Alia Amir

Alia Amir


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Telephone 08-16 33 36
Visiting address Universitetsvägen 10 E
Postal address Institutionen för språkdidaktik 106 91 Stockholm

About me

Alia Amir is a Senior Lecturer in English Education at the Department of Language Education (ISD). She trains pre-service English teachers and lectures on "English in the Classroom" in English I & II.. She was educated at Linköping University, Aalborg University and Aarhus University.

She received her PhD in 2014 with a dissertation entitled "Doing Language Policy: A Micro-interactional study of policy Practices in English as a Foreign Language Classes" from the Department of Culture and Communication (IKK) at Linköping University.

She carries out research on human interaction and has a particular interest in English as a foreign language (EFL) classroom interaction, interaction in the TV programmes and interaction in the institutional settings. Her current line of research explores code-switching and language policing in young EFL learners' classrooms in Sweden and Turkey.


Autumn 2019 

  • ENGL46 - English in the classroom (Engelska i klassrummet för blivande 4-6 lärare)
  • USE41G - English in the classroom (Engelska i klassrummet för blivande 4-6 lärare)
  • USEF1G - English in the classroom (Engelska i klassrummet för blivande F-3 lärare)

Spring 2019


Her areas of research include classroom interaction, language policy/ colonial language policies, English as a Foreign Language (EFL)/ English as a Second Language (ESL), English in Pakistan, media and political discourse. Her current research focus is on code-switching and language policing in the young learners' EFL classrooms in Turkey, pedagogical implications of the English-only rule in the Swedish compulsory schools, the discourses of migrants in Donald Trumps' talks and gender in the Pakistani media.

She uses qualitative methods including discourse analysis & conversation analysis in a variety of contexts including classroom interaction, TV interviews, online chatting & communication, and language policy documents.

The issues of refugees and migration being at the centre of her heart, she volunteers for Tarjimly, Charity Right and Translators without Borders. To bring the stories of hidden gems and wisdom of everyday warriors, she freelances on a regular basis.

Last updated: June 20, 2019

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