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.
  • Professional Activities

    Association

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

    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. Critical Discourse Studies :330-346

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    2017

    Introduction

    Hickey, Raymond & Elaine Vaughan (2017) Introduction . World Englishes :154-160

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    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 . World Englishes :208-223

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    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?. Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education :120-134

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    2013

    Small corpora and pragmatics

    Vaughan, Elaine & Brian Clancy (2013) Small corpora and pragmatics. The Yearbook of Corpus Linguistics and Pragmatics

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    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. Innovations In Education And Teaching International

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    2011

    Pragmatics and Irish English

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

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    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.'. Language Awareness :173-189

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    Books

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    Book Chapters

    2022

    How can teachers use a corpus for their own research?

    Vaughan, Elaine (2022) How can teachers use a corpus for their own research? . Abingdon : Routledge The Routledge Handbook of Corpus Linguistics. Second Edition. :469-482

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    2022

    Multifunctional 'well': Findings and Implications for EFL

    Ruhlemann, Christoph & Vaughan, Elaine (2022) Multifunctional 'well': Findings and Implications for EFL. Abingdon : Routledge Multifuntionality in English. Corpora, Language and Academic Literacy Pedagogy :181-204

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    2021

    Discourse Analysis

    Vaughan, Elaine (2021) Discourse Analysis. London : SAGE Research Methods and Methodologies in Education. Third Edition. :314-327

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    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. Berlin : Mouton de Gruyter Irish Identities. Sociolinguistic Perspectives :198-219

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    2018

    Voicing the 'knacker': Analysing the Comedy of the Rubberbandits.

    Vaughan, Elaine & Mairead Moriarty (2018) Voicing the 'knacker': Analysing the Comedy of the Rubberbandits. . Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan Voice and Discourse in the Irish Context :13-45

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    2017

    Research in Corpora in Language Teaching and Learning

    Vaughan, Elaine & Michael J. McCarthy (2017) Research in Corpora in Language Teaching and Learning. New York : Routledge Handbook of Research in Second Language Teaching and Learning Volume III :173-185

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    2016

    Sociolinguistic Information and Irish English Corpora

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

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    2015

    Corpus Analysis

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

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    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 . Athlone, Ireland : EDIN Publications Emerging Issues in Higher Education III :29-41

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    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. . Amsterdam : John Benjamins New Perspectives on Irish English.

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    2012

    Discourse Analysis

    Elaine Vaughan (2012) Discourse Analysis. London : SAGE Research Methods and Methodologies in Education

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    2010

    How can teachers use a corpus for their own research?

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

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    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.'. Amsterdam : John Benjamins Corpora and Discourse: The challenge of different settings :95-115

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    Edited Books

    2015

    Pragmatic Markers in Irish English

    (2015) Pragmatic Markers in Irish English. Amsterdam : John Benjamins

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    Other Journals

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    Conference Publications

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    Conference Contributions

    2021

    Discourse-Pragmatic Variation and Change 5

    Amador-Moreno, Carolina, Brian Clancy & Elaine Vaughan (2021) Discourse-Pragmatic Variation and Change 5.

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    2021

    Corpus Linguistics

    Clancy, Brian & Elaine Vaughan (2021) Corpus Linguistics.

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    2020

    New Perspectives on Irish English (NPIE) 6

    Clancy, Brian & Elaine Vaughan (2020) New Perspectives on Irish English (NPIE) 6.

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    2019

    CALS Annual Research Day

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

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    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.

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    2019

    Corpus Pragmatics

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

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    2019

    24th International Association for World Englishes

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

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    2018

    American Association for Applied Linguistics

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

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    2018

    23rd International Association for World Englishes

    Vaughan, Elaine & Brian Clancy (2018) 23rd International Association for World Englishes .

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    2018

    New Persepctives on Irish English 5

    Vaughan, Elaine (2018) New Persepctives on Irish English 5.

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    2017

    Language in the Media

    Moriarty, Máiréad & Elaine Vaughan (2017) Language in the Media .

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    2017

    Sociological Association of Ireland

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

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    2016

    Journalism in Times of Crisis

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

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    2016

    Centre for Applied Language Studies Annual Research Day

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

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    2016

    Sociolinguistics Symposium 21

    Vaughan, E. & M. Moriarty. (2016) Sociolinguistics Symposium 21.

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    2015

    14th International Pragmatics Association Conference

    Vaughan, Elaine and Máiréad Moriarty (2015) 14th International Pragmatics Association Conference.

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    2015

    New Perspectives on Irish English 3

    Vaughan, Elaine & Máiréad Moriarty (2015) New Perspectives on Irish English 3.

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    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.

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    2015

    Irish Association for Applied Linguistics

    Vaughan, Elaine and Máiréad Moriarty (2015) Irish Association for Applied Linguistics.

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    2015

    IVACS Annual International Symposium 2015

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

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    2015

    6th International Language in the Media Conference

    Moriarty, Máiréad and Elaine Vaughan (2015) 6th International Language in the Media Conference.

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    2015

    14th International Pragmatics Association Conference

    Vaughan, Elaine and Máiréad Moriarty (2015) 14th International Pragmatics Association Conference.

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    2014

    American Association of Corpus Linguistics

    Vaughan, Elaine; Clancy, Brian (2014) American Association of Corpus Linguistics.

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    2014

    7th Biennial IVACS conference

    Vaughan, Elaine and Brian Clancy (2014) 7th Biennial IVACS conference.

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    2014

    Sociolinguistics Symposium 20

    Vaughan, Elaine and Brian Clancy (2014) Sociolinguistics Symposium 20.

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    2014

    Sociolinguistics Symposium 20

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

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    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.

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    2013

    IVACS Annual International Symposium 2013

    Moriarty, Máiréad & Vaughan, Elaine (2013) IVACS Annual International Symposium 2013.

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    2012

    Discourse-Pragmatic Variation & Change (DiPVaC 2012)

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

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    2012

    InterVarietal Applied Corpus Studies Annual Symposium

    Vaughan, Elaine (2012) InterVarietal Applied Corpus Studies Annual Symposium.

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    2012

    Sociolinguistics Symposium 19

    Vaughan, Elaine and Mairead Moriarty (2012) Sociolinguistics Symposium 19.

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    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.

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    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.

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    2011

    4th International Language in the Media Conference

    Vaughan, Elaine (2011) 4th International Language in the Media Conference.

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    Published Reports

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    Editorials

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    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 . : Springer Yearbook of Corpus Linguistics and Pragmatics

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    2010

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

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

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    Other Publications

    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 . : Springer Yearbook of Corpus Linguistics and Pragmatics

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    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..

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    2010

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

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

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