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Completed Postgraduate Linguistics Research

Completed MAs

2015

Joanna Frampton. Maisin: A grammatical description of an oceanic language in Papua New Guinea.

Blake Turnbull. The effects of L1 and L2 group discussions on L2 reading comprehension.

2014

Joanna Selamat. Code Switching in the Malaysian ESL Classroom.

2012

Jo Oranje. Culture in the classroom of ESL learners: How culture is represented in the lessons of ESL children at a New Zealand mainstream primary school.

Rebecca Yates. The effect of gender and familiarity on the use of 'like' in New Zealand English.

2008

Jin Eu. Catergory Invasion and the Web Data.

Sonya Hamel. Language and Identity: New Zealand Immirants Constructing New Identities in Multilingual Context.

Sarah Mearns. The Changing Language Learning Motivations of Learners from Mainland China.

2006

Jeremy Callander. The impact of NCEA through the eyes of secondary level ESL teachers in Dunedin: an exploratory study. (Jeremy teaches ESL at the University of Otago Language Centre.)

2005

Shih Yen Chang. Southern Chinese kinship terms.

Andrew Chimpololo. Bilingual education: needs analysis for two primary schools in Malawi.

2003

Jyh Wee Sew. Reduplicating nouns and verbs in Malay: a conceptual analysis. (Jye Wee is a lecturer of Malay at the National University of Singapore.)

2002

Elizabeth Hogbin. Patterns of relativization and animacy in eighteenth and twentieth century written English: an empirical account.

Farah Hanini Abdul Rahman. The use of standard Malay (Bahasa Malaysia) in carrying out official duties amomg UNIMAS staff: a survey. (Farah is Lecturer in the Centre for Language Studies at the University of Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS).)

2001

Mellanie Hodge. /ju:z/ are in the paddock eating grass: a study of the acceptance of grammatical variants among adolescents from Southland and Otago.

Completed PhDs

2017

Maxwell Olsen. Motivation, Learner Attrition, and the L2 Motivational Self System: A New Zealand Study of Heritage and Non-Heritage University Language Learners.

Mutahar Ahmed Al-Murtadha. Investigating and Enhancing Willingness to Communicate and Motivational Self-System of Yemeni Rural EFL Learners.

Jieun Lee. Relativization in Korean.

2016

Jane Hislop. An exploration of ESL learners' emergent beliefs about academic group work and peer review at a New Zealand university.

Jo Oranje. Intercultural Communicative Language Teaching: Enhancing awareness and practice through cultural portfolio projects. (Jo's thesis was deemed a Humanities Thesis of Exceptional Quality.)

2015

Sally Henderson. Textual borrowing in an English for Academic Purposes class: Knowledge, practices and beliefs.

Ian Moodie. Grounded narrative inquiry into language teacher cognition: Stories and case studies on English language teaching in South Korea. (Ian's thesis was deemed a Humanities Thesis of Exceptional Quality.)

Bunjong (Gaye) Wall. Self-regulation during a reading-to-write task: A sociocultural theory-based investigation. (Gaye's thesis was deemed a Humanities Thesis of Exceptional Quality.)

Juan (Jenny) Zhang. The Relationships Among Learning Styles, Learning Strategy Use, and English Proficiency of Chinese EFL University Students: A Mixed Methods Study.

2014

Zainab Marzouk Al-Zaghir. Relativisation and accessibility: A corpus analysis of relative clauses in Arabic written texts.

2013

Michael Pryde. Patterns in conversations between Japanese students and New Zealand homestay parents.

2011

Songyut Akkakoson. Raising the comprehension skills of Thai tertiary readers of English through strategies-based instruction.

Ryoko deBurgh-Hirabe. Extensive reading and L2 reading motivation in Japanese as a foreign language: a case study of New Zealand high school students.

Elizabeth Hogbin. Syntactic processing and word order variation: Examining Old English word order patterns with respect to Performance Theory.

Dennis Tay. Metaphor in psychotherapy: Description and applications. (Dennis's thesis was deemed a Humanities Thesis of Exceptional Quality.)

2010

Cheryl Loi. A contrastive genre-based analysis of research article introductions in Chinese and English.

2009

Margaret Rajoo. Teacher feedback on ESL writers: Insights from verbal protocols.

2008

Rajni Chand. Listening skills in the South Pacific Region: The Case of Distance Education Students at the University of the South Pacific.

2006

Kam-yiu Sunny Pang. Partitioned narrative model of the self: its linguistic manifestations, entailments, and ramifications. (Dr Pang is a lecturer at the University of Macau.)

2005

Lee-Luan Ng. The influence of cognitive styles on the interaction with a language instruction CD-ROM: a case study of Malaysian ESL learners. (Lee-Luan is a lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Malaya.)

Vijay Kumar Mallan. The influence of contextual factors on revision strategies: the case of four Malaysian native speakers of English in a mainstream E.S.L. classroom. (Dr Mallan is Coordinator, Senior Lecturer and Deputy Head of Department at HEDC, University of Otago.)

1999

Imran Ho Abdullah. A usage-type analysis of three prepositions: at, in and on in a corpus of written Malaysian English. (Imran is Deputy Director of the Center for Academic Development, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.)

1998

Kimihiro Yoshimura. The middle construction in English: a cognitive linguistic analysis. (Kimihiro Yoshimura is a Professor at Nara University of Education, Japan.)