Iker Erdocia Iniguez

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Iker Erdocia is Assistant Professor and Director of the PhD Programme at the School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies (SALIS). Before joining Dublin City University, he held the position of Invited Lecturer at Université de Montréal (2013-2016), for which he was awarded the Spanish Lecturer Grant by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain. 

Iker is President of the Irish Association for Applied Linguistics and Treasurer of the Language Policy group, British Association for Applied Linguistics. He is a working group member of the COST Action CA19102 'Language in the Human-Machine Era' (LITHME). He is also member of the Centre for Translation and Textual Studies and the Applied Linguistics Research Group in DCU. Iker is involved in public engagement activities as board member of the New Communities Partnership's (NCP) Advisory Committee.

Iker's research has been published in high-ranking journals within the fields of sociolinguistics and applied linguistics, including Language Policy (2018), Current Issues in Language Planning (2019 & 2021), Language Problems and Language Planning (2020), Linguistics and Education (2020), Journal of Sociolinguistics (2022), Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development (2022) and Journal of Language and Politics (2022), among others. He has also published a book (2018) on language teacher education. This investigation was awarded the ASELE (Association of Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language) prize for the best PhD in 2017. 

Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
2022 Erdocia, I., Nocchi, S., & Ruane, M. (2022) 'Ideas, power and agency: Policy actors and the formulation of language-in-education policy for multilingualism'. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, .
2022 Erdocia, I. (2022) 'Language and culture wars: the far right’s struggle against gender-neutral language'. Journal of Language and Politics, .
2021 Erdocia, I. (2021) 'Participation and deliberation in language policy: the case of gender-neutral language'. Current Issues in Language Planning, .
2021 Erdocia, I., & Soler, J. (2021) 'Sociolinguists and their publics: Epistemological tension and disciplinary contestation over language in Catalonia'. Journal of Sociolinguistics, . [DOI]
2020 Erdocia, I. (2020) 'The politics of plurilingualism: Immersion, translanguaging, and school autonomy in Catalonia'. Linguistics and Education, . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.linged.2020.100865
2020 Erdocia, I. (2020) 'Language rights and groups of immigrant origin: the case of language claims in the Spanish cities in North Africa'. Language Problems and Language Planning, . https://doi.org/10.1075/lplp.19025.erd
2020 Erdocia, I., Nocchi, S., & Ruane, M. (2020) 'Language policy-making in Ireland: A preliminary study of the consultation process of 'Languages Connect''. JOURNAL OF THE IRISH ASSOCIATION OF APPLIED LINGUISTICS, 27 :98-127. https://doi.org/10.35903/teanga.v27i.224
2020 Soler, J. & Erdocia, I. (2020) 'Language policy and the status of languages in contemporary Catalonia: A public debate'. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF LANGUAGE POLICY, 12 (2):215-234. https://doi.org/10.3828/ejlp.2020.11
2019 Erdocia, I. (2019) 'Medium of instruction ideologies: Accommodation of multilingualism in the bilingual regime of Navarre'. Current Issues in Language Planning, . [DOI]
2018 Bruzos, A., Erdocia, I. & Khan, K. (2018) 'The path to naturalization in Spain: Old ideologies, new language testing regimes and the problem of test use'. Language Policy, . [DOI]
2016 Erdocia, I. (2016) 'Dimensión contextual y autonomía del aprendiente de lenguas'. . [DOI]
2014 Erdocia, I. (2014) 'Autonomía y aprendizaje de lenguas'. .

Book

Year Publication
2018 Erdocia, I. (2018) Agencia y complejidad en la formación inicial de profesores de español como lengua extranjera: la emergencia de la competencia docente. Madrid: Asociación para la Enseñanza del Español como Lengua Extranjera.

Book Chapter

Year Publication
2018 Fondo, M., Jacobetty, P., & Erdocia, I (2018) 'Foreign language anxiety and self-disclosure analysis as personality traits for online synchronous intercultural exchange practice' In: Future-proof CALL: language learning as exploration and encounters. Voillans, France : Research-publishing.net. [DOI]
2018 Fondo, M., & Erdocia, I. (2018) 'Exploring foreign language anxiety and self-disclosure relationships in task design for e-tandem speaking practice' In: Future-proof CALL: language learning as exploration and encounters. Voillans, France : Research-publishing.net. [DOI]
2014 Erdocia, I. (2014) 'Autorregulación y autonomía en el discurso de las competencias' In: Nuevo impulso educativo: Actualización de los nuevos sistemas educativos. Madrid : Visión Net.

Conference Publication

Year Publication
2014 Erdocia, I. (2014) AATSP-Ontario Annual Congress Proceedings. The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese El aprendizaje autónomo de lenguas a través de las redes sociales University of Ottawa,

Conference Contribution

Year Publication
2022 Erdocia, I., & Soler, J. (2022) Sociolinguistics Symposium 24 Linguistics as ‘science’ in a language-and-gender debate. Struggles over language and epistemic authority Ghent University, .
2021 Erdocia, I. (2021) Irish Association for Applied Linguistics Annual Conference Is gender-neutral language another front in the culture wars of the far right? University College Dublin, .
2021 Erdocia, I. Soler, J. (2021) Language Policy Forum Sociolinguists and their publics: Disciplinary tensions and professional contestation in the publics of sociolinguistics Bishop Grosseteste University, .
2021 Erdocia, I. (2021) Language Policy and Planning Conference Far right and gender neutral language: is language a new front in the culture wars? McGill University, .
2021 Erdocia, I., Nocchi, S. & Ruane, M. (2021) AILA World Congress Agency and power in foreign language policy-making: The case of “Languages Connect” in Ireland Groningen, .
2020 Erdocia, I. Soler, J. (2020) Centre for Research on Bilingualism The role of ‘science’ in (socio)linguists’ engagement in language-in-society debates Stockholm University, .
2019 Erdocia, I. (2019) Postgraduate Research Seminar Postgraduate Research Students SIG: How important for wider networking and academic work? Dublin City University, .
2019 Erdocia, I. & Soler, J. (2019) Language Policy Forum Manifest Koiné: The politics of language in a language ideological debate in contemporary Catalonia University of Edinburgh, .
2019 Erdocia, I., Ruane, M., & Nocchi, S. (2019) Irish Association for Applied Linguistics Language policy-making in Ireland: A study of the consultation process of the Languages Connect Strategy NUI Galway, .
2018 Erdocia, I. (2018) Simposio Internacional de Español como Lengua Extranjera Formación de profesores de español y desarrollo docente: Perspectivas, retos y crítica University of Galway, .
2018 Erdocia, I. (2018) Doctoral course La política lingüística normativa, el multilingüismo y la naturaleza del lenguaje: Implicaciones para los derechos lingüísticos Universidad de Alcalá, .
2018 Erdocia, I. (2018) Language, identity and education in multilingual contexts From Bilingualism to Multilingualism: Medium Instruction Ideologies in Navarre and Valencia Marino Institute of Education, Trinity College Dublin, .
2018 Erdocia, I. (2018) Language Policy Forum (BAAL group) Diversity and Language Recognition: The challenging case of Melilla University of Sheffield, .
2017 Erdocia, I. (2017) Human Rights and the Humanities: Culture and Critique (RIA) What is the place of human rights in teaching, research and the public arena? Royal Irish Academy, .
2017 Erdocia, I. (2017) SALIS research seminar Language testing: From migrant to Spanish citizen Dublin City University, .
2017 Erdocia, I. (2017) Irish Association for Applied Linguistics English-medium instruction and minority language policy: Language ideologies and dispute in Navarre University of Limerick, .
2017 Fondo, M. & Erdocia, I. (2017) EuroCALL Task design for online speaking practice: Effects on learners' Foreign Language Anxiety and Self-disclosure University of Southampton, .
2016 Erdocia, I. (2016) Québec-Ontario Dialogues on Acquisition and Spanish VSO-VOS processing in L2 Spanish by L1 Polish and L1 French speakers Université de Montréal, .
2016 Erdocia, I. (2016) Irish Association for Applied Linguistics Complex dynamic systems and second language acquisition Trinity College Dublin, .
2016 Erdocia, I. (2016) Congreso de Español Lengua Extranjera El desarrollo de la expresión escrita en hablantes de español como lengua de herencia Université de Montréal, .
2016 Erdocia, I. (2016) Congreso Internacional en Lingüística Aplicada a la Enseñanza de Lenguas: En camino hacia el plurilingüismo La complejidad sintáctica en el desarrollo de la expresión escrita de los hablantes de español como lengua de herencia Universidad Nebrija, Madrid, .
2015 Erdocia, I. (2015) CEDELEQ Español a través de contenidos McGill University, Montreal, .
2015 Erdocia, I. (2015) CEDELEQ Autonomía, una competencia bidimensional entre el aprendizaje de L2 y el desarrollo profesional docente McGill University, Montreal, .
2014 Erdocia, I. (2014) Congreso Internacional de enseñanza de español como lenguas extranjera Rountable: Language teacher education Université de Montréal, .
2014 Erdocia, I. (2014) Congreso Internacional de enseñanza de lenguas extranjeras De la adquisición de las competencias docentes en L2/LE al desarrollo profesional Universidad de Santiado de Cali, Colombia, .
2014 Erdocia, I. (2014) Seminarios de posgrado De la enseñanza del vocabulario al uso del enfoque léxico McGill University, .
2014 Erdocia, I. (2014) Congreso Internacional de enseñanza de lenguas extranjeras La gramática pedagógica y cognitiva en el aula de L2/LE Universidad de Santiado de Cali, Colombia, .
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Honors and Awards

Date Title Awarding Body
01/01/2013 Spanish Lecturer Grant Ministery of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain
01/01/2017 ASELE award for the best PhD ASELE (Asociación para la Enseñanza del Español como Lengua Extranjera)

Committees

Committee Function From / To
Irish Association for Applied Linguistics - IRAAL President 19/01/2022 -
COST Action CA19102 ‘Language In The Human-Machine Era' (LITHME) Working Group Member 01/11/2021 -
COST Action CA19102 ‘Language In The Human-Machine Era' (LITHME) Management Committee member 01/09/2020 - 01/11/2021
Language Policy SIG of the British Association for Applied Linguistics - BAAL Treasurer 04/03/2019 -
Irish Association for Applied Linguistics - IRAAL Secretary 30/11/2019 - 19/01/2022
Irish Association for Applied Linguistics - IRAAL Member of the National Executive Committee 25/11/2017 - 30/11/2019

Research Interests

Iker is committed to interdisciplinarity and adopts an eclectic approach to methodology. His research sits at the interface of language, policy and politics and aims to promote debate on language matters between academic and non-academic stakeholders. Iker's areas of interest include:

- Language in education;
- Language policy and planning;
- Language and politics.

Research students interested in working in any of these areas are encouraged to get in touch.

Iker's current research projects focus on (1) foreign language policy-making; (2) participatory and deliberative processes in language policy-making; (3) gender-neutral language and far-right parties; and (4) linguistic discrimination and civic and political participation.