School of Languages and Linguistics - Theses
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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 ...
Prosody, prominence and segments in Djambarrpuyŋu
This thesis is an investigation of the phonetics of prosodic structure and prominence in Djambarrpuyŋu, an Australian Indigenous language of the Pama-Nyungan language family spoken in northeast Arnhem Land, Northern ...
The sustainability of technology integration in English for academic purposes (EAP) programs
Blended approaches to teaching and learning in academic English programs often demand the provision of substantial investments in professional development, curriculum change and technological resources. Given the intense ...
A grammar of the Lopit language
This thesis is the first comprehensive description of the grammar of Lopit, an Eastern Nilotic language traditionally spoken in South Sudan. It is based on extensive fieldwork with Lopit speakers living in Melbourne and, ...