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Florence is a Teaching Fellow in TESOL in the Institute for Education, Teaching and Leadership in the Moray House School of Education, The University of Edinburgh.
Prior to this post, Florence held a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship (PTA-026-27-2638) from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) hosted by the department of Linguistics and English Language of the University of Edinburgh, where she also conducted her PhD research funded by the ESRC. Before starting her academic career, Florence taught French as a foreign language at all levels for nine years in various institutions across the UK and was regularly hired for curriculum and teaching material development.
Florence acts as reviewer for a journal. She is a co-organiser of the ETAL (Edinburgh TESOL and Applied Language) research group and a collaborator in the Bilingualism Matters Project. She is also a member of the British Association of Applied Linguistics, the Consortium for Language Policy and Planning, and The Mercator European Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning.
Florence's research interests are in the areas of:
For a list of publications in the above areas, please see link below.
Florence is currently working on a number of publications to develop the idea of 'practiced language policies'.
Recent conference presentations include:
2012a Bonacina-Pugh, Florence. “Legitimizing multiple languages in a French induction classroom: the role of the ‘practiced language policy’”. The 19th Sociolinguistics Symposium, to be held 22-24 August 2012. Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.
2012b Bonacina-Pugh, Florence and Professor Christine Hélot. Panel organisers. Panel entitled: Language Policy in urban education: the example of France. The 19th Sociolinguistics Symposium, to be held 22-24 August 2012. Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.
2011a Bonacina, Florence. From ‘policy versus practices’ to ‘policy in practices’: rethinking practices in language policy research. Paper presentation at the Annual Conference of the British Association of Applied Linguistics. The University of the West of England, Bristol. 01 September.
2011b Bonacina, Florence. Categories and language choice in the multilingual classroom: The relevance of ‘teacher-hood’. Invited speaker. Paper presentation in a panel chaired by Professor Marilyn Martin-Jones and Mukul Saxena. 8th International Symposium on Bilingualism. The University of Oslo, Norway. 18 June.
2011c Bonacina, Florence. Politique et pratique linguistique en CLIN: un premier espace plurilingue? Invited speaker. Cycle de conférences du CAREL. The University of Strasbourg, France. 27 April.
2011d Bonacina, Florence. Can Conversation Analysis contribute to language policy research in multilingual settings? Poster presentation. ESRC RDI Researching multilingualism, multilingualism in research practice. The University of Birmingham, MOSAIC Centre, Birmingham. 7 April.
2010 Bonacina, Florence and Gafaranga Joseph. ‘Language of instruction’ versus ‘medium of classroom interaction’ in the study of bilingual classroom talk: Evidence from a French complementary school classroom. Paper presentation. The 18th Sociolinguistics Symposium, Southampton. 3rd September.
2009a Bonacina, Florence. Multilingual label quests: A classroom practice in a migratory educational context. Paper presentation. 42nd Annual Meeting of the British Association of Applied Linguistics. Newcastle University, Newcastle. 5 September.
2009b Bonacina, Florence. The ‘perceived policy’ in France’s induction classrooms: A perspective from newly-arrived children. Paper presentation. The 7th International Symposium on Bilingualism. University of Utrecht, Netherlands. 9 July.
2009c Bonacina, Florence. Interpreting educational language policy: A perspective from newly-arrived children in France's induction classrooms. Paper presentation. LEL Post-Graduate Conference. The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh. 20 May.
2009d Bonacina, Florence. The ‘perceived policy’ in France’s induction classrooms: A perspective from newly-arrived children. Paper presentation. Language and Education Research Seminar. Moray House School of Education, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh. 25 March.
2008a Bonacina, Florence. Forbidden or frowned upon? Attitudes towards multilingual practices in French induction classrooms. Paper presentation. LEL Postgraduate Conference. The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh. 25 April.
2008b Bonacina, Florence. Fieldwork on ‘taboo’ practices: investigating multilingual classroom interactions in a monolingual educational environment. Poster presentation. MOSAIC research centre. The University of Birmingham, Birmingham. 8 April.
2007a Bonacina, Florence. Multilingual practices in a French reception classroom: A contribution to the issue of the intuitive attractiveness of withdrawal policies. Paper presentation. Language in Context Research Group. The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh. 17 October.
2007b Bonacina, Florence. ‘Being language blind’: An emic approach to bilingual classroom interactions. Poster presentation. CONTACI seminar. Lyon University, France. 06 June.
I supervise Master dissertations in the areas of:
This article was published on Oct 25, 2011