Associate Professor Gary Barkhuizen

BA (Hons) HDE (Rhodes), MA (Essex), MEd, EdD (Columbia)

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Head of School » Cultures, Languages & Linguistics

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Biography

  • Head of School of Cultures, Languages and Linguistics

Research interests


Language teacher education, sociolinguistics, learner language, studies that use narrative inquiry and other interpretative methodologies.

Career history


July 2001 - Present

  • Associate Professor, University of Auckland.

January 1996 - June 2001

Senior Lecturer (1993-1995) and full Professor (1996-2001) in the Department of English Language and Linguistics, Rhodes University, Grahamstown.

January 1989 ‑ December 1992

English teacher at Mmabatho High School, Mmabatho. Head of the English Second Language Department.

January 1985 ‑ August 1985

Lecturer in the Department of English Language and Linguistics, Rhodes University.

 

Visiting positions

August 2012

Visiting Professor, Facultad de Letras, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile.

April 2010

Visiting Scholar, English Department, Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong.

March – May 2008

Visiting Scholar, English Department, Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong.

April 2005

Visiting Professor, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa.

February - March 1997

Visiting Professor in the Department of Language, Linguistics and Philosophy, University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica.

 

Non-permanent positions

1993 ‑ 1999

Internal moderator for the Independent Examinations Board’s English Second Language Senior Certificate examination.

1992

Chief Examiner in English Second Language for the Independent Examinations Board: Grade 11.

January 1987 ‑ June 1988

Coordinator of the Master of Arts programme in TESOL for pre-service and in‑service primary and secondary school teachers at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York.

August 1986 ‑ June 1988

ESL instructor, Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, New York.

1984

Part‑time Tutor in the Department of English Language and Linguistics, Rhodes University.

 

 

Research | Current

I am currently involved in a number of projects which use a narrative inquiry approach to explore language teaching, language learning and identity; including in study abroad and migrant contexts. Language teacher education and sociolinguistics are, broadly, the areas in which I focus my research activities. My research methods typically follow those associated with narrative research and other qualitative traditions.

Associate Professor Gary Barkhuizen's Research

Teaching | Current

School of Cultures, Languages and Linguistics

Over the years I have taught courses in research methodology, formal linguistics, sociolinguistics, TESOL, SLA and language education. My particular interest is in research-based courses which explore the interface between language teaching and social context.

 



 

Postgraduate supervision

Topics

  • Language teacher education: narratives of experience; the social context of teaching; language-in-education planning and policy
  • Sociolinguistics: language maintenance and shift; language and identity of immigrants
  • Learner language: social identity; qualitative and narrative analyses
  • Studies that use narrative inquiry and other interpretative methodologies


Recent research students

  • Hiratsuka, T. 2014. Understanding the perceptions and practices of team teachers and students in Japanese high schools through exploratory practice (EP). Unpublished PhD thesis, University of Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Adnan, A. 2014. Language use and workplace participation in the identity construction of Bumiputera Malay undergraduates in Malaysia. Unpublished PhD thesis, University of Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Khan, A. 2014. The study of language attitudes and practices in the context of two elite English-medium schools in Pakistan. Unpublished PhD thesis, University of Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Kitchen, M. 2012. Imagined lives: The Korean community and policy and practice at a New Zealand high school. Unpublished PhD thesis, University of Auckland, New Zealand. Placed on Dean’s List.
  • Zhang, Qunyan. 2012. Chinese learners’ beliefs, learning strategies and use and their impact on language proficiency in a New Zealand context. Unpublished PhD thesis, University of Auckland, New Zealand (Co-supervisor).
  • Manalo, V. 2010. A narrative inquiry on the post-IELTS essay writing experiences of a postgraduate international student. Unpublished MA dissertation, University of Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Jitklang, P. 2010. Home tutor concerns and the relationship between the concerns and tutoring practices. Unpublished MA dissertation, University of Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Al-Sahafi, M. 2010. The dynamics of language maintenance among Arabic-speaking Muslim immigrant families in New Zealand. Unpublished PhD thesis, University of Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Jones, J. 2010. An ethnographic inquiry into the implementation of the Kenyan language-in-education policy (mother tongue as subject and medium of instruction) in the Sabaot language group. PhD thesis, University of Auckland, New Zealand. Thesis won the 2010 ALANZ (Applied Linguistics Association of New Zealand) Best PhD Thesis Award.
  • Walter, S. 2009. Mother tongue or mother’s tongue: Intermarriage and language practices down under. MA dissertation, University of Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Hacker, P. 2008. "Understanding the nature of language teacher educator learning: Substance, narrative essence, and contextual reality." Unpublished PhD thesis, The University of Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Pahulu, A. 2008. "Investment and imaginings: Adult Tongan language learners in Auckland." Unpublished MA dissertation, The University of Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Parker, K.M. 2007. "Student perception of the usefulness of CALL, and CALL resources, in learning English as a second language in self-access centres in the New Zealand Tertiary system." Unpublished MA thesis, The University of Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Rojewska, M. 2007. "Linguistic practices in mixed immigrant marriages in New Zealand." Unpublished MA dissertation, The University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Associate Professor Gary Barkhuizen's Postgraduate Supervision

 

 

 

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Barkhuizen, G. (2014). Narrative research in language teaching and learning. Language Teaching, 47 (04), 450-466. 10.1017/S0261444814000172
  • Barkhuizen, G. (2014). Revisiting narrative frames: An instrument for investigating language teaching and learning. System, 47, 12-27.
  • Barkhuizen, G., Benson, P., & Chik, A. (2014). Narrative inquiry in language teaching and learning research. New York: Routledge. Pages: 144.
  • Barkhuizen, G. (2013). Maintenance, identity and social inclusion narratives of an Afrikaans speaker living in New Zealand. International Journal of the Sociology of Language, (222), 77-100. 10.1515/ijsl-2013-0033
  • Barkhuizen, G. P. (Ed.) (2013). Narrative Research in Applied Linguistics. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. Pages: 274.
  • Benson, P., Barkhuizen, G., Bodycott, P., & Brown, J. (2013). Second language identity in narratives of study abroad. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. Pages: 188.
  • Barkhuizen, G. (2011). Guest editor, Special-topic issue on Narrative Research in TESOL, TESOL Quarterly, 45(3), pp. 200. 391-591.
  • Barkhuizen, G. (2011). Narrative Knowledging in TESOL. TESOL Quarterly, 45 (3), 391-414. 10.5054/tq.2011.261888
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/11614

Contact details

Primary location

ARTS 1
Level 5, Room 206-517
14A SYMONDS ST
Auckland 1010
New Zealand