTL (European Conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learnig)
Farr, F. and Riordan, E.
(2015) EuroSoTL (European Conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learnig)
University College Cork

2014

Massive Open Online Courses in the Arts and Humanities: Opportunities, Challenges and Implications Across UK Higher Education
Murray, L., Riordan, E. et al
(2014) Massive Open Online Courses in the Arts and Humanities: Opportunities, Challenges and Implications Across UK Higher Education
University of Central Lancashire, Preston

2014

Conversations in the Consortium
Riordan, E. and Vaughan, E.
(2014) Conversations in the Consortium
University of Limerick

2014

EuroCALL (European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning)
Farr, F. and Riordan, E.
(2014) EuroCALL (European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning)
University of Groningen

2014

IVACS (Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies)
Riordan, E.
(2014) IVACS (Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies)
Newcastle University

2014

New Horizons for Reflective Practice
Farr, F. and Riordan, E.
(2014) New Horizons for Reflective Practice
Aston University, Birmingham

2013

BAAL (British Association for Applied Linguistics)
F. Farr and Riordan, E.
(2013) BAAL (British Association for Applied Linguistics)
University of Edinburgh

2013

Reflective Practice Seminar
F. Farr and Riordan, E.
(2013) Reflective Practice Seminar
University of Limerick

2013

EuroCALL
Farr, F. and Riordan, E.
(2013) EuroCALL
Evora, Portugal

2013

Invited Lecture, Castel Education, Tralee
Riordan, E.
(2013) Invited Lecture, Castel Education, Tralee
Castel Education, Tralee

2013

British Association of Applied Linguistics
Farr, F. and Riordan, E.
(2013) British Association of Applied Linguistics
Edinburgh

2013

CMC for Language Teaching/Learning Series
Riordan, E.
(2013) CMC for Language Teaching/Learning Series
University of Limerick

2013

EuroCALL (European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning)
Farr, F. and Riordan, E.
(2013) EuroCALL (European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning)
Évora, Portugal

2012

IVACS (Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies)
Farr, F. and Riordan, E.
(2012) IVACS (Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies)
Leeds Metropolitan University

2012

Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies
Farr, F. and Riordan, E.
(2012) Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies
Leeds

2012

MA TESOL Seminar, UL
Riordan, E.
(2012) MA TESOL Seminar, UL
University of Limerick

2012

MA TESOL Seminar, UL
Riordan, E.
(2012) MA TESOL Seminar, UL
University of Limerick

2012

IATEFL (International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language): Social, Mobile and Web 2.0
Murray, L. and Riordan, E.
(2012) IATEFL (International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language): Social, Mobile and Web 2.0
Dublin

2012

EuroCALL (European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning) CMC and Teacher Education Special Interest Group Conference
Riordan, E. and Murray, L.
(2012) EuroCALL (European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning) CMC and Teacher Education Special Interest Group Conference
University of Bologna

2012

PIXEL ICT for Language Learning
Riordan, E.
(2012) PIXEL ICT for Language Learning
Florence

2012

Research Exchange Series
Riordan, E.
(2012) Research Exchange Series
University of Hull

2012

IVACS (Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies)
Vaughan, E. and Riordan, E.
(2012) IVACS (Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies)
Leeds Metropolitan University

2011

UL Technology and Teaching Community of Practice Day
Riordan, E.
(2011) UL Technology and Teaching Community of Practice Day
University of Limerick

2010

Translation, Technology and Autonomy in Language Teaching and Learning
Farr, F. and Riordan, E.
(2010) Translation, Technology and Autonomy in Language Teaching and Learning
NUI Galway

2010

IVACS (Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies)
Riordan, E.
(2010) IVACS (Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies)
University of Edinburgh

2010

First International Language Conference: Translation, Technology and Autonomy in Language Teaching and Learning
Farr, F. and Riordan, E.
(2010) First International Language Conference: Translation, Technology and Autonomy in Language Teaching and Learning
NUI Galway

2010

CALS (Centre for Applied Language Studies) Research Day
Chambers, A., Farr, F. and Riordan, E.
(2010) CALS (Centre for Applied Language Studies) Research Day
University of Limerick

2010

ISSP (Irish Social Sciences Platform)
Farr, F. and Riordan, E.
(2010) ISSP (Irish Social Sciences Platform)
University of Limerick

2010

Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies
Farr, F. and Riordan, E.
(2010) Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies
Edinburgh

2010

Mary Immaculate College Seminar Series
Riordan, E.
(2010) Mary Immaculate College Seminar Series
Mary Immaculate College, Limerick

2010

British Association of Applied Linguistics
Farr, F. and Riordan, E.
(2010) British Association of Applied Linguistics
Aberdeen

2010

IRAAL (Irish Association for Applied Linguistics) Postgraduate Conference
Riordan, E.
(2010) IRAAL (Irish Association for Applied Linguistics) Postgraduate Conference
University of Limerick

2010

Irish Social Sciences Platform
Farr, F. and Riordan, E.
(2010) Irish Social Sciences Platform
Limerick

2010

BAAL (British Association for Applied Linguistics)
Farr, F. and Riordan, E.
(2010) BAAL (British Association for Applied Linguistics)
University of Aberdeen

2009

CAL (Computer-Assisted Learning)
Farr, F., Murray, L. and Riordan, E.
(2009) CAL (Computer-Assisted Learning)
Brighton

2009

BAAL (British Association of Applied Linguistics)/CUP (Cambridge University Press) Applied Linguistics Seminar
Farr, F., Murray, L. and Riordan, E.
(2009) BAAL (British Association of Applied Linguistics)/CUP (Cambridge University Press) Applied Linguistics Seminar
Edinburgh

2009

EuroCALL
Riordan, E. and Farr, F.
(2009) EuroCALL
Gandia, Spain

2009

UL Faculty Teaching Day
Riordan, E. and Hourigan, T.
(2009) UL Faculty Teaching Day
University of Limerick

2009

EuroCALL (European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning)
Riordan, E. and Farr, F.
(2009) EuroCALL (European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning)
University of Valencia

2009

BAAL/CUP (British Association for Applied Linguistics/Cambridge University Press) Seminar
Farr, F., Murray, L. and Riordan, E.
(2009) BAAL/CUP (British Association for Applied Linguistics/Cambridge University Press) Seminar
University of Edinburgh

2009

CAL (Computers and Learning)
Farr, F., Murray, L. and Riordan, E.
(2009) CAL (Computers and Learning)
Brighton

2008

CALL (Computer-Assisted Language Learning)
Riordan, E. and Murray, L.
(2008) CALL (Computer-Assisted Language Learning)
University of Antwerp

2008

IVACS (Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies)
Farr, F. and Riordan, E.
(2008) IVACS (Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies)
University of Limerick

2008

IRAAL (Irish Association for Applied Linguistics) Postgraduate Symposium
Riordan, E.
(2008) IRAAL (Irish Association for Applied Linguistics) Postgraduate Symposium
University College Dublin

2008

Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies
Farr, F. and Riordan, E.
(2008) Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies
Limerick

2008

UL Humanities Seminar
Riordan, E.
(2008) UL Humanities Seminar
University of Limerick

2008

The Integration of New Technologies in the Language Classroom
Riordan, E.
(2008) The Integration of New Technologies in the Language Classroom
University of Limerick

2007

EuroCALL (European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning)
Jeanneau, C. and Riordan, E.
(2007) EuroCALL (European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning)
University of Coleraine

Book Reviews

2014

Blended Learning in English Language Teaching: Course Design and Implementation
Tomlinson, B., Whittaker, C.
(2014) Blended Learning in English Language Teaching: Course Design and Implementation
In ReCALL; pp. 124-128
DOI: 10.1017/S0958344014000366