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Dr Angie Williams

Overview

Dr Angela Williams Position: Senior Lecturer Email: WilliamsA@cf.ac.uk
Telephone: +44(0)29 208 75415
Extension: 75415
Location: John Percival Building, Colum Drive, Cathays, Cardiff

Research Group

Centre for Language and Communication Research

Research Interests

Social psychological approaches to language and communication. Communication across the life-span, the communication of agism, perceptions of elder and teenage communicators, Eastern and Western perspectives on intergenerational communication. Media images of elders and teenagers.

Selected Publications

(2002) with Peter Garrett. ‘Adults’ perceptions of intergenerational Communication: From adolescent storm and stress to elder aches and pains.’ Journal of Language and Social Psychology. 21,101-126.

(2003) with Jake Harwood, J. ‘Intergenerational communication: Intergroup, accommodation and family perspectives.’ In J. F. Nussbaum and J. Coupland (Eds.), Handbook of Communication and Aging Research (pp. 115-137). LES. New York.

(2004) with Peter Garrett, P., & Rosalind Tennant, ‘Young adults’ perceptions of communication with peers and adolescents.’ In S. Ng, C. Candlin, & C. Chiu (Eds.) Language and Social Psychology. Hong Kong: City University of Hong Kong Press.

(2005) with Jaqui Guendouzi, J. ‘Constructing family relationships: Intimacy, harmony and social value in accounts of sheltered retirement community residents.’ Journal of Aging Studies, Volume 19, Issue 4, Pages 453-470

(2005) with Crispin Thurlow, (Co-Editor). ‘Talking Adolescence: Language and Communication in the teenage years.’ Peter Lang.

(2005) with Peter Garrett, P. ‘Adults’perceptions of communication with young people.’ In Williams, A. & Thurlow, C. (2005) (eds). Talking Adolescence: Language and Communication in the teenage years. (pp. 35-52). New York: Peter Lang.

Publications

(2002) with Peter Garrett. ‘Adults’ perceptions of intergenerational Communication: From adolescent storm and stress to elder aches and pains.’ Journal of Language and Social Psychology. 21,101-126.

(2003) with Jake Harwood, J. ‘Intergenerational communication: Intergroup, accommodation and family perspectives.’ In J. F. Nussbaum and J. Coupland (Eds.), Handbook of Communication and Aging Research (pp. 115-137). LES. New York.

(2004) with Peter Garrett, P., & Rosalind Tennant, ‘Young adults’ perceptions of communication with peers and adolescents.’ In S. Ng, C. Candlin, & C. Chiu (Eds.) Language and Social Psychology. Hong Kong: City University of Hong Kong Press.

(2005) with Jaqui Guendouzi, J. ‘Constructing family relationships: Intimacy, harmony and social value in accounts of sheltered retirement community residents.’ Journal of Aging Studies, Volume 19, Issue 4, Pages 453-470

(2005) with Crispin Thurlow, (Co-Editor). ‘Talking Adolescence: Language and Communication in the teenage years.’ Peter Lang.

(2005) with Peter Garrett, P. ‘Adults’perceptions of communication with young people.’ In Williams, A. & Thurlow, C. (2005) (eds). Talking Adolescence: Language and Communication in the teenage years. (pp. 35-52). New York: Peter Lang.

Research

I have explored perceptions of adolescent communication as a socially constructed life stage phenomenon alongside other life stages such as ‘young adulthood’ and ‘old age’. Together with Peter Garret I have produced a number of publications on these matters. Ageing and the UK media: The research project at Cardiff University.

I have been invited to give the opening plenary lecture at The International Conference on Youth Language hosted by the University of Copenhagen in March 2008.

Over the past few years along with Virpi Ylanne I have been director of an ESRC funded research project investigating images of elders in newsprint and TV advertisements.

My books include a monograph co-authored with J. Nussbaum entitled Intergenerational Communication Across the Lifespan and an edited volume with Crispin Thurlow entitled Talking Adolescence: Language and Communication in the teenage years.

 

Biography

I have published numerous articles and book chapters. For example, I have contributed to the Communication Yearbook, The Handbook of Communication and Aging as well as The Handbook of Perceptual Dialectology. I have co-edited special issues of the Journal of Communication (Negotiating lifestyle options in later life) and the International Journal of Applied Linguistics (Communication accommodation and miscommunication in intergroup encounters). I was previously Chair of the (USA) National Communication Association's Commission on Communication and Aging and was secretary of the International Communication's Instructional/ Developmental division. I was also appointed as Chair of Chair of the International Association for Language and Social Psychology's Task Force on Adolescence.

I teach user-friendly Quantitative Methods for both undergraduates as well as postgraduates. My other modules include, Communicating in Relationships, Conflict Communication and Foundations to MA studies.