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Dr James Simpson's Publications


  • Adult Language Education and Migration: Challenging Agendas in Policy and Practice, ed. by Simpson J and Whiteside A (Abingdon: Routledge, 2016)

  • Adult Migrant Language Education: Challenging Agendas in Policy and Practice, ed. by Simpson J and Whiteside A (London: Routledge, 2016)

  • Simpson J, Adult language education and migration: Challenging agendas in policy and practice ([n.pub.], 2014)
    Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/87210/

  • Simpson J, The Routledge Handbook of Applied Linguistics (Taylor & Francis US, 2011)

  • Cooke M, Simpson J, ESOL: A Critical Guide, Oxford Handbooks for Language Teachers (Oxford University Press, 2008)

Journal Articles

  • Simpson J, Cooke M, ‘Recognising multilingual realities in ESOL: The NATECLA National Conference 2017 Keynote’, Language Issues, 28.2 (2018), 4-11
    Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/126122/

  • Bradley J, Moore E, Simpson J, Atkinson L, ‘Translanguaging space and creative activity: theorising collaborative arts-based learning’, Language and Intercultural Communication, 18.1 (2018), 54-73
    DOI: 10.1080/14708477.2017.1401120, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/120599/

  • Callaghan J, Moore E, Simpson J, ‘Coordinated action, communication, and creativity in basketball in superdiversity’, Language and Intercultural Communication, 18.1 (2018), 28-53
    DOI: 10.1080/14708477.2017.1401694, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/120598/

  • Simpson J, Bradley J, ‘Communication in the contact zone: The TLANG project and ESOL’, Language Issues: The ESOL Journal, 27.2 (2017), 4-18
    Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/114994/

  • Simpson J, ‘Identity alignment on an ESOL class blog’, International Journal of Applied Linguistics, 23.2 (2013), 183-201
    DOI: 10.1111/j.1473-4192.2012.00325.x, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/83598/

  • Simpson J, Whiteside A, ‘Politics, policy and practice: ESOL in the UK and the USA’, King’s College London Working Papers in Urban Language & Literacies, 87 (2012), 1-22

  • Simpson J, ‘Applied linguistics in the contemporary world Introduction’, ROUTLEDGE HANDBOOK OF APPLIED LINGUISTICS 2011, 1-7

  • Simpson J, ‘Telling Tales: Discursive space and narratives in ESOL classrooms’, Linguistics and Education, 22.1 (2011), 10-22
    DOI: 10.1016/j.linged.2010.11.005

  • Purewal S, Simpson J, ‘EAL reading: Research and policy’, NALDIC Occasional Papers, 23 (2010), 1-23

  • Woulds S, Simpson J, ‘Dead on the page no more! The case for authentic, locally appropriate ESOL materials’, Language Issues, 21.1 (2010), 4-20

  • Baynham MJ, Simpson J, ‘Onwards and Upwards: space, placement and liminality in adult ESOL classes’, TESOL Quarterly, ed. by Roberts C and Burns A, 44.3 (2010), 420-440
    DOI: 10.5054/tq.2010.226852

  • Simpson J, Cooke M, ‘Movement and loss: progression in tertiary education for migrant students’, Language and Education, 24.1 (2010), 57-73
    DOI: 10.1080/09500780903194051

  • Simpson J, ‘A Critical Stance in Language Education: A Reply to Alan Waters’, Applied Linguistics, 30.3 (2009), 428-434
    DOI: 10.1093/applin/amp030

  • Cooke M, Simpson J, ‘Challenging agendas in ESOL: Skills, employability and social cohesion’, Language Issues, 20.1 (2009), 19-30

  • Simpson J, White G, ‘Teaching and learning listening in ESOL classes: “The rock we build the house on’, Language Issues, 19.2 (2008), 4-19

  • Simpson J, ‘The struggle to teach English as an international language’, APPL LINGUIST, 28.1 (2007), 147-150
    DOI: 10.1093/applin/aml053

  • Roberts C, Baynham M, Cooke M, Simpson J, ‘Adult ESOL in the UK: Policy and research’, Prospect, 22.3 (2007), 18-31

  • Simpson J, ‘Differing expectations in the assessment of the speaking skills of ESOL learners’, Linguistics and Education, 17.1 (2006), 40-55
    DOI: 10.1016/j.linged.2006.08.007

  • Simpson J, ‘Learning electronic literacy skills in an online language learning community’, Computer Assisted Language Learning, 18.4 (2005), 327-345
    DOI: 10.1080/09588220500335463

  • Simpson J, ‘Conversational floors in synchronous text-based CMC discourse’, DISCOURSE STUD, 7.3 (2005), 337-361
    DOI: 10.1177/1461445605052190

  • Simpson J, ‘Cambridge ESOL and the NRDC ESOL Effective Practice Project’, Research Notes 2005, 23-27

  • Simpson J, ‘Computer-mediated communication’, ELT Journal, 56.4 (2002), 414-415

  • Simpson J, ‘Language Learning and Computer-mediated Communication’, Independence : Newsletter of the IATEFL Learner Independence Special Interest Group 2002, 10-12


  • Simpson J, Cooke M, ‘Teaching Culture in Adult ESOL in the UK’, in TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching, ed. by Liontas JI (Hoboken, New Jersey, USA: Wiley Blackwell, 2018)
    DOI: 10.1002/9781118784235.eelt0646, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/83601/

  • Simpson J, ‘English for speakers of other languages Language education and migration’ ([n.pub.], 2016), 177-190
    Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/87088/

  • Simpson J, ‘English language learning for adult migrants in superdiverse Britain’, in Adult Language Education and Migration: Challenging Agendas in Policy and Practice ([n.pub.], 2015), 200-213

  • Simpson J, Whiteside A, ‘Adult language education and migration: Challenging agendas in policy and practice’ ([n.pub.], 2015), 1-272
    DOI: 10.4324/9781315718361, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/84784/

  • Simpson J, Whiteside A, ‘Adult Language Education and Migration Introduction’ ([n.pub.], 2015), 1-18

  • Simpson J, Walker A, ‘New technologies for English language learning and teaching’, in The Routledge Companion to English Studies, ed. by Leung C and Street BV (Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2014), 477-489
    Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/102602/

  • Simpson J, Walker A, ‘NEW TECHNOLOGIES FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING AND TEACHING’ ([n.pub.], 2014), 475-489

  • Simpson J, ‘Conversational floor in computer-mediated discourse’, in Pragmatics of Computer-mediated communication, ed. by Herring S, Stein D and Virtanen T, Handbook of Pragmatics (Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton, 2013), 9

  • Simpson J, Gresswell R, ‘ESOL learners online: New media as a site of identity negotiation’, in More Powerful Literacies, ed. by Crowther J, Hamilton M and Tett L (Natl Inst of Adult Continuing, 2012), 193-208

  • Gresswell R, Simpson J, ‘Class blogging in ESOL’, in Innovations in English Language Teaching to Migrants and Refugees, ed. by Mallows D (London: British Council, 2012), 105-115

  • Cooke M, Simpson J, ‘Discourses about linguistic diversity’, in The Routledge Handbook of Multilingualism, ed. by Martin-Jones M, Blackledge A and Creese A, Routledge Handbooks in Applied Linguistics (London: Routledge, 2012), 116-130

  • Simpson J, ‘Meaning making online: Discourse and CMC in a language learning community’, in Recent research developments in learning technologies, ed. by Vilas AM and others (Badajoz, Spain: Formatex, 2005), 1-x

  • Simpson J, ‘Language Learning in a virtual world: Lessons from an online language learning community’ (University of Oran Es Senia, 2004)

  • Simpson J, ‘Discourse and synchronous computer-mediated communication: Uniting speaking and writing?’, in Unity and Diversity in Applied Linguistics, ed. by thompson P and Miller KS (BAAL/Continuum, 2002), 57-71

Conference Papers

  • Simpson J, ‘Translanguaging in the contact zone: Language use in superdiverse urban areas’, in Multilingualisms and Development: Selected Proceedings of the 11th Language and Development Conference, New Delhi, India 2015, ed. by Colman H (British Council India, 2017), 207-223 11th Language and Development Conference: Multilingualism and Development, New Delhi, India, 18/11/2015 - 20/11/2015
    Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/102601/

  • Simpson J, ‘Language appropriation and online textual identity’, in Proceedings of the BAAL Annual Conference 2008 (London: Scitsiugnil Press, 2009), 109-110 BAAL Annual Conference


  • Baynham M, Bradley J, Callaghan J, Hanusova J, Moore E, Simpson J, Heritage With No Fixed Abode: Transforming Cultural Heritage for Migrant Communities in Inner-City Leeds, in Working Papers in Translanguaging and Translation, (TLANG, 2016)
    Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/104812/

  • Simpson J, Cooke M, Callaghan J, Hepworth M, Homer M, Baynham M, Allen T, Grant R, Sisimayi S, ESOL Neighbourhood Audit Pilot (Harehills) and Methodological Toolkit, ([n.pub.], 2011)

  • Simpson J, Hepworth M, Identity Online: Multilingual learners’ textual identities in and out of class, ([n.pub.], 2010)

  • Simpson J, Cooke M, Baynham M, The right course? An exploratory study of placement practices in ESOL and Literacy, ([n.pub.], 2008)

  • Baynham M, Roberts C, Cooke M, Simpson J, Ananiadou K, Effective Teaching and Learning ESOL, ([n.pub.], 2007)


  • Simpson J, Right-wing Populism in Europe: Politics and Discourse, in DISCOURSE & SOCIETY, ([n.pub.], 2015) 26.4: 503-505.
    DOI: 10.1177/0957926515591689a

  • Simpson J, Contemporary applied linguistics, in Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, (Taylor & Francis, 2013) 34.3: 308-310.
    DOI: 10.1080/01434632.2012.709989, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/83599/

  • Simpson J, Review of Continuum companion to research methods in applied linguistics, in ELT Journal, ([n.pub.], 2011) 65.4: 489-490.
    DOI: 10.1093/elt/ccr054

  • Simpson J, Investigating classroom discourse, in Educational Review, (ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD, 2007) 59.3: 384-385.

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