Thomas Hammond

Thomas Hammond


After graduating in English Language/Linguistics from the University of Manchester I began teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL) at highschools and private language schools in Italy. I then returned to the UK where I taught English for Academic Purposes (EAP) for a number of years across various universities (including Durham, Sheffield, Birmingham). I obtained an MA in Applied Linguistics with TESOL at the University of Sheffield, where I stayed to complete my PhD study. I joined the University of Leeds as Teaching Fellow in October 2023. 

Research interests

Broadly speaking, my research concerns theoretical second language acquisition. In particular, I work with both usage-based and generative frameworks to investigate how these can account for second language development and inform teaching practice/language pedagogy. I favour the use of corpus based-methods to manipulate spoken longitudinal learner data when analysing patterns in interlanguage development. 

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  • MA Applied Linguistics with TESOL
  • BA (hons) English Language/Linguistics

Professional memberships

  • Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • European Second Language Association
  • British Association for Applied Linguistics
  • Centre for Language Education Research (Leeds)
  • Centre for Linguistic Research (Sheffield)

Student education

I teach modules on the MA TESOL and MA TESOL Studies programmes covering the following areas:

  • second language acquisition/learning
  • corpus linguistics and language teaching
  • learning and teaching of vocabulary and grammar
  • language description