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Dr Katy Jones

Dr Katy Jones

Senior Lecturer

School of English, Communication and Philosophy

Email
jonesks1@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 6393
Campuses
3.53, John Percival Building, Colum Drive, Cardiff, CF10 3EU
Users
Available for postgraduate supervision

Overview

I am a Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Language and Communication Research, and the Director of the Writing Support Centre in the School of English, Communication and Philosophy.

Biography

I am a Senior Lecturer in Language and Communication in the Centre for Language and Communication Research, in the School of English, Communication and Philosophy (ENCAP). I have been involved in teaching in HE in different capacities for 20 years; first as a tutor of English for Academic Purposes and Study Skills tutor, then as lecturer/senior lecturer in language and communication.

I hold a PhD in Language and Communication and a Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults (DELTA). I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

I am also the founder and Director of the Writing Support Centre in the School of English Comunication and Philosophy. The writing centre supports the writing development of over 1000 students in Literature, Language and Philosophy. We offer a portfolio of bespoke support which includes 121 writing sessions with experienced writing tutors, an expansive series of workshops and tutorial videos and online resources.

I am a member of the AHSS College Education Network, ENCAP's Digital Work Practices Working Group, the Internationalisation Committee, and Education Committee, in which I contribute to School and College level teaching and learning initiatives.  

I have worked on a range of research projects at the Centre for Language and Communication Research, including working with Dr Lise Fontaine and Dr Michelle Aldridge-Waddon on project which examines students' awareness of writing processes and practices. I have previously worked with Professor Alison Wray on dementia communication, and with Professor Karin Wahl-Jorgensen in the School of Journalism, Media and Culture on a transnational project The NSA Files: Surveillance, Leaks and the New Landscape of Legitimacy.

I am a peer reviewer for the Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education (JLDHE) and Lingua.

Prior to doing a PhD, I was a tutor of English for Academic Purposes at Cardiff University and the University of Sussex, and an EFL teacher in the UK, Spain and Japan for over 15 years.

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of Advance HE (FHEA)
  • Member of European Association for the Teaching Academic Writing (EATAW)
  • Member of British Association of Applied Linguists (BAAL)
  • Member of International Systemic Functional Linguistics Association (ISFLA)
  • Member of European Systemic Functional Linguistics Association (ESFLA)

Speaking engagements

Online collaboration and learning communities during a pandemic . Stop/Start & Continue, Enhancing Student Learning Through Innovative Scholarship Online Conference, 10 September 2021

'We had a good laugh together!’: ​Using Teams to create an online learning community. A flipped conference: building on the lessons from a year of blended and online teaching, Cardiff University’s Learning & Teaching Conference, 1-2 July 2021

Alone together- Encouraging student collaboration online​ (workshop co-lead). A flipped conference: building on the lessons from a year of blended and online teaching, Cardiff University’s Learning & Teaching Conference, 1-2 July 2021

The interpretation of identifiable indefinites: evidence from readers. 5th UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Lancaster University, July 2014

Identifiable indefinites and co-extension. 25th European Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference 2014, Université Paris Diderot, France. 10-12 July 2014

Identifiable indefinites and the Givenness Hierarchy: a case of underspecification and overspecification? Pre-Cog Sci 2013: The production of referring expressions: bridging the gap between cognitive and computation approaches to reference, Berlin 31 July 2013

The Givenness Hierarchy and indefinite referring expressions. Scandinavian Association for Language and Cognition IV (SALC IV), Joensuu University, Finland, 12-14 June 2013

‘a’: to refer or not to refer. Voice of Humanities, Cardiff University, March 2012

Committees and reviewing

Journal Reviewer. Journal for Learning Development in Higher Education

Journal Reviewer. Lingua

Member of Advisory Board. LED 2021 Conference: Reference: (co-)construction and use

Publications

2020

2018

2016

2014

Teaching

In the academic year 2021-22, I am teaching the following undergraduate modules:

  • Communicating in Relationships
  • Language Learning and Teaching
  • How Language Works 2

I am also teaching the following Master's module:

  • Language Learning: Theory and Practice

I am also ENCAP's Academic Writing Centre Director and provide academic writing support to undergraduate and postgraduate students.

My main research interests lie in the field of writing studies, i.e. the study of writing, especially composing, (digital) writing processes, and writing pedagogy.

I am also interested in the research related to second/additional language learning and teaching (with a primary focus on writing), learning development, and in approaching the study of language (in particular referring expressions) from a multi-disciplinary perspective.

Supervision

Current Supervision:

Supervisor (80%) Nasser Alqhatani: A Cross-linguistic Study of Meta-Discourse Markers in English Academic Writing of Saudi EFL Students and UK English Native-speakers.

Supervisor (80%) Tamara Tarchichi: Where’s the semicolon? A corpus study looking into the use of the punctuation mark in L1 English students’ university writing

Supervisor (20%) Aeshah Alnemari: Analysing Affective Factors in Relation to students’ achievement and behaviour in EFL in Saudi Arabia

I welcome PhD applications in areas relating to:

  • Writing studies (including writing pedagogy, (digital) writing processes, writing (and reading) in second/additional language learning and teaching)
  • Referring, cohesion and coherence
  • Learning development in the HE context