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Research interests

Children's Literature: relating implied reader theory to actual readers; emergent children's literature; literacy and children's books. 

The role of dialogic talk in first and second language learning.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Coventry University

Sep 1994Mar 1998

Master, Institute of Education

Bachelor, University of London

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wine Social Sciences
literacy Social Sciences
Children's Literature Arts & Humanities
Reader Arts & Humanities
Rain Forest Arts & Humanities
realism Social Sciences
Pupil Arts & Humanities
Picture Books Arts & Humanities

Research Output 2008 2017

'You never know, things might have once existed': young readers engaging with postmodern texts that blur the boundaries between fact and fiction

Williams, S. & Willis, R., 4 Dec 2017, In : Changing English. 24, 3, p. 330-341 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Reading the Multimodal Ologies: New Literacy Challenges or Old Wine in New Bottles?

Williams, S., 4 Sep 2015, In : Changing English. 22, 3, p. 326-334 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Fireflies, frogs, and geckoes: animal characters and cultural identity in emergent children's literature

Williams, S., 28 Jul 2014, In : New Review of Children's Literature and Librarianship. 20, 2, p. 100-111 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Cultural Identity
Children's Literature

The triumphant return of the Dodo: emergent children's literature in Mauritius

Williams, S., 1 Jan 2013, In : Bookbird. 51, 1

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Children's Literature

Rupturing the past: disturbing family relationships in Hugh Scott's 'Why Weeps the Brogan?'

Williams, S., 1 Jan 2011, Conflicts and controversies. Carrington, B. & Harding, J. (eds.). Shenstone, UK: Pied Piper Publishing Limited

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNChapterResearch

Family Relationships
Social Conflict