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Adam Jaworski obtained his PhD (1985) and DPhil (1991) in English sociolinguistics from Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, where he taught as Assistant Professor until 1991. Between 1991–1992 he was Lecturer at the Department of Applied Linguistics at Birkeck College, University of London. In 1993 he moved to the Centre for Language and Communication Research, Cardiff University and in 2012 he joined the University of Hong Kong. His research interests include discursive and multimodal approaches to tourism, mobility and globalization; display of languages in space; media discourse; nonverbal communication; and text-based art.

Adam serves as member of the editorial board for several journals including: Discourse & SocietyVisual CommunicationJournal of SociolinguisticsLanguage in SocietyJournal of Language and PoliticsMultilinguaLinguistic LandscapeLanguage and Intercultural Communication;
Łódź Papers in Pragmatics.

With Brook Bolander, he co-edits the book series Oxford Studies in Sociolinguistics (Oxford University Press).

 

Postgraduate supervision:

I consider applications from prospective PhD students in sociolinguistics and discourse analysis.

 

Courses offered in 2016–2017:

ENGL3041A     Senior colloquium in English Studies: The Semiotic Landscape of Hong Kong
ENGL6075       The Politics of English


 

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Selected Publications


Books and edited collections:

Crispin Thurlow and Adam Jaworski (eds.) 2017. The Elite Discourse: The Rhetorics of Status, Privilege and Power. Special issue of Social Semiotics 27/3. [Republished in book edition as  Crispin Thurlow and Adam Jaworski (eds.) 2017. The Elite Discourse: The Rhetorics of Status, Privilege and Power. London: Routledge. ISBN: 978-1-138-29572-8].

Johan Järlehed and Adam Jaworski (eds.) 2015. Typographic Landscaping: Creativity, Ideology, Movement. Special issue of Social Semiotics 25/2.

Adam Jaworski, Crispin Thurlow, Monica Heller (eds.). 2014. Sociolinguistics and Tourism. Special issue of the Journal of Sociolinguistics 18/4.

Adam Jaworski and Nikolas Coupland (eds.) 2014. The Discourse Reader. 3rd edition. London and New York: Routledge.

Adam Jaworski and David Machin (eds.). 2013. The Sociolinguistics of Space. Special issue of SemiotiX XN-10. With contributions by: Barbara Johnstone; Rodney Jones; Kasper Juffermans, Adam Jaworski and David Machin. http://semioticon.com/semiotix/issues/semiotix-xn-10/

Crispin Thurlow and Adam Jaworski. 2010. Tourism Discourse: The Language of Global Mobility. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Adam Jaworski and Crispin Thurlow (eds.) 2010. Semiotic Landscapes: Language, Image, Space. London: Continuum.

Nikolas Coupland and Adam Jaworski (eds.) 2009. The New Sociolinguistics Reader. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Nikolas Coupland and Adam Jaworski (eds.) 2009. Sociolinguistics: Critical Concepts in Linguistics. Volumes 1–6. London: Routledge.

Adam Jaworski (ed.). 2005. Silence in Institutional and Intercultural Contexts. Special issue of Multilingua 24/1–2.

Adam Jaworski and Annette Pritchard (eds.) 2005. Discourse, Communication and Tourism. Clevedon: Channel View Publications.

Adam Jaworski, Nikolas Coupland and Dariusz Galasiński (eds.) 2004. Metalanguage: Social and Ideological Perspectives. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Adam Jaworski (ed.) 1997. Silence: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Nikolas Coupland and Adam Jaworski (eds.) 1997. Sociolinguistics: A Reader and Coursebook. London: Macmillan.

Adam Jaworski. 1993. The Power of Silence: Social and Pragmatic Perspectives. Newbury Park, CA.: Sage Publications.

 

Book chapters and journal articles:

Adam Jaworski. 2017. Television as art: Art on television. In Janus Mortensen, Nikolas Coupland and Jacob Thøgersen (eds.) Style, Identity and Mediation: Sociolinguistic Perspectives on Talking Media. New York: Oxford University Press. 165–195.

Adam Jaworski. 2017. Language ideologies in the text-based art of Xu Bing: Implications for language policy and planning. In James W. Tollefson and Miguel Pérez-Milans (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Language Policy and Planning. New York: Oxford University Press.

Crispin Thurlow and Adam Jaworski. 2017. Word-things and thing-words: The transmodal production of privilege and status. In Jillian R. Cavanaugh and Shalini Shankar (eds.). Language and Materiality: Ethnographical and Theoretical Explorations. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Thurlow, Crispin and Adam Jaworski. 2017. Introducing elite discourse: The rhetorics of status, privilege, and power. Social Semiotics 27/3: 243–254.

Adam Jaworski and Crispin Thurlow. 2017. Mediatizing the ‘super-rich’, normalizing privilege. Social Semiotics 27/3: 273–287.

Crispin Thurlow and Adam Jaworski. 2017. The discursive production and maintenance of class privilege: Permeable geographies, slippery rhetorics. Discourse & Society 28 (6).

Jackie Jia Lou and Adam Jaworski. 2016. Itineraries of protest signage: Semiotic landscape and the mythologizing of the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement. Journal of Language and Politics 15/5: 612–645.

Adam Jaworski. 2016. Visual silence and non-normative sexualities: Art, transduction and performance. Gender and Language 10/3: 433–454.

Adam Jaworski. 2016. Silence and creativity: Re-mediation, transduction and performance. In Rodney H. Jones (ed.) The Routledge Handbook of Language and Creativity. London: Routledge. 322–335.

Adam Jaworski. 2015. Globalese: A new visual-linguistic register. Social Semiotics 25/2: 217–235.

Johan Järlehed and Adam Jaworski. 2015. Typographic landscaping: Creativity, ideology, movement. Social Semiotics 25/2: 117–125.

Adam Jaworski. 2015. Word cities and language objects: ‘Love’ sculptures and signs as shifters. Linguistic Landscape 1/1–2: 75–94.

Crispin Thurlow and Adam Jaworski. 2015. On top of the world: Tourist’s spectacular self-locations as multimodal travel writing. In Julia Kuehn and Paul Smethurst (eds.) New Directions in Travel Writing Studies. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. 35–53.

Adam Jaworski. 2014. Metrolingual art: Multilingualism and heteroglossia. International Journal of Bilingualism 18/2: 134–158. DOI: 10.1177/1367006912458391.

Monica Heller, Adam Jaworski and Crispin Thurlow. 2014. Sociolinguistics and tourism – mobilities, markets, multilingualism. Journal of Sociolinguistics18(4): 425–458.

Crispin Thurlow and Adam Jaworski. 2014. ‘Two hundred ninety-four’: Remediation and multimodal performance in tourist placemaking. Journal of Sociolinguistics 18(4): 459–494.

Adam Jaworski and Crispin Thurlow. 2014. Gesture and movement in tourist spaces. In Carey Jewitt (ed.) The Routledge Handbook of Multimodal Analysis. 2nd edition. London: Routledge. 365–374.

Crispin Thurlow and Adam Jaworski. 2014. Visible–invisible: The social semiotics of labour in luxury tourism. In Thom Birtchnell and Javier Caletrío (eds.) Elite Mobilities. Abingdon: Routledge. 176–193.

Adam Jaworski. 2014. Welcome: Synthetic personalization and commodification of sociability in the linguistic landscape of global tourism. In Bernard Spolsky, Ofra Inbar, and Michal Tannenbaum (eds.) Challenges for Language Education and Policy: Making Space for People. London: Routledge. 214–231.

Adam Jaworski. 2014. Xu Bing’s transformative art of language. In Yeewan Koon (ed.) It All Begins with Metamorphosis. Exhibition Catalogue Published on the Occasion of Xu Bing’s Exhibition at Asia Society Hong Kong, 8 May–31 August 2014. Hong Kong: Asia Society. 74–87.

Adam Jaworski. 2013. Mobile language in mobile places. International Journal of Bilingualism 18/5: 524–533.

Adam Jaworski and Crispin Thurlow. 2013. The (de-)centering spaces of airports:
Framing mobility and multilingualism. In Sari Pietikäinen and Helen Kelly-Holmes (eds.) Peripheral Multilingualism. New York: Oxford University Press: 154–198.

Crispin Thurlow and Adam Jaworski. 2012. Elite mobilities: The semiotic landscapes of luxury and privilege. Social Semiotics 22/4. 487–516.

Crispin Thurlow and Adam Jaworski. 2011. Tourism discourse: Languages and banal globalization. Review of Applied Linguistics 2: 285–312.

Adam Jaworski and Crispin Thurlow. 2011. Tracing place, locating self: Embodiment and remediation in/of tourist spaces. Visual Communication 10/3: 249–366.

Crispin Thurlow and Adam Jaworski. 2011. Banal globalization? Embodied actions and mediated practices in tourists’ online photo-sharing. In Crispin Thurlow and Kristine Mroczek (eds.) Digital Discourse: Language in the New Media. New York: Oxford University Press. 220–250.

Adam Jaworski and Crispin Thurlow. 2010. Introducing semiotic landscapes. In Adam Jaworski and Crispin Thurlow (eds.) Semiotic Landscapes: Language, Image, Space. London: Continuum. 1–40.

Crispin Thurlow and Adam Jaworski. 2010. Silence is golden: Elitism, linguascaping and ‘anti-communication’ in luxury tourism discourse. In Adam Jaworski and Crispin Thurlow (eds.) Semiotic Landscapes: Language, Image, Space. London: Continuum. 187–218.

Adam Jaworski and Crispin Thurlow. 2010. Language and the globalizing habitus of tourism: Towards a sociolinguistics of fleeting relationships. In Nikolas Coupland (ed.) Handbook of Language and Globalisation. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. 255–286.

Adam Jaworski and Simone Yeung. 2010. Life in the Garden of Eden: The naming and imagery of residential Hong Kong. In Elana Shohamy, Eli Ben-Rafael and Monica Barni (eds.) Linguistic Landscape in the City. Bristol: Multilingual Matters. 153–181.

Adam Jaworski. 2010. Linguistic landscapes on postcards: Tourist mediation and the sociolinguistic communities of contact. Sociolinguistic Studies 4/3. 469–594.

Adam Jaworski. 2009. Greetings in tourist–host encounters. In Nikolas Coupland and Adam Jaworski (eds.) The New Sociolinguistics Reader. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. 662–679.

Adam Jaworski and Crispin Thurlow. 2009. Taking an elitist stance: Ideology and the discursive production of social distinction. In Alexandra Jaffe (ed.) Stance: Sociolinguistic Perspectives. New York: Oxford University Press. 195–226.

Adam Jaworski and Richard Fitzgerald. 2008. ‘This poll has not happened yet’: Temporal play in election predictions. Discourse & Communication 2/1: 5–27.

Richard Fitzgerald, Adam Jaworski and William Housley. 2008. Generating news: Agenda setting in radio broadcast news. In Marcel Burger (ed.) L'analyse linguistique des discours  médiatiques: Entre sciences du langage et sciences de la communication. Québec: Les Éditons Nota bene. 133–151.

Adam Jaworski and Ingrid Piller. 2008. Linguascaping Switzerland: Language ideologies in tourism. In Miriam A. Locher and Jürg Strässler (eds.) Standards and Norms in the English Language. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. 301–321

Sarah Lawson and Adam Jaworski. 2007. Shopping and chatting: Reports of tourist–host interactions in The Gambia. Multilingua 26. 67–93.

Adam Jaworski. 2007. Language in the media: Authenticity and othering. In Sally Johnson and Astrid Ensslin (eds.) Language in the Media: Identity, Representation, Ideology. London: Continuum. 271–280.

Crispin Thurlow and Adam Jaworski. 2006. The alchemy of the upwardly mobile: Symbolic capital and the stylization of elites in frequent-flyer programs. Discourse & Society 17/1. 131–167.

David Machin and Adam Jaworski. 2006. Archive video footage in news: Creating a likeness and index of the phenomenal world. Visual Communication 5/3: 345–366.

Valerie Manusov and Adam Jaworski. 2006. Casting nonverbal behavior in the media: Representations and responses. In Valerie Manusov and Miles Patterson (eds.) The Handbook of Nonverbal Communication. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage. 237–255.

Crispin Thurlow, Adam Jaworski and Virpi Ylänne-McEwen. 2005. ‘Half-hearted tokens of transparent love’? ‘Ethnic’ postcards and the visual mediation of host–tourist communication. Tourism, Communication and Culture. 5/2. 93–104.

Adam Jaworski, Richard Fitzgerald and Odysseas Constantinou. 2005. Busy saying nothing new: Live silence in TV reporting of 9/11. Multilingua 24/1–2: 121–144. (Special issue, Adam Jaworski, ed. Silence in Institutional and Intercultural Contexts).

Adam Jaworski and Justine Coupland. 2005. Othering in gossip: ‘you go out you have a laugh and you can pull yeah okay but like…’. Language in Society 34: 667–694.

Adam Jaworski and Sarah Lawson. 2005. Discourses of Polish agritourism: Global, local, pragmatic. In Adam Jaworski and Annette Pritchard (eds.) Discourse, Communication and Tourism. Clevedon: Channel View Publications. 123–149.

Adam Jaworski, Richard Fitzgerald and Deborah Morris. 2004. Radio leaks: Presenting and contesting leaks in radio news broadcasts. Journalism 5/2: 183–202.

Adam Jaworski and Crispin Thurlow. 2004. Language, tourism and globalization: Mapping new international identities. In Sik Hung Ng, Chrisopher N. Candlin and Chi Yue Chiu (eds.) Language Matters: Communication, Identity, and Culture. Hong Kong: City University of Hong Kong Press. 297–321.

Nikolas Coupland and Adam Jaworski. 2004. Sociolinguistic perspectives on metalanguage: Reflexivity, evaluation and ideology. In Adam Jaworski, Nikolas Coupland and Dariusz Galasiński (eds.) Metalanguage: Social and Ideological Perspectives. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. 15–51.

Adam Jaworski and Itesh Sachdev. 2004. Teachers’ beliefs about students’ talk and silence: Constructing academic success and failure through metapragmatic comments. In Adam Jaworski, Nikolas Coupland and Dariusz Galasiński (eds.) Metalanguage: Social and Ideological Perspectives. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. 227–244.

Adam Jaworski, Richard Fitzgerald and Deborah Morris. 2003. Certainty and speculation in news reporting of the future: The execution of Timothy McVeigh. Discourse Studies 5/1: 33–49.

Justine Coupland and Adam Jaworski. 2003. Transgression and intimacy in recreational talk narratives. Research on Language and Social Interaction 36/1. 85–106.
Hywel Bishop and Adam Jaworski. 2003. ‘We beat ’em’: Nationalism and the hegemony of homogeneity in the British press reportage of Germany versus England during Euro 2000. Discourse & Society 14/3: 243–271.

Adam Jaworski, Virpi Ylänne-McEwen, Crispin Thurlow and Sarah Lawson. 2003. Social roles and negotiation of status in host-tourist interaction: A view from British TV holiday programmes. Journal of Sociolinguistics 7/2: 135–163.

Adam Jaworski, Crispin Thurlow, Sarah Lawson and Virpi Ylänne-McEwen. 2003. The uses and representations of host languages in tourist destinations: A view from British TV holiday programmes. Language Awareness 12/1: 5–29.

Crispin Thurlow and Adam Jaworski. 2003. Communicating a global reach: Inflight magazines as a globalising genre in tourism. Journal of Sociolinguistics 7/4: 581–608.

Dariusz Galasiński and Adam Jaworski. 2003. Representations of hosts in travel writing: The Guardian Travel section. Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change 1/2: 132–149.

Adam Jaworski. 2003. Talking bodies: Representations of norm and deviance in the BBC Naked programme. In Justine Coupland and Richard Gwyn (eds.) Discourse, the Body and Identity. London: Palgrave Macmillan. 151–176.

Adam Jaworski and Dariusz Galasiński. 2002. The verbal construction of non-verbal behaviour: British press reports of President Clinton’s grand jury testimony video. Discourse & Society 13/5: 629–649.

Theo van Leeuwen and Adam Jaworski. 2002. The discourses of war photography: Photojournalistic representations of the Palestinian-Israeli war. Journal of Language and Politics 1/2: 255–275.

Adam Jaworski. 2001. Discourse, accumulation of symbolic capital and power: The case of American Visions. In Nikolas Coupland, Srikant Sarangi and Christopher N. Candlin (eds.) Sociolinguistics and Social Theory. London: Pearson Education. 127–151.

Adam Jaworski and Dariusz Galasiński. 2000. Vocative address forms and ideological legitimisation in political debates. Discourse Studies 2/1: 65–83.

Adam Jaworski and Dariusz Galasiński. 2000. Unilateral norm-breaking in a presidential debate: Lech Walesa vs. Aleksander Kwasniewski. Research on Language and Social Interaction 33/3: 321–345.

Adam Jaworski and Dariusz Galasiński. 2000. Strategies of silence: Omission and ambiguity in The Black Book of Polish Censorship. Semiotica 131–1/2: 185–200.

Adam Jaworski. 2000. Silence and small talk. In Justine Coupland (ed.) Small Talk. London. Pearson Education. 110–132.

Adam Jaworski. 1998. Talk and silence in The Interrogation. Language and Literature 7/2. 99–122.

Adam Jaworski and Dafydd Stephens. 1998. Self-reports on silence as a face-saving strategy by people with hearing impairment. International Journal of Applied Linguistics 8/1: 61–80.

Adam Jaworski and Dariusz Galasiński. 1998. The last Romantic hero: Lech Walesa’s image building in TV presidential debates. TEXT 18/4. 525–544.

Adam Jaworski and Itesh Sachdev. 1998. Beliefs about silence in the classroom. Language and Education 12/4. 273–292.

Nikolas Coupland and Adam Jaworski. 1997. Relevance, accommodation and conversation: Modelling the social dimension of communication. Multilingua 16/2–3. 231–256.

Dariusz Galasiński and Adam Jaworski. 1997. The linguistic construction of reality in The Black Book of Polish Censorship. Discourse & Society 8/3. 343–359.

Adam Jaworski. 1997. ‘White and white’: Metacommunicative and metaphorical silences. In Adam Jaworski (ed.) Silence: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. 381–401.

Adam Jaworski. 1995. ‘This is not an empty compliment!’ Polish compliments and the expression of solidarity. International Journal of Applied Linguistics 5/1. 63–94.

Adam Jaworski. 1994. Apologies and non-apologies: Negotiation in speech act realisation. Text 14/2. 185–206.

Karol Janicki and Adam Jaworski. 1993. Language purism and propaganda: The first congress for Polish. In Joshua A. Fishman (ed.) The Earliest Stage of Language Planning: The ‘First Congress’ Phenomenon. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. 219–232.

 

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Last updated: 22 May 2017