Jules Winchester
Senior Teaching Fellow (Sussex Centre for Language Studies)
Acting Deputy Director (English Language)
T: +44 (0)1273 876564


Jules' research interests include intercultural communication, linguistic politeness, language use and identity, and intercultural teaching and learning.

Jules has given numerous presentations on the subject of linguistic politeness, intercultural communication, humour, research methodology, language use and identity.

She recently organised a Symposium on Intercultural Communicative Competence in Action, held at the University of Sussex on 12 January 2015. 

Recent conference presentations/lectures:

The Communication of Contrition: The Language of Global Companies Post-Crisis (co-presented with Simon Williams) at the University of Portsmouth, May 2012

Analysing the Language Use of Global Companies Post-Crisis: Insights from an Interdisciplinary Approach (co-presented with Simon Williams) at Canterbury Christchurch University, July 2012

Narratives and Accounts: 'Post-Crisis’ Narration in Annual Company Reports (co-presented with Simon Williams) at CercleS conference at LSE, September 2012

You're 'avin a Giraffe!: Conversational Humour in Intercultural Encounters - open lecture given as part of SCLS's Language and Culture series, March 2013

What's so funny? Humour and Intercultural Communication at Cross-Cultural Pragmatics at a Crossroads Conference, University of East Anglia, June 2013

Cultural Awareness and Teacher Training Pedagogies at BAAL IC SIG Annual Seminar: Language Teaching and Language Learning, University of Edinburgh, May 2014

Focusing on the 'I' in ICC at the Intercultural Communicative Competence in Action Symposium, University of Sussex, January 2015


(2009) The Self Concept, Culture and Cultural Identity: An Examination of the Verbal Expression of the Self Concept in an Intercultural Context. The Linguistics Journal, Special Edition 1: 63-81

(2012) Symposium on identity in language teaching and learning.  T. Pattison (Ed). IATEFL 2011 Brighton Conference Selections. Canterbury: IATEFL

(2012)The Potential Impact of the Teacher on Student Identities in the Classroom in an English Language Teaching Context. TESOL Journal DOI: 10.1002/tesj.64

(2014; co-authored with Simon Williams) Narratives and accounts: 'post-crisis' narration in annual company reports. Language Learning in Higher Education 3 (2): 207-229

(2015) Review of Gurillo, R. and Ortega, A. (Eds.) (2013) Irony and Humor: From pragmatics to discourse.  Amsterdam/ Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company. Discourse and Society 26 (1): 140-142

(2016) Cultural aspects of humor in sitcoms. In: Rucynski, John Jr (ed.) New ways in teaching with humor. New Ways in Teaching . TESOL Press, Maryland, USA, pp. 234-238.

Jules is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of BAAL.