Dr Clive W. Earls

German Studies

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Biography

Clive Earls graduated with a First Class Honours from his BA in Applied Languages, majoring in German, Spanish and Linguistics, from the University of Limerick in 2006. He then proceeded to spend one year in Eastern Germany teaching English and German as a foreign language at a national language academy. Upon completion of this year, Clive returned to the University of Limerick where he successfully obtained a highly competitive Irish Social Sciences Platform (ISSP) Government of Ireland Scholarship, the largest doctoral and post-doctoral scholarship scheme in the history of the Irish state, to pursue his interdisciplinary doctoral thesis. In 2013, Clive was awarded a PhD in German and Applied Linguistics, under the external examinership of Prof. Dr. Ulrich Ammon of the Universität Duisburg-Essen. Prior to joining the faculty at Maynooth, Clive spent one and a half years working as a Senior Research Associate in a professional research firm in the private sector honing his research skills and industry experience. 

Clive's recent monograph published with Palgrave MacMillan in 2016 explores English-medium higher education in Germany, following a high degree of interdisciplinarity by drawing upon methodological and theoretical frameworks from the disciplines of Applied Linguistics, Internationalisation, Sociolinguistics particularly Language Policy and Planning, Intercultural Studies, and Language Pedagogy. His most recent publication (2016) is an edited volume addressing the relationship between multilingualism and English in 21st-Century Europe.

In addition to his duties at Maynooth, Clive is currently Co-Chair of the German Studies Association of Ireland (GSAI).

Research Interests

Clive Earls’s research interests are manifold, owing to the interdisciplinary orientation of his doctoral research. His primary areas of research interest encompass Teaching German as a foreign language, Sociolinguistics of German and English as international languages, Intercultural Communication, and Language Policy and Planning. His recent monograph published with Palgrave MacMillan in 2016 explores English-medium higher education in Germany, following a high degree of interdisciplinarity by drawing upon methodological and theoretical frameworks from the disciplines of Applied Linguistics, Internationalisation, Sociolinguistics particularly Language Policy and Planning, Intercultural Studies, and Language Pedagogy. His latest publication is an edited volume published in 2016 addressing the relationship between multilingualism and English in 21st-Century Europe.

Books

  Year Publication
2016 Evolving Agendas in European English-Medium Higher Education: Interculturality, Multilingualism and Language Policy.
Dr Clive W. Earls (2016) Evolving Agendas in European English-Medium Higher Education: Interculturality, Multilingualism and Language Policy. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
2016 English and Multilingualism in 21st Century Europe
Dr. Clive W. Earls (Ed.). (2016) English and Multilingualism in 21st Century Europe Oxford: Peter Lang. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2016 'Competing transformative forces and discourses: Multilingualism and English in the 'knowledge economy' of a globalising Ireland'
Dr Clive W. Earls (2016) 'Competing transformative forces and discourses: Multilingualism and English in the 'knowledge economy' of a globalising Ireland' In: English and Multilingualism in 21st Century Europe. Oxford: Peter Lang. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2016 'Review of Die Stellung der deutschen Sprache in der Welt'
Dr Clive W. Earls (2016) 'Review of Die Stellung der deutschen Sprache in der Welt'. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 37 (6):647-648 [Details]
2015 'When English just is not enough: ‘Multilingualism with English’ in contemporary European higher education'
Dr Clive W. Earls (2015) 'When English just is not enough: ‘Multilingualism with English’ in contemporary European higher education'. International Journal of Applied Linguistics, 25 [Details]
2015 'Report: English & Multilingualism in 21st-Century Europe, Maynooth University, June 2015'
Dr Clive W. Earls (2015) 'Report: English & Multilingualism in 21st-Century Europe, Maynooth University, June 2015'. Germanistik in Irland, 10 [Details]
2014 'Striking the balance: The role of English and German in a multilingual English-medium degree programme in German higher education'
Dr. Clive W. Earls (2014) 'Striking the balance: The role of English and German in a multilingual English-medium degree programme in German higher education'. CURRENT ISSUES IN LANGUAGE PLANNING, 15 :153-172 [IR Link] [Details]
2013 'Setting the Catherine Wheel in motion: An exploration of Englishization in the German higher education system'
Dr. Clive W. Earls (2013) 'Setting the Catherine Wheel in motion: An exploration of Englishization in the German higher education system'. LANGUAGE PROBLEMS AND LANGUAGE PLANNING, 37 :125-150 [IR Link] [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2016 EMI Winter School - Plenary Speaker.
Dr Clive W. Earls (2016) EMI Winter School - Plenary Speaker. [Plenary Lecture], Operationalising intercultural teaching and learning in English medium-of-instruction programmes: Challenges and benefits, University of Padova [Details]
2015 Languages in a Globalised World.
Dr Clive W. Earls (2015) Languages in a Globalised World. [Oral Presentation], The Ever-Changing Face of English-medium Higher Education in Europe – The necessary Lingua Franca or Lingua Franca Trap?, Leeds Beckett University [Details]
2015 AGS Annual Conference 2015.
Dr Clive W. Earls (2015) AGS Annual Conference 2015. [Oral Presentation], Addressing the elephant in the room – Global English and the minoritisation of German, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick [Details]
2015 English & Multilingualism in 21st-Century Europe.
Dr. Clive W. Earls (2015) English & Multilingualism in 21st-Century Europe. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], English & Multilingualism in 21st-Century Europe, Maynooth University [Details]
2013 Nitobe Symposium: Languages and Internationalisation in Higher Education: Ideologies, Practices, Alternatives - Plenary Speaker.
Dr Clive W. Earls (2013) Nitobe Symposium: Languages and Internationalisation in Higher Education: Ideologies, Practices, Alternatives - Plenary Speaker. [Plenary Lecture], Crossing the linguistic Rubicon: English-medium degree programmes as a concomitant challenge to and mechanism of implicit German language policy?, National Museum of Iceland [Details]
2012 Supporting Internationalisation through Languages and Culture in the 21st Century University.
Dr Clive W. Earls (2012) Supporting Internationalisation through Languages and Culture in the 21st Century University. [Oral Presentation], This is an English-only programme” - When ‘Internationalisation’ means ‘Englishisation’: Authenticity, Multilingualism and Interculturality, University of Central Lancashire [Details]
2012 Mehrsprachigkeit in Gesellschaft, Arbeitswelt und Politik. Neue Herausforderungen an die universitäre Lehre.
Dr Clive W. Earls (2012) Mehrsprachigkeit in Gesellschaft, Arbeitswelt und Politik. Neue Herausforderungen an die universitäre Lehre. [Oral Presentation], Voices from the periphery: teacher and student experiences in the brave new world of English-medium international education in Germany, Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg [Details]
2011 Crossing Boundaries: The Impact of Language Studies in Academia and Beyond.
Dr Clive W. Earls (2011) Crossing Boundaries: The Impact of Language Studies in Academia and Beyond. [Oral Presentation], Striking the balance: the role of English and German in multilingual international degree programmes in German tertiary education, Queens University Belfast [Details]
2009 IRAAL Language Policy and Language Learning.
Dr Clive W. Earls (2009) IRAAL Language Policy and Language Learning. [Oral Presentation], English-medium degree programmes as a driver of language shift in the German higher education system?, University of Limerick [Details]
2008 German Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference.
Dr Clive W. Earls (2008) German Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference. [Oral Presentation], Teaching through a foreign medium: What can possibly go wrong?, University of Limerick [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2016 Maynooth University Publication Grant
2015 National University of Ireland Award
2009 Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (UL) Bursary Recipient
2008 Association of German Studies in the UK & Ireland Scholar
2007 Irish Social Sciences Platform Government of Ireland Scholar

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
German Studies Association of Ireland Co-Chair 01-JUN-16 / 10-NOV-19
German Studies Association of Ireland Secretary 10-NOV-16 / 01-APR-17

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Faculty Teaching and Learning Committee Member 2015 / 2018

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2013 University of Limerick Ph.D.
2006 University of Limerick B.A. in Applied Languages

Languages

  Language Reading Writing Speaking
English Fluent Fluent Fluent
Gaelige Fluent Basic Basic
Spanish Fluent Fluent Functional
German Fluent Fluent Fluent