Dr Luke Rudge

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  • Qualifications:BA (Hons), PGCE, CELTA, PhD, AFHEA
  • Position:Senior Lecturer - Language and Linguistics
  • Department:ACE - Arts and Cultural Industries
  • Telephone:+44 (0)117 32 82920
  • Email:Luke2.Rudge@uwe.ac.uk

About me

I am a Senior Lecturer on UWE's English Langua​ge and Linguistics programme. For the 2018/19 academic year, I am teaching and leading various modules, including: Constructing Languages (morphosyntax); Analysing Culture - Language and the Visual (intercultural communication and critical discourse analysis); Language, Research and the Workplace (research methods and statistics); and English - Past, Present and Future (general linguistics).

I am also working on a small-scale research project investigating multimodal cues found in spoken and signed communication. This work adds to various on-going projects, including my doctoral research on analysing British Sign Language using Systemic Functional Linguistics, understanding how discourse coheres multimodally, and the multimodal realisation of the concept of 'persuasion.'

I am currently working with a few other members of staff across the university on pilot projects that mix linguistics with other disciplines (e.g. how language and the architectual design process correlate). As of August 2019, I will be embarking on a larger interdisciplinary research project with academics in the ACE, HAS and FET faculties, where we will investigate the interactive, interpersonal effects between AI training bots and healthcare professionals.

I am happy to collaborate on projects that are more linguistic in nature or that crosds-cut expertise in different fields. I am also open to discussing potential postgraduate research (e.g. at PhD level), particularly those that are interdisciplinary and that may have links to professions and industries outside of academia. 

I can be contacted in English, Spanish, French, Japanese, or British Sign Language. More information can be found on my personal website.

Area of expertise

- Non-verbal and multimodal communication (including sign languages and gesture)

- The intersection of language and technology (e.g. telecommunications, HCI and immersion)

- Interaction in gaming

- Systemic Functional Linguistics​

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