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Centre for Language Pedagogy


Chair of Centre

Dr Noriko Iwasaki

Centre Steering Committee

Noriko Iwasaki
Norika Iwasaki

Second language acquisition (grammatical and pragmatic development, impact of study abroad), language pedagogy, psycholinguistics (language production, cognition and language), Japanese linguistics.

  • Tel: 020 7898 4394
  • Email: ni3@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 401
  • Office Hours: Mondays 11-12/Thursdays 4-5pm
Barbara Pizziconi
Barbara Pizziconi Japanese applied linguistics; language teaching methodology; second language acquisition with emphasis on pragmatic aspects; linguistic politeness
  • Tel: 020 7898 4225
  • Email: bp3@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 362
  • On Sabbatical:Term 2

Amal Ayoubi
Staff Silhouette

Anne Pauwels
Steering Committee Member
Professor Anne Pauwels Professor of Sociolinguistics and Dean of the Faculty of Languages and Cultures
Song Lianyi
Steering Committee Member
Lianyi Song Modern Chinese language and language pedagogy
  • Tel: 020 7898 4226
  • Email: ls2@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 397
  • Office Hours: Mondays 11am-1pm/Thursdays 11am-1pm

Core Members

Yan Cui
Staff Silhouette Chinese language teaching, styles of modern Chinese literary language, Chinese rhetoric
  • Tel: 020 7898 4237
  • Email: yc2@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 382
  • Office Hours: Tuesdays 11:05-11.35 V323/Wed. 11:05-12:35 E36/382

Philip J Jaggar
Phil Jaggar Hausa language and linguistics; comparative Chadic.
  • Tel: 020 7898 4387
  • Email: pj@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 421
  • Office Hours: Mondays 1-2pm/Tuesdays 1-2pm

Wei Jin
WEi Jin
Christopher Lucas
Chris Lucas

Historical linguistics, Arabic linguistics, the syntax–semantics interface, pragmatics, philosophy of language, Dynamic Syntax, Relevance Theory, Arabic language, Afro-Asiatic languages

  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4318
  • Email: cl39@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 447
  • Office Hours: Fridays 3-5pm

Yoseph Mengistu
Staff Silhouette

Amharic Language

Shin-Ichiro Okajima
Shin Okajima
Akin Oyètádé
Akin Oyètádé Yorùbá language and literature; Yorùbá culture and linguistics with special reference to phonology; Yorùbá in the diaspora.
  • Tel: 020 7898 4378
  • Email: ao2@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 407
  • On Sabbatical:On leave term 1, 2014-15

Muaadh Salih
Staff Silhouette

Computer-assisted language learning; orality and oral literature of the Gulf; Arabic language pedagogy

  • Tel: 020 7898 4354
  • Email: ms1@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 429
  • Office Hours: Mondays 12-1pm/Wednesdays 12-1pm

Naresh Sharma
Naresh Sharma Urdu and Hindi language
  • Tel: 020 7898 4296
  • Email: ns19@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 454
  • Office Hours: Tuesdays 14:00-15:00 / Thursdays 14:00-15:00

Jae Hoon Yeon
Jaehoon Yeon Korean language and linguistics, especially morpho-syntax and linguistic typology; structure and history of Korean language; Korean language teaching and translation; modern Korean literature

Research Students

Jing Chu
Research Student Member
Jing Chu
Dan Jiang
Research Student Member
Dan Jiang

Youkyung Ju
Research Student Member
Youkyung Ju
Kanako Miyabayashi
Research Student Member
Kanako Miyabayashi