Dr Tom Bartlett

  • Reader in Functional and Applied Linguistics (English Language & Linguistics)

Research interests

I am interested in language as a social phenomenon, from the functional description of structure to linguistic ethnography and critical analysis.  I specialise in Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) and Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA), with a particular focus on functional descriptions of Scottish Gaelic at one end of the scale and the Discourses of Sustainability and Community Management at the other.      I am co-editor, with Gerard O’Grady, of the Routledge Handbook of Systemic Functional Linguistics (2017) and have published a monograph on community management and development, Hybrid Voices and Collaborative Change: Contextualising Positive Discourse Analysis (Routledge 2012) and a textbook on discourse analysis, Analysing Power in Language:  A Practical Guide (Routledge 2014).   

Biography

I have taught English in the UK, Europe, North America and Latin America, and have previously held academic posts in the US and the UK.  My most recent academic post before coming to Glasgow in 2019 was Professor of Language and Communication at Cardiff University.

 


Publications

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Number of items: 25.

2019

Bartlett, T. (2019) Scaling the incommensurate: discourses of sustainability in the Western Isles of Scotland. In: Montessori, N. M., Farrelly, M. and Mulderrig, J. (eds.) Critical Policy Discourse Analysis. Series: Advances in Critical Policy Studies. Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 242-263. ISBN 9781788974950

Bartlett, T. (2019) Time, the deer, is in the wood: chronotopic identities, trajectories of texts and community self-management. Applied Linguistics Review, (Accepted for Publication)

Bartlett, T. , Ylänne, V., Spilioti, T. and Aldridge-Waddon, M. (2019) Nursing handovers as unbounded and scalar events. Applied Linguistics Review, (Accepted for Publication)

Bartlett, T. (2019) Models of discourse in systemic functional linguistics. In: Thompson, G., Bowcher, W. L., Fontaine, L. and Schönthal, D. (eds.) The Cambridge Handbook of Systemic Functional Linguistics. Series: Cambridge Handbooks in Language and Linguistics. Cambridge University Press, pp. 285-310. (doi:10.1017/9781316337936.013)

Bartlett, T. and O’Grady, G. (2019) Language characterology and textual dynamics: a crosslinguistic exploration in English and Scottish Gaelic. Acta Linguistica Hafniensia, 51(2), pp. 124-159. (doi: 10.1080/03740463.2019.1650607)

O'Grady, G. and Bartlett, T. (2019) Linearity and tone in the unfolding of information. Acta Linguistica Hafniensia, 51(2), pp. 192-221. (doi: 10.1080/03740463.2019.1668621)

Spilioti, T., Aldridge-Waddon, M., Bartlett, T. and Ylänne, V. (2019) Conceptualizing language awareness in healthcare communication: the case of nurse shift-change handover meetings. Language Awareness, 28(3), pp. 207-226. (doi: 10.1080/09658416.2019.1636803)

2018

Bartlett, T. (2018) Rethinking (context of) culture in systemic functional linguistics. In: Sellami-Baklouti, A. and Fontaine, L. (eds.) Perspectives from Systemic Functional Linguistics. Series: Routledge Studies in Linguistics. Routledge: London. ISBN 9781138237384

2017

Bartlett, T. , Montessori, N. M. and Lloyd, H. (2017) Contesting key terms and concepts in the civil sphere. In: Garrett, P. and Cots, J. M. (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Language Awareness. Series: Routledge Handbooks in Linguistics. Routledge: London. ISBN 9781138937048

Altameeni, Y. and Bartlett, T. (2017) Negotiating “intervention”: Shifting signifiers in the UK’s response to the use of chemical weapons in Syria. 10plus1: Living Linguistics, 3, pp. 67-86.

Bartlett, T. (2017) Positive discourse analysis. In: Richardson, J. and Flowerdew, J. (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Critical Discourse Studies. Series: Routledge Handbooks in Applied Linguistics. Routledge: London. ISBN 9781138826403

Bartlett, T. and O'Grady, G. (Eds.) (2017) The Routledge Handbook of Systemic Functional Linguistics. Series: Routledge Handbooks in Linguistics. Routledge: London. ISBN 9780415748407

Bartlett, T. (2017) Context in systemic functional linguistics. Towards scalar supervenience? In: Bartlett, T. and O'Grady, G. (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Systemic Functional Linguistics. Series: Routledge handbooks in linguistics. Routledge: London, pp. 375-390. ISBN 9780415748407

Bartlett, T. and O'Grady, G. (2017) Reading SFL. In: Bartlett, T. and O'Grady, G. (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Systemic Functional Linguistics. Series: Routledge handbooks in linguistics. Routledge: London. ISBN 9780415748407

O'Grady, G. and Bartlett, T. (2017) Looking ahead: SFL in the 21st Century. In: Bartlett, T. and O'Grady, G. (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Systemic Functional Linguistics. Series: Routledge handbooks in linguistics. Routledge: London. ISBN 9780415748407

Singh, J. N. and Bartlett, T. (2017) Negotiating sustainability across scales. AILA Review, 30(1), pp. 50-71. (doi: 10.1075/aila.00003.sin)

2016

Bartlett, T. (2016) Multiscalar modelling of context: some questions raised by the category of mode. In: Bowcher, W. L. and Liang, J. Y. (eds.) Society in Language, Language in Society: Essays in Honour of Ruqaiya Hasan. Palgrave Macmillan: London, pp. 166-183. ISBN 9781349572861 (doi:10.1057/9781137402868_7)

Bartlett, T. (2016) Phasal dynamism and the unfolding of meaning as text. English Text Construction, 9(1), pp. 143-164. (doi: 10.1075/etc.9.1.08bar)

2015

Fontaine, L., Bartlett, T. and O'Grady, G. (Eds.) (2015) Systemic Functional Linguistics: Exploring Choice. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge. ISBN 9781107595354

Bartlett, T. (2015) “I’ll manage the context”: context, environment and the potential for institutional change. In: Fontaine, L., Bartlett, T. and O'Grady, G. (eds.) Systemic Functional Linguistics: Exploring Choice. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge. ISBN 9781107595354

2014

Bartlett, T. (2014) Analysing Power in Language : A Practical Guide. Routledge: London. ISBN 9780415666312

2013

O’Grady, G., Bartlett, T. and Fontaine, L. (Eds.) (2013) Choice in Language: Applications in Text Analysis. Series: Functional linguistics. Equinox: Sheffield. ISBN 9781908049544

Bartlett, T. (2013) Constructing local voices through English as a lingua franca: a study from intercultural development discourse. In: Erling, E. J. and Seargeant, P. (eds.) English and Development: Policy, Pedagogy and Globalization. Series: Critical language and literacy studies (17). Multilingual Matters: Bristol, pp. 163-181. ISBN 9781847699466

Bartlett, T. and Chen, H. (2013) Applying linguistics in making professional practice re-visible. Journal of Applied Linguistics and Professional Practice, 9(1), pp. 1-12. (doi: 10.1558/japl.v9i1.1)

Bartlett, T. and Chen, H. (2013) Special Issue: SFL as a Bridge from Theory to Practice in the Analysis of Professional Discourse [Guest Editor]. Journal of Applied Linguistics and Professional Practice, 9(1),

This list was generated on Mon Mar 30 09:05:03 2020 BST.
Number of items: 25.

Articles

Bartlett, T. (2019) Time, the deer, is in the wood: chronotopic identities, trajectories of texts and community self-management. Applied Linguistics Review, (Accepted for Publication)

Bartlett, T. , Ylänne, V., Spilioti, T. and Aldridge-Waddon, M. (2019) Nursing handovers as unbounded and scalar events. Applied Linguistics Review, (Accepted for Publication)

Bartlett, T. and O’Grady, G. (2019) Language characterology and textual dynamics: a crosslinguistic exploration in English and Scottish Gaelic. Acta Linguistica Hafniensia, 51(2), pp. 124-159. (doi: 10.1080/03740463.2019.1650607)

O'Grady, G. and Bartlett, T. (2019) Linearity and tone in the unfolding of information. Acta Linguistica Hafniensia, 51(2), pp. 192-221. (doi: 10.1080/03740463.2019.1668621)

Spilioti, T., Aldridge-Waddon, M., Bartlett, T. and Ylänne, V. (2019) Conceptualizing language awareness in healthcare communication: the case of nurse shift-change handover meetings. Language Awareness, 28(3), pp. 207-226. (doi: 10.1080/09658416.2019.1636803)

Altameeni, Y. and Bartlett, T. (2017) Negotiating “intervention”: Shifting signifiers in the UK’s response to the use of chemical weapons in Syria. 10plus1: Living Linguistics, 3, pp. 67-86.

Singh, J. N. and Bartlett, T. (2017) Negotiating sustainability across scales. AILA Review, 30(1), pp. 50-71. (doi: 10.1075/aila.00003.sin)

Bartlett, T. (2016) Phasal dynamism and the unfolding of meaning as text. English Text Construction, 9(1), pp. 143-164. (doi: 10.1075/etc.9.1.08bar)

Bartlett, T. and Chen, H. (2013) Applying linguistics in making professional practice re-visible. Journal of Applied Linguistics and Professional Practice, 9(1), pp. 1-12. (doi: 10.1558/japl.v9i1.1)

Bartlett, T. and Chen, H. (2013) Special Issue: SFL as a Bridge from Theory to Practice in the Analysis of Professional Discourse [Guest Editor]. Journal of Applied Linguistics and Professional Practice, 9(1),

Books

Bartlett, T. (2014) Analysing Power in Language : A Practical Guide. Routledge: London. ISBN 9780415666312

Book Sections

Bartlett, T. (2019) Scaling the incommensurate: discourses of sustainability in the Western Isles of Scotland. In: Montessori, N. M., Farrelly, M. and Mulderrig, J. (eds.) Critical Policy Discourse Analysis. Series: Advances in Critical Policy Studies. Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 242-263. ISBN 9781788974950

Bartlett, T. (2019) Models of discourse in systemic functional linguistics. In: Thompson, G., Bowcher, W. L., Fontaine, L. and Schönthal, D. (eds.) The Cambridge Handbook of Systemic Functional Linguistics. Series: Cambridge Handbooks in Language and Linguistics. Cambridge University Press, pp. 285-310. (doi:10.1017/9781316337936.013)

Bartlett, T. (2018) Rethinking (context of) culture in systemic functional linguistics. In: Sellami-Baklouti, A. and Fontaine, L. (eds.) Perspectives from Systemic Functional Linguistics. Series: Routledge Studies in Linguistics. Routledge: London. ISBN 9781138237384

Bartlett, T. , Montessori, N. M. and Lloyd, H. (2017) Contesting key terms and concepts in the civil sphere. In: Garrett, P. and Cots, J. M. (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Language Awareness. Series: Routledge Handbooks in Linguistics. Routledge: London. ISBN 9781138937048

Bartlett, T. (2017) Positive discourse analysis. In: Richardson, J. and Flowerdew, J. (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Critical Discourse Studies. Series: Routledge Handbooks in Applied Linguistics. Routledge: London. ISBN 9781138826403

Bartlett, T. (2017) Context in systemic functional linguistics. Towards scalar supervenience? In: Bartlett, T. and O'Grady, G. (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Systemic Functional Linguistics. Series: Routledge handbooks in linguistics. Routledge: London, pp. 375-390. ISBN 9780415748407

Bartlett, T. and O'Grady, G. (2017) Reading SFL. In: Bartlett, T. and O'Grady, G. (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Systemic Functional Linguistics. Series: Routledge handbooks in linguistics. Routledge: London. ISBN 9780415748407

O'Grady, G. and Bartlett, T. (2017) Looking ahead: SFL in the 21st Century. In: Bartlett, T. and O'Grady, G. (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Systemic Functional Linguistics. Series: Routledge handbooks in linguistics. Routledge: London. ISBN 9780415748407

Bartlett, T. (2016) Multiscalar modelling of context: some questions raised by the category of mode. In: Bowcher, W. L. and Liang, J. Y. (eds.) Society in Language, Language in Society: Essays in Honour of Ruqaiya Hasan. Palgrave Macmillan: London, pp. 166-183. ISBN 9781349572861 (doi:10.1057/9781137402868_7)

Bartlett, T. (2015) “I’ll manage the context”: context, environment and the potential for institutional change. In: Fontaine, L., Bartlett, T. and O'Grady, G. (eds.) Systemic Functional Linguistics: Exploring Choice. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge. ISBN 9781107595354

Bartlett, T. (2013) Constructing local voices through English as a lingua franca: a study from intercultural development discourse. In: Erling, E. J. and Seargeant, P. (eds.) English and Development: Policy, Pedagogy and Globalization. Series: Critical language and literacy studies (17). Multilingual Matters: Bristol, pp. 163-181. ISBN 9781847699466

Edited Books

Bartlett, T. and O'Grady, G. (Eds.) (2017) The Routledge Handbook of Systemic Functional Linguistics. Series: Routledge Handbooks in Linguistics. Routledge: London. ISBN 9780415748407

Fontaine, L., Bartlett, T. and O'Grady, G. (Eds.) (2015) Systemic Functional Linguistics: Exploring Choice. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge. ISBN 9781107595354

O’Grady, G., Bartlett, T. and Fontaine, L. (Eds.) (2013) Choice in Language: Applications in Text Analysis. Series: Functional linguistics. Equinox: Sheffield. ISBN 9781908049544

This list was generated on Mon Mar 30 09:05:03 2020 BST.

Supervision

I am interested in supervising theses on functional grammar, linguistic ethnography and discourse analysis, particular in relation to community participation in decision-making processes and/or discourses of sustainability.

I have supervised six PhDs to completion, on the following topics:

Ellipsis and Context: A Corpus-Based Approach.

Reading Strategies of Chinese Students in Tertiary Education in the UK.

A Functional and Cognitive Investigation of Language Transfer in Italian Learners of English.

Neutrality and Stance in Botswanan newspapers.

Sacred texts and identity construction in the Cardiff Muslim community: sojourners’ narratives and majales.

Contestation of the Concept of ‘Liberalism’ in The Saudi Press.


Teaching

I will be teaching on the MSc modules Applying Linguistics in Social and Professional Life and Systemic Functional linguistics and its Applications.  I will be developing a further MSc course on Discourse Analysis and Critical Theory for the academic year 2020-2021.