Mabel Victoria

Mabel Victoria

Dr Mabel Victoria ORCID: 0000-0002-7232-1175

Lecturer

Biography

I am an applied sociolinguist with research interests in intercultural communication, English as a lingua franca, linguistic politeness, discourse analysis, pragmatics, and linguistic landscapes. I teach Intercultural Business Communication, Exploring Culture and An Introduction to Sociolinguistics. I have a PhD in Intercultural Communication and Applied Sociolinguistics, MA in Teaching English as a Foreign Language and MRes in Education. I am interested in applying insights from linguistic ethnography in the analysis of spoken discourse. My most recent publications include: 'The verbal and the visual: Insights from the Selfie Project (2018); ‘Blue Paint and White Underwear: Humour and misunderstanding in Intercultural Encounters (2016)’; and 'Every picture tells a story: Using Selfie-inspired Activities to Enhance Social Relations and Encourage Self-reflexivity (2016).

Research Areas

Events

Esteem

Conference Activity

  • Co-organiser Visual Methods and Ethnography Seminar Series 2
  • Project Lead: Visual Methods and Ethnography Seminar Series 1
  • Transculturing in the Third Space Using English as a Lingua Franca
  • Transculturing in the Third Space through Language
  • How Immigrants in an Employment-focused Program ‘do’ Solidarity and Empathy
  • The selfie project: learning/teaching English in an innovative way
  • Transforming Borders into Bridges: Communication Strategies and Resources for Building Relations across Cultu
  • Using the liminal spaces of the classroom as a pedagogical resource Teaching Fellowship Conference

 

Editorial Activity

  • Managing Editor
  • Book Review Editor

 

External Examining/Validations

  • External Advisor
  • External Examiner
  • PhD External Examiner
  • External Examiner

 

Invited Speaker

  • Intercultural Border Crossings
  • How Canadian Immigrants from different Cultural and Linguistic Backgrounds Manage Interaction Successfully
  • Navigating Intercultural Border Crossings through Language
  • The Language of Friendship and Solidarity in Intercultural Encounters
  • Applied Linguistics according to Kermit, the Frog
  • Research Writing for Researchers

 

Reviewing

  • Journal Reviewer
  • Peer Reviewer

 

Date


32 results

Interculturality in Action at an English Conversation Club in a Thai University: The use of Cultural Differences and Spatial Repertoire/ Thai 'Habitat' Factor in the Management of Interaction

Journal Article
Victoria, M., & Sangiamchit, C. (2021)
Interculturality in Action at an English Conversation Club in a Thai University: The use of Cultural Differences and Spatial Repertoire/ Thai 'Habitat' Factor in the Management of Interaction. Journal of Language and Culture, 40(1), 123-147
The current investigation explores interculturality by looking at the language practices of a culturally and linguistically diverse group of postgraduate students from China, ...

“Hayan na ang mga Hampas-dugo! (the Penitents are coming!)”: Penitensya as Religious-Dark Tourism

Journal Article
Wight, C., & Victoria, M. (in press)
“Hayan na ang mga Hampas-dugo! (the Penitents are coming!)”: Penitensya as Religious-Dark Tourism. Tourist Studies,
This paper applies indigenous research methods to understand the motives of visitors attending Penitensya (a Lenten Filipino ritual involving violent ritualistic performances)...

Toilet Graffiti: What can we learn from the writing on the wall

Presentation / Conference
Victoria, M. (2021, September)
Toilet Graffiti: What can we learn from the writing on the wall. Presented at Explorathon Scotland 2021, Online

Transparadigming or Methodological Promiscuity: Analysing the verbal, the visual and the digital in Applied Linguistics research

Presentation / Conference
Victoria, M. (2021, September)
Transparadigming or Methodological Promiscuity: Analysing the verbal, the visual and the digital in Applied Linguistics research. Paper presented at Doing Research in Applied Linguistics 4, Online
The aim of this presentation is to show how moving across, beyond and through disciplinary boundaries and methodological approaches can open up new ways of seeing and knowing ...

Interculturality and the English Language Classroom

Book
Victoria, M., & Sangiamchit, C. (Eds.)
(2021). Interculturality and the English Language Classroom. Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-76757-0
This book examines the concept of interculturality in English Language Teaching (ELT), using examples from diverse international and educational settings to demonstrate differ...

Conclusion: Interculturality and the English Language Classroom—Intercultural Approaches and Moving Forward

Book Chapter
Sangiamchit, C., & Victoria, M. (2021)
Conclusion: Interculturality and the English Language Classroom—Intercultural Approaches and Moving Forward. In M. Victoria, & C. Sangiamchit (Eds.), Interculturality and the English Language Classroom (283-294). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-76757-0
This chapter highlights the major issues and practical approaches of interculturality in English language teaching. It also sums up the lessons learnt from the contributions t...

Introduction: Interculturality and the English Language Classroom

Book Chapter
Victoria, M., & Sangiamchit, C. (2021)
Introduction: Interculturality and the English Language Classroom. In M. Victoria, & C. Sangiamchit (Eds.), Interculturality and the English Language Classroom (1-23). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-76757-0_1
This chapter explores the notion of interculturality and how it can be effectively integrated in the teaching of English as a foreign/second language. English, the undisputed ...

Using 'Interculturality' to Increase the Value of ELT in Academic Contexts

Book Chapter
Pilcher, N., & Richards, K. (2021)
Using 'Interculturality' to Increase the Value of ELT in Academic Contexts. In M. Victoria, & C. Sangiamchit (Eds.), Interculturality and the English Language Classroom (263-282). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-76757-0
No abstract available.

Toilet Graffiti: Philosophy, pornography or poetry

Exhibition / Performance
Victoria, M. (2021)
Toilet Graffiti: Philosophy, pornography or poetry. [The Fringe]. 11 August 2021. (Unpublished
This was a Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas performance during the Edinburgh Fringe.

'Learning and using languages in ethnographic research: by Robert Gibb, Annabel Tremlett, and Julien Danero Iglesias, Bristol, Multilingual Matters, 2019'

Journal Article
Victoria, M. (2021)
'Learning and using languages in ethnographic research: by Robert Gibb, Annabel Tremlett, and Julien Danero Iglesias, Bristol, Multilingual Matters, 2019'. Language and Intercultural Communication, 21(4), 532-534. https://doi.org/10.1080/14708477.2021.1947554
Abstract not available.

Pre-Napier Funded Projects

  • PhD project funded by The Open University
  • An Investigation into Communication Strategies by English as a Lingua Franca Speakers
  • Power and Politeness in Philippine Higher Education Classrooms

Current Post Grad projects