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Dr Elaine Vaughan

BA, PhD,

Biography


Elaine Vaughan lectures in Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and TESOL at the University of Limerick.
Her published work focuses on Irish English; corpus pragmatics; workplace discourse and communities of practice; the pragmatics of humour and laughter; and the use of corpora and corpus-based methodologies for intra-varietal, pragmatic and sociolinguistic research. She is a member of the Centre for Applied Language Studies (CALS) and the Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies (IVACS) network.

She is co-editor, with Carolina Amador-Moreno and Kevin McCafferty, of Pragmatic Markers in Irish English
(2015, John Benjamins); and with Raymond Hickey of the special issue of the journal World Englishes on Irish English (2017).

Research Interests

                       

  • Corpus pragmatics; corpus-based discourse analyses;
  • Pragmatics and language in context;
  • Irish English;
  • Workplace discourse and the discourses of language teaching and learning;
  • Investigating communities of practice;
  • (im)Politeness and the pragmatics of humour and laughter.                      
  • Teaching Interests


    General teaching responsibilities

    Linguistics and TESOL; Irish English and corpus-based discourse analysis; media discourse; Teaching Practice Supervision; teaching and learning in higher education


    Professional Activities

    Association

    • Member , International Association for World Englishes
    • Member , Centre for Applied Language Studies
    • Member , Intervarietal Applied Corpus Studies

    Publications

    Book Chapter

    2018

    Voicing the “knacker”: Analysing the Comedy of the Rubberbandits.
    Vaughan, Elaine & Mairead Moriarty
    Voice and Discourse in the Irish Context DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-66029-5

    2017

    Research in Corpora in Language Teaching and Learning
    Vaughan, Elaine & Michael J. McCarthy
    Handbook of Research in Second Language Teaching and Learning Volume III DOI: 10.4324/9781315716893.ch13

    2016

    Sociolinguistic Information and Irish English Corpora
    Vaughan, Elaine & Brian Clancy
    Sociolinguistics in Ireland

    2015

    Corpus Analysis
    Vaughan, Elaine & Anne O'Keeffe
    The International Encyclopedia of Language and Social Interaction DOI: 10.1002/9781118611463.wbielsi168

    2013

    Developing a Regional Approach to Outstanding Teaching and Learning: A case study
    Elaine Vaughan and Mary Fitzpatrick
    Emerging Issues in Higher Education III

    2012

    Discourse Analysis
    Elaine Vaughan
    Research Methods and Methodologies in Education

    2012

    It’s lunacy now: A corpus-based pragmatic analysis of the use of now in contemporary Irish English.
    Brian Clancy and Elaine Vaughan
    New Perspectives on Irish English.

    2010

    How can teachers use a corpus for their own research?
    Elaine Vaughan
    The Routledge Handbook of Corpus Linguistics

    Conference Contribution

    2020

    New Perspectives on Irish English (NPIE) 6
    Clancy, Brian & Elaine Vaughan

    2019

    CALS Annual Research Day
    Amador-Moreno, Carolina; Brian Clancy and Elaine Vaughan

    2019

    Always Different, Always the Same: A Symposium on The Fall
    Vaughan, Elaine; Brian Clancy & Eoin Devereux

    2019

    Corpus Pragmatics
    Amador-Moreno, Carolina; Brian Clancy and Elaine Vaughan

    2019

    24th International Association for World Englishes
    McCarthy, Michael; Brian Clancy & Elaine Vaughan

    2018

    American Association for Applied Linguistics
    Moriarty, Máiréad & Elaine Vaughan

    2018
    2017

    Sociological Association of Ireland
    Quinn, Fergal & Elaine Vaughan

    2017

    Language in the Media
    Moriarty, Máiréad & Elaine Vaughan

    2016

    Journalism in Times of Crisis
    Vaughan, Elaine & Fergal Quinn.

    2016

    Sociolinguistics Symposium 21
    Vaughan, E. & M. Moriarty.

    2015

    6th International Language in the Media Conference
    Moriarty, Máiréad and Elaine Vaughan

    2015

    14th International Pragmatics Association Conference
    Vaughan, Elaine and Máiréad Moriarty

    2015

    14th International Pragmatics Association Conference
    Vaughan, Elaine and Máiréad Moriarty

    2015

    New Perspectives on Irish English 3
    Vaughan, Elaine & Máiréad Moriarty

    2015

    Irish Association for Applied Linguistics
    Vaughan, Elaine and Máiréad Moriarty

    2015

    New Perspectives on Irish English 3
    Vaughan, Elaine University of Limerick; Brian Clancy, Mary Immaculate College; Karen Corrigan, Newcastle University, UK

    2015

    IVACS Annual International Symposium 2015
    Vaughan, Elaine and Brian Clancy

    2014

    Sociolinguistics Symposium 20
    Vaughan, Elaine and Máiréad Moriarty

    2014

    American Association of Corpus Linguistics
    Vaughan, Elaine; Clancy, Brian

    2014

    7th Biennial IVACS conference
    Vaughan, Elaine and Brian Clancy

    2014

    Sociolinguistics Symposium 20
    Vaughan, Elaine and Brian Clancy

    2013
    2013

    IVACS Annual International Symposium 2013
    Moriarty, Máiréad & Vaughan, Elaine

    2012

    Discourse-Pragmatic Variation & Change (DiPVaC 2012)
    Vaughan, Elaine and Brian Clancy

    2012

    Sociolinguistics Symposium 19
    Vaughan, Elaine and Mairead Moriarty

    Edited Book

    Other Publication

    2014

    EuroCoAT. The European Corpus of Academic Talk. http://www.eurocoat.es.
    MacArthur, F.; Alejo, R.; Piquer-Piriz, A.; Amador-Moreno, C.; Littlemore, J.; Ädel, A.; Krennmayr, T.; Vaughan, E.

    Peer Reviewed Journal

    2017

    Vague category markers as turn-final items in Irish English
    Vaughan, Elaine; Michael McCarthy & Brian Clancy
    World Englishes DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/weng.12254

    2017

    Introduction
    Hickey, Raymond & Elaine Vaughan
    World Englishes DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/weng.12260

    2015

    Online student evaluations of teaching: what are we sacrificing for the affordances of technology?
    Risquez, Angelica; Elaine Vaughan & Maura Murphy
    Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education DOI: 10.1080/02602938.2014.890695

    2013

    Small corpora and pragmatics
    Vaughan, Elaine & Brian Clancy
    The Yearbook of Corpus Linguistics and Pragmatics

    2011

    Pragmatics and Irish English
    Vaughan, Elaine and Brian Clancy
    English Today: The International Review of the English Language