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Dr Jo Angouri





Centre for Applied Linguistics
University of Warwick
Tel: +44(0)24 7615 1811

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.

Research Projects

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  • Kim, Kyoungmi, Angouri, Jo, 2019. 'We don't need to abide by that!' : negotiating professional roles in problem-solving talk at work. Discourse & Communication, 13 (2), pp. 172-191, View
  • Angouri, Jo, Boukala, S., Dimitrakopoulou, D., 2018. From Grexit to Brexit and back : mediatisation of economy and the politics of fear in the Twitter discourses of the Prime Ministers of Greece and the UK. Language@Internet, 16, View
  • Angouri, Jo, Piekkari, Rebecca, 2017. Organising multilingually : setting an agenda for studying language at work. European Journal of International Management, 12 (1-2), pp. 8-27, View
  • Angouri, Jo, 2017. Discourses of cultural heritage in times of crisis : the case of the Parthenon Marbles. Journal of Sociolinguistics, 21 (2), pp. 208-237, View
  • Angouri, Jo, Sanderson , Tessa, 2016. 'You'll find lots of help here' unpacking the function of an online Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) forum. Language & Communication, 46, pp. 1-13, View
  • Angouri, Jo, 2014. Multilingualism in the workplace : language practices in multilingual contexts. Multilingua: journal of cross-cultural and interlanguage communication, Volume 33 (Number 1-2), pp. 1-9, View
  • Angouri, Jo, Miglbauer, Marlene, 2014. 'And then we summarise in English for the others' : the lived experience of the multilingual workplace. Multilingua: journal of cross-cultural and interlanguage communication, Volume 33 (Number 1-2), pp. 147-172, View
  • Angouri, Jo, Wodak, R., 2014. 'They became big in the shadow of the crisis' : the Greek success story and the rise of the far right. Discourse & Society, Volume 25 (Number 4), pp. 540-565, View
  • Wodak, R., Angouri, Jo, 2014. From Grexit to Grecovery : Euro/crisis discourses. Discourse & Society, Volume 25 (Number 4), pp. 417-423, View
  • Angouri, Jo, 2013. The multilingual reality of the multinational workplace : language policy and language use. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 34 (6), pp. 564-581, View
  • Sanderson, Tessa, Angouri, Jo, 2013. 'I'm an expert in me and I know what I can cope with': patient expertise in rheumatoid arthritis. Communication and Medicine, 10 (3), pp. 249-261, View
  • Angouri, Jo, 2012. Managing disagreement in problem solving meeting talk. Journal of Pragmatics, Volume 44 (Number 12), pp. 1565-1579, View
  • Angouri, Jo, 2011. 'We are in a masculine profession' : constructing gender identities in a consortium of two multinational engineering companies. Gender and Language, Volume 5 (Number 2), pp. 343-371, View
Books and Chapters
  • Angouri, Jo, 2018. Culture, discourse, and the workplace: Abingdon, Oxford, Routledge, View
  • Angouri, Jo, 2018. Preface. In: null; (ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Language in the Workplace: , Routledge, pp. xix-xxi, View
  • Angouri, Jo, 2016. Online communities of practice. In: Georgakopoulou, Alexandra; Spilioti, Tereza; (ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Language and Digital Communication: , Routledge, pp. 323-338, View
  • Angouri, Jo, 2016. Studying identity. In: Hua, Zhu; (ed.), Research Methods in Intercultural Communication : a practical guide, Malden, MA, Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 37-52, View
  • Hua, Zhu, Holmes, Prue, Young, Tony, Angouri, Jo, 2016. How to identify research questions. In: Hua, Zhu; (ed.), Research Methods in Intercultural Communication : A Practical Guide, Malden, MA, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd., pp. 73-87, View
  • Angouri, Jo, 2012. `Yes that's a good idea' : peer advice in academic discourse at a UK university. In: Limberg, H.; Locher, M. A.; (ed.), Advice in Discourse: , John Benjamins Publishing Company, pp. 119-145, View
  • Angouri, Jo, Angelidou, E., 2012. Managing the director's views : decision making in a small firm context. In: Mada, S.; Saftoiu, R.; (ed.), Professional communication across languages and cultures, Amsterdam, John Benjamins Publishing Company, pp. 61-83, View
  • 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, View
  • 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, View
  • 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, View
  • Angouri, Jo, 2017. The politics of talk at work : negotiating membership and fitting in. European Centre for Modern Languages, Denmark, Aarhus, 25 Sep 2017, View
  • 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, View
  • Mesinioti, Polina, Angouri, Jo, Siassakos, Dimitrios, Draycott, Tim, 2017. Doing teamwork in obstetric emergencies. iMean Conference 5, Bristol, UK, 06-08 Apr 2017, View
  • 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, View
  • Angouri, Jo, Piekkari, Rebecca, 2015. Organising multilingually : beyond binaries and static oppositions. 9th International Workshop on Management & Language, Helsinki, Finland, 10-12 Jun 2015, View
  • 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, View

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