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Dr Edith Esch

Second language education; bilingualism
Dr Edith Esch

Senior Research Fellow until October 2012

Second language education


Office Phone: (+44) (0)1223 767646

Research theme

Multilingualism :

Departments and Institutes

Faculty of Education:

Research Interests

My main area of research was in second language education with a special interest in the influence of the British and French pedagogical cultures in post-colonial contexts and more particularly in multilingual societies in Africa where both are in contact. These sociolinguistic and sociocultural themes in education result from a life-long interest in bilingualism (Harding-Esch and Riley, 1985, 2003) cross-linguistic communication in non-educational contexts (PhD Dissertation), and factors of language change (Jones and Esch, 2002).


  • Second language education
  • Bilingualism