Aki Siegel has a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from Newcastle University, UK, and M.A. in Second Langauge Studies from University of Hawai'i at Manoa. Her research interest focuses on analyzing interactions from a microanalytical perspective, especially English as a lingua franca and multilingual interactions. She is interested in investigating how speakers from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds communicate, learn, and develop. She has received competitive grants from the Japanese government on researching longitudinal pragmatic development through English as a lingua franca interactions. Findings from these projects have been published in peer-reviewed journals including Journal of English as a Lingua Franca, International Journal of Applied Linguistics and the ELT Journal. Currently, she is researching on language use and experiences of study abroad students in Sweden. She is also interested in connecting research and teaching, and considering ways in which classroom language teaching and learning can be improved based on empirical evidence.
Article in journal (Refereed)
- Siegel, A. (2018). Superficial intersubjectivity in ELF university dormitory interactions. Journal of English as a Lingua Franca. 7. 377-402.
- Siegel, A. (2016). “Oh no, it’s just culture” : Multicultural Identities in Action in ELF Interactions. Journal of Asian Pacific Communication. 6. 193-215.
- Siegel, A. (2015). Social epistemics for analyzing longitudinal language learner development. International Journal of Applied Linguistics. 25. 83-104.
- Siegel, J., Siegel, A. (2015). Getting to the bottom of L2 listening instruction : Making a case for bottom-up activities. Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching. 5. 637-662.
- Siegel, A. (2014). What should we talk about? : The authenticity of textbook topics. ELT Journal. 68. 363-375.