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Dr Jonathan Crichton 

Position: Program Director Dr Jonathan Crichton
Division/Portfolio: Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences
School/Unit: School of Communication, International Studies and Languages
Campus: Magill Campus
Office: B1-21
Telephone: +61 8 830 24491
Fax: +61 8 830 24396
Email: Jonathan_dot_Crichton_at_unisa_dot_edu_dot_au
URL for Business Card: http://people.unisa.edu.au/Jonathan.Crichton


I'm senior lecturer in applied linguistics and research fellow in the Research Centre for Languages and Cultures (RCLC), School of Communication, International Studies and Languages, and visiting research fellow in the Discipline of Psychiatry at the University of Adelaide. My background is in philosophy and linguistics and my research focuses on how language matters to professions and organisations. This has involved close collaboration with practitioners and laypeople in areas such as medicine, health, education, business, and law. I teach courses in the Applied Linguistics Major of the BA (Languages and Intercultural Communication) of which I am also program director.


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Research Centre for Languages and Cultures


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Teaching interests

  • Professional and organisational communication
  • Intercultural communication
  • Language and identity
  • Discourse and interaction
  • Methodology and design in language focused research

Professional associations

Member, National Executive, Applied Linguistics Association of Australia

Visiting Research Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, University of Adelaide

Associate, Centre for Language in Social Life, Macquarie University

Member, Panel of the National ELT (English language teaching) Accreditation Scheme (NEAS)


Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (Linguistics), Macquarie University

Thesis topic: Issues of interdiscursivity in the commercialisation of professional practice

Master of Arts (Applied Linguistics), Macquarie University

Diploma (Adult TESOL), Australian Centre for Languages

Bachelor of Arts with Honours (Philosophy), University of York, UK


Research interests

  • Language in the professions: medicine, health, education and law
  • Professional and organisational communication
  • Multiperspectival discourse analysis
  • The conceptual bases of discourse analysis

Research publications

BOOKS

Candlin, C. N. & Crichton, J. (in preparation). Situated interaction. London: Longman.

Crichton, J. (under contract). Discourse and explanation: Critical moments in health communication. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Crichton, J. (2010). The discourse of commercialization. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

EDITED COLLECTIONS

Candlin, C. N. & Crichton, J. (Eds.) (in preparation). Discourse practices. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Candlin, C. N., Crichton, J. & Firkins, A. S. (Eds.) (under contract). Communicating risk. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Candlin, C. N. & Crichton, J. (Eds.) (2013). Discourses of trust. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Candlin, C. N. & Crichton, J. (Eds.) (2011). Discourses of deficit. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

CHAPTERS

Crichton, J. & Murray, N. (2014). Plurilithic and ecological perspectives on English: Some conceptual and practical implications. In N. Murray & A. Scarino (Eds.) Dynamic ecologies of languages education in the Asia-Pacific region (pp. 31-48). New York/Heidelberg: Springer.

Candlin, C. N. & Crichton, J. (2013). Putting our trust in the learner. In J. Arnold & T. Murphey, T. (Eds.), Meaningful action: Earl Stevick’s influence on language teaching (pp. 79-94). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Crichton, J. (2013). ‘Will there be flowers shoved at me?’: A study in organisational trust, moral order and professional integrity. In C. N. Candlin & J. Crichton (Eds.), Discourses of trust (pp. 119-132). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Candlin, C. N. & Crichton, J. (2013). From ontology to methodology: Exploring the discursive landscape of trust. In C. N. Candlin & J. Crichton (Eds.), Discourses of trust (pp. 1-18). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Candlin, C. N. & Crichton, J. (2011). Emergent themes and research challenges: Reconceptualising LSP. In M. Petersen & J. Engberg (Eds.), Current trends in LSP research. Aims and methods (Linguistic insights). Bern: Peter Lang.

Crichton, J., & Koch, T. (2011). Narrative, identity and care: Joint problematization in a study of people living with dementia. In C. N. Candlin & J. Crichton (Eds.), Discourses of deficit (pp. 101-118). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Crichton, J., & Scarino, A. (2009). Developing the intercultural dimension of internationalisation. In H. Chen & K. Cruickshank (Eds.), Making a difference: Challenges for applied linguistics (pp. 65-82). Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Press.

Koch, T., & Crichton, J. (2007). Living with dementia: Innovative methodological approaches toward understanding. In M. Nolan, E. Hanson, G. Grant & J. Keady (Eds.), User participation in health and social care research: Voices, values and evaluation (pp. 89-103). Maidenhead: Open University Press.

REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES

Ullrich, S., Esterman, A., Buckley, J. & Crichton, J. (in press). An exploratory study of the mealtime experience of older people with dysphagia. The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging.

Fryer, C, Mackintosh, K., Stanley, M. & Crichton, J. (under review). “No ambulance, you bring me.” How older people with limited English proficiency access emergency healthcare after stroke. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health.

Beckworth, A. & Crichton, J. (under review). Ending therapy: Discursive strategies employed in cognitive behavioural therapy. Communication and Medicine.

Beckworth, A. & Crichton, J. (under review). Homework setting in cognitive behavioural therapy: A study of discursive strategies. Communication and Medicine.

Fryer, C. E., Mackintosh, S. F., Stanley, M. J., & Crichton, J. (2013). ‘I understand all the major things’: how older people with limited English proficiency decide their need for a professional interpreter during health care after stroke. Ethnicity & Health, 1-16. doi: 10.1080/13557858.2013.828830

Galletly, C. & Crichton, J. (2011). Accomplishments of the thought disordered person: A case study in psychiatrist-patient interaction. Medical Hypotheses. 77, 90-94.

Fryer, C, Mackintosh, K., Stanley, M. and Crichton, J. (2011). Qualitative studies using in-depth interviews with older people from multiple language groups: Methodological systematic review. Journal of Advanced Nursing.

Beckwith, A., & Crichton, J. (2010). The negotiation of the problem statement in cognitive behavioural therapy. Communication and Medicine. 7(1), 23-32.

Murray. N. & Crichton, J. (2010). What's in a name? Degree programs and what they tell us about applied linguistics in Australia. Australian Review of Applied Linguistics. 33(2), 15.1-15.16.

Crichton, J. (2008). Why an investigative stance matters in intercultural language teaching and learning: An orientation to classroom-based investigation. Babel. 43(1)

Scarino, A. & Crichton, J. (2008). Why the intercultural matters to languages teaching and learning: An orientation to the ILTLP programme. Babel. 43(1)

Liddicoat, A. J. & Crichton, J. (2008). The monolingual framing of international education in Australia. Sociolinguistic Studies. 2(3), 367-384.

Barker, S. & Crichton, J. (2008). Assessing and evaluating intercultural teaching and learning: An information management case study. Journal of International Education in Business. 1(1), 29-42.

Crichton, J. (2007). Doing battle with a noun: Notes on the grammar of 'terror'. Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 30(2), 19.1-19.18.

Crichton, J. & Koch, T. (2007). Living with dementia: Curating self identity, Dementia. 6(3), 365-381.

Scarino, A., Crichton, J. & Woods, M. (2007). The role of language and culture in open learning in international collaborative programs, Open Learning. 22(3), 219-233.

Crichton, J. & Scarino, A. (2007). How are we to understand the "intercultural dimension"?: An examination of the intercultural dimension of internationalisation in the context of higher education in Australia. Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 30(1).

Woods, C., Lushington, K. & Crichton, J. (2007). Readers perceptions: The book as device or as aesthetic object. The International Journal of the Book, 4(1), 51-67.

REFEREED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

Nafalski, A., Machotka, J., Nedic, Z., Scarino, A., Crichton, J., Gustavsson, I., Ferreira, J. M., Lowe, D. & Murray, S. (2009). Collaborative Learning in Engineering Remote Laboratories, Proceedings of the International Conference on Remote Engineering and Virtual Instrumentation REV 2009, ISBN 978-3-89958-480-6, Bridgeport, USA, pp. 242-245, 22-24 June.

Lushington, K., Crichton, J., Papademetre, L. & Scarino, A. (2005). Preparing professionals for international work. In Proceedings of the China International Academic Seminar for Universities 1, 397-403. ISBN 7-81075-659-1

REPORTS AND WORKING PAPERS

Crichton, J. (2007). 'Why an investigative stance matters in intercultural language teaching and learning: An orientation to classroom-based investigation'. Canberra: DEST.

Scarino, A. & Crichton, J. (2007). Why the intercultural matters to languages teaching and learning: An orientation to the ILTLP programme. Canberra: DEST.

Liddicoat, A. J., Scrimgeour, A. Kohler, M., Crichton, J. & Scarino, A. (2006). Developing a coherent approach to the NCLT's language and intercultural services. University of South Australia: Research Centre for Languages and Cultures Education.

Crichton, J., Scarino, A., Papademetre, L., Barker, S., Lushington, L. & Woods, M. (2006). Assessing and evaluating intercultural teaching and learning: A focus on sites of interaction'. University of South Australia: Centre for Languages and Cultures Education.

Scarino, A., Crichton, J. & Papademetre, L. (2006). A framework for quality assurance in the development and delivery of offshore programs in languages other than English. London: Observatory on Borderless Higher Education.

Scarino, A., Crichton, J. & Papademetre, L. (2005). A framework for quality assurance in the development and delivery of offshore programs in languages other than English. University of South Australia: Centre for Languages and Cultures Education (report commissioned by the Australian Vice Chancellors Committee).

Crichton, J., Paige, R. M., Papademetre, L. & Scarino, A. (2004). Integrated resources for intercultural teaching and learning in the context of internationalisation in higher education. University of South Austalia: Centre for Languages and Cultures Education.

Candlin, C. N., Maley, Y., Crichton, J. & Koster, P. (1995). Lawyer talk: The language of lawyer-client conferencing. Macquarie University: Centre for Language in Social Life (Commissioned as a monograph by the Law Society of NSW).

TEXTBOOKS

Crichton, J. & Koster, P. (2007). 'English made easy' (Volume 1). North Clarendon, VT: Tuttle.

Crichton, J. & Koster, P. (2007). 'English made easy' (Volume 2). North Clarendon, VT: Tuttle.


Expertise for Media Contact

I am able to provide media comment in the following areas of expertise:

Discipline: Applied Linguistics

  • Discourse Analysis
  • Language and Health

Community Service

Organisation Name:   Applied Linguistics Association of Australia
Organisation URL:   http://www.alaa.org.au/
Level of involvement:   Member of the National Executive


Research Degree Supervisor

I supervise research that investigates the role of language in people's lives, particularly in interactions which affect their life chances in medical. health, educational or legal settings. Please feel free to contact me if you have an idea or proposal that you would like to talk about.




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