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.

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

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. Journal Of Language And Politics

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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. Cambridge ReCALL journal :104-123

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2012

Sharing and collaborating between an online community of novice teachers: CMC in language teacher education

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

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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. Journal of e-Learning and Knowledge Society :91-103

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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. Classroom Discourse :129-146

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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. Classroom Discourse :181-198

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Books

2019

Social Interaction in Language Teacher Education

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

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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. London : Routledge

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Book Chapters

2021

Intelligent CALL Systems for Writing Development: Investigating the Use of Write & Improve for Developing Written Language and Writing Skills

Curry, N. and Riordan E. (2021) Intelligent CALL Systems for Writing Development: Investigating the Use of Write & Improve for Developing Written Language and Writing Skills. Hershey PA : IGI Global CALL Theory Applications for Online TESOL Education :252-273

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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. MD, USA : TESOL TESOL Voices: Insider Accounts of Classroom Life—Preservice Teacher Education :13-28

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2016

Corpus Types and Uses

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

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2015

Thinking about your materials

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

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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. Amsterdam : John Benjamins Pragmatic Markers in Irish English :177-203

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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. London; New York : Routledge Advances and Current Trends in Language Teacher Identity Research

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2012

Online reflections: The implementation of blogs in Language Teacher Education'

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

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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. UK : Cambridge Scholars Quality Issues in ICT Integration: Third Level Disciplines and Learning Contexts :94-119

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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. UK : Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Other Journals

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Conference Publications

2012

PIXEL Conference: ICT and Language Learning

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

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Conference Contributions

2021

CALS Research Day

Farr, F. and Riordan, E. (2021) CALS Research Day.

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2021

CL2021

Curry, N. and Riordan E. (2021) CL2021.

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2018

IVACS

Farr, F., Farrell, A. and Riordan, E. (2018) IVACS.

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2018

IVACS (Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies)

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

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2016

Invited Lecture, Castel Education, Tralee

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

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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).

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2015

EdTech 2015

Riordan, E. and Farr, F. (2015) EdTech 2015.

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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.

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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) .

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2015

CALS (Centre for Applied Language Studies) Research Day

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

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2014

EuroCALL (European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning)

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

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2014

IVACS (Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies)

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

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2014

New Horizons for Reflective Practice

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

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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.

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2014

Conversations in the Consortium

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

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2013

BAAL (British Association for Applied Linguistics)

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

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2013

Reflective Practice Seminar

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

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2013

EuroCALL

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

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2013

British Association of Applied Linguistics

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

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2013

Invited Lecture, Castel Education, Tralee

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

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2013

CMC for Language Teaching/Learning Series

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

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2013

EuroCALL (European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning)

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

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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 .

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2012

PIXEL ICT for Language Learning

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

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2012

Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies

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

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2012

IVACS (Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies)

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

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2012

IVACS (Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies)

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

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2012

MA TESOL Seminar, UL

Riordan, E. (2012) MA TESOL Seminar, UL.

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2012

MA TESOL Seminar, UL

Riordan, E. (2012) MA TESOL Seminar, UL.

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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 .

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2012

Research Exchange Series

Riordan, E. (2012) Research Exchange Series.

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2011

UL Technology and Teaching Community of Practice Day

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

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2010

Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies

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

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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.

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2010

British Association of Applied Linguistics

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

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2010

ISSP (Irish Social Sciences Platform)

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

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2010

Irish Social Sciences Platform

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

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2010

Mary Immaculate College Seminar Series

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

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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.

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2010

IRAAL (Irish Association for Applied Linguistics) Postgraduate Conference

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

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2010

BAAL (British Association for Applied Linguistics)

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

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2010

IVACS (Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies)

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

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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.

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2009

CAL (Computer-Assisted Learning)

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

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2009

UL Faculty Teaching Day

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

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2009

CAL (Computers and Learning)

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

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2009

EuroCALL (European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning)

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

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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.

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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.

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2009

EuroCALL

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

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2008

CALL (Computer-Assisted Language Learning)

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

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2008

IVACS (Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies)

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

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2008

IRAAL (Irish Association for Applied Linguistics) Postgraduate Symposium

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

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2008

UL Humanities Seminar

Riordan, E. (2008) UL Humanities Seminar.

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2008

The Integration of New Technologies in the Language Classroom

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

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2008

Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies

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

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2007

EuroCALL (European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning)

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

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Published Reports

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Editorials

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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. ReCALL :124-128

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Other Publications

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. ReCALL :124-128

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