Dr Dawn Knight

Dr Dawn Knight is a Reader in Applied Linguistics at Cardiff University. Her research interests and expertise in the areas of corpus linguistics, discourse analysis, digital interaction and non-verbal communication.

Dawn has led and/or contributed to a range of UKRI and Welsh Government-funded multi-disciplinary and cross-institutional projects. She was, for example, PI of the ESRC/AHRC-funded CorCenCC project from 2015-2020 (Corpws Cenedlaethol Cymraeg Cyfoes – National Corpus of Contemporary Welsh) and is currently Co-PI of the AHRC/IRC-funded Interactional Variation Online (IVO) project (2021-2024). From 2018-2021 Dawn was the Chair of the British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL). BAAL is a learned society with over 1,300 members internationally, making it the most influential forum for academics and professionals interested in language and applied linguistics within the UK and beyond.