Date: 14 September 2010
Martin Bygate, Professor of Applied Linguistics and Language Education in the Department of Linguistics and English Language, has been elected to the Academy of Social Sciences. His main research interests are within language and pedagogy, notably in the areas of task design and implementation, oral second language learning, dimensions of teacher talk, and classroom interaction. His contributions to the field also include a lengthy period as co-editor of the flagship journal 'Applied Linguistics', and he is currently President of the International Association for Applied Linguistics (AILA), only the second UK-based academic to occupy the position since the founding of the Association in 1964.
Associated staff: Martin Bygate
Associated departments and research centres: Linguistics and English Language