Editorial Team


Dr Spencer’s current research involves exploration of discourse analysis in Speech Pathology, the effects of language on ageing using methods drawn from clinical linguistics including computerised linguistic analysis methods. Liz has a special interest in clinical linguistics, discourse analysis and sociolinguistics with expertise in Systemic Functional Linguistic analysis. She has experience in supervising Research Higher Degrees and Honours projects.

Dr Azios is the Eminent Scholar Chair in the Communicative Disorders Department at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She has expertise using qualitative research methodologies to examine perspectives and interactions of adults with neurogenic communication disorders in various social contexts. Research interests include co-constructed conversation in aphasia and the impact of communicative environments on social participation and inclusion. She has published articles related to client-centeredness, the interactional environments of long-term care facilities, and therapist and client behaviors during social approaches to aphasia intervention. She is an inaugural Tavistock Trust for Aphasia Distinguished Scholar.

Professor Gitte Rasmussen's research interests concern ethnomethodological and conversation analytic (EMCA) studies of social interaction. Her research focuses on people's practices and actions in social interaction; on how practices and actions are fitted bodily and multimodally to the material environment in which the interaction is carried out; on how practices and actions are designed for specific recipients that are ascribed to specific social categories. For the last 10 years Gitte Rasmussen’s research has primarily concerned interactions involving participants with impairments, e.g., dementia.

Book Review Editor

Dr Charlotta Plejert’s research interests include Conversation Analysis, communicative disabilities in children and adults, and second language interaction and acquisition.

Consulting Editors

Editorial Board

  • Ryan Nelson, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, United States