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 three journals: Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 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
Current research projects include a study of teacher expertise in EAP/ESP, a study of metadiscourse in written study genre and variation in student writing in English L1 countries
Teaching | Current
LANGTCHG 101 Introduction to Language Teaching
LANGTCHG 205 Developing Literacy in a Second Language
LANGTCHG 754 English for Specific Purposes
LANGTCHG 744 Discourse Analysis
I am currently supervising students who are researching:
- Provision of feedback on discourse features in students’ writing
- Genre analysis of discussion in research articles
- Metadiscourse in research conference presentations
Co director CLL Academic Committee
Areas of expertise
Course/programme development and evaluation
CLL Academic Committee
Faculty of Arts Academic Committee
Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)
- 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
- Basturkmen, H. (Ed.) (2015). English for Academic Purposes (in series critical concepts in linguistics). Routledge. Pages: 1598.
- Basturkmen, H., & Shackleford, N. (2015). How content lecturers help students with language: An observational study of language-related episodes in interaction in first year accounting classrooms. English for Specific Purposes, 37, 87-97. 10.1016/j.esp.2014.08.001
- Basturkmen, H., & von Randow, J. (2014). Guiding the reader (or not) to re-create coherence: Observations on postgraduate student writing in an academic argumentative writing task. Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 16, 14-22. 10.1016/j.jeap.2014.07.005
- Basturkmen, H. (2014). LSP teacher education: Review of literature and suggestions for the research agenda. IBERICA (28), 17-33.
- Basturkmen, H. L. (2014). Replication research in comparative genre analysis in English for Academic Purposes. Language Teaching, 47 (3), 377-386. 10.1017/S0261444814000081
- Basturkmen, H., East, M. R., & Bitchener, J. (2014). Supervisors' on-script feedback comments on drafts of dissertations: Socialising students into the academic discourse community. Teaching in Higher Education, 19 (4), 432-445. 10.1080/13562517.2012.752728
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Martin East
- Basturkmen, H. L. (2013). Needs analysis and syllabus design for LSP. In C. A. Chapelle (Ed.) The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics (pp. 4209-4217). Chichester, West Sussex, UK: Wiley Blackwell.