Dr. Sue Blackwell


University Qualifications:

Undergraduate:  Newnham College, University of Cambridge 1977-1980

Part I Classics, followed by part I Archaeology and Anthropology.

Graduation: June 1980, B.A. Honours First Class.


Postgraduate: Darwin College, University of Cambridge, 1980-1981

M.Phil. in Linguistics.


Postgraduate: University of Birmingham, part-time.

Ph.D. in English Language: "Power and Solidarity Revisited: the Acquisition and Use of Personal Pronouns in Modern English and Dutch"  supervisor:  Prof. Malcolm Coulthard

Awarded: University of Birmingham 2007.

Available as an e-thesis at http://etheses.bham.ac.uk/1785/

Additional Qualifications:

Certificate in Dutch as a Foreign Language: studied part-time from 1995-2000.  Attained Basis Niveau (basic level) and Uitgebreid Niveau (advanced level). Awarding body: Nederlandse Taalunie.  AS Level also studied part-time, 2006-7. Result: Aa (300/300).

I studied to teach Dutch as a second language to adults at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, September 2019 - June 2020.  Qualification attained: Certificaat Docent NT2, Faculty of Humanities of the VU (VU-NT2) and the VU Lerarenacademie in collaboration with the LEARN! Academy of the VU University Centre for Behaviour and Movement (UCGB). 

Previous Academic Positions:

Quite a lot, including:

VU Amsterdam, various fixed-term contracts from September 2015 to December 2019 in the department of Language, Literature and Communication (TLC).

University of Birmingham, UK, Lecturer in Linguistics from Oct 1992- Sept 2011.