Hannah King

Hannah King is a senior lecturer in English language in the Languages Department of Guildhall School of Business and Law (GSBL) and an associate fellow of The Higher Education Academy. She teaches on the master’s courses English Language Teaching and English Language Teaching Distance Learning as module leader for Understanding the Language Classroom and The Multilingual Classroom.

Additionally, she is the module leader for Fundamentals of Academic English, which runs as part of the Open Language Programme (OLP) and coordinates a programme of English Language Support for GSBL students in need of extra help with their English language skills.

Hannah King, Lecturer in English Language

Hannah King

Ms King has a master's 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 experiences include 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 education (eg English 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 master’s and a bachelor’s course on Multilingual and Multicultural Individuals and designed the London Met module The Multilingual Classroom for distance learning and on-site master's students.

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. Further interests centre around multilingualism, particularly as it relates to education, from both a pedagogical and research point of view.  She is an active researcher and presents regularly at academic conferences around the world.


  • King, H.M. (under review). Complex intersections of language and culture: The importance of an ethnographic lens for research within transnational communities. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development
  • 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
  • Rolland, L. & King, H.M. (2022, July 14). Translation as part of the analytical process: Working with foreign language and multilingual data. Paper presented at SS24: Inside and Beyond Binaries, Ghent University [Ghent, Belgium]
  • King, H.M. (2021, Sept 10). Here, there and everywhere: Talk about space and place in the co-construction of a transnational Spanish language group in London. Paper presented at BAAL 53: Challenges and Opportunities in Applied Linguistics, Northumbria University [virtual]
  • King, H.M. (2021, June 7-10). Space, place, and the construction of linguistic identities: Looking beyond the pedagogical in a Spanish language group. Paper presented at Sociolinguistic Symposium 23, Hong Kong [virtual]
  • King, H.M. (2020, Sept 25). Cosmopolitan London: Talk about space and place in the interactional construction of an international community of Spanish speakers. Paper presented at Ethnography, Language and Communication Conference 8: Perspectives across disciplinary and political borders, Oslo, Norway [virtual]
  • 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
  • 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

Senior lecturer in English language


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