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Completed MAs


Elisha Gordon. University Study Abroad in New Zealand.

Dean Jones. Creating Novel Communicative Systems Through Gesture.

Marie-Christin Kuepper. Sie or du? Developing sociopragmatic capacity in German through concept-based pragmatics instruction.


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.


Joanna Selamat. Code Switching in the Malaysian ESL Classroom.


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.


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.


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.)


Shih Yen Chang. Southern Chinese kinship terms.

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


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


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).)


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


Khalif Al-Jumah. Utilising concept-based instruction in teaching pragmatics: Exploring the development of requesting behaviour of Iraqi Arabic-speaking EFL learners

Rouhollah Askaribigdeli. A sociocultural approach to language teacher identity: Iranian public school and private language institute EFL teachers

Ahmad Naveed. Causative alternation licensing in Urdu: An event structure account

Ahmed Tayel. Teacher cognition in EFL teaching: A study of non-native English-speaking teachers of English for Arabic-speaking students in Egypt with a particular focus on vocabulary


Arezou Sobhani. Mediation and Reciprocity: ESL Learner Writing Development through Error Correction

Azar Mirzaei. Being Polite in Conversation: Power, Distance, and Self-esteem in Persian Requests


Grant Howie. Pronunciation of L2 English in Afrikaans Speakers who have Relocated to Aotearoa-New Zealand.


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.


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.)


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.


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


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


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.)


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


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


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


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.)


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.)


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.)


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

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