Jean Parkinson

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Senior Lecturer School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies


Teaching in 2019

BSc BA(Hons) Witwatersrand, MA PhD Natal

Jean Parkinson is a Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics/TESOL. She currently teaches courses in the areas of English for Specific Purposes, Discourse Analysis, Content-based language teaching, and academic writing. Her publications have appeared in English for Specific Purposes, English for Academic Purposes, System and the International Journal of Corpus Linguistics.

Main research interests

  • Genre analysis
  • Discourse analysis, using corpus methods
  • English for Specific Purposes
  • Academic writing, in particular acquisition of written academic genres.

Current research projects

  • Jean is currently engaged in a research project on trades language and its acquisition in pedagogical contexts. This project, which involves collaboration with the Wellington Institute of Technology, is funded by Ako Aotearoa.
  • Jean has a long-term interest in the language of science and technology; she is currently engaged in a study of the genre and register of key written undergraduate texts such as laboratory reports.

Research areas

Jean supervises PhD research in the areas of Genre, Writing pedagogy, Corpus Linguistics, English for Academic Purposes and English for Specific Purposes.

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Teaching in 2019