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Dr Jo Angouri

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Centre for Applied Linguistics
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Research Interests

My research sits at the interface of sociolinguistics, pragmatics and discourse analysis. I am committed to multidisciplinarity and my research interests include workplace interaction (corporate/health); multilingualism, diversity and migration and language and politics. I am co-directing two international research networks, one under the Warwick-Monash alliance on Migration Identity and Translation and one under AILA on Migrants in Working life which have brought together a range of established scholars, Early Career researchers as well as non-academic stakeholders. My current work includes a multidisciplinary project on migration and the labour market as well as an ongoing project on health care interaction.


I have always been fascinated by language and how we use language to 'do things'. I started my journey as a theoretical linguist interested primarily in syntax. Early in my career as an undergraduate student, however, I had the good fortune to read anthropology and philosophy. Both played an important role in my thinking in different ways. I turned to sociolinguistics and pragmatics. I received my PhD from the University of Essex and upon graduation I moved to Bristol for my first full time job with UWE's Bristol Centre for Linguistics. I spent five rewarding years in Bristol before joining the University of Warwick and the Centre for Applied Linguistics. I have been a visiting scholar in different institutions in New Zealand, Australia and Europe and I am currently a Visiting Distinguished Professor at Aalto University, School of Business, Finland. I am the founding editor of the Multilingual Matters' Language at Work series and I am also co-editing Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture for John Benjamins.

  • Angouri, Jo, 2019. Workplace sociolinguistics and the ?future of work'. iMean6 Interaction & Meaning 2019, Victoria Wellington, New Zealand, 15-17 Apr 2019
  • Angouri, Jo, 2018. ?We're a small team pretending to be a big one? ; negotiating collective identities at work. Language at Work Conference, Tarragona, Spain, 7-8 Jun 2018
  • Mesinioti, Polina, Angouri, Jo, Siassakos, Dimitris, O'Brien, Stephen, Draycott, Tim, 2018. Role embodiment in the obstetric theatre. Sociolinguistics Symposium 22, Auckland, New Zealand, 27-30 Jun 2018
  • Mesinioti, Polina, Angouri, Jo, Siassakos, Dimitrios, O'Brien, Stephen, Draycott, Tim, 2018. ?Okay blood pressure now' : doing leadership and managing directives in obstetric emergencies. VALS-ASLA 2018 : A Video Turn in Linguistics? Methodologie ? Analisi ? Applications, Basel, Switzerland, 6-8 Jun 2018
  • Angouri, Jo, 2018. ?Inequality is very invisible and very hard to fix' ; weaving the 'political' into the 'interactional' in critical sociolinguistic research. iMean 6 Interaction and Meaning, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, 15-17 Apr 2019
  • Angouri, Jo, 2017. The politics of talk at work : negotiating membership and fitting in. European Centre for Modern Languages, Denmark, Aarhus, 25 Sep 2017
  • Angouri, Jo, 2017. "What culture got to do with it : setting an agenda for studying culture in the modern workplace". Cultural Dexterity for Turbulent Times, Dublin, 25-26 May 2017
  • Mesinioti, Polina, Angouri, Jo, Siassakos, Dimitrios, Draycott, Tim, 2017. Doing teamwork in obstetric emergencies. iMean Conference 5, Bristol, UK, 06-08 Apr 2017
  • Kim, Kyoungmi, Angouri, Jo, 2017. ?We don't speak proper English ourselves?. Language problems in a multinational company. 11th GEM&L International Workshop on Management & Language, Copenhagen, Denmark, 4-5 July 2017
  • Angouri, Jo, Piekkari, Rebecca, 2015. Organising multilingually : beyond binaries and static oppositions. 9th International Workshop on Management & Language, Helsinki, Finland, 10-12 Jun 2015
  • Siassakos, Dimitrios, Fox, Robert, Bristowe, Katherine, Angouri, Jo, Hambly, Helen, Draycott, Timothy, 2013. Improving team training in acute health care : critical synthesis of seven mixed-methods studies. Spring Meeting for Clinician Scientists in Training, Published in The Lancet, pp. S100-S100
Title Funder Award start Award end
Intercultural communication and adaptation in the British and Japanese construction industry British Academy 01 Oct 2015 30 Sep 2018