Universitat Rovira i Virgili

Lídia Gallego Balsà

Lidia Gallego

Serra Húnter Lecturer


Phd in Sociolinguistics and Applied Linguistics, Universitat de Lleida


Advanced Oral Skills; English III; English as a Foreign Language; Language and Society


Sociolinguistics of Higher Education, Multilingual Education, Language Policy, Discourse Analysis and Ethnography

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Cots, J.M.; Gallego-Balsà, L.; Llanes, A. (2022) Promoting translanguaging (or not) in the ESP classroom: An analysis of monoglossic and heteroglossic practices and discourses. System 107, 102795 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.system.2022.102795

Khan, K.; Gallego-Balsà, L. (2021) Racialized Trajectories to Catalan Higher Education: Language, Anti-Racism and the 'Politics of Listening', Applied Linguistics, 42:6, 1083-1096. https://doi.org/10.1093/applin/amab055

Gallego-Balsà, L., Cots, J. M., & Garrett, P. (2021). "Chapter 3 Internationalisation of Universities and Minority Languages". In Language Matters in Higher Education Contexts. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill. https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004507920_003

Gallego-Balsà, L. (2020) Language Choice and Researcher's Stance in a Multilingual Ethnographic Fieldwork. Applied Linguistics Review 11 (2), 233-250 https://doi.org/10.1515/applirev-2017-0121

Gallego-Balsà, L. (2020) Language(s), culture(s), ethnicity(-ies), social class and religious background: intersections in researcher's identity and ethnography. Applied Linguistics Review 11 (2), 183-187. https://doi.org/10.1515/applirev-2017-0122

Gallego-Balsà, L. (2020) An Interview with Jonathan Rosa, Expert in Language, Race, and Education. Bellaterra Journal of Teaching & Learning Language & Literature, 13:1 https://doi.org/10.5565/rev/jtl3.884

Gallego-Balsà. L. (2020) Book review of Language policy and the internationalization of universities: A focus on Estonian higher education a Treballs de Sociolingüística Catalana, 30, 324-328 http://revistes.iec.cat/index.php/TSC

Soler, J. & Gallego-Balsà, L. (2019) The Sociolinguistics of Higher Education: Language Policy and Internationalisation in Catalonia. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-3-030-16676-2 ISBN 978-3-030-16677-9 (eBook) https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-16677-9

Gallego-Balsà, L. & Cots, J.M. (2019). Managing the Foreign Language Classroom Translingually: The Case of International Students learning Catalan in a Study Abroad Situation. International Journal of Multilingualism, 16:4, 425-441, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/14790718.2018.1545020

Gallego-Balsà, L. (2018) 'That's how you make the most out of a stay': Positionings within, and perspectives on, the truly intercultural experience during study abroad. Sintagma: Revista de Lingüística, 30: 7-21 https://www.raco.cat/index.php/Sintagma/article/view/353461

Llurda, E.; Gallego-Balsà, L.; Barahona, C and Martín Rubió, X. (2016) Erasmus student mobility and the construction of European citizenship. Language Teaching Journal, 44(3): 323-346. DOI: 10.1080/09571736.2016.1210911

Gallego-Balsà. L. (2016) Book review of Noves Immigracions i Llengües de Xavier Vila and Eulàlia Salvat (paperback). Barcelona: MRR. Servicios de Comunicación Gráfica. Treballs de Sociolingüística 26, 339-342.

Gallego-Balsà, L. & Cots, J.M. (2016). "'Living to the rhythm of the city': Internationationalisation of universities and tourism discourse in Catalonia". Language, Culture and Curriculum, 29(1), 6-21. DOI: 10.1080/07908318.2016.1132651.

Soler-Carbonell, J. & Gallego-Balsà, L. (2016). "The internationalisation of higher education in two different contexts: Catalan and Estonian perspectives". Language, Culture and Curriculum 29(1), 40-55. Routledge. DOI:10.1080/07908318.2016.1132656.

Soler-Carbonell, J.; Gallego-Balsà, L. & Corona, V. (2016) "Language and education issues in global Catalonia. Questions and debates across scales of time and space". Special issue of the Language, Culture and Curriculum, 29(1), 1-5. Routledge. DOI:10.1080/07908318.2016.1132647.

Garret, P. & Gallego-Balsà, L. (2014). "International universities and implications of internationalisation for minority languages: views from university students in Catalonia and Wales". Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development. John Edwards. DOI:10.1080/01434632.2013.874434

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