Eva Codó Olsina

My name is Eva Codó. I teach English and Linguistics in the English Department at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. From 1996 to 2000, I was a research assistant within the National Programme for Research Staff Training (FI), and became a Lecturer in 2000. After five years at the Faculty of Arts, I am currently teaching most of my courses at the Faculty of Education, where I lecture pre-service foreign language teachers on English phonetics and instrumental language. Apart from the UAB, I have taught at other educational establishments, namely the University of the West of England (UK) and the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (Barcelona). I was also a postgraduate student at Lancaster University (UK), where I received an MA in Linguistics in 1999. I received my PhD in English Philology from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in 2003 with the thesis entitled The Struggle for Meaning: Immigration and Multilingual Talk in an Institutional Setting.

I have conducted research in the areas of sociolinguistics, pragmatics and conversation analysis. Topics have included language alternation and choice, as well as non- and misunderstandings in multilingual and international settings. In the last few years, I have focused on the examination of the complex relationship between language, immigration and social exclusion. I have conducted ethnographic research in several institutional contexts in Barcelona. I am currently investigating the ideologies associated with the use of English as a contact language in institutional settings in Catalonia. I am also looking at the ways in which the category "foreigner" is dealt with in the policies and practices of linguistic and scholastic reception of foreign students to Catalonia. Finally, I would like to mention that I am an active member of two research groups. Apart from the GREIP, I also belong to the CIEN group (Intercultural Communication and Strategies of Meaning Negotiation), led by Dr. Melissa G. Moyer (English Department, UAB.)


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