Associate Professor Helen Louise Basturkmen
I have worked in Applied Language Studies and Linguistics at the University of Auckland since 1998. Prior to this, I worked as a lecturer and teacher educator in Turkey and the Middle East. Currently I am on the editorial review board of Studies in Second Language Teaching and Learning and New Zealand Studies in Applied Linguistics.
Research | Current
- English for specific purposes ESP
- English for academic purposes EAP
- Discourse analysis: cohesion and coherence; pragmatics and genre analysis
- English medium instruction
Current research projects include a study of attention ot language in classroom interaction in English medium instruction and a review of approaches to linguistic descprtion in EAP
Teaching | Current
LANGTCHG 205 Developing Literacy in a Second Language
LANGTCHG 754 English for Specific Purposes
LANGTCHG 763 Discourse Analysis
I am currently supervising students who are researching:
- English medium instruction in South Korean high school and university settings
- Speech acts in receptionist-customer interaction in Thai hotels
- Genre analysis of discussion sections of research articles in Nursing
- Test development for assessing novice pilots' use of English
Specialism leader for Applied Languages and Language Teaching
Areas of expertise
English medium instruction
Course/programme development and evaluation
CLL Academic Committee
Faculty of Arts Academic Committee
Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)
- Basturkmen, H. (2020). Needs analysis and syllabus design for language for specific purposes. In C. A. Chapelle (Ed.) The Concise Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics (pp. 836-842). Oxford: John Wiley & Sons.
- Basturkmen, H. (2018). Dealing With Language Issues During Subject Teaching in EMI: The Perspectives of Two Accounting Lecturers. TESOL QUARTERLY, 52 (3), 692-700. 10.1002/tesq.460
- Basturkmen, H. L. (2018). Explicit versus implicit grammar knowledge. In J. I. Liontas (Ed.) The TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching (pp. 2738-2743). John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Wiley Online Library. 10.1002/9781118784235.eelt0060
- Basturkmen, H. (2017). ESP teacher education needs. Language Teaching10.1017/S0261444817000398
- Basturkmen, H., & Nguyen, T. T. M. (2017). Teaching pragmatics. In A. Barron, Y. Gu, G. Steen (Eds.) The Routledge handbook of pragmatics (pp. 563-574). New York, NY, USA: Routledge.
- Basturkmen, H. (2017). Developing writing courses for specific academic purposes. In J. Flowerdew, T. Costley (Eds.) Discipline-specific writing: Theory into practice (pp. 31-45). Abingdon, Oxon, UK: Routledge.
- Basturkmen, H. (2016). Dialogic interaction. In K. Hyland, P. Shaw (Eds.) The Routledge Handbook of English for academic purposes (pp. 152-164). Abingdon, Oxon, UK: Routledge.
- Matheson, N. J., & Basturkmen, H. (2015). Developing a research-informed academic writing curriculum using a text bank of student writing. In P. Shrestha (Ed.) Current Developments in English for Academic and Specific Purposes: Local innovations and global perspectives (pp. 139-156). Reading: Garnet.
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Neil Matheson
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