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Dr Charlotte Selleck

Lecturer in English Language

Institute of Humanities

Contact Details


tel: 01905 542763

Dr Charlotte Selleck is a lecturer of English Language. She has been working at the University of Worcester since February 2015. Prior to this, she taught at Cardiff University. Most recently she has, as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Copenhagen, undertaken research on British English accents and dialects.

Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research

Her PhD research, completed at Cardiff University and funded by the ESRC, was interdisciplinary between sociolinguistics and sociology. The research investigated the interplay of linguistic practices, linguistic representations, language ideologies and social inclusion between students at three related research sites in West-Wales.

More recently, she has developed a keen interest in health communication and has two research projects on-going. The first of these addresses midwife-patient interactions and the second investigates the role of the Welsh language in the NHS in Wales.

Her research interests remain in the field of sociolinguistics, including sociolinguistic theory, the sociolinguistics of Wales, and interactional sociolinguistics. She also has a keen interest in linguistic ethnography.

During the academic year 2015/2016 Charlotte will be teaching on the following undergraduate modules:

ELAN1000 Describing English
ELAN 1002 History of English
ELAN 2000 Approaches to English Language
ELAN 2002 Language and Power
ELAN 3004 World Englishes

Charlotte will also be supervising a number of independent research projects.

Professional Bodies

Professional Bodies

BAAL The British Association of Applied Linguistics

COST European Cooperation in Science and Technology New Speakers in a Multilingual Europe.



Selleck, Charlotte (2014) Re-negotiating Ideologies of Bilingualism on the Margins of Education, (article submitted for publication)

Selleck, Charlotte (2013) Inclusive policy and exclusionary practice in secondary education in Wales. International Journal of Bilingualism and Bilingual Education 16, 1:20

Selleck, Charlotte (2011) Review of Susanna Pertot, Tom M. S Priestly and Colin H. Williams (eds.) Rights, Promotion and Integration Issues for Minority Languages in Europe. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Journal of Sociolinguistics 15, 4 :268

Garrett, Peter, Charlotte Selleck and Nikolas Coupland (2011) English in England and Wales: Multiple ideologies. In Tore Kristiansen and Nikolas Coupland (eds.) Language Standards in Contemporary Europe. Oslo: Novus.

External Responsibilities

External Responsibilities

Honorary Research Associate Cardiff University. Cardiff School of English, Communication and Philosophy