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Dr. Elaine Vaughan

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 Chapters

    2020

    It's gems like this that make me wish I hadn't left Ireland: Humorous representations of Irish English and their role in diasporic identities
    Vaughan, Elaine & Máiréad Moriarty
    (2020) It's gems like this that make me wish I hadn't left Ireland: Humorous representations of Irish English and their role in diasporic identities
    In Irish Identities. Sociolinguistic Perspectives; Raymond Hickey and Carolina P. Amador-Moreno(Ed.) Berlin : Mouton de Gruyter pp. 198-219
    DOI: doi.org/10.1515/9781501507687
    [ULIR]

    2018

    Voicing the 'knacker': Analysing the Comedy of the Rubberbandits.
    Vaughan, Elaine & Mairead Moriarty
    (2018) Voicing the 'knacker': Analysing the Comedy of the Rubberbandits.
    In Voice and Discourse in the Irish Context ; Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan pp. 13-45
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-66029-5
    [ULIR]

    2017

    Research in Corpora in Language Teaching and Learning
    Vaughan, Elaine & Michael J. McCarthy
    (2017) Research in Corpora in Language Teaching and Learning
    In Handbook of Research in Second Language Teaching and Learning Volume III; Eli Hinkel(Ed.) New York : Routledge pp. 173-185
    DOI: 10.4324/9781315716893.ch13
    [ULIR]

    2016

    Sociolinguistic Information and Irish English Corpora
    Vaughan, Elaine & Brian Clancy
    (2016) Sociolinguistic Information and Irish English Corpora
    In Sociolinguistics in Ireland ; Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan pp. 365-388
    [ULIR]

    2015

    Corpus Analysis
    Vaughan, Elaine & Anne O'Keeffe
    (2015) Corpus Analysis
    In The International Encyclopedia of Language and Social Interaction; Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons Inc. pp. 1-17
    DOI: 10.1002/9781118611463.wbielsi168

    2013

    Developing a Regional Approach to Outstanding Teaching and Learning: A case study
    Elaine Vaughan and Mary Fitzpatrick
    (2013) Developing a Regional Approach to Outstanding Teaching and Learning: A case study
    In Emerging Issues in Higher Education III ; Athlone, Ireland : EDIN Publications pp. 29-41
    [ULIR]

    2012

    It's lunacy now: A corpus-based pragmatic analysis of the use of now in contemporary Irish English.
    Brian Clancy and Elaine Vaughan
    (2012) It's lunacy now: A corpus-based pragmatic analysis of the use of now in contemporary Irish English.
    In New Perspectives on Irish English. ; Amsterdam : John Benjamins

    2012

    Discourse Analysis
    Elaine Vaughan
    (2012) Discourse Analysis
    In Research Methods and Methodologies in Education; London : SAGE
    [ULIR]

    2010

    How can teachers use a corpus for their own research?
    Elaine Vaughan
    (2010) How can teachers use a corpus for their own research?
    In The Routledge Handbook of Corpus Linguistics; London : Routledge pp. 471-484
    [ULIR]

    2008

    ‘Got a date or something?: An analysis of the role of humour and laughter in the workplace discourse of English language teachers.'
    Elaine Vaughan
    (2008) ‘Got a date or something?: An analysis of the role of humour and laughter in the workplace discourse of English language teachers.'
    In Corpora and Discourse: The challenge of different settings; Amsterdam : John Benjamins pp. 95-115
    [ULIR]

    Edited Books

    2015

    Pragmatic Markers in Irish English
    (2015) Pragmatic Markers in Irish English
    Carolina Amador-Moreno, Kevin McCafferty & Elaine Vaughan(Ed.) Amsterdam : John Benjamins
    [ULIR]

    Peer Reviewed Journals

    2019

    Discourses of Tragedy: A comparative corpus-based study of the Berkeley balcony collapse and Carrickmines fire
    Quinn, Fergal & Elaine Vaughan
    (2019) Discourses of Tragedy: A comparative corpus-based study of the Berkeley balcony collapse and Carrickmines fire
    In Critical Discourse Studies; pp. 330-346
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/17405904.2019.1568895

    2017

    Introduction
    Hickey, Raymond & Elaine Vaughan
    (2017) Introduction
    In World Englishes; pp. 154-160
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/weng.12260

    2017

    Vague category markers as turn-final items in Irish English
    Vaughan, Elaine; Michael McCarthy & Brian Clancy
    (2017) Vague category markers as turn-final items in Irish English
    In World Englishes; pp. 208-223
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/weng.12254

    2015

    Online student evaluations of teaching: what are we sacrificing for the affordances of technology?
    Risquez, Angelica; Elaine Vaughan & Maura Murphy
    (2015) Online student evaluations of teaching: what are we sacrificing for the affordances of technology?
    In Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education ; Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group : pp. 120-134
    DOI: 10.1080/02602938.2014.890695

    2013

    In their shoes': exploring a modified approach to peer observation of teaching in a University setting
    Kenny, A. D. Ní Chróinín, E. Mitchell, E. Vaughan & E. Murtagh
    (2013) In their shoes': exploring a modified approach to peer observation of teaching in a University setting
    In Innovations In Education And Teaching International;
    DOI: 10.1080/14703297.2013.771971

    2013

    Small corpora and pragmatics
    Vaughan, Elaine & Brian Clancy
    (2013) Small corpora and pragmatics
    In The Yearbook of Corpus Linguistics and Pragmatics ;
    [ULIR]

    2011

    Pragmatics and Irish English
    Vaughan, Elaine and Brian Clancy
    (2011) Pragmatics and Irish English
    In English Today: The International Review of the English Language ; pp. 47-52

    2007

    ‘I think we should just accept…our horrible lowly status: Analysing Teacher-Teacher Talk within the context of Community of Practice.'
    Elaine Vaughan
    (2007) ‘I think we should just accept…our horrible lowly status: Analysing Teacher-Teacher Talk within the context of Community of Practice.'
    In Language Awareness; pp. 173-189
    [ULIR]

    Conference Contributions

    2020

    New Perspectives on Irish English (NPIE) 6
    Clancy, Brian & Elaine Vaughan
    (2020) New Perspectives on Irish English (NPIE) 6
    University of Vienna, Germany

    2019

    Corpus Pragmatics
    Amador-Moreno, Carolina; Brian Clancy and Elaine Vaughan
    (2019) Corpus Pragmatics
    TU Dortmund, Germany

    2019

    24th International Association for World Englishes
    McCarthy, Michael; Brian Clancy & Elaine Vaughan
    (2019) 24th International Association for World Englishes
    Limerick, Ireland

    2019

    CALS Annual Research Day
    Amador-Moreno, Carolina; Brian Clancy and Elaine Vaughan
    (2019) CALS Annual Research Day
    Limerick, Ireland

    2019

    Always Different, Always the Same: A Symposium on The Fall
    Vaughan, Elaine; Brian Clancy & Eoin Devereux
    (2019) Always Different, Always the Same: A Symposium on The Fall
    Limerick, Ireland

    2018

    23rd International Association for World Englishes
    Vaughan, Elaine & Brian Clancy
    (2018) 23rd International Association for World Englishes
    Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, Philippines

    2018

    New Persepctives on Irish English 5
    Vaughan, Elaine
    (2018) New Persepctives on Irish English 5
    Potsdam University, Germany

    2018

    American Association for Applied Linguistics
    Moriarty, Máiréad & Elaine Vaughan
    (2018) American Association for Applied Linguistics
    Chicago, IL

    2017

    Language in the Media
    Moriarty, Máiréad & Elaine Vaughan
    (2017) Language in the Media
    University of the Western Cape, SA.

    2017

    Sociological Association of Ireland
    Quinn, Fergal & Elaine Vaughan
    (2017) Sociological Association of Ireland
    Ulster University

    2016

    Sociolinguistics Symposium 21
    Vaughan, E. & M. Moriarty.
    (2016) Sociolinguistics Symposium 21
    University of Murcia, Spain.

    2016

    Journalism in Times of Crisis
    Vaughan, Elaine & Fergal Quinn.
    (2016) Journalism in Times of Crisis
    University of Limerick, Ireland.

    2016

    Centre for Applied Language Studies Annual Research Day
    Moriarty, M. & E. Vaughan.
    (2016) Centre for Applied Language Studies Annual Research Day
    University of Limerick, Ireland.

    2015

    Irish Association for Applied Linguistics
    Vaughan, Elaine and Máiréad Moriarty
    (2015) Irish Association for Applied Linguistics
    Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

    2015

    New Perspectives on Irish English 3
    Vaughan, Elaine University of Limerick; Brian Clancy, Mary Immaculate College; Karen Corrigan, Newcastle University, UK
    (2015) New Perspectives on Irish English 3
    University of Limerick

    2015

    IVACS Annual International Symposium 2015
    Vaughan, Elaine and Brian Clancy
    (2015) IVACS Annual International Symposium 2015
    SCHM, Limerick

    2015

    6th International Language in the Media Conference
    Moriarty, Máiréad and Elaine Vaughan
    (2015) 6th International Language in the Media Conference
    University of Hamburg, Germany

    2015

    14th International Pragmatics Association Conference
    Vaughan, Elaine and Máiréad Moriarty
    (2015) 14th International Pragmatics Association Conference
    University of Antwerp, Belgium

    2015

    14th International Pragmatics Association Conference
    Vaughan, Elaine and Máiréad Moriarty
    (2015) 14th International Pragmatics Association Conference
    University of Antwerp, Belgium

    2015

    New Perspectives on Irish English 3
    Vaughan, Elaine & Máiréad Moriarty
    (2015) New Perspectives on Irish English 3
    University of Limerick, Ireland

    2014

    7th Biennial IVACS conference
    Vaughan, Elaine and Brian Clancy
    (2014) 7th Biennial IVACS conference
    University of Newcastle

    2014

    Sociolinguistics Symposium 20
    Vaughan, Elaine and Brian Clancy
    (2014) Sociolinguistics Symposium 20
    Univerity of Jyvaskyla, Finland

    2014

    Sociolinguistics Symposium 20
    Vaughan, Elaine and Máiréad Moriarty
    (2014) Sociolinguistics Symposium 20
    Jyvaskyla, Finland

    2014

    American Association of Corpus Linguistics
    Vaughan, Elaine; Clancy, Brian
    (2014) American Association of Corpus Linguistics
    Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, USA.

    2013

    New Perspectives on Irish English 2: A Focus on Corpora
    Vaughan, Elaine & Brian Clancy
    (2013) New Perspectives on Irish English 2: A Focus on Corpora
    University College Dublin

    2013

    IVACS Annual International Symposium 2013
    Moriarty, Máiréad & Vaughan, Elaine
    (2013) IVACS Annual International Symposium 2013
    Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick

    2012

    Sociolinguistics Symposium 19
    Vaughan, Elaine and Mairead Moriarty
    (2012) Sociolinguistics Symposium 19
    Freie Universität Berlin

    2012

    The Sixth Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies (IVACS) Group International Conference
    Vaughan, Elaine & Elaine Riordan
    (2012) The Sixth Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies (IVACS) Group International Conference
    Leeds Metropolitan University

    2012

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

    2012

    InterVarietal Applied Corpus Studies Annual Symposium
    Vaughan, Elaine
    (2012) InterVarietal Applied Corpus Studies Annual Symposium
    University of Cambridge

    2011

    NAIRTL 5th Annual Conference and Galway Symposium on Higher Education
    O'Keeffe, Anne and Elaine Vaughan
    (2011) NAIRTL 5th Annual Conference and Galway Symposium on Higher Education
    NUI Galway

    2011

    4th International Language in the Media Conference
    Vaughan, Elaine
    (2011) 4th International Language in the Media Conference
    University of Limerick

    Book Reviews

    2015

    Review: Aijmer, K. & Altenberg, B. (eds.) (2013). Advances in Corpus-based Contrastive Linguistics. Studies in honour of Stig Johansson. Amsterdam: John Benjamins
    Vaughan, Elaine
    (2015) Review: Aijmer, K. & Altenberg, B. (eds.) (2013). Advances in Corpus-based Contrastive Linguistics. Studies in honour of Stig Johansson. Amsterdam: John Benjamins
    In Yearbook of Corpus Linguistics and Pragmatics; Romero Trillo, Jesus(Ed.) Springer

    2010

    Review: Exploring English with Online Corpora (Anderson & Corbett, 2010)
    Elaine Vaughan
    (2010) Review: Exploring English with Online Corpora (Anderson & Corbett, 2010)

    Online Databases

    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.
    (2014) EuroCoAT. The European Corpus of Academic Talk. http://www.eurocoat.es.