I've previously lectured at the University of Turku, Finland, and Åbo Akademi University, Finland, teaching English sociolinguistics and related subjects. I've also worked as a Research Manager for Caer Las Cymru, a charity in south Wales. Prior to the above posts, I gained my PhD in 2009 from the University of Essex (funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council: award no. PTA-030-2005-00968).
Department Of Humanities
Development and Society
BA English Language
English as a World Language, Sociolinguistics
- Humanities Research Centre
For a rundown of my research activity, please see my academia.edu page: https://shu.academia.edu/DaveSayers/.
SAYERS, Dave, HARDING, Jamie, BARCHAS-LICHTENSTEIN, Jena, COFFEY, Michael and ROCK, Frances (2017). Speeding up or reaching out? : efficiency and unmet need as policy priorities in Wales. Journal of Language & Politics, 16 (4). (In Press)
SAYERS, Dave (2016). Exploring the enigma of Welsh language policy (or, How to pursue impact on a shoestring). In: LAWSON, Robert and SAYERS, Dave, (eds.) Sociolinguistic tesearch. Abingdon, Routledge, 195-214.
LAWSON, Robert and SAYERS, Dave, eds. (2016). Sociolinguistic research: application and impact. Abingdon, Routledge.
LAWSON, Robert and SAYERS, Dave (2016). Where we're going, we don't need roads: The past, present and future of impact. In: LAWSON, Robert and SAYERS, Dave, (eds.) Sociolinguistic Research. Abingdon, Routledge, 7-22.
SAYERS, Dave and RENKÓ-MICHELSÉN, Zsuzsanna (2015). Phoenix from the ashes: reconstructed Cornish in relation to Einar Haugen’s four-step model of language standardisation. Sociolinguistica: Internationales Jahrbuch fuer europaeische Soziolinguistik, 29 (1), 17-38.
SAYERS, Dave (2014). The mediated innovation model: a framework for researching media influence in language change. Journal of Sociolinguistics, 18 (2), 185-212.
SAYERS, Dave (2014). Model answers: a rejoinder to the responses to the mediated innovation model. Journal of Sociolinguistics, 18 (2), 272-276.
SAYERS, Dave (2012). Standardising Cornish : the politics of a new minority language. Language Problems and Language Planning, 36 (2), 99-119.
SAYERS, Dave (2007). How Narrow is Narrowcasting? Are regional dialects standardised for national TV? Essex Graduate Journal of Sociology, 7 (1), 56-70.
I sit on the UK Economic and Social Research Council's Peer Review College, and the International Panel of Experts at the Kazakh National Centre of Science and Technology Evaluation. I'm the elected Network Manager of the Linguistic Ethnography Forum, and the founder and lead moderator of the Sociolinguistic Events Calendar (http://www.baal.org.uk/slxevents.html). I'm also a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy, a registered Expert Adviser with the Welsh Government, and a member of the Language, Culture and Identity Group of the Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD).
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