Meet our current research students at the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies and find out what their research topics are.
All students listed are PhD students except where noted that they are Master's Thesis students. They are listed alphabetically by name. Past research students and their topics are listed on our recent research students page.
Dominique Vola Ambinintsoa Razafindratsimba
Thesis title: 'Fostering learner autonomy in an EFL Malagasy context'
Thesis title:' Vocabulary and Rugby'
Thesis title: 'Morphological processing in Chinese L2 learners of English'
Muthita (Fai) Chinpakdee
Thesis title: 'Developing learner autonomy in language learning: A study in the Thai EFL secondary school context'
Shannon Couper (MA Thesis)
Supervisor: Prof Meredith Marra
Thesis title: 'The power of pleasure: contributions from embodied sociolinguistics'
Hao Thi Thanh Dao
Thesis title: 'Adapting tasks from textbook for low proficiency learners in a Vietnamese university: A participatory Action Research project'
Vy Doan Lan
Thesis title: 'The effect of mind mapping and outlining on Vietnamese EFL students' performance and attitudes'
Thesis title: 'On the language non-selective access in visual phrase processing'
Thesis title: 'A grammar of ‘Oroha'
Thesis title: 'The use of Sustained Restorative Dialogue to address sexual harm in the campus setting'
Trang Ngoc (Anna) Hoang
Thesis title: 'Novice teachers' thinking development from practicum to early career'
Thesis title: 'Denggan language of Banam Bay: documentation and endangered language maintenance'
Thesis title: 'How does insertion affect the processing of formulaic language? Evidence from L1 and L2 speakers of Chinese'
Aynur Ismayilli Karakoc
Thesis title: 'Designing an integrated writing test'
Thesis title: 'Pasifika heritage language education in NZ secondary schools'
Thesis title: 'A multimodal analysis of product descriptions in e-commerce websites'
Hong Phuong Thao Le
Thesis title: 'Storytelling and teaching English to young learners: a Vietnamese case study'
Thesis title: 'EFL teacher professional development in classroom assessment literacy'
Kai (Kevin) Liu
Thesis title: 'Ideologies and identity construction in online reader comments: A post-structuralist perspective'
Thesis title: 'Using metacognitive strategy instruction in a TED Talks-based academic listening programme'
Thesis title: 'Incidental and intentional acquisition of multi-word expressions from audio-visual input: The effects of repetition and typographically enhanced captions'
Thesis title: 'Science and "science": polarised identities in interaction on activist Facebook pages'
Nurul Aini Mohd Jelani
Thesis title: 'Incidental learning of new meanings for familiar words from reading and listening to multiple narrative texts'
Phuong Anh Nguyen (MA Thesis)
Supervisor: Dr Rachael Ruegg
Thesis title: 'Written feedback in second language writing: perceptions of Vietnamese teachers and students'
Thi My Hang Nguyen
Thesis title: 'Examining ESL/ EFL learners' knowledge of academic collocations'
Thesis title: 'Multilingual practices and identity negotiation among multilingual heritage language learners in New Zealand'
Thesis title: 'Disciplinarity in L1 and L2 academic research writing: A cross-disciplinary investigation of lexical and grammatical features in different sections of research articles'
Dao Thi Anh Pham
Thesis title: 'Problems of coherence in Vietnamese EFL students' writing and an intervention to improve coherence in their writing'
Thesis title: 'Implementing a culture of thinking in Lao EFL pre-service teacher education: A case of reading'
Thesis title: 'Metadiscourse in postgraduate writing'
Thesis title: 'The communicative competence of Samoan seasonal workers under the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme'
Thesis title: 'News media and the discourse for justice in Pakistan'
Minh Ngoc Hien Ta
Thesis title: 'Fostering students' Intercultural Communicative Competence via Project Based Learning at a university in Vietnam'
Thesis title: 'Developing fluency with multi-word expressions'
Thi Ngoc Diep Tran
Thesis title: 'Validating the Vietnamese Standardized Test of English Proficiency (VSTEP)'
Thi Phuong Thao Tran
Thesis title: 'The temporal relationships between gesture, prosody, and information structure'
Thesis title: 'Dialect change in 'returning' Third Culture kids'
Xinqing (Aileen) Wang
Thesis title: 'Applying cognitive linguistics to second language idiom learning'
Wei (Judy) Wei
Thesis title: 'A vocabulary perspective on EFL listening classes for English-major undergraduates of a Chinese university'
Thesis title: 'Syntactic and lexical complexity in Native and Thai EFL undergraduate student writing'
Thesis title: 'Prosodic and syntactic focus in speech processing in Mandarin'