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MARY GRIFFITH BOURN
UNIVERSIDAD DE MALAGA
CIENCIAS DE LA EDUCACION, CAMPUS DE TEATINOS29071MALAGAESPAŇA
Dr. Mary Griffith holds a double B.A. in Government and Spanish from Colby College, Maine, USA (1987) and a degree in English Philology from the University of Málaga, Spain (2004). At this same university, she completed a M.A. programme in Estudios Ingleses y Comunicación Multilingüe e Intercultural in 2011. In 2015, her PhD dissertation about integrating content and language in the university was a joint venture with the Computer Science Department at the University of Málaga where she explored the other side of EMI, reaching beyond English for Specific Purposes.
Dr. Griffith has worked at the University of Malaga since 2002, first with the Fundación General, later at the Department of Modern Foreign Languages and most recently in the Education Department where she coordinates de bilingual group. Through this experience she has gained a unique viewpoint on the accreditation of foreign languages and the implementation of bilingual programmes at all educational levels. She has collaborated with the research group Applied Languages and Linguistics since 2011 and is a reviewer for Common Ground Publishing Network. Peer reviewed publications include “Tapping into the Intellectual Capital at the University” (2017) and “Contrasting Learner Language…” (2018) in The International Journal of Educational Research “In-service Training for Bilingual Implementation at the University” (2019) in The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Educational Studies and “ Compensatory Discourse Strategies in the Bilingual University Classroom” (forthcoming) in Discourse Studies in Public Communication, John Benjamins.
Her pragmatic research approaches bilingualism as a practical didactic tool for the direct implementation in the classroom. Ongoing projects include Communities and Students Together (CaSt) 2019-1-UK01-KA203-061463 and an action research project with the Health Engineering degree