Professor Tom Bartlett
- Professor of Functional and Applied Linguistics (English Language & Linguistics)
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).
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.
I am interested in supervising theses on functional grammar, community participation in decision-making processes and/or discourses of sustainability.
- Bódig, Emma
Constructing 'voice' and claiming the right to speak: an analysis of women's writing on the Scottish Gender Recognition Reform Bill.
- Cao, Xuan
The issue of the erasure of ecosystems: A corpus-based analysis of transitivity in the UK news reports on climate change (2015-2020)
- Hall, Emma
Assessing arts-based interventions for sustainable practice
- McNair, Janine
A study of how collaborative features in online spoken interaction may affect collective learning.
- You, Zijin
Framing design for the marginalised voice of “female boxers” in China
I have supervised eight 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.
Defining ‘Intervention’: A Comparative Study of UK Parliamentary Responses to the Syrian Crisis.
A Critical Ethnographic Sociolinguistics of Galicianness in the UK: Glottopolitics, Speakerhood , and Ethnolinguistic Mobilisation in the Diaspora.
I teaching on the MSc modules Applying Linguistics in Social and Professional Life, Systemic Functional linguistics and its Applications and Critical Approaches to Language and Communication.