Dr Will Baker

ROLE : Advisory member
INSTITUTION : University of Southampton

Dr Will Baker is an Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics and Deputy Director of the Centre for Global Englishes, University of Southampton, where he convenes the MA Global Englishes programme. Recent publications include co-editor of the ‘Routledge Handbook of English as a Lingua Franca’ and the monograph ‘Culture and Identity through English as a Lingua Franca’ (DGM).

What I'm Working On


My research interests include English as a Lingua Franca, intercultural and transcultural communication, intercultural awareness, culture, identity and language, English language teaching, intercultural education and English medium instruction. I have just completed a research project for the British Council ELT Research Partnership Awards:

From English language learners to Intercultural Citizens: Chinese student sojourners development of intercultural citizenship in ELT and EMI programmes

I am also exploring new approaches in intercultural communication research through my current project, “Transcultural communication: Language, communication and culture through English as a lingua franca in a social network community”.

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