Current PhD students

Name

Email

PhD research

Najla Alfadda nalf965@aucklanduni.ac.nz A comparative study of strategies for making a complaint in English and Arabic
Alia Alias

aali465@aucklanduni.ac.nz

Written corrective feedback
Hamed Al-Tairi halt239@aucklanduni.ac.nz The voiced emphatic stop in Thamari and Hadhrami Arabic dialects
Morteza Bagheri Sangachin
mbag026@aucklanduni.ac.nz Making sense of native and non-native English teachers’ teaching beliefs and classroom practices

Andre Breedt  

abre042@aucklanduni.ac.nz  

Articulating a vivid vision of the future: "possible selves" and the motivation of L2 teachers
Brett Chapman

brett.chapman@auckland.ac.nz

The impact of immigrant parents on the English language use of their children born in New Zealand
Lilian Chen

cshu118@aucklanduni.ac.nz

The CG-based approach to the analysis of the Chinese "w+si+le" construction
Jihua Dong jdon104@aucklanduni.ac.nz Corpus-based study of the evaluative phraseology in agriculture academic discourse
Mengxia Fu

mfu804@aucklanduni.ac.nz

The effects of the timing of recasts on the acquisition of different linguistic targets in written and oral tasks
Sean Grant sgra153@aucklanduni.ac.nz Positive psychology in applied linguistics: The influence of creativity and persistence
Vincent Greenier vgre876@aucklanduni.ac.nz Exploring the correlation between creative development and SLA through an arts-based curiculum
Cindy Hao jhao038@aucklanduni.ac.nz A comparative study of compliments in pragmatics

Sara Jin

gjin610@aucklanduni.ac.nz  

Pattern recognition: Using a corpus to help non-native speakers write naturally
Ye Jin yjin128@aucklanduni.ac.nz

A contrastive corpus-based study of prepositions with Image Schema Theory

Aziz Khan

aziz.khan@auckland.ac.nz

A narrative ethnography of teachers in Pakistan and implications for language policy

Ha Rim Lee

hr.lee@auckland.ac.nz

Learner-learner L2 interaction in EFL classrooms: Its characteristics and impact on L2 development

Beidi Li

bli065@aucklanduni.ac.nz

Exploring the lives of native English-speaking teachers and their identities construction and negotiation in an EFL context

Cathy Li

qing.li@auckland.ac.nz

The influence of language teacher education program on EFL student teachers’ beliefs about language teaching and learning

Jiayan Lin

jlin368@aucklanduni.ac.nz  

A study on Chinese L2 learners' overuse of the definite article with first-mention nouns

Xiaohua Liu lxia617@aucklanduni.ac.nz Exploring differential item functioning and its source in the CET4 Reading subtest

Sai Ma  

sma330@aucklanduni.ac.nz  

Fictive motion in Chinese and English

Morena Magalhaes

m.magalhaes@auckland.ac.nz

A narrative study of doctoral students' experiences in meeting the language demands of studies in one English medium university

Farnaz Mehr

fraj787@aucklanduni.ac.nz

Study of metadiscourse in conference presentations of humanities postgraduate students: A comparison of native speakers and non-native speakers of English

Faezeh Mehrang  

fmeh210@aucklanduni.ac.nz

The effect of task structure, task repetition and reformulation on foreign language written performance

Jenny Mendieta Aguilar  

jmen261@aucklanduni.ac.nz  

A narrative enquiry of curriculum change: A blended-learning experience

Zoe Newbury

w.zhu@auckland.ac.nz

English native speakers' acquisition of Mandarin phonetics

Seunghee Pak
spak011@aucklanduni.ac.nz Motivation and identity of youth refugee ESL learners in New Zealand

Luzia Sauer

luzia.sauer@auckland.ac.nz

Second language acquisition of Swiss exchange students in New Zealand

Pariwat Thararuedee

ptha186@aucklanduni.ac.nz

The employability of non-native English teachers in Thailand
Amy Wang

zhenjing.wang@auckland.ac.nz

Effectiveness of oral corrective feedback in a foreign language environment
Vivian Wang
qwan175@aucklanduni.ac.nz The effects of different types of planning and +/- few elements on L2 oral production
Viola Wei

lwei389@aucklanduni.ac.nz

Implicit knowledge and explicit knowledge: Investigating the influence of age on the acquisition of English as a foreign language
Tana Wu twu403@aucklanduni.ac.nz A corpus-based comparative study on "eating' chunks between English and Mongolian

Shuxia Yang

syan963@aucklanduni.ac.nz  

A comparative study on the diachronic development of portmanteau words in English and Chinese: A cognitive approach

Addie Zheng dzhe054@aucklanduni.ac.nz Cleft and pseudo-cleft constructions in Chinese