Meet our current research students at the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, and find out what their research topics are.
Current research students within the School and their respective thesis topics are listed below in alphabetical order. The summary of their dissertation is on the linked page, if available.
Find similar information about past students on our recent research students page.
Dominique Vola Ambinintsoa Razafindratsimba
Promoting learner autonomy in a Malagasy EFL context.
Vocabulary and Rugby.
Variation and change in restrictive relative clauses in Auckland English.
Thi Bich Thuy Bui
Intermediate EFL learners’ uptake of multi-word units through awareness-raising approaches.
Trang Le Diem Bui
The communicativeness of activities in primary school classrooms in Vietnam.
Learning strategies on morphological processing.
Muthita (Fai) Chinpakdee
Developing Learner Autonomy in a writing classroom: A study in Thai EFL context.
The power of pleasure: contributions from embodied sociolinguistics.
Hao Thi Thanh Dao
Task-based language teaching in promoting Vietnamese non English major students' communicative competence.
Identity co-construction in study abroad contexts: Exploring the significance of periods of transition.
Vy Doan Lan
The use of mind mapping and outlining as self-regulated pre-writing techniques to improve low proficiency ESL students in Vietnam.
Processing of formulaic expressions.
A grammar of ‘Oroha.
The use of sustained restorative dialogue as a means of understanding and combating sexual harm on campus.
Negotiating employability: Refugee-background students in New Zealand.
Trang Ngoc (Anna) Hoang
Investigating opportunities for developing teacher leadership and critical thinking skills in a teacher education programme in Vietnam.
Banam Bay language: documentation and endangered language maintenance.
Aynur Ismayilli Karakoc
Validation of integrated writing assessment
An analysis of genres in management and IT disciplines.
An investigation of the emerging understandings and practices of task-based language teaching (TBLT) by Thai EFL student teachers.
Processing of formulaic language in L1 and L2.
Pasifika heritage language education in NZ secondary schools.
Hong Phuong Thao Le
Storytelling and Teaching English to Young Learners: a Vietnamese case study.
Kai (Kevin) Liu
Ideologies and identity construction in online reader comments: A post-structuralist perspective.
Exploring listening comprehension through strategy-based instruction in TED Talks.
The effects of captioning on the acquisition of multiword units.
Identity construction around public health matters on social media.
Nurul Aini Mohd Jelani
The effects of context variation on incidental acquisition of secondary meanings.
An exploratory study of cognition in culture-in-language of Indonesian high school EFL teachers.
Loc Tan Nguyen
EFL pronunciation instruction practices at a Vietnamese tertiary institution.
Thi My Hang Nguyen
Examining ESL/ EFL learners' knowledge of academic collocations.
Linguistic and cultural maintenance within the Wellington Indian community.
Disciplinary variation in academic writing: The use of academic words and formulae in the research article genre.
Exploring the beliefs and practices of non-Māori primary school teachers – to inform the development of materials that can support the teaching and learning of Māori language in English medium classrooms: He waka eke noa.
Dao Thi Anh Pham
Problems of coherence in Vietnamese EFL students' writing and an intervention to improve them.
Ha Thi Phuong Pham
The sequence of face-to-face and technology-enhanced peer review and L2 writing.
Developing EFL Learners' Reading Comprehension through Cultivating a Culture of Thinking: A case of a public university in Lao PDR.
Metadiscourse in postgraduate writing.
The communicative competence of Samoan seasonal workers under the Recognised Seasonal Employment (RSE) scheme.
Minh Ngoc Hien Ta
Incorporating culture in English speaking lessons at Vietnam universities.
Developing fluency with multi-word expressions.
The effect of learning conditions on lexical and grammatical collocational knowledge.
Thi Ngoc Diep Tran
The assessment of English teachers' language proficiency in Vietnam and its washback effects.
Thi Phuong Thao Tran
Integrating intercultural language teaching into Vietnamese tertiary EFL classes.
The temporal relationships between gesture, prosody and information structure.
Dialect change in returning Cross-Cultural Kids.
Xinqing (Aileen) Wang
Applying cognitive linguistics to second language vocabulary learning.
Wei (Judy) Wei
The opportunities for vocabulary learning in EFL listening classes in China.
Effects of listener age and speaker occupation in the perception of uptalk.
Focus in Mandarin.