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Dr Melissa Moyer, BSc, MA, PhD

Dr Melissa Moyer, BSc, MA, PhD Image

University of Gibraltar:

Senior Research Associate
Institute for Gibraltar and Mediterranean Studies

Research Background

Dr Melissa Moyer has recently been appointed as Senior Research Associate at the University of Gibraltar. She has a PhD in English Linguistics from the University of Barcelona.

Dr Moyer has won multiple awards with her most recent in 2018, where she and her associates won first prize for best research paper presentation from the X International Conference of the Spanish Association of Speech Therapists (ALE).

Research Interests

Research Projects in the field of English Linguistics, Modern Languages and Humanities.

Modern Migration, interactions and practices.

Research on Acquisitions and Multilingualism.

Selected Publications

Moyer, M. (2018). Language, mobility and work. Language and lntercultural Communication Vol 18 (4), pp. 357-361. ISSN: 1470-8477

Moyer, M. (2018). English in times of crisis. Mobility and work among young Spaniards in London. Language and lntercultural Communication Vol 18 (4), pp. 424-435. ISSN: 1470-8477

Moyer, M. (2016). Language and Work. En N. Flores, O. García, M. Spotti (eds.),The Oxford Handbook of Language and Society. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Moyer, M. (2016).  Invited review of Ofelia Garcia and Li Wei. Translanguaging: Language, Bilingualism and Education. Basingstoke, U.K.: Palgrave Macmillan. 2014. Journal of Sociolinguistics, 20,1:125-130.

Moyer, M. (2013). Language as a resource. Migrant agency, positioning and resistance in a health care clinic. In  A. Duchêne, M. Moyer and C. Roberts (eds.) Language, Migration and Social Inequalities: A Critical Sociolinguistic -Perspective on Institutions and Work, pp.196-224.  Bristol: Multilingual Matters. ISBN:-13:978-1-78309-099-0

Moyer, M. (2012). Sociolinguistic perspectives on language and multilingualism in institutions. In Marilyn Martin-Jones and Sheena Gardner (eds.) Multilingualism, Discourse and  Ethnography, pp.34-47, London: Routledge, ISBN: 978-0-415-87494-6.

Moyer, M. (2011). What Multilingualism? Agency and Unintended Consequences of Multilingual Practices in a Barcelona Health Clinic. Journal of Pragmatics Vol. 43 (5),     pp. 1209-1221, ISSN: 0378-2166

Moyer, M., Martin Rojo,L.. (2007). Language Migration and Citizenship: New Challenges in the Regulation of Bilingualism. In M. Heller (ed.) Bilingualism: Social Approaches. New York: Palgrave-MacMillan, pp. 137-160

Moyer, M. (2007). Researching as practice: Linking theory, method and data. In Li Wei & Melissa Moyer (eds.) The Blackwell Handbook of Research. Methods in Bilingualism and Multilingualism. Oxford: Blackwell, pp. 21-41. Website to order this book

Moyer, M. G. (2000). Negotiating agreement and disagreement in Spanish-English bilingual conversations with no. International Journal of Bilingualism, 4(4), 485–504.https://doi.org/10.1177/13670069000040040601

Selected Publications