Jeannette Littlemore - -

Is a Reader in Applied Linguistics in the English Language department at the University of Birmingham (http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/). She teaches a range of courses and supervises PhD students in English Language and Applied Linguistics.

Her research focuses on the acquisition and use of metaphor and other types of figurative language by second language learners. She is also interested in applications of cognitive linguistics to second language learning and teaching.