Professor David Barton

Professor David Barton

Professor

Lancaster University
Bailrigg
Lancaster
United Kingdom
LA1 4YD


Tel: +44 (0) 1524 510853
Location: County South

Affiliations

Lancaster Literacy Research Centre

All aspects of language online, including the interaction of words and images, multilingual issues, changes to vernacular practices and learning.

PhD Supervision Interests

Language Online. Local literacies; Vernacular literacies; Ethnographic studies of literacy practices in communities, workplaces, educational settings and online; The textually mediated social world; Adult literacy education; The language practices of Web2 sites such as Flickr.

Current Teaching

Undergraduate: Language in the media.

MA: Digital Language and Literacies

MA and PhD: Qualitative Research Methods

The MA in Digital Language and Literacies, started in October 2012. Come to Lancaster for a year!!!

Research Interests

I am Professor of Language and Literacy and Director of the Lancaster Literacy Research Centre www.literacy.lancs.ac.uk. I am currently interested in all aspects of language online, including the interaction of words and images, multilingual issues, changes to vernacular practices and learning. I am especially interested in language on the photo-sharing site Flickr. I am also writing about methodology, especially ethnographic approaches to literacy research. Also academics writing.

The book Language Online by David Barton and Carmen Lee was published by Routledge in April 2013.

The book Local literacies by David Barton and Mary Hamilton was re-issued in 2012 as a Routledge Linguistics Classic with a new overview chapter. 

The Anthropology of Writing: Understanding textually mediated worlds edited by David Barton and Uta Papen and published by Continuum is now available in paperback. Download the first chapter.

I enjoyed writing a paper on being stranded by the volcanic ash cloud in April 2010: Barton, D. (2011) People and technologies as resources in times of uncertainty.Mobilities,6(1) 57-65.

My book Literacy has come out in Greek and is published by Papazisi publishers, Athens and is being published in Korean by Honsei University Press. 

And a couple of other recent papers:

Barton, D. & Lee, C. 2012, Redefining Vernacular Literacies in the Age of Web 2.0, Applied Linguistics. 33, 3, p. 282-298.

Barton, D. 2012, Participation, deliberate learning and discourses of learning online, Language and Education. 26, 2, p. 139-150.

My Literacies book series with Routledge is thriving, the latest volume being Literacy and the politics of representation, by Mary Hamilton.

Additional Information

Books

  • Researching Language in Social Media. Routledge, 2014. (with Ruth Page, Michelle Zappavigna and Johann Unger.
  • Language Online: Investigating digital texts and practices. Routledge 2013. (with Carmen Lee.)
  • The Anthropology of Writing: Understanding textually-mediated worlds. Continuum, 2010. (edited with Uta Papen.)
  • Improving Learning in College. Routledge, 2009. (written with lots of other people, especially Roz Ivanic.)
  • Responding to People's Lives. Leicester: NIACE, 2008. (with Y. Appleby)
  • Literacy, Lives and Learning. Routledge, 2007. (with R. Ivanic, Y. Appleby, R. Hodge, K. Tusting)
  • Literacy: an introduction to the ecology of written language, Blackwell, 2nd edition, 2007
  • Models of Adult Learning, Leicester: NIACE, 2006. (with K. Tusting)
  • Beyond Communities Of Practice: Language, Power And Social Context. Cambridge University Press, 2005. (ed. with K. Tusting)
  • Letter writing as a social practice, John Benjamins, 2000. (ed. with N. Hall)
  • Situated Literacies Routledge, 2000. (ed. with Mary Hamilton and Roz Ivanic)
  • Local Literacies: Reading and writing in one community, Routledge, 1998. (with Mary Hamilton)
  • Worlds of literacy (co-editor, Multilingual Matters, 1994)
  • Sustaining local literacies (editor, Multilingual Matters, 1994)
  • Writing in the community (co-editor, Sage, 1992)

See also the publications page of the Literacy Research Centre, http://www.literacy.lancs.ac.uk/resources/publications.htm

And please note that the NRDC Report listed here and under others under eprints, below, can be downloaded here

D. Barton, K. Tusting, R. Hodge & Y. Appleby, (2008) Learners' experience of work. London: National Research and Development Centre for Adult Literacy and Numeracy (NRDC).

2014

Researching language and social media: a student guide

Page, R., Barton, D., Unger, J. & Zappavigna, M. 2014 London: Routledge. 202 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

2013

The texts of everyday life: public and private identities in vernacular literacy practices

Hamilton, M. & Barton, D. 2013 Literacy studies. Prinsloo, M. & Baynham, M. (eds.). Los Angeles: Sage, Vol. 2, p. 1-21 21 p. (Sage Benchmarks in Language and Linguistics)

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

How the online world is changing the relationship between everyday literacy practices and educational possibilities.

Barton, D. 2013 62nd Yearbook of the Literacy Research Association. Dunstan, P. J. & McCrea-Andrews, H. (eds.). Altamonte Springs, Florida: Literacy Research Association, p. 20-28 9 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Language learning online as a social practice

Barton, D. & Potts, D. 12/2013 In: TESOL Quarterly. 47, 4, p. 815-820 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Language online: investigating digital texts and practices

Barton, D. & Lee, C. 04/2013 London: Routledge. 224 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Crossing boundaries: digital and non-digital literacy practices in formal and informal contexts in further and higher education

Satchwell, C., Barton, D. & Hamilton, M. 2013 Literacy in the digital university: critical perspectives on learning, scholarship and technology. Goodfellow, R. & Lea, M. R. (eds.). London: Routledge

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2012

Local Literacies: Reading and Writing in One Community

Barton, D. & Hamilton, M. 2012 2nd Linguistics Classics ed. London: Routledge. 336 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Researching the texts and practices in an online photo-sharing site

Lee, C. & Barton, D. 2012 Language mixing and code-switching in writing: Approaches to mixed-language written discourse. Sebba, M., Mahootian, S. & Jonsson, C. (eds.). London: Routledge, p. 128-145

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

Redefining Vernacular Literacies in the Age of Web 2.0

Barton, D. & Lee, C. 07/2012 In: Applied Linguistics. 33, 3, p. 282-298 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Participation, deliberate learning and discourses of learning online

Barton, D. 2012 In: Language and Education. 26, 2, p. 139-150 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Ethnographic approaches to literacy research

Barton, D. 2012 Encyclopedia of applied linguistics. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

2011

People and technologies as resources in times of uncertainty

Barton, D. 2011 In: Mobilities. 6, 1, p. 57-65 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Constructing Glocal Identities through Multilingual Writing Practices on Flickr.com

Lee, C. & Barton, D. 2011 In: International Multilingualism Research Journal. 5, 1, p. 39-59

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2010

Literacy studies

Barton, D. & Lee, C. 2010 The Sage handbook of sociolinguistics. Wodak, R., Johnstone, B. & Kerswill, P. (eds.). London: Sage, p. 588-601 14 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

La littératie: une pratique sociale

Barton, D. & Hamilton, M. 2010 In: Langage et Societe. 133, p. 45-62 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Digital literacies.

Gillen, J. & Barton, D. 2010 London: ESRC Teaching and Learning Research Programme

Research output: Working paper

Vernacular writing on the web

Barton, D. 05/2010 The anthropology of writing: understanding textually-mediated worlds. Barton, D. & Papen, U. (eds.). London: Continuum, p. 109-125 16 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

The anthropology of writing: understanding textually-mediated social worlds.

Barton, D. & Papen, U. 05/2010 London: Continuum. 256 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

What is the anthropology of writing?

Barton, D. & Papen, U. 05/2010 The Anthropology of Writing. Understanding textually-mediated worlds. Barton, D. & Papen, U. (eds.). London: Continuum, p. 3-33 31 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2009

Literacy practices.

Barton, D. 2009 English Language: Description, Variation and Context. Culpeper, J. (ed.). London: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 477-486 10 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

English and glocal identities on Web2.0: the case of Flickr.com.

Lee, C. K-M. L. E. E. & Barton, D. 2009 Englishization in Asia: language and cultural issues. Tam, K. K. (ed.). Hong Kong: Open University of Hong Kong Press, p. 1-31 31 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Understanding textual practices in a changing world.

Barton, D. 11/2009 The Future of Literacy Studies. Baynham, M. & Prinsloo, M. (eds.). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 38-53 16 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Researching adult learners’ lives to understand engagement and progression in learning.

Barton, D. 2009 In: Literacy and Numeracy Studies. 17, p. 51-61 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Improving learning in college: rethinking literacies across the curriculum

Ivanic, R., Edwards, R., Barton, D., Martin-Jones, M., Fowler, Z., Hughes, B., Mannion, G., Miller, K., Satchwell, C. & Smith, J. 2009 London: Routledge. 232 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

2008

Adults lives and learning in different contexts: a view over time.

Appleby, Y. & Barton, D. 2008 Tracking adult literacy and numeracy skills: findings from longitudinal research. Reder, S. & Bynner, J. (eds.). London: Routledge, p. 349-364 16 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Learners’ experience of work.

Barton, D., Tusting, K., Hodge, R. & Appleby, Y. 2008 London: National Research and Development Centre for Adult Literacy and Numeracy

Research output: Working paper

2007

Literacy: an introduction to the ecology of written language

Barton, D. 2007 2nd ed. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. 245 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Literacy, Lives and Learning.

Barton, D., Appleby, Y., Hodge, R., Ivanic, R. & Tusting, K. 2007 Routledge. 192 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Outside practices: the social practice theory of literacy.

Cuban, S., Hamilton, M., Barton, D., Papen, U. & Reder, S. 04/2007

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference paper

Programmes for unemployed people since the 1970s: the changing place of language, literacy and numeracy.

Tusting, K. & Barton, D. P. 2007 London: National Research and Development Centre for Adult Literacy and Numeracy

Research output: Working paper

2006

Relating language, literacy and numeracy teaching to adult learners' lives: a social perspective.

Barton, D. P., Ivanic, R., Appleby, Y., Hodge, R. & Tusting, K. 2006 London: National Research and Development Centre for Adult Literacy and Numeracy

Research output: Working paper

The significance of a social practice view of language, literacy and numeracy.

Barton, D. 2006 Adult literacy, numeracy and language: policy, practice and research.. Tett, L., Hamilton, M. & Hillier, Y. (eds.). Maidenhead: Open University Press, p. 21-30 10 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Models of adult learning: a literature review.

Tusting, K. & Barton, D. 07/2006 Leicester: NIACE.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Linking learning and everyday life: a social perspective on adult language, literacy and numeracy classes.

Ivanic, R., Appleby, Y., Hodge, R., Tusting, K. & Barton, D. P. 2006 London: National Research and Development Centre for Adult Literacy and Numeracy.

Research output: Working paper

Relating adults' lives and learning: participation and engagement in different settings.

Barton, D. P., Appleby, Y., Hodge, R., Tusting, K. & Ivanic, R. 2006 London: National Research and Development Centre for Adult Literacy and Numeracy

Research output: Working paper

2005

Situating literacies.

Barton, D. P. 2005 Insights from research and practice: a handbook for adult literacy, numeracy and ESOL practitioners.. Herrington, M. & Kendall, A. (eds.). Leicester: NIACE, p. 40-45 6 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Exploring family literacy.

Barton, D. P. 2005 Insights from research and practice: a handbook for adult literacy, numeracy and ESOL practitioners.. Herrington, M. & Kendall, A. (eds.). Leicester: NIACE, p. 528-533 6 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

When the magic of literacy wears thin.

Barton, D. 2005 In: Literacy and Numeracy Studies: An International Journal in the Education and Training of Adults. 14, 2, p. 93-97 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Literacy, reification and the dynamics of social interaction.

Barton, D. & Hamilton, M. 2005 Beyond communities of practice: language power and social context. Barton, D. & Tusting, K. (eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Community-based local literacies research

Tusting, K. & Barton, D. P. 2005 Multidisciplinary perspectives on literacy research. Beach, R., Green, J., Kamil, M. & Shanahan, T. (eds.). 2nd ed. Cresskill, N. J.: Hampton Press, p. 243-263 (Language & social processes)

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Beyond communities of practice: language, power and social context.

Barton, D. P. & Tusting, K. 2005 Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 243 p. (Learning in doing)

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Linking literacy programmes in developing countries and the UK.

Barton, D. & Papen, U. 2005 London: National Research and Development Centre for Adult Literacy and Numeracy. 100 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

2004

English for speakers of other languages (ESOL): case studies of provision, learner's needs and resources.

Roberts, C., Baynham, M., Shrubshall, P., Barton, D. P., Chopra, P., Cooke, M., Hodge, R., Pitt, K., Schellekens, P., Wallace, C. & Whitfield, S. 2004 London: National Research and Development Centre for Adult Literacy and Numeracy.128 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Algunas cosas que saben los ninos de lectura y escritura antes del incio de la ensenanza primaria [Some things which children know about reading and writing before the beginning of primary school].

Barton, D. P. 2004 Investigaciones sobre el incio de la lectoscritura en edades tempranas.. Madrid: Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport, p. 103-117 15 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Adult Learners' Lives Project: Setting the Scene.

Barton, D. P., Ivanic, R., Appleby, Y., Hodge, R. & Tusting, K. 2004 London: National Research and Development Centre for Adult Literacy and Numeracy.

Research output: Working paper

2003

Adult ESOL Pedagogy: a review of research, an annotated bibliography and recommendations for further research.

Barton, D. & Pitt, K. 2003 London: NRDC. 46 p. (Adult ESOL Pedagogy: a review of research, an annotated bibliography and recommendations for further research)

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Models of adult learning: a literature review.

Tusting, K. & Barton, D. 2003 Leicester: National Research and Development Centre for Adult Literacy and Numeracy, 42 p.

Research output: Working paper

2002

Everyday letter writing.

Barton, D. 2002 The Semiotics of Writing: Transdisciplinary Perspectives on the Technology of Writing. Brepols, 99 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2001

Editorial: broadening the study of reading.

Hamilton, M. & Barton, D. P. 10/2001 In: Journal of Research in Reading. 24, 3, p. 217-221 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Literacy practices in and out of the classroom.

Barton, D. P. 2001 Penetrating discourse: integrating theory with practice in second language teaching.. Furness, A., Wong, G. & Wu, L. (eds.). Hong Kong: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, p. 37-46 10 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Literacy in everyday contexts.

Barton, D. P. 2001 Literacy and motivation: reading engagement in individuals and groups.. Verhoeven, L. & Snow, C. (eds.). Lawrence Erlbaum, p. 23-38 16 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Directions for literacy research: analysing language and social practices in a textually-mediated world.

Barton, D. 1/06/2001 In: Language and Education. 15, 2-3, p. 92-104 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2000

Situated literacies.

Barton, D. P., Hamilton, M. E. & Ivanic, R. 2000 London: Routledge. 222 p. (Literacies)

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Situating literacies.

Barton, D. P. 2000 In: Rapal Bulletin. 43, p. 3-5 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Researching literacy practices.

Barton, D. P. 2000 Situated literacies: reading and writing in context.. Barton, D. P., Hamilton, M. E. & Ivanic, R. (eds.). London: Routledge, p. 167-179 13 p. (Literacies)

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Practique d'ecriture dans la vie quotidienne: une perspective ecologique.

Barton, D. P. 2000 ALPHA 2000: education ecologique dans la vie quotidienne. Hautecoeur, J. P. (ed.). Quebec: UNESCO Institute of Education, p. 177-192 16 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Images of illiteracy.

Barton, D. P. 06/2000 In: Literacy Today. 23, p. 19-20 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

The International Adult Literacy Survey: What Does It Really Measure?

Hamilton, M. & Barton, D. 09/2000 In: International Review of Education. 46, 5, p. 377-389 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

1999

The texts of everyday life: public and private identities in vernacular literacy practices.

Hamilton, M. E. & Barton, D. P. 1999 In: Caldernos Linguistics and Society. 3, p. 45-71 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Letter writing as a social practice.

Barton, D. P. & Hall, N. 1999 Philadelphia: John Benjamins. 262 p. (Studies in written language and literacy)

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

1998

Local literacies: a study of reading and writing in on community.

Barton, D. & Hamilton, M. 1998 London: Routledge. 299 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

1996

Putting the new literacy studies into practice.

Hamilton, M. & Barton, D. 1996 Lifelong Literacies Conference Proceedings. Mace, J. & Fitzpatrick, S. (eds.). Manchester

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

1994

Worlds of literacy.

Hamilton, M., Barton, D. & Ivanic, R. 1994 Clevedon: Multilingual Matters. 274 p. (The Language and education library)

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

  • Adult Learners' Lives

    01/09/2003 → 31/03/2005
    Adult Learners' Lives was a major project funded by the National Research and Development Centre for Adult Literacy and Numeracy. The aim was to understand the connections between adults' lives and ba ... Read more»

 

 

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