Andrew S. Ross, Ph.D (Applied Linguistics) M.A. (TESOL)


Centre for Teaching and Learning

Southern Cross University - Gold Coast Campus

Southern Cross Drive, Bilinga, QLD, 4225



Research Interests

  • New media discourse(s)
  • Critical Discourse Studies
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Emotions and identities in language education
  • Political discourse and communication
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Digital communication

Latest Book

This book adopts a sociolinguistic perspective to trace the origins and enduring significance of hip-hop as a global tool of resistance to oppression. The contributors, who represent a range of international perspectives, analyse how hip-hop is employed to express dissatisfaction and dissent relating to such issues as immigration, racism, stereotypes and post-colonialism. Utilising a range of methodological approaches, they shed light on diverse hip-hop cultures and practices around the world, highlighting issues of relevance in the different countries from which their research originates. Together, the authors expand on current global understandings of hip-hop, language and culture, and underline its immense power as a form of popular culture through which the disenfranchised and oppressed can gain and maintain a voice. This thought-provoking edited collection is a must-read for scholars and students of linguistics, race studies and political activism, and for anyone with an interest in hip-hop.