School of Languages and Linguistics - Theses
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Nurses’ perspectives on referral letters and discharge summaries: Towards profession-oriented writing test criteria
Effective written communication among overseas-trained health professionals is critical for accurate diagnosis, safe patient care and appropriate delivery of multi-disciplinary interventions. In Australia, the written ...
Rhythm, poetry and meaning: Seamus Heaney and Louis MacNeice in French translation
Translation theory has historically highlighted the tension between ‘faithful’ and ‘unfaithful’, ‘literal’ and ‘free’ translations, the ‘visible’ and ‘invisible’ translator. The question of whether to translate ‘sense’ or ...
A corpus-driven receptive test of collocation knowledge
As collocations are essential and ubiquitous in all genres of English, learners (and even native speakers) find these often seemingly arbitrary word combinations difficult. When used incorrectly, collocations not only ...
Interactional competence in L2 task-based text-chat interactions
Decades of research on L2 interactional competence has explored how L2 learners understand prior turns or signal their understanding to others through the deployment of the interactional resources available to them as they ...
Enabling large-scale collaboration in language conservation
The present scale of conservation activity falls short of what is required to address the rate of language loss worldwide. Current practice is framed as expert activity which limits the audience of would-be conservators. ...
An Investigation of Blended Collaborative L2 Writing: A Focused Ethnographic Case Study in Indonesia
Despite the potential affordances of collaborative writing activities for second/foreign language (L2) writers, very few studies have examined the nature of such collaboration in a blended approach which incorporated ...
"I'm not a bad guy": Junot Díaz and the Intimate Legacies of Authoritarianism
This thesis analyses how Junot Diaz’s fiction “takes on” the legacies of the Dominican Republic’s Trujillo dictatorship (1930-1961). Analysing Diaz’s novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (2007) alongside his short ...
The constructive alignment of materials design in blended language programs
Contemporary approaches to blended language teaching now include flipped classrooms, redesigned teaching environments and an ever-growing emphasis on student-centred pedagogies. Increasingly, too, language learning itself ...
The nature of Indonesian English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers' feedback in L2 writing: An activity theory perspective
The overall aim of the thesis was to investigate the nature of Indonesian English as A Foreign Language (EFL) teachers’ feedback on L2 writing, particularly their feedback practices, decision-making processes while providing ...
Memories of the GDR: multiple temporalities and embodied spectatorship in filmic narratives of East Germany
This thesis investigates cultural memories of East Germany through case studies of post-unification German films, analysing the extent to which they challenge or support dominant narratives. The past and the present are ...