Research Postgraduate - Centre for Applied English Studies

Research Postgraduate - Centre for Applied English Studies

Centre for Applied English Studies

Major Research Areas

Discourse studies:

Academic and professional literacies; critical discourse analysis; discourse analysis (including written and spoken); second language writing; writing across the curriculum.

English language teaching:

Classroom interaction; curriculum development; EPS/EAP; L2 listening; pronunciation and phonology; task-based learning; teaching and learning pragmatics.

Language learning:

Autonomous learning; computer-assisted language learning; individual differences; learning styles and strategies; psycholinguistics; second language acquisition; self-access learning; video processing.

Methodological approaches:

Research methods; systemic functional linguistics.


Conversation analysis; cross-cultural communication; computer-mediated communication; English as a lingua franca (particularly in relation to language policies); interlanguage and intercultural pragmatics; politeness; speech acts.

Centre Requirement

Presentation of a seminar before confirmation of candidature.

Postgraduate Admissions Advisor
Dr M.A. Yeldham

Tel: 3917 1152
Fax: 2547 3409