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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.

2015

Book Chapter

2019

Using corpus approaches in English language teacher education
Farr, F. and O'Keeffe, A.
Routledge Handbook of English Language Teacher Education

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

2015

Facilitating identity construction through narratives: A corpus-based discourse analysis of student teacher discourse
Riordan, E. and Farr, F.
Advances and Current Trends in Language Teacher Identity Research

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

How can corpora be used in teacher education?
Farr, F.
Routledge Handbook of Corpus Linguistics

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

2007

Engaged listenership in spoken academic discourse: the case of student-tutor meetings
Farr, F
Corpus Linguistics: Critical Concepts in Linguistics.

2006

Modality in context: spoken language, variety and the classroom
Farr, F
Language Education in Ireland: Current Practice and Future Needs.

2005

Reflecting on reflections: the spoken word as a professional development tool in language teacher education.
Farr, F
Spoken English, Applied Linguistics and TESOL: Challenges for Theory and Practice

Conference Contribution

2015

EdTech 2015
Riordan, E. and Farr, F.

2015
2015

EdTech 2015
Farr, F. and E. Riordan

2015

EdTech 2015
Farr, F. and L. Murray

2014

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

2013
2013

New Perspectives on Irish English
Farr, F. and A. O'Keeffe

2013

EuroCALL
Farr, F. and Riordan, E.

2012
2012

MATSDA
Chambers, A. and Farr, F.

2012
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

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

2010
2010

New Perspectives on Irish English
Murphy, B. and Farr, F.

2010

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

2010

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

2010
2009

EuroCALL
Riordan, E. and Farr, F.

2009

Language Planning and Language Learning
Baumgart, J. and Farr, F.

2008
2008

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

Conference Publication

Edited Book

Other Journal

2002

Classroom Interrogations - how productive
Farr, F
The Teacher Trainer

2001

The Word is Mightier than the Sword
Farr, F
FELT Ireland Newsletter

Other Publication

2003

Using language corpora in language teacher education: cultural and linguistic insights.
Farr, F; O'Keeffe, A
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE

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

2015

Research in progress, Centre for Applied Language Studies, University of Limerick
Chambers, A., Atkinson, D. and Farr, F.
Language Teaching

2012

Research in Progress: Centre for Applied Language Studies, University of Limerick
Chambers, A., Atkinson, D. and Farr, F.
Language Teaching

2011

Language teachers with corpora in mind: From starting steps to walking tall
Chambers A., Farr F., O'Riordan S.
Language Learning Journal DOI: 10.1080/09571736.2010.520728

2006

Reflecting on Reflections: the Spoken Word as a Professional Development Tool in Language Teacher Education
Farr, F,Hughes, R
Spoken English, Tesol And Applied Linguistics: Challenges For Theory And Practice

Published Report