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 the journal English for Specific Purposes, Journal of English Medium Instruction, 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 to language in classroom interaction in English medium instruction, a review of approaches to linguistic description in EAP and an analysis of ESP research in the Asia Pacific Region
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
Developing courses in English for Specific Purposes
English medium instruction
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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