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Dr Ian Maun

Honorary University Fellow

Overview

Dr. Ian Maun is a retired Senior Lecturer who was on the University staff from 1999 until 2009. He was Subject Leader for Modern Foreign Languages on the PGCE course, teaching French and German. His research work was on reading and text-simplification in foreign languages and his recent work (Francophonie, 2011-2012) includes papers on style and rhetoric in French. He is currently researching the use of symbolic languages as a support to language-teaching. This has led him to examine the 17th-century notion of a 'Real Character' and to apply it to computer-mediated communication (See Journal of Universal Language, March 2013). His research interests thus overlap languages, history, IT and design. He is also writing a history of 18th-century cricket.

Research

Research interests

Text difficulty and text-simplification; grammar; stylistics; ICT in MFL teaching; reading; the French and German languages.

Keywords: reading, text, design, grammar, stylistics, language-learning, French, ICT, genre, text-types, text-simplification, style, MFL, ICT.

Research projects

Investigation of AS/A2 students' difficulty in handling French texts - See 'A New order' in Francophonie, 2005

Exe Libris - Working title for ICT project in conjunction with Deafax - a text-simplifying software tool for multiple use (MFL teaching, teaching the deaf, etc.) . Large ESRC/charity bid.

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Books

Maun I, Rodrigues I (eds)(2009). Bien lire, bien écrire (IB edition). Sandy, Bedfordshire, Advance Materials. Abstract.  Author URL.
Maun I, Rodrigues I (eds)(2009). Bien lire, bien écrire. (AS and A2 edition). Sandy, Bedfordshire, Advance Materials. Abstract.  Author URL.
Esser, M. (2005). Gut lesen, besser schreiben. \r \r \r.  Sandy, Bedfordshire, Advance Materials.
Maun I, Rodrigues, I. (eds)(2001). Bien lire, bien écrire.  Sandy, Advance Materials. Author URL.

Journal articles

Maun IC (2010). Scaffolds for reading in French: lessons from the past, guidance for the future?. Language Awareness Abstract.  Author URL.
Maun I, Dillon, P. (2010). The analogue-digital transition and mediation in musical composition and interpretation: the work of singer-songwriter Judy Dyble. Journal of Popular Music Abstract.  Author URL.
Maun I, Trend, R.D. (2009). Perceptions of an early school transfer scheme: teacher voices. Educational Studies Abstract.  Author URL.
Maun, I. (2006). Penetrating the Surface: the Impact of Visual Format on Readers' Affective Responses to Authentic Foreign Language Texts. Language Awareness, 15(2), 110-127. Full text.
Maun, I. (2005). A New Order: Reading Functionally Graded Texts in French. Francophonie, 31, 8-15.
Myhill, D. (2005). Texts as Design, writers as designers. English in Education, 39(2), 5-21. Full text.
Burden, R. Poulet, G. Maun, I. (2004). Learners’ perceptions of their successes and failures in foreign language learning. Language Learning Journal, 30, 19-29. Full text.

Conferences

Maun IC (2008). 'That looks scary!' Students' perception of difficulty in French texts. BERA Annual Conference. 3rd - 6th Sep 2008. Abstract.  Author URL.

Publications by year


2010

Maun IC (2010). Scaffolds for reading in French: lessons from the past, guidance for the future?. Language Awareness Abstract.  Author URL.
Maun I, Dillon, P. (2010). The analogue-digital transition and mediation in musical composition and interpretation: the work of singer-songwriter Judy Dyble. Journal of Popular Music Abstract.  Author URL.

2009

Maun I, Rodrigues I (eds)(2009). Bien lire, bien écrire (IB edition). Sandy, Bedfordshire, Advance Materials. Abstract.  Author URL.
Maun I, Rodrigues I (eds)(2009). Bien lire, bien écrire. (AS and A2 edition). Sandy, Bedfordshire, Advance Materials. Abstract.  Author URL.
Maun I, Trend, R.D. (2009). Perceptions of an early school transfer scheme: teacher voices. Educational Studies Abstract.  Author URL.

2008

Maun IC (2008). 'That looks scary!' Students' perception of difficulty in French texts. BERA Annual Conference. 3rd - 6th Sep 2008. Abstract.  Author URL.

2006

Maun, I. (2006). Penetrating the Surface: the Impact of Visual Format on Readers' Affective Responses to Authentic Foreign Language Texts. Language Awareness, 15(2), 110-127. Full text.

2005

Maun, I. (2005). A New Order: Reading Functionally Graded Texts in French. Francophonie, 31, 8-15.
Esser, M. (2005). Gut lesen, besser schreiben. \r \r \r.  Sandy, Bedfordshire, Advance Materials.
Myhill, D. (2005). Texts as Design, writers as designers. English in Education, 39(2), 5-21. Full text.

2004

Burden, R. Poulet, G. Maun, I. (2004). Learners’ perceptions of their successes and failures in foreign language learning. Language Learning Journal, 30, 19-29. Full text.

2001

Maun I, Rodrigues, I. (eds)(2001). Bien lire, bien écrire.  Sandy, Advance Materials. Author URL.

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