Ian Cushing

Ian Cushing
Ian Cushing is a doctoral researcher in Applied Linguistics. He completed his undergraduate degree in Linguistics (Manchester), an MSc in Phonetics (UCL) and an MPhil in Phonetics (Salford). He also holds a PGCE from the Institute of Education, University of London.

Ian's research is investigating the applications of cognitive linguistics in L1 grammar teaching, as both a method of discourse analysis and as a pedagogical tool. He is employing the use of conceptual metaphor theory as an analytical framework in teacher discourse about grammar, and the use of cognitive stylistics as a pedagogical tool in grammar teaching. Alongside his research, he teaches linguistics in the English Department at University College London.


Email address: cushingi@aston.ac.uk

  • Cushing, I. (2018). Suddenly, I am part of the poem’: texts as worlds, reader-response and grammar in teaching poetry. English in Education.

  • Aarts, B., Cushing I. & Hudson, D. (in preparation). How to Teach Grammar. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

  • Cushing, I. (2018). Language Change. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

  • Cushing, I. (2018). Text Analysis and Representation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

  • Giovanelli, M., Cushing, I., Macrae, A and Titjen, F. (2015). A/AS Level English Language and Literature for AQA Student Book. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Cushing, I. & Hellmuth, S. (in preparation). Grammar and phonology. To appear in Aarts, B., Bowie, J., & Popova, G. (eds). The Oxford Handbook of English Grammar. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

  • Cushing, I & Hellmuth, S. (2016). Phonetics and Phonology. In: D. Clayton and M. Giovanelli (eds.) Knowing About Language: Linguistics and the Secondary English Classroom. London: Routledge.