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Cambridge Language Sciences

Interdisciplinary Research Centre


Recent research projects:


Key publications: 

Fisher, L., Evans, M., Forbes, K., Gayton, A., Liu, Y. (2018). Participative multilingual identity construction in the languages classroom: A multi-theoretical conceptualisation. International Journal of Multilingualism. DOI: 10.1080/14790718.2018.1524896

Forbes, K. & Fisher, L. (2018). Strategy development and cross-linguistic transfer in foreign and first language writingApplied Linguistics Review. DOI:

Fisher, L. (2018). “Emotion recollected in tranquillity’: Blogging for metacognition in language teacher education, In Å. Haukås, C. Bjørke & M. Dypedahl (Eds.). Metacognition in Language Learning and Teaching. Routledge. 

Birketveit, A., Rimmereide, H. E., Bader, M., & Fisher, L. (2018). Extensive reading in primary school EFL. Acta Didactica DOI: 

Evans, M., Fisher, L., Forbes, K., Liu, Y. (2018). The form and functions of newcomer EAL pupils' speech in English: patterns of progression and communication in semi-structured interview dialogue. Language and EducationDOI: 10.1080/09500782.2018.1445756

Liu, Y., Fisher, L., Forbes, K. & Evans, M. (2017). The knowledge base of teaching in linguistically diverse contexts: 10 grounded principles of multilingual classroom pedagogy for EAL. Language and Intercultural Communication. DOI: 10.1080/14708477.2017.1368136   

Fisher, L. (2017). Researching learners' and teachers' beliefs about language using metaphor. Discourse and Education: Encyclopedia of Language and Education. Volume 3. US: Springer.

Evans, M., Schneider, C., Arnot, M., Fisher, L., Forbes, K., Hu, M., & Liu, Y. (2016). [pdf] Language development and school achievement: Opportunities and challenges in the education of EAL students. Cambridge: the Bell Foundation.

Forbes, K. & Fisher, L. (2015). The impact of expanding advanced level secondary school students' awareness and use of metacognitive learning strategies on confidence and proficiency in foreign language speaking skills. The Language Learning JournalDOI: 10.1080/09571736.2015.1010448

Pachler, N., Evans, M., Redondo, A. and Fisher, L. (2014). Learning to Teach Foreign Languages in the Secondary School.Fourth edition. London: Routledge

Fisher L. & Kim, D. (2013). Two approaches to the use of blogs in pre-service foreign language teachers' professional development: a comparative study in the context of two universities in the UK and the US. Language Learning Journal 41(2) 142-160.

Fisher, L. (2013). Discerning Change in Young Students’ Beliefs about their Language Learning through the use of Metaphor Elicitation in the Classroom. Research Papers in Education 28(3), 373-392




Professor of Languages Education
Departments and institutes: 
Dr Linda  Fisher