UCL Psychology and Language Sciences


Developing an Applied Linguistics curriculum for primary school teachers


Sue Ellis, Elspeth McCartney


British Association of Applied Linguistics/Cambridge University Press/Faculty of Education, University of Strathclyde Faculty Research Support Scheme


This project ran two expert seminars at the University of Strathclyde in the BAAL/CUP funded series, reviewing research on applied linguistics relevant to primary school teachers. There was a focus on pupils with speech, language and communication difficulties and those learning English as an additional language. The edited volume Applied Linguistics for Primary School Teachers resulted.

    1. S. Ellis and E. McCartney (Eds.) (2011) Applied Linguistics for Primary School Teachers. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
    2. E. McCartney and S. Ellis (2013 in press) The linguistically-aware teacher and the teacher-aware linguist. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 27, Special Issue: Proceedings of the 14th Meeting of the International Clinical Phonetics and Linguistics Association.