Dr Piotr Wegorowski
- Lecturer in Applied Linguistics (English Language & Linguistics)
My research interests include institutional and professional discourse, and in my doctoral work I investigated the language used by Police Community Support Officers in interactions with members of the public. As a linguistic ethnographer, I am interested in how and why use language in given contexts, and my work draws on interactional sociolinguistics. More recently, I have also been involved in research in the area of public administration, looking at corporatisation within local authorities, and I am currently thinking of ways in which some of the findings can be of use to discourse analysts.
I completed my PhD at Cardiff University. My doctorate was part of the large AHRC project “Translation and Translanguaging: Investigating linguistic and cultural transformations in superdiverse wards in four UK cities (2014-2018)” (TLANG), and my wider research interests include translanguaging and multilingualism.
Immediately prior to taking up my current post I worked as a Teacher in English Language at Cardiff University. I was responsible for teaching on one of the core modules of MA in Forensic Linguistics, a degree of which I am a proud graduate. I also have experience of teaching at an undergraduate level, having worked as an associate lecturer at the University of Gloucestershire and the University of West of England.
I convene the post-graduate taught course on Forensic Linguistics (ENGLANG5126), which is part of the new MSc in Applied Linguistics. I also contribute to Applying Linguistics in Social and Professional Life (ENGLANG5117).
In addition, I'm a seminar tutor on English Language & Linguistics 1A: Language, Meaning and Power (ENGLANG1001), and English Language & Linguistics 1B: Language, Society and Change (ENGLANG1003), where I deliver lectures on varieties of English.