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Dr Richard Smith

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Centre for Applied Linguistics
University of Warwick
Coventry
CV4 7AL
Tel: +44(0)24-7652-4987
Email: R.C.Smith@warwick.ac.uk

Research Interests

I have professional / research interests and supervise research students in the following areas: History of language teaching & applied linguistics; Textbook research; Bottom-up innovation in ELT/TESOL; Learner and teacher autonomy; Teacher-research; Teaching English in difficult circumstances. .................................................................................................................................................................................................

Biography

Before coming to Warwick in January 2000, I taught in France and - for a period of 13 years - Japan. My PhD research was in the area of history of language teaching, and in 2002 I founded the Warwick ELT Archive, a unique collection of materials relating to the history of teaching English as a second/foreign language, c.1880-1980. I am a member of the Executive Committee of the Henry Sweet Society for the History of Linguistic Ideas and, until recently, co-edited the Society's journal, 'Language & History'. In 2008 I was elected joint convenor of the AILA (International Association of Applied Linguistics) Research Network on Learner Autonomy (re-elected for 2011-14) and in 2011 became coordinator of the IATEFL Research SIG. I am currently Deputy Chair of the Board of Trustees of the A.S. Hornby Educational Trust and am a founding coordinator of the AILA Research Network on History of Language Learning and Teaching (Hollt.net). I am also Key Concepts Editor for the 'ELT Journal' (Oxford University Press). In the Centre for Applied Linguistics I convene the Language Learning, Teaching, and Assessment (LLTA) Research Group. ............................................................................................................................................................................................

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