Hannah King

Hannah King is an Associate Lecturer in English Language Teaching. She teaches the English Language Advanced module for the Open Language Programme (OLP) and Understanding the Language Classroom for the Teaching Languages (English) MA.

Hannah King, Associate Lecturer in English Language Teaching

Hannah King

Ms King has an MA in Cross-Cultural Communication and Applied Linguistics from Newcastle University (UK) and a BA in French and Spanish Language and Literature from Western Washington University (WA, USA). Her past experience includes long-term volunteer work for the Endangered Language Fund and contributing to research at Haskins Laboratories, a speech and language institute (CT, USA). She has taught English in many capacities, including English as Foreign Language in South Korea, English for Academic Purposes at University of Warwick, and English for Speakers of Other Languages at Westminster Adult Education Service.

Hannah currently teaches mainly in the field of applied linguistics, covering courses in academic English and language teaching. Her teaching experience is primarily in English language education, including English as a Foreign Language (EFL), English for Academic Purposes (EAP), and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), in which she holds a certification. She has given multiple guest lecturers for a Bilingualism MA and a BA course on Multilingual and Multicultural Individuals.

Hannah’s research focuses on everyday language practices and communication across languages and cultures, seeking to understand the way transnational individuals use talk about space and place to co-construct their identities and belonging to international communities. Her main interests include sociolinguistics, interactional and discursive identities, transnational language practices, cross-cultural communication, and Spanish language practices and identities. She is an active researcher and has presented at academic conferences in Europe and North America.

  • King, H.M. (2017, November 14). [Review of the book Being Bilingual in Borinquen, by A. Pousada 2017]. The Linguist List, 28.4789.
  • Whalen, D.H., DiCanio, C., Geissler, C., & King, H.M. (2016). Acoustic realization of a distinctive, frequent glottal stop: The Arapaho example. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 139(4), 2212-2213.
  • Whalen, D.H., Katsika, A., Tiede, M.K., King, H.M. (2015). Acoustic measures of planned and unplanned coarticulation. Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Glasgow, UK, 10-14 August, 2015.
  • Katsika, A., Whalen, D.H., Tiede, M.K. & King, H.M. (2015). Articulatory measures of planned and unplanned coarticulation. Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Glasgow, UK, 10-14 August, 2015.
  • King, H.M. (2019, Sept 12). Cosmopolitan London: transnational identities and multilingual conversational practices within an international Spanish language group. Paper presented at Multilingualism and Identity: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.
  • King, H.M. (2019, Jun 11). Researching in an LX: challenges and implications for working beyond your ‘mother tongue.’ CCM Doctoral Seminar Series: Panel Presentations, UCL Institute of Education, London, UK.
  • King, H.M. (2019, Mar 27). Cosmopolitan London: Transnational identities and multilingual language practices within an international Spanish language group. 37th AESLA (Spanish Society for Applied Linguistics) international conference: Bilingualism and languages in contact, University of Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain.
  • King, H.M. (2018, Jul 10). Whose Spanish? Ethnolinguistic repertoires, code-switching practices, and identities within an international, London-based Spanish language group. Workshopping Words and Opening Dialogues: Postgraduate Forum in Linguistics, University of Sussex, Falmer, UK.
  • King, H.M. (2017, Dec 2). The making of a community: Language practices of Spanish-speaking Latinos in London’s Seven Sisters Indoor Market. Developing pathways to impact: A training workshop for early career researchers in bi-/multilingualism and education, University of Westminster, London, UK.
  • King, H.M. (2017, Nov 16). The making of a community: Language practices of Spanish-speaking Latinos in London’s Seven Sisters Indoor Market. Third Silesian Meeting of Young Scholars & Second Young Researchers International Symposium on Multilingualism, Szczyrk, Poland.
  • Whalen, D. H., DiCanio, C. & King, H.M. (2014, Oct 24). From corpus to corpus phonetics: Challenges in adapting an Arapaho corpus for linguistic research. The 46th Algonquian conference, Mohegan Sun, CT, USA.
Ms Hannah King
Associate Lecturer in English Language Teaching