Erdocia Iniguez

Primary Department
School of Applied Language & Intercultural Studies
Academic Staff
Phone number: 01 700
Glasnevin Campus
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Academic biography

BA, MA, MPhil, PhD, I am Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of Research at the School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies (SALIS). I am responsible for the PhD Programme. Before joining Dublin City University, I held the position of Professeur Invité at Université de Montréal (2013-2016), for which I was awarded the Spanish Lecturer Grant by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain. 

I am committed to interdisciplinarity. My research sits at the interface of language, policy and politics and aims to promote debate on language matters between academic and non-academic stakeholders. My areas of interest include language in education, language policy and planning, and politics of language. Research students interested in working in any of these areas are encouraged to get in touch. My
 research has focused on multilingual contexts involving languages such as Arabic, Basque, Berber, Catalan, English, and Spanish. My work has been published in international journals within the fields of sociolinguistics and applied linguistics, including Language Policy (2018), Current Issues in Language Planning (2019), Language Problems and Language Planning (2020), and Linguistics and Education (2020), among others. I have also recently 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 2015-16. My current research projects focus on (1) foreign language policy-making in Ireland, (2) participatory and deliberative processes in language policy-making; and (3) gender-neutral language and far-right parties.   

I was elected to the Executive Committee of the Irish Association for Applied Linguistics in 2017 and became Secretary in 2019. I am also Treasurer and Executive Committee member of the Language Policy group of the British Association for Applied Linguistics, and member of the Applied Linguistics Research Group in DCU. I am a 
Management Committee member, COST Action CA19102 ‘Language In The Human-Machine Era' (LITHME).