Dr Linda Fisher is a University Reader in Languages Education at the Faculty of Education, and Director of Studies in Education at Magdalene.
Linda Fisher is Reader in Education at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. Her current research interests are in multilingualism, multilingual identity, creativity in language learning, metaphor in relation to belief schemata, second language teacher education, motivation, and the academic and social integration of English as an Additional Language learners. Her main teaching responsibilities lie in Modern Languages PGCE, MPhil in Research in Second Language Education (RSLE), and PhD supervision for students working in the areas of multilingual identity, language learner and teacher beliefs, teacher education and motivation. She is involved in extensive work with secondary age language learners and their teachers. She is Co-Investigator and Education Strand Lead on the MEITS project (Multilingualism Empowering Individuals Transforming Societies), part of the Open World Research Initiative funded by an AHRC large-grant. This strand investigates participative identity construction in the language learning classroom. She is also Co-Investigator on a second OWRI AHRC large-grant project Creative Multilingualism, investigating creativity in the languages classroom.
Metaphor in relation to belief formation and change
Evans, M., Fisher, L., Forbes, K., Liu, Y. (2018). The form and functions of newcomer EAL pupils' speech in English: patterns of progression and communication in semi-structured interview dialogue. Language and Education. DOI: 10.1080/09500782.2018.1445756