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Dr Sandra Lopez-Rocha

Dr Sandra Lopez-Rocha

Dr Sandra Lopez-Rocha
PhD (UofB), PhD (UMBC), MA (UMBC)

Teaching Fellow (Spanish)

Area of research

Sociolinguistics, Intercultural communication, ethnic identity and language maintenance, and language teaching (new technologies)

Office Room G74, 15 Woodland Road
17 Woodland Road,
Clifton, Bristol BS8 1TE
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 928 9010

Research summary

My research interests stem from an interdisciplinary background involving socio-cultural anthropology, sociolinguistics, intercultural communication, and language acquisition. I'm interested in topics involving ethnic identity and language maintenance, ethnography of communication, adaptation and acculturation, and the use of new technologies in teaching.

Selected publications

López-Rocha, S., & Vailes, F. (2017). Developing intercultural communicative competence for the Year Abroad experience. In C. Álvarez-Mayo, A. Gallagher-Brett, & F. Michel (Eds), Innovative language teaching and learning at university: Enhancing employability. In press.

López-Rocha, S. (2016). Intercultural Communicative Competence: Creating Awareness and Promoting Skills in the Language Classroom. In C. Goria, O ...

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