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Professor Tony Liddicoat





Centre for Applied Linguistics
University of Warwick
Tel: +44(0)2476523944

Research Interests

My research spans a number of areas of applied linguistics including language education, language policy and planning and discourse analysis. Much of my work has focused on the relationship between intercultural understanding and language teaching and learning and the ways that learning a foreign language can promote intercultural capabilities. I am especially interested in understanding how classroom practices that look at the interrelationships between language and culture in the processes of making, communicating and interpreting meanings can enhance language education. I am also interested in how societies and institutions plan language education and what the consequences of this are teachers, students and the society at large.


My educational background is in descriptive and applied linguistics and I completed my PhD in Norman French dialects in the Department of French at the University of Melbourne. Since then the focus of my work has mainly been in applied linguistics. Before coming to the University of Warwick in 2016, I worked at a number of universities in Australia teaching in both linguistics and applied linguistics. In 1999, I was one of the founding editors of the journal Current Issues in Language Planning, and since 2014 I have been the Executive Editor.

Research Projects

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  • Liddicoat, Anthony, Scarino, Angela, Kohler, Michelle, 2018. The impact of school structures and cultures on change in teaching and learning : the case of languages. Curriculum Perspectives, 38 (1), pp. 3-13, View
  • Kirkpatrick, Andy, Liddicoat, Anthony John, 2017. Language education policy and practice in East and Southeast Asia. Language Teaching, 50 (2), pp. 155-188, View
  • Scarino, Angela, Liddicoat, Anthony, 2016. Reconceptualising learning in transdisciplinary languages education. L2 Journal, 8 (4), pp. 20-35, View
  • Liddicoat, Anthony, 2016. Native and non-native speaker identities in interaction : trajectories of power. Applied Linguistics Review, 7 (4), pp. 409-429, View
  • Liddicoat, Anthony, 2016. Language planning in universities : teaching, research and administration. Current Issues in Language Planning, 17 (3-4), pp. 231-241, View
  • Liddicoat, Anthony John, 2015. Intercultural mediation, intercultural communication and translation. Perspectives, 24 (3), pp. 354-364, View
  • Liddicoat, Anthony John, 2015. Multilingualism research in Anglophone contexts as a discursive construction of multilingual practice. Journal of Multicultural Discourses, 11 (1), pp. 9-24, View
Books and Chapters
  • Liddicoat, Anthony, 2019. Language-in-education policy in the Central Asian republics of Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. In: Kirkpatrick, Andy; Liddicoat, Anthony J.; (ed.), The Routledge International Handbook of Language Education Policy in Asia: , Routledge, pp. 452-470, View
  • Kirkpatrick, Andy, Liddicoat, Anthony, 2019. Routledge handbook of language education policy in Asia. The Routledge International Handbook of Language Education Policy in Asia, Routledge, View
  • Liddicoat, Anthony, 2018. Constraints on agency in micro-language policy and planning in schools : a case study of curriculum change. In: Bouchard, Jeremie; Glasgow, Gregory Paul; (ed.), Agency in Language Policy and Planning : Critical Inquiries, New York ; London, CRC Press : Routledge, pp. 149-170, View
  • Liddicoat, Anthony John, 2017. National security as a motivation in language-in-education policy. In: Chua, Catherine K. S.; (ed.), Un(intended) Language Planning in a Globalising World: Multiple Levels of Players at Work, Berlin, De Gruyter Open, pp. 113-128, View
  • Liddicoat, Anthony, 2017. Interpretation and critical reflection in intercultural language learning ; consequences of a critical perspective for the teaching and learning of pragmatics. In: Dasli, Maria; Diaz, Adriana Raquel; (ed.), The critical turn in language and intercultural communication pedagogy : theory, research and practice, New York, Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, pp. 22-39, View
  • Liddicoat, Anthony, 2017. Language policy and planning in Universities : teaching, research and administration: New York, Routledge, View
  • McConachy, Troy, Liddicoat, Anthony, 2016. Meta-pragmatic awareness and intercultural competence : the role of reflection and interpretation in intercultural mediation. In: Dervin, F.; Gross, Z.; (ed.), Intercultural Competence: Alternative Approaches for Today's Education, London, Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., pp. 13-25, View
  • Liddicoat, Anthony J. (John), Heugh, Kathleen, 2015. Educational equity for linguistically marginalised students. In: Bigelow, Martha; Ennser-Kananen, Johanna; (ed.), The Routledge handbook of educational linguistics, New York & London, Routledge, pp. 79-91, View

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