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Prof. Fiona Farr

BA., MA., Ph.D.,

Biography

Fiona Farr is Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics and TESOL in the School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics. She is also Director of the CALS (Centre for Applied Language Studies) research centre, and Research Director in MLAL. Her key areas of expertise are teacher education, reflective practice, continuous professional development, applied corpus linguistics, and technology-enhanced language learning. She has been published widely in high impact journals in her field and is author of ‘Teaching Practice Feedback: an investigation of spoken and written modes' (2011, Routledge) and ‘Practice in TESOL' (2015, Edinburgh University Press). She is co-editor (with Joan Cutting) of the EUP Textbooks in TESOL Series and co-editor (with Liam Murray) of the Routledge Handbook of Language Learning and Technology (2016). Her new book 'Social Interaction in Language Teacher Education' (with Angela Farrell and Elaine Riordan) has been published in 2019 by EUP. She has recently been Visiting Research Scholar at Lancaster University where she was part of a large ESRC-funded research project ‘Corpus Approaches to Social Science'. She has also led a large-scale national project funded by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning on 'Enhancing Digital Literacies for Language Learning and Teaching' (2016-2017). She is currently part of the project team for the EU-funded Shout4HE project, led by Cardiff Met University.

Research Interests

Spoken language corpora and their application; intervarietal comparative discourse analysis; Southern-Irish English; language teacher education/development, specifically teaching practice and feedback; language learning and technology

Publications

Book

2019

Social Interaction in Language Teacher Education
Farr, F., Farrell, A and Riordan E.

Book Chapter

2017

Prospective and practising teachers look backwards at the theory-practice divide through blogs and E-portfolios
Farr, F. and Riordan, E.
TESOL Voices: Insider Accounts of Classroom Life—Preservice Teacher Education

2016

Introduction
Farr, F. and Murray, L.
Routledge Handbook of Language Learning and Technology

2012

'I'm fine girl, and how are you?': the use of vocatives in spoken Irish-English
Murphy, B. and Farr, F.
New Perspectives on Irish English

2011

Polish teenagers' integration into Irish secondary schools: language, culture, and support systems
Baumgart, J. and Farr, F.
Polish-Irish Encounters in the Old and New Europe (Reimagining Ireland).

2010

Corpora for materials' development in language teacher education: underlying principles and useful data
Farr, F., Chambers, A. and O'Riordan, S.
Perspectives on Language Learning Materials Development

Conference Contribution

2017

EuroCALL 2017
Farr, F. and Murray, L.

2016

CALS Annual Research Day
Farr, F. and Murray, L.

2016

EuoCALL 2016
Farr, F., Blin, F., McLoughlan, L. and Murray, L.

2015

EdTech 2015
Riordan, E. and Farr, F.

2014

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

2013

EuroCALL
Farr, F. and Riordan, E.

2013
2012

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

2012
2010

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

2010
2010

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

2010
2010

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

2010

Irish Social Sciences Platform
Farr, F. and Riordan, E.

2009

IVACS Symposium
Farr, F., Murray, L. and O'Shea, M.

2009

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

2009

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

2009

EuroCALL
Riordan, E. and Farr, F.

2008

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

2008

Conference Publication

Peer Reviewed Journal

2017

PENSER: A Data-Informed Reflective Practice Framework for Novice Teachers
Farr, F.; Farrell, A
The European Journal of Applied Linguistics and TEFL

Published Report