Linguistic Footprints

Linguistic Penalties and the Job Interview - Celia Roberts

Celia Roberts [+-]
King's College, London
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Celia Roberts is Emeritus Professor of Applied Linguistics at King's College, London.


This final chapter is about practical relevance and making a difference. It stems from trying to affect some kind of institutional change with my own research for quite a long time and from my continuing frustration with the role of the job interview and other face-to-face assessments in producing inequality. After a brief discussion of the current debates about application and ‘impact’, I explore the possibilities of combining independent and critical research with practical outcomes and partnerships with organizations. These ideas are then worked through two case studies: one based on the research analysed in this book and one from a medical setting.

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Roberts, Celia. Linguistic Footprints. Linguistic Penalties and the Job Interview. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. Jan 2021. ISBN 9781845537692. Date accessed: 05 Apr 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.25084. Jan 2021

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