Staff Profile: Marion West

Photo Marion West
Name Marion West
Title Senior Lecturer
Subject Area Linguistics and Sociology
Research Area Centre for Transnational and Transcultural Research
School Humanities and Social, Historical and Political Studies
Tel. 01902 323468



Marion West has a particular interest in research methods, teaching on three undergraduate modules for Linguistics and Sociology and one postgraduate module, and is coordinator for Independent Study in Linguistics and TESOL. She teaches Syntax, Semantics and Sociolinguistics and a Volunteering module. She is currently studying for a doctorate, using Conversation Analysis to research advice sequences in student-tutor interaction in final year project supervision. She has a background in EFL and English for Academic Purposes teaching, examining and teacher-training for TESOL.


  • BA (Hons) Nottingham University
  • PGCE Leicester University
  • RSA Certificate and Diploma in TESOL
  • MSc. Aston University Teaching English for Specific Purposes

Teaching Areas

Linguistics: Semantics, Syntax, Applied Linguistics, Conversation Analysis, Research Methods, Independent Study Co-ordinator

Sociology: Volunteering, Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods

Recent Conference Papers and Presentations

  • Authority and Independence in Undergraduate Supervision: Applied Qualitative Research Conference, Derby University July 2016
  • Membership Categorisation Analysis in Undergraduate Supervision Advice Sequences: EMCA doctoral network, Sheffield University May 2016
  • Script Proposals in Undergraduate Supervision Advice Sequences: EMCA doctoral network, Manchester University Nov. 2015
  • Self-Repair in Undergraduate Supervision Advice Sequences: Ethnomethodology & Conversation Analysis (EMCA) doctoral network, Nottingham University April 2015
  • Personalising the Academic Word List. IATEFL Conference, Aberdeen April 2007
  • The journey from initial planning to lesson execution: at what point does the planning stop? Presented with Veronica Brock at IATEFL Cardiff 2009 & published in IATEFL Conference Selections Dec. 2009
  • Teaching mixed methods to Sociology undergraduates with Sam Pryke. HEA Social Sciences Conference Liverpool May 2013
  • HEA innovation-in-the-assessment-of-social-science-research-methods:  video & slides explaining current Level 4 and 5 Sociology Research Methods modules at Wolverhampton
  • Supervising undergraduate dissertations in Humanities and Social Sciences HEIR Oxford Sept. 2014