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Dr Federica Barbieri

Education: PhD in Applied Linguistics

Affiliation: Swansea University, UK



Keir Hardie Building

College of Arts and Humanities

Swansea University

SA2 8PP Swansea


Phone: +44-01792-296941






Federica Barbieri is senior lecturer in Applied Linguistics in the Department of English Language and Literature at Swansea University, where she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in discourse analysis, text analysis, and sociolinguistics in the BA in English Language and the MA in TESL/Applied Linguistics.

Federica’s research is in discourse and text analysis, sociolinguistics, and corpus linguistics. Her work investigates lexico-grammatical and discourse-pragmatic variation in registers of spoken interaction, register variation, and interpersonal aspects of spoken discourse, such as stance and involvement. She also has long-standing interests in the interfaces of corpus linguistics, language teaching, and materials development.

Her articles appear in several leading journals, including Journal of English Linguistics, Journal of Sociolinguistics, Language Teaching Research, English World Wide, and English for Specific Purposes. She serves on the steering committee of the Discourse Pragmatic Variation and Change (DiPVaC) research network and the management board of the Language Research Centre at (Swansea University); she is also a regular reviewer for several journals, including Applied Linguistics, English for Specific Purposes, Languages in Contrast, International Journal of Corpus Linguistics, and Sociolinguistic Studies. She has lectured in the United States, Great Britain, Sweden, the Netherlands, and Belgium.

Federica holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics from Northern Arizona University, an MA in TEFL/Applied Linguistics from Iowa State University, and an MA in Foreign Languages and Literatures from the Catholic University of Milan. She has been a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy since 2012.