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: 'Morphological processing in Chinese L2 learners of English'
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'
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'
Thesis title: 'Teacher development in rural China for task-based language teaching'
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
Thi My Hang Nguyen
Thesis title: 'Teaching Japanese beginners through TBLT'
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'
An Huynh Van Pham
Thesis title: 'English teachers’ professional development through action research in Vietnam'
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: 'How can task repetition and planning overcome learners' attentional limitations?'
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)'
Thesis title: 'The temporal relationships between gesture, prosody, and information structure'
Thesis title: 'Dialect change in 'returning' Third Culture kids'
Xinqing (Aileen) Wang
Wei (Judy) Wei
Thesis title: 'A vocabulary perspective on EFL listening classes for English-major undergraduates of a Chinese university'
Apsara Wimalasiri (MA Thesis)
Supervisor: Dr Corinne Seals
Thesis title: Identity Negotiation of Multilingual English Language Teachers in New Zealand
Thesis title: 'Syntactic and lexical complexity in Applied Linguistics and Engineering Master’s theses and research articles'