In a new book launched this week Intercultural Politeness: Managing Relations across Cultures, Professor Helen Spencer-Oatey of the Department of Applied Linguistics and her co-author Professor Dániel Z. Kádár of the Hungarian Research Institute for Linguistics (NYTI) explore how people relate across cultural boundaries, a topic which is increasingly important in our interconnected world.
Helen Spencer-Oatey, has additionally published a Cambridge University Press blog on 'Rapport Management - an alternative to Unconscious Bias Training', which also explores some of the themes connected to the book.
The Department has launched an Applied Linguistics Virtual Bookcase showcasing recently published books, monographs and reports with the Bookcase forming part of the University of Warwick's new Virtual Bookcase series.
How do boxing coaches communicate under pressure? A study led by Dr Kieran File (supported by an Economic and Social Research Council IAA funding grant) in association with England Boxing and UK Coaching, entitled Focus on Coach Talk: How Do Boxing Coaches Communicate In Breaks Between Rounds? explores the way boxing coaches use language in the time-constrained one-minute breaks between boxing rounds.
Dr File outlined: “The goal was to look at what communicative functions boxing coaches were performing in these one-minute breaks with their language – what coaching tasks they were performing and how they were performing them through language.
“By doing this we wanted to create a framework to facilitate critical discussions about coaching language in boxing and other combat sports and help locate aspects of coaching communication in these sports that coaches feel needs more research.”
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Applied Linguistics at Warwick has been ranked 6th in the Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021 for the ‘Linguistics’ subject category, with the University of Warwick ranked 10th overall.
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