B Arts, M Arts TES/FL, PhD Applied Linguistics
Ian Walkinshaw is a senior lecturer in applied linguistics in the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science at Griffith University. Ian convenes and teaches into undergraduate courses in sociolinguistics, world Englishes and pragmatics. He also convenes Language and Communication for Business and Commerce (5901LHS), part of the English Language Enhancement Courses (ELEC) program. ELEC has twice been recognized in the Australian Awards for University Teaching, with a Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (2012) and an Award for Programs that Enhance Student Learning (2014).
Ian’s research interests include intercultural pragmatics, (im)politeness, English as a lingua franca, English as a medium of instruction, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), and academic language and learning. His work has been published in Studies in Higher Education, the Journal of English as a Lingua Franca, TESL-EJ, IELTS Research Reports, English Australia Journal, and RELC Journal, among others. He is the author of Learning Politeness: Disagreement in a Second Language (Peter Lang, 2009), and recently co-edited the book English Medium Instruction in Higher Education in Asia-Pacific (Springer, 2017).
Fields of expertise
- Intercultural pragmatics
- English as a lingua franca
Current teaching areas
- Language, Culture and Society
- English as a Global Language
- Beyond What is Said: The Pragmatics of English
- Language and Communication for Business and Commerce
- Intercultural Studies through Film and Media