Department:Department of English and Media
Areas of Expertise: English language and linguistics
Sebastian's research interests are the sociolinguistic and discourse analytic aspects of multilingualism, migration, and ethnic and cultural identities.
Sebastian is an applied linguist researching 'the theoretical and empirical investigation of real-world problems in which language is a central issue' (Brumfit 1997: 91). He is interested in bilingualism, migration, and ethnic and cultural identities, as well as the representation of minority groups more generally (linguistic, ethnic, religious, sexual) in public and media discourse, using methods derived from both corpus linguistics and Critical Discourse Analysis.
He also has a keen interest in the teaching of research methodology and has written a book on quantitative methods, published in its 2nd edition by Bloomsbury Academic in 2013.
Rasinger, R., 2014. Linguistic landscapes in Southern Carinthia (Austria). Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 35(6), pp.580-602.
Rasinger, R., 2013. Quantitative Research in Linguistics: An Introduction. 2nd ed. London: Bloomsbury.
Rasinger, R., 2012. Language shift and vitality perceptions amongst London's second generation Bangladeshis. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development. 34(1), pp.46-60.
Rasinger, R., 2012. And everything is Polish: Narrative experiences of 'new' migrants. The European Journal of Applied Linguistics and TEFL 1, pp.33-49.
Rasinger, R., 2010. Quantitative methods: Concepts, frameworks and issues. Research Methods in Linguistics, ed. by L. Litosseliti. London: Continuum.
Rasinger, R., 2010. Ethnolinguistic vitality and language use amongst Eastern European migrants in East Anglia. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 31(3), pp.287-300.
Rasinger, R., 2010. Lithuanian migrants send crime rocketing: representation of ‘new’migrants in regional print media. Media, Culture & Society, 32(6), pp.1021-1030.