Dr Joseph Gafaranga
Linguistics and English Language
School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
The University of Edinburgh
Dugald Stewart Building
3 Charles Street
Edinburgh EH8 9AD
Tel: +44 (0)131 650 3496
Fax: +44 (0)131 650 3962
My research interests are in the general area of language as actually used by real people in natural social contexts. I teach, do research and supervise in Discourse and Conversation Analysis, with a preference for bilingual conversation and doctor-patient interaction.
Recent Research grants
(i) Res-000-22-1165 (ESRC) investigated language shift and maintenance among bilingual Rwandans in Belgium
(ii) AHRC 112778 (AHRC) developed an account of language alternation among bilingual speakers from a Conversation Analytic perspective.
(iii) SG-46729 (The British Academy) was used to initiate research collaboration with Rwandan academics on work and life in three languages in Rwanda.
(iv) SGS/36299 (The Nuffield Foundation) supported research on language policy and practices at the Rwandan Parliament
(v) CZG2330 (Chief Scientist Office, Scottish Government) was used to investigate the differences between face-to-face and telephone consultations (with H. Hewitt and B Mckinstry)
(vi) Numerous small projects and travel grants from the University of Edinburgh
Click here to view publications from these and earlier projects.
I am Programme Director for the MSc in Applied Linguistics and Director of Studies (for a group of undergraduate students).