Elaine Vaughan

Lecturer BA, PhD,

 
researcher

Biography

   
Elaine Vaughan lectures in Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and TESOL at the University of Limerick. 
Her published work focuses on communities of practice; the pragmatics of humour and laughter in in-group language; the use of corpora and corpus-based methodologies for intra-varietal, pragmatic and sociolinguistic research; Irish English as a variety; and media representations of Irish English. She is a member of the Centre for Applied Language Studies (CALS) and the Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies (IVACS) network.

She is co-editor, with Carolina Amador-Moreno and Kevin McCafferty, of Pragmatic Markers in Irish English
(2015, John Benjamins); and with Raymond Hickey of the special issue of the journal World Englishes on Irish English (2017).
                                                                                            
                      

Research Interests

                       
  • Corpus pragmatics; corpus-based discourse analyses;
  • Pragmatics and language in context;
  • Irish English;
  • Workplace discourse and the discourses of language teaching and learning;
  • Investigating communities of practice;
  • (im)Politeness and the pragmatics of humour and laughter.                      
  • Peer Reviewed Journals

      Year Publication
    2019 'Discourses of Tragedy: A comparative corpus-based study of the Berkeley balcony collapse and Carrickmines fire'
    Quinn, Fergal & Elaine Vaughan (2019) 'Discourses of Tragedy: A comparative corpus-based study of the Berkeley balcony collapse and Carrickmines fire'. Critical Discourse Studies, 16 (3):330-346 [DOI] [Details]
    2017 'Vague category markers as turn-final items in Irish English'
    Vaughan, Elaine; Michael McCarthy & Brian Clancy (2017) 'Vague category markers as turn-final items in Irish English'. World Englishes, 36 (2):208-223 [DOI] [Details]
    2017 'Introduction'
    Hickey, Raymond & Elaine Vaughan (2017) 'Introduction'. World Englishes, 36 (2):154-160 [DOI] [Details]
    2015 'Online student evaluations of teaching: what are we sacrificing for the affordances of technology?'
    Risquez, Angelica; Vaughan, Elaine; Murphy, Maura (2015) 'Online student evaluations of teaching: what are we sacrificing for the affordances of technology?'. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 40 (1):120-134 [DOI] [Details]
    2013 'In their shoes’: exploring a modified approach to peer observation of teaching in a University setting'
    Kenny, A. D. Ní Chróinín, E. Mitchell, E. Vaughan & E. Murtagh (2013) 'In their shoes’: exploring a modified approach to peer observation of teaching in a University setting'. Innovations In Education And Teaching International, [DOI] [Details]
    2013 'Small corpora and pragmatics'
    Elaine Vaughan and Brian Clancy (2013) 'Small corpora and pragmatics'. The Yearbook of Corpus Linguistics and Pragmatics, [ULIR Link] [Details]
    2011 'Pragmatics and Irish English'
    Elaine Vaughan and Brian Clancy (2011) 'Pragmatics and Irish English'. English Today: The International Review of the English Language, 27 (2):47-52 [Details]
    2007 '‘I think we should just accept…our horrible lowly status: Analysing Teacher-Teacher Talk within the context of Community of Practice.’'
    Elaine Vaughan (2007) '‘I think we should just accept…our horrible lowly status: Analysing Teacher-Teacher Talk within the context of Community of Practice.’'. Language Awareness, 16 (3):173-189 [ULIR Link] [Details]

    Book Chapters

      Year Publication
    2018 'Voicing the “knacker”: Analysing the Comedy of the Rubberbandits'
    Elaine Vaughan; Mairead Moriarty (2018) 'Voicing the “knacker”: Analysing the Comedy of the Rubberbandits' In: Voice and Discourse in the Irish Context. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [DOI] [Details]
    2017 'Research in Corpora in Language Teaching and Learning'
    Elaine Vaughan & Michael J. McCarthy (2017) 'Research in Corpora in Language Teaching and Learning' In: Eli Hinkel (eds). Handbook of Research in Second Language Teaching and Learning Volume III. New York: Routledge. [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
    2016 'Sociolinguistic Information and Irish English Corpora'
    Elaine Vaughan & Brian Clancy (2016) 'Sociolinguistic Information and Irish English Corpora' In: Sociolinguistics in Ireland. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [ULIR Link] [Details]
    2015 'Corpus Analysis'
    Elaine Vaughan & Anne O'Keeffe (2015) 'Corpus Analysis' In: The International Encyclopedia of Language and Social Interaction. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons Inc. [DOI] [Details]
    2013 'Developing a Regional Approach to Outstanding Teaching and Learning: A case study'
    Elaine Vaughan and Mary Fitzpatrick (2013) 'Developing a Regional Approach to Outstanding Teaching and Learning: A case study' In: Emerging Issues in Higher Education III. Athlone, Ireland: EDIN Publications. [ULIR Link] [Details]
    2012 'Discourse Analysis'
    Elaine Vaughan (2012) 'Discourse Analysis' In: Research Methods and Methodologies in Education. London: SAGE. [ULIR Link] [Details]
    2012 'It’s lunacy now: A corpus-based pragmatic analysis of the use of now in contemporary Irish English'
    Brian Clancy and Elaine Vaughan (2012) 'It’s lunacy now: A corpus-based pragmatic analysis of the use of now in contemporary Irish English' In: New Perspectives on Irish English. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. [Details]
    2010 'How can teachers use a corpus for their own research?'
    Elaine Vaughan (2010) 'How can teachers use a corpus for their own research?' In: The Routledge Handbook of Corpus Linguistics. London: Routledge. [ULIR Link] [Details]
    2008 '‘Got a date or something?: An analysis of the role of humour and laughter in the workplace discourse of English language teachers.’'
    Elaine Vaughan (2008) '‘Got a date or something?: An analysis of the role of humour and laughter in the workplace discourse of English language teachers.’' In: Corpora and Discourse: The challenge of different settings. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. [ULIR Link] [Details]

    Edited Books

      Year Publication
    2015 Pragmatic Markers in Irish English
    Amador-Moreno, Carolina; McCaffery, Kevin; Vaughan, Elaine (Ed.). (2015) Pragmatic Markers in Irish English Amsterdam: John Benjamins. [ULIR Link] [Details]

    Conference Contributions

      Year Publication
    2018 American Association for Applied Linguistics,
    Moriarty, Máiréad & Elaine Vaughan (2018) Mediated language ideologies in the diaspora: A case study of ‘Martin’s Life’. [Oral Presentation], American Association for Applied Linguistics, Chicago, IL , 24-MAR-18 - 27-MAR-18 [Details]
    2018 New Persepctives on Irish English 5,
    Elaine Vaughan (2018) Locating Limerick: The representation of ‘Limerick English’ in the graphic novel, Savage Town. [Oral Presentation], New Persepctives on Irish English 5, Potsdam University, Germany , 25-APR-18 - 27-APR-18 [Details]
    2017 Language in the Media,
    Moriarty, Máiréad & Elaine Vaughan (2017) Skyping the sister in Bonsai: Mediatising stylizations from the local to the diaspora. [Oral Presentation], Language in the Media, University of the Western Cape, SA , 18-OCT-17 - 20-OCT-17 [Details]
    2017 Sociological Association of Ireland,
    Fergal Quinn & Elaine Vaughan (2017) Discourses of tragedy: How the language of media reportage on tragic events mirrors and magnifies societal prejudice against minority groups. [Chaired Session], Sociological Association of Ireland, Ulster University , 05-MAY-17 - 06-MAY-17 [Details]
    2016 Journalism in Times of Crisis,
    Vaughan, E. & F. Quinn. (2016) Discourses of Tragedy. Corpus-based analysis & newspaper coverage of the Carrickmines tragedy: A preliminary analysis. [Chaired Session], Journalism in Times of Crisis, University of Limerick, Ireland , 07-APR-16 - 07-APR-16 [Details]
    2016 Centre for Applied Language Studies Annual Research Day,
    Moriarty, M. & E. Vaughan. (2016) Skyping the sister below in Bonsai Beach: Heteroglossic performances of Irish English in Social Media. [Chaired Session], Centre for Applied Language Studies Annual Research Day, University of Limerick, Ireland , 25-MAY-16 - 25-MAY-16 [Details]
    2016 Sociolinguistics Symposium 21,
    Vaughan, E. & M. Moriarty. (2016) Constructing and contesting identity: Irish English in humorous texts. [Invited Oral Presentation], Sociolinguistics Symposium 21, University of Murcia, Spain , 15-JUN-16 - 18-JUN-16 [Details]
    2015 Irish Association for Applied Linguistics,
    Elaine Vaughan and Máiréad Moriarty (2015) Serious about the Rubberbandits: Occluded Voices, Hidden Discourses and the Sociolinguistics of Performance. [Chaired Session], Irish Association for Applied Linguistics, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland , 21-NOV-15 - 21-NOV-15 [Details]
    2015 New Perspectives on Irish English 3,
    Elaine Vaughan, University of Limerick; Brian Clancy, Mary Immaculate College; Karen Corrigan, Newcastle University, UK (2015) Conference convened at the University of Limerick, Ireland. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], New Perspectives on Irish English 3, University of Limerick , 18-JUN-15 - 19-JUN-15 [Details]
    2015 New Perspectives on Irish English 3,
    Elaine Vaughan & Máiréad Moriarty (2015) As Irish as…Culture on display in Irish television advertising. [Chaired Session], New Perspectives on Irish English 3, University of Limerick, Ireland , 18-JUN-15 - 18-JUN-15 [Details]
    2015 14th International Pragmatics Association Conference,
    Elaine Vaughan and Máiréad Moriarty (2015) Constructing and Contesting Authenticity: Investigating the discourse of the Irish television drama Love/Hate. [Chaired Session], 14th International Pragmatics Association Conference, University of Antwerp, Belgium , 26-JUL-15 - 31-JUL-15 [Details]
    2015 14th International Pragmatics Association Conference,
    Elaine Vaughan and Máiréad Moriarty (2015) Convened Panel: Looking at ourselves through the mirror of media: Representation of varieties of (Irish) English in film, television and literature. [Chaired Session], 14th International Pragmatics Association Conference, University of Antwerp, Belgium , 26-JUL-15 - 31-JUL-15 [Details]
    2015 6th International Language in the Media Conference,
    Máiréad Moriarty and Elaine Vaughan (2015) Gangsters don’t eat beetroot: Performative metalanguage in commentaries on the mediatized performance of Irish gang culture. [Chaired Session], 6th International Language in the Media Conference, University of Hamburg, Germany , 07-SEP-15 - 09-SEP-15 [Details]
    2015 IVACS Annual International Symposium 2015,
    Elaine Vaughan and Brian Clancy (2015) There is a there there: Further adventures in deictic marking in Irish English. [Chaired Session], IVACS Annual International Symposium 2015, SCHM, Limerick , 20-FEB-15 - 20-FEB-15 [Details]
    2014 American Association of Corpus Linguistics,
    Vaughan, Elaine; Clancy, Brian (2014) The devil is in the detail: Using corpora to investigate spoken language varieties. [Chaired Session], American Association of Corpus Linguistics, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, USA , 26-SEP-14 - 28-SEP-14 [Details]
    2014 Sociolinguistics Symposium 20,
    Elaine Vaughan and Brian Clancy (2014) Community and identity in language: Small words, big ideas. [Chaired Session], Sociolinguistics Symposium 20, Univerity of Jyvaskyla, Finland , 15-JUN-14 - 18-JUN-14 [Details]
    2014 7th Biennial IVACS conference,
    Elaine Vaughan and Brian Clancy (2014) Communities of (mal)practice? Exploring the interface of corpus linguistics and social theory. [Chaired Session], 7th Biennial IVACS conference, University of Newcastle , 19-JUN-14 - 21-JUN-14 [Details]
    2014 Sociolinguistics Symposium 20,
    Elaine Vaughan and Máiréad Moriarty (2014) Gangsters don’t eat beetroot: Comment and meta-comment on the mediatized performance of Irish gang culture. [Chaired Session], Sociolinguistics Symposium 20, Jyvaskyla, Finland , 15-JUN-14 - 18-AUG-14 [Details]
    2013 IVACS Annual International Symposium 2013,
    Moriarty, Máiréad & Vaughan, Elaine (2013) Styling the ‘knacker’: Using corpus methodologies and sociolinguistic theory to explore the comedy of The Rubberbandits. [Chaired Session], IVACS Annual International Symposium 2013, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick , 17-JAN-13 - 17-FEB-13 [Details]
    2013 New Perspectives on Irish English 2: A Focus on Corpora,
    Elaine Vaughan, Brian Clancy (2013) We can check it in the corpus shur: Framing the use of corpus and corpus methodologies through an investigation of the pragmatic marker shur in Irish English. [Chaired Session], New Perspectives on Irish English 2: A Focus on Corpora, University College Dublin , 21-MAY-13 - 22-AUG-14 [Details]
    2012 Discourse-Pragmatic Variation & Change (DiPVaC 2012),
    Elaine Vaughan and Brian Clancy (2012) ‘It’s lunacy now’: A corpus-based pragmatic analysis of the use of now in contemporary Irish English. [Oral Presentation], Discourse-Pragmatic Variation & Change (DiPVaC 2012), University of Manchester , 18-APR-12 - 20-APR-12 [Details]
    2012 InterVarietal Applied Corpus Studies Annual Symposium,
    Elaine Vaughan (2012) Taking it to the next level: Humour and conversational language in a ‘written’ genre, the Irish-based blog HomeandAwayIreland.com. [Oral Presentation], InterVarietal Applied Corpus Studies Annual Symposium, University of Cambridge , 13-JAN-12 - 13-JAN-12 [Details]
    2012 The Sixth Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies (IVACS) Group International Conference,
    Elaine Vaughan and Elaine Riordan (2012) Identity formation within communities of novice and practising teachers. [Oral Presentation], The Sixth Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies (IVACS) Group International Conference, Leeds Metropolitan University , 21-JUN-12 - 22-JUN-12 [Details]
    2012 Sociolinguistics Symposium 19,
    Elaine Vaughan and Mairead Moriarty (2012) “Pure genius kid!”: The sociolinguistics of performance of a Limerick city comedy duo. [Oral Presentation], Sociolinguistics Symposium 19, Freie Universität Berlin , 21-AUG-12 - 24-AUG-12 [Details]
    2011 NAIRTL 5th Annual Conference and Galway Symposium on Higher Education,
    Anne O'Keeffe and Elaine Vaughan (2011) Interaction as practice: Investigating the co-creation of knowledge through questioning techniques. [Oral Presentation], NAIRTL 5th Annual Conference and Galway Symposium on Higher Education, NUI Galway , 09-JUN-11 - 10-JUN-11 [Details]
    2011 4th International Language in the Media Conference,
    Elaine Vaughan (2011) Mitzi bhocht’: Reframing and refracting narratives in the Australian soap opera Home and Away through an Irish blog. [Oral Presentation], 4th International Language in the Media Conference, University of Limerick , 06-JUN-11 - 08-JUN-11 [Details]

    Book Review

      Year Publication
    2015 Review: Aijmer, K. & Altenberg, B. (eds.) (2013). Advances in Corpus-based Contrastive Linguistics. Studies in honour of Stig Johansson. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
    Vaughan, Elaine (2015) Review: Aijmer, K. & Altenberg, B. (eds.) (2013). Advances in Corpus-based Contrastive Linguistics. Studies in honour of Stig Johansson. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. Book Review [Details]
    2010 Review: Exploring English with Online Corpora (Anderson & Corbett, 2010).
    Elaine Vaughan (2010) Review: Exploring English with Online Corpora (Anderson & Corbett, 2010). Book Review [Details]

    Online Database

      Year Publication
    2014 EuroCoAT. The European Corpus of Academic Talk. http://www.eurocoat.es.
    MacArthur, F.; Alejo, R.; Piquer-Piriz, A.; Amador-Moreno, C.; Littlemore, J.; Ädel, A.; Krennmayr, T.; Vaughan, E. (2014) EuroCoAT. The European Corpus of Academic Talk. http://www.eurocoat.es. Online Database [Details]

    Professional Associations

      Association Function From / To
    Intervarietal Applied Corpus Studies Member /
    Centre for Applied Language Studies Member /
    International Association for World Englishes Member /

    Teaching Interests


    General teaching responsibilities

    Linguistics and TESOL;  Irish English and corpus-based discourse analysis; Teaching Practice Supervision; teaching and learning in higher education
     

    Modules Taught

      Term (ID)) Title Link Subject
    2018-9 Discourse Analysis for AHSS LI4016Discourse analysis
    2018-9 Research Methods for Applied Language Studies RM6011Research methods
    2018-9 English as we speak it in Ireland BR4002Irish English
    2018-9 Researching Language 2 LI4006 corpus linguistics; discourse analysis
    2018-9 Language Systems 2 LI5922corpus-based discourse analysis
    2018-9 Teaching planning and preparation TL5071Teaching in higher education
    2018-9 Analysing Media Discourse CU4014language in/and the media