Adam Jaworski obtained his PhD (1985) and DPhil (1991) in English sociolinguistics from Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, 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, where he became Professor in 2005. Adam joined the University of Hong Kong in 2012. 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 editorial board for the following journals: Journal of Sociolinguistics, Discourse & Society, Visual Communication, Access, Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change, and Lodz Papers in Pragmatics. With Nik Coupland, he co-edits the book series Oxford Studies in Sociolinguistics (Oxford University Press).
I would be interested in talking to prospective PhD students about supervising their PhDs in any of my research areas, especially sociolinguistic and discursive approaches to tourism, mobility and globalisation; media discourse; language and art; linguistic and semiotic landscapes; visual and non-verbal communication.
Courses offered in 2014–2015:
Adam Jaworski. 1993. The Power of Silence: Social and Pragmatic Perspectives. Newbury Park, CA.: Sage Publications.
Adam Jaworski (ed.) 1997. Silence: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
Adam Jaworski, Nikolas Coupland and Dariusz Galasinski (eds.) 2004. Metalanguage: Social and Ideological Perspectives. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
Adam Jaworski and Annette Pritchard (eds.) 2005. Discourse, Communication and Tourism. Clevedon: Channel View Publications.
Adam Jaworski and Nikolas Coupland (eds.) 2006. The Discourse Reader. 2nd edition. London and New York: Routledge.
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.
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.
Adam Jaworski and Dariusz Galasinski. 2000. Vocative address forms and ideological legitimisation in political debates. Discourse Studies 2/1: 65–83.
Adam Jaworski and Dariusz Galasinski. 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, 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.
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, 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.
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.
Sarah Lawson and Adam Jaworski. 2007. Shopping and chatting: Reports of tourist–host interactions in The Gambia. Multilingua 26. 67–93.
Adam Jaworski and Richard Fitzgerald. 2008. ‘This poll has not happened yet’: Temporal play in election predictions. Discourse & Communication 2/1: 5–27.
Adam Jaworski. 2010. Linguistic landscapes on postcards: Tourist mediation and the sociolinguistic communities of contact. Sociolinguistic Studies 4/3. 469–594.
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. (visual essay).
Crispin Thurlow and Adam Jaworski. 2012. Elite mobilities: The semiotic landscapes of luxury and privilege. Social Semiotics 22/5. 000–000. (in press).
Adam Jaworski. 2013. Metrolingual art: Multilingualism and heteroglossia. International Journal of Bilingualism. (in press).
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.
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
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 Crispin Thurlow. 2009. Gesture and movement in tourist spaces. In Carey Jewitt (ed.) Handbook of Multimodal Analysis. London: Routledge. 253–262.
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.
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. 2012. 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. (in press).
Last updated: 15 December 2014