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Professor Peter Garrett - PhD (Wales), MA (Wales), PGCE (Wales), BSc (London)

Overview

Dr Peter Garrett Position: Research Professor Email: GarrettP@cf.ac.uk
Telephone: +44(0)29 208 75408
Extension: 75408
Location: John Percival Building, Colum Drive, Cathays, Cardiff

Research Group

Centre for Language and Communication Research

Selected Publications

Books

2010. Attitudes to Language. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (257pp).

2005. with Tore Kristiansen, and Nikolas Coupland (eds.) Subjective Processes in Language Variation and Change. Acta Linguistica Hafniensia, 37 (251pp.)

2003. with Nikolas Coupland and Angie Williams. Investigating Language Attitudes. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. (251pp.)

1998. with Allan Bell (eds.) Approaches to Media Discourse. Oxford: Blackwell. (287pp.)

1992. with Carl James (eds.) Language Awareness in the Classroom. London: Longman. (341pp.)

Some Recent articles / chapters

2012. with Josep M. Cots, David Lasagabaster, and Enric Llurda. “Internationalisation and the place of minority languages in universities in three European bilingual contexts: a comparison of student perspectives in the Basque Country, Catalonia and Wales” In A. Yiakoumetti (ed.) Harnessing Linguistic Variation to Improve Education. Oxford: Peter Lang.

2011. with Magdalena Miłobóg. “Perceptions of and attitudes towards regional varieties of Polish: views from two Polish provinces.” Language Awareness, 20, 275-293.

2010. “Meanings of ‘globalisation’ – east and west.” In N. Coupland (ed.) Handbook of Language and Globalization. Oxford: Blackwell.

2010. with Nikolas Coupland. “Linguistic landscapes, discursive frames and metacultural performance: the case of Welsh Patagonia.” International Journal of the Sociology of Language, 205, 7-36.

2009. “Attitudes in Japan and China towards Australian, Canadian, New Zealand, UK and US Englishes.” In M. Maegaard, F. Gregersen, P. Quist and J. Normann Jørgensen (eds.) Language Attitudes, Standardization and Language Change. Oslo: Novus.

Please note that Professor Garrett is no longer accepting new PhD students. If you are interested in applying for a PhD, and would like advice on potential supervisors, please contact the Postgraduate Office - encap-pg@cardiff.ac.uk.

Publications

Peter Garrett’s publications from 2001 onwards

Books

2003. with Nikolas Coupland and Angie Williams. Investigating Language Attitudes. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. (251pp.)

2005. with Tore Kristiansen, and Nikolas Coupland (eds.) Subjective Processes in Language Variation and Change. Acta Linguistica Hafniensia, 37 (251pp.)

2010. Attitudes to Language. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (257pp).

Articles and book chapters

2001. “Language attitudes and sociolinguistics.” Journal of Sociolinguistics, 5, 626-31.

2002. with Terry Shortall. “Learners’ evaluations of teacher-fronted versus student-centred classroom activities. Language Teaching Research, 6, 25-57.

2002. with Angie Williams. “Communication evaluations across the lifespan: from adolescent storm and stress to elder aches and pains.” 
Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 21, 101-126.

2003. with Hywel Bishop, and Nikolas Coupland. “‘Blood is thicker than the water that separates us!’ Dimensions and qualities of Welsh identity in the North American diaspora.” North American Journal of Welsh Studies, 3 (2), 37-52.

2003. with Nikolas Coupland, and Hywel Bishop. “Home truths: globalisation and the iconising of Welsh in a Welsh American newspaper.” Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 24, 153-177.

2004. with Nikolas Coupland, and Angie Williams. "Adolescents' lexical repertoires of peer evaluation: Boring prats and English snobs.” In A. Jaworski, N. Coupland and D. Galasiński (eds.) Metalanguage: Social and Ideological Perspectives. Berlin and New York: Mouton de Gruyter.

2004. with Angie Williams, and Ros Tennant. “Seeing the difference, feeling the difference: Emergent adults’ perceptions of communication and ‘good’ communication with peers and adolescents.” In S. H. Ng, C. N. Candlin and C. Y. Chiu (eds.) 
Language Matters: Communication, Culture and Identity. Hong Kong: City University of Hong Kong Press.

2005. with Nikolas Coupland, Hywel Bishop, Angie Williams, and Betsy Evans. “Affiliation, engagement, language use and vitality: Secondary school students’ subjective orientations to Welsh and Welshness.”
International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism 8, 1-24.

2005. with Angie Williams. “Intergroup perspectives on communication, age and intergenerational communication.” In J. Harwood and H. Giles (eds.) Intergroup Communication: Multiple Perspectives. New York: Peter Lang.

2005. with Hywel Bishop, and Nikolas Coupland. “Globalisation, advertising and shifting values for Welsh and Welshness: The case of Y Drych.” Multilingua 24, 343-378.

2005. with Nikolas Coupland, and Hywel Bishop. “Wales underground: Discursive frames and authenticities in Welsh mining heritage tourism events.” In A. Jaworski and A. Pritchard (eds.)Language, Communication and Tourism. Clevedon: Channel View Publications.

2005. with Nikolas Coupland, and Angie Williams. “Narrative demands, performance and evaluation.” In J. Thornborrow and J. Coates (eds.) The Sociolinguistics of Narrative. Amsterdam: Benjamins.

2005. “Language Awareness.” In K. Brown (ed.) Encyclopaedia of Language and Linguistics (Second Edition). Amsterdam: Elsevier.

2005. “Attitude Measurement” In U. Ammon, N. Dittmar, K. Mattheier and P. Trudgill (eds.)Sociolinguistics: An International Handbook of the Science of Language and Society. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

2005. with Nikolas Coupland, and Hywel Bishop. “Globalisation and the visualisation of Wales and Welsh America: Y Drych, 1948-2001.” Ethnicities 5, 530-564.

2005. with Angie Williams. “Adults’ perceptions of communication with adolescents.” In A. Williams and C. Thurlow (eds.) Talking Adolescence: Perspectives on Communication in the Teenage Years. New York: Peter Lang.

2005. with Angie Williams, and Betsy Evans. “Attitudinal data from New Zealand, Australia, the USA and UK about each other’s Englishes: Recent changes or consequences of methodologies?” Multilingua24, 211-236.

2005. with Tore Kristiansen, and Nikolas Coupland. “Introducing subjectivities in language variation and change.” Acta Linguistica Hafniensia, 37, 9-35.

2005. with Hywel Bishop, and Nikolas Coupland. “Conceptual accent evaluation: thirty years of accent prejudice in the UK.” Acta Linguistica Hafniensia, 37, 131-154.

2005. with Angie Williams, and Betsy Evans. “Accessing social meanings: values of keywords, values in keywords.” Acta Linguistica Hafniensia, 37, 37-54.

2006. with Betsy Evans, and Angie Williams. “What does the word ‘globalisation’ mean to you?: comparative perceptions and evaluations in Australia, New Zealand, the USA and the UK.” Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 27, 392-412.

2006. with Nikolas Coupland, Hywel Bishop, Betsy Evans. “Imagining Wales and the Welsh language: Ethnolinguistic subjectivities and demographic flow.” Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 25, 351-376.

2006. with Nikolas Coupland, and Hywel Bishop. “One Wales? Reassessing diversity in Welsh ethnolinguistic identification.” Contemporary Wales, 18, 1-27.

2007. “Language attitudes.” In C. Llamas, L. Mullany and P. Stockwell (eds.) The Routledge Companion to Sociolinguistics. London: Routledge.

2009. with Hywel Bishop, and Nikolas Coupland. “Diasporic ethnolinguistic subjectivies: Patagonia, North America and Wales. “ International Journal of the Sociology of Language, 195, 173-199.

2009. “Attitudes in Japan and China towards Australian, Canadian, New Zealand, UK and US Englishes.” In M. Maegaard, F. Gregersen, P. Quist and J. Normann Jørgensen (eds.) Language Attitudes, Standardization and Language Change. Oslo: Novus.

2009. with Angie Williams. “Age category boundaries and social identity strategies.” In M. Maegaard, F. Gregersen, P. Quist and J. Normann Jørgensen (eds.) Language Attitudes, Standardization and Language Change. Oslo: Novus.

2009. “Attitudes towards Australian, Canadian, New Zealand, UK and US Englishes: data from China and Japan.” Psychological Studies, 54, 245.

2010. “Meanings of ‘globalisation’ – east and west. “ In N. Coupland (ed.) Handbook of Language and Globalization. Oxford: Blackwell.

2010. with Nikolas Coupland. “Linguistic landscapes, discursive frames and metacultural performance: the case of Welsh Patagonia.” International Journal of the Sociology of Language, 205, 7-36.

2011. with Magdalena Miłobóg. “Perceptions of and attitudes towards regional varieties of Polish: views from two Polish provinces.” Language Awareness, 20, 275-293.

2011. with Charlotte Selleck, and Nikolas Coupland. “English in England and Wales: multiple ideologies. In T. Kristiansen and N. Coupland (eds.) Standard Languages and Language Standards in a Changing Europe. Oslo: Novus.

2012. with Josep M. Cots, David Lasagabaster, and Enric Llurda. “Internationalisation and the place of minority languages in universities in three European bilingual contexts: a comparison of student perspectives in the Basque Country, Catalonia and Wales.” In A. Yiakoumetti (ed.) Harnessing Linguistic Variation to Improve Education. Oxford: Peter Lang.

2012. with Josep M. Cots and David Lasagaster. “Multilingual policies and practices of universities in three bilingual regions of Europe.” International Journal of the Sociology of Language. 216,7-32.

2012. with Angie Williams. “Teenagers’ perceptions of communication and ‘good communication’ with peers, young adults and older adults.” Language Awareness, 21, 267-278

2012. with Josep Maria Cots. “Language Awareness”. In M. Byram and A. Hu (eds.) Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning. 2nd Edition. London: Routledge.

2013. with Josep M. Cots, Lurdes Armengol, Aintzane Doiz, David Lasagabaster, Enric Llurda, Guzman Mancho-Barés, and Juan M. Sierra. “Internacionalización y multilingüismo en universidades en contextos bilingües: algunos resultados de un proyecto de investigación.” In L. Armengol, J.M. Cots, E. Llurda , and G. Mancho-Barés (eds.) Universitats internacionals i plurilingües? Entre les politiques i les pràctiques a les universitats de Catalunya. Lleida, Catalunya: Edicions de la Universitat de Lleida.

Research

I research in sociolinguistics and the social psychology of language. I am particularly interested in the evaluative and attitudinal fields of language and communication. These include attitudes to language; persuasive communication and attitude change; and perceptions, evaluations and attitudes in intergenerational communication across the lifespan.

I have co-directed an ESRC-funded project investigating attitudinal and performance effects of mother-tongue use in bilingual education, and have also co-directed a funded research project on language attitudes in Wales.

On the Leverhulme-funded Language and Global Communication project at CLCR, my research included work on global attitudes to English, and comparing public perceptions of globalization in different parts of the world. It also included research in the ‘Wales, Language and Globalisation’ strand of the project.

In the period 2009-2012, I have been conducting collaborative research with colleagues in Spain (Professor Josep M. Cots, University of Lleida, and Dr David Lasagabaster, University of the Basque Country). This was a project funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, entitled: Internationalisation and multilingualism in universities in bilingual contexts – Catalonia, The Basque Country, and Wales.

From 2013, I am researching with colleagues at the Universitat de Lleida and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya on a new (follow-on) three-year project funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, entitled Interculturality, European citizenship and English as a Lingua Franca: between policies and practices in the international mobility programmes of universities.

Biography

I have been at the Centre for Language and Communication Research (CLCR) at Cardiff University since 1994. Prior to that, I was a lecturer in the Linguistics Department at Bangor University, during which time I was a co-founder of the Association for Language Awareness, and of its journal Language Awareness, now published by Taylor and Francis.

I was Editor of the journal Language Awareness (Taylor and Francis) from 1993 to 2008. I am currently on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Sociolinguistics, Sintagma Journal of Linguistics, Vigo International Journal of Applied Linguistics, and the Greek Journal of Applied Linguistics.

I have co-directed and researched in a number of funded research projects, including more recently the Leverhulme Trust funded Language and Global Communication research programme carried out at CLCR between 2001 and 2006.
From 2009 to 2012, I was co-holder of a research grant from the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation for a three-year project entitled Internationalisation and Multilingualism in Universities in Bilingual Contexts: Catalonia, The Basque Country and Wales. From 2013 to 2016, I am working on a new (follow-up) project funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, entitled Interculturality, European citizenship and English as a Lingua Franca: between policies and practices in the international mobility programmes of universities.

I was Visiting Professor at the University of Lleida (Catalonia) in the 2011-2012 academic year. In the autumn semester of the current academic year, I am Visiting Professor at the University of Barcelona, and teaching postgraduate seminar courses in Language Attitudes at the University of the Basque Country (Vitoria) and the University of Barcelona. In the spring semester, I am teaching a final-year undergraduate course in Persuasive Communication at Cardiff University.

I am a member of the Economic and Social Research Council Peer Review College for the evaluation of research grant applications in Psychology.