PhD Alumni

Ahmed, Amer

BA (University of Mosul)
MA & PhD (York University)

  • Research interests: Morphosyntax and syntax-semantics.
  • Dissertation: Case in Standard Arabic: A Dependent Case Approach

Alkhawajah, Fatimah

BA (King Faisal University)
MA (Pennsylvania State University)
PhD (York University)

  • Dissertation: The Effect of Direct and Indirect Written CF on the Acquisition of Rule-Based and Item-Based Linguistic Features

Al'Rubai'ey, Fatema

BA (Sultan Qaboos University)
MA (University of Victoria)
PhD (York University)

  • Research interests: second language acquisition, language, culture and identity, identity and second language pragmatics.
  • Dissertation: Identity and pragmatic transfer: The role of Omani EFL learners' identitites in their pragmatics choices in English

Comeau, Philip

BA (Dalhousie University)
MA & PhD (York University)
Professeur, Département de linguistique, Université du Québec à Montréal

  • Research interests: Acadian French, North American French, grammatical variation, language contact, language and the media, socio-syntax, variationist sociolinguistics.
  • Dissertation: A Window on the Past, A Move Toward the Future: Sociolinguistic and Formal Perspective on Variation in Acadian French

Grimm, D. Rick

BA (University of Calgary)
MA (University of Alberta)
PhD (York University)

  • Research interests: spoken Ontario French, minority French in Canada, language variation and change, language contact (specifically French and English), diachronic linguistics, language maintenance and sociolinguistic theory.
  • Dissertation: Grammatical Variation and Change in Spoken Ontario French: The Subjunctive Mood and the Expression of Future Temporal Reference

Hadidi, Ali

BSc (Iran University of Science and Technology)
MA (University of Tehran)
PhD (York University)

  • Research interests: Written composition processes of L2 learners from cognitive and sociocultural theory (SCT) perspectives, sociocultural theory of mind, (critical) discourse analysis, text analysis, second language education (SLE) and acquisition (SLA); English for specific purposes (ESP).
  • Dissertation: Cognition and Rhetoric in English Language Learners' Writing: A Developmental Study

King, Jessica

BA (University of Guelph)
MA & PhD (York University)

  • Research interests: Second Language Education; language policy; immigration and citizenship; language, culture, and identity; development of writing for academic purposes.
  • Dissertation: Intersections between the life stories of internationally-trained immigrant women and institutional narratives of immigrant success in Ontario

Lenchuk, Iryna

BA (National Linguistic University, Ukraine)
MA (OISE, University of Toronto)
PhD (York University)

  • Research interests: Second language acquisition and the study of narrative.
  • Dissertation: Aspect and Case in Interlanguage Grammars: The Case of English Learners of Russian

Luke, Jonathan

BA (University of Ottawa)
MA & TESOL Certificate (Carleton University)
PhD (York University)

  • Research interests:  language policy and planning; linguistic anthropology; English in the world, globalization and TEFL; English for academic purposes.
  • Dissertation: Higher Education Policy, English Language Learning and Language Policy: An Ethnography of Brazilian Stem Scholarship Students in Canada

Meyer Sterzik, Angela

BA (University of Waterloo)
TESL Certificate (Conestoga College)
MA & PhD (York University)

  • Research interests: Adult second language acquisition, English for academic purposes: Reading/Writing/Listening/Speaking, High-stakes assessments, pedagogy .
  • Dissertation: Going Beyond the Text: The Inferencing Processes of Skilled Readers in L1 & L2 Across Reading Tasks

Millar, Jeffrey

BA (McGill University)
TESL Certificate (Concordia University)
MA & PhD (York University)
Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Cinncinatti

  • Research interests: Language Policy and Planning; Ethnography of Language Policy; Language Assessment for purposes of immigration, Critical Language Testing; Critical Discourse Analysis (Dialectical-Relational and Discourse-Historical Approaches); Language Ideology, Standard Language Ideology; Language and (Post)Nationalism, discourses of language and national identity; Language and Governmentality, discourse/language as technologies of government; Language and Neo-liberalism.
  • Dissertation: The Revaluation of the National Language in a Post-National Era: Language Policy and the Governance of Migration and Citizenship

Romaniuk, Tanya

BA (McMaster University)
TESL Certificate (York University)
MA & PhD (York University)

  • Research interests: broadcast talk, Conversation Analysis, Discourse Analysis, Institutional Talk, language and gender, political discourse
  • Dissertation: Cracks in the Glass Ceiling?: Laughter and Politics in Broadcast News Interviews and the Gendered Nature of Media Representations

MA Alumni

Major Research Papers or Theses


Ahmed, Amer

  • The Movement Theory of Control in Iraqi Arabic: A Case of PRO or pro?

Alexandre, Nathalie

  • Variation in the Spoken French of Franco-Ontarians: Preposition De Followed by the Deictic Pro-forms ca and la, aller in… (Thesis)

Alfaktir, Tasneem

  • Language Choice during the Syrian Revolution

Anacleto, Sandra

  • "Nós" and "a gente": A Grammaticalization case in Azorean Portuguese

Anderson, Yvette

  • Hillbillies, Schmucks and Gangsters: A Perceptual Dialectology Study of the Greater Toronto Area

Arthur, Christopher

  • Critical Discourse Analysis of the Killing of Iraqi Civilians by the US Military During the 2003 Invasion of Iraq in the Toronto Area Print Media

Bailey, Yvette

  • The Role of Jamaican Creole in Formal Education

Bell-Patterson, David

  • Handshape and Contact Point Restrictions in American Sign Language

Bembridge, Gavin

  • Cleft Constructions in Scottish Gaelic

Berlanda, Elena

  • New Perspectives on Digraphia: A Framework for the Sociolinguistics of Writing Systems

Bhalla, Arjun

  • The Importance of Markedness and Sonority in Syllable Theory and Syllabic Parsing: A Theoretical and Computational Linguistic Analysis

Bhatia, Archna

  • An Investigation of Adverb Placement in Hindi

Bourassa, Ashley

  • The Performative Construction of Gay Male Speech: A Comparative Approach

Butler, Alison

  • Linguistic Contributions to the Literacy Development of African American Vernacular English-speaking Children

Cheng, Man-To

  • Classifiers: A Comparative Study of Cantonese and Mandarin

Chettle, Barbara

  • The Phonologies of Old and Classical Portuguese, Spanish and Ladino, and the Development of Papiamentu

Chow, Daryl

  • Singlish can say what?: A study of optional wh-in-situ Singaporean English

Chung, Charmaine

  • ‘Uh, I do not have authority for that': Variation in courtroom discourse

Collings, Courtney

  • To Catch a Killer: An analysis of the discourse used by Toronto-based newspapers in framing the 2003 SARS epidemic

Comeau, Phillip

  • The Integration of Words of English Origin in Baie Sainte-Marie Acadian French

Correia, Joe

  • Portingles Use in the Greater Toronto Area

Dachevski, Luba

  • The Politics of Language Policy in Latvia

DeDecker, Paul

  • The Canadian Shift Beyond the City Limits (Thesis)

Dickerson, Carly

  • The Linguistic Expression of Gender Identity: Albania's 'Sworn Virgins' (Thesis)

Dinardo, Rhonda

  • A New Hegemonic Masculinity? A Critical Discourse Analysis of Dominance and Violence in Eminem’s Rap Lyrics

Fullick, Melonie

  • McMaster’s Directions: Managerialist Discourse and Change in Higher Education

Fung, Caroline

  • Linguistic capital: Implications of language policy in Singapore'

Gabison, Jaryd

  • Loanword Pitch Accentuation in Japanese: A Stratal Optimality Approach

Gauthier, Benedict

  • The Valley Girl “Syndrome” Uptalk in Contemporary Toronto English

Giester, Angelika

  • Aspects of Dialect Standardization in Upper Austria

Gooljarsingh, Rohanna

  • Changes in the Use of Doz/Iz in Trinidadian Creole

Gratton, Chantal

  • Resistance and Resilience: The Linguistic Construction of Non-Binary Transgender Identities

Gruszewski, Karolyn

  • "I know, I'm not only gorgeous, I'm also fabulous!": Complimenting and Related Discursive Strategies in a Polish-Canadian Community of Practice

Hamilton, Sarah

  • Not Just “One of them Things”: The Conditioning of the Demonstrative Plural Pronoun Variable in the West Virginia

Han, Hyunjung

  • Phonetic Spelling in Internet Korean

Haque, Mithila

  • t/d-Deletion and Canadian Vowel Shift in Toronto English by Bangladeshi-Canadians

Hollinger, Kristina

  • Narrative expansion in patient-surgeon interaction

Horn, D. Kyle

  • The Development of English Modal Auxiliaries: A Generative Examination

Jerca, Ana-Maria

  • Discourses of Accountability in Texts from the People v. Turner (2016)

Jia, Chao

  • Developing openness to otherness: A personal case study in intercultural communication

Julian, Charles

  • Frozen Morphology and Historical Agentivity in Pidgin Genesis

Jung, Do-Hee

  • Are things r and l?  All things r and l.  Perception of English r and l by Adult Native Speakers of Korean

Kawai, Shizuko

  • The Study of the Choice of the Vocabulary in the Translations of the Bible into Japanese – From the Viewpoint of Language Contacts in the Far-East Asia

Kern, Kristen

  • Patterns of Polar Interrogative Particle in Hindi

Kikuchi, C. Sachi

  • Japanese-English Codeswitching: A Case Study of Three Sisters in Toronto

Kim, Taeyoul

  • The Korean Nominal Structure and Default Case

Kisembe, Evelyne

  • The Phonology of Tone in Lubukusu Verbs

Kisielyte, Laura

  • The Phonology of Tone in Lubukusu Verbs

Kondan, Michaela

  • "What do you mean you're stressed out?": The Concept of Stress in Biomedicine and Alternative Health Care Systems

Kusnir, Dana

  • The Discourse of Political Interviews with Barack Obama in Broadcast Journalism

LaFortune, Gabrielle

  • A Qualitative Study of Anti-Feminist Discursive Strategies in Online Comment Sections" (Thesis)

Laing, Rory

  • Negotiating Face in an Online Community

Lee, Sunghwa

  • Post-Obstruent Tensification in Korean within the Framework of OT

Levitski, Olga

  • Trilingual Code-Switching as Communication Strategy: Russian Israelis in Toronto

Linehan, Cormac

  • Effects of vocalic context on sibilant perception in Japanese

Lotje-Murr, Walter

  • Pornoun Drop in Catalan

Magistro, Elena

  • The European Union and the Creation of a European Identity

Malhotra, Parul

  • English Language Education in India

Mayberry, Emily

  • English Language Spread in The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

Mazzaro, Natalia

  • Speaking Spanish with Style: A Sociolinguistics Analysis of /s/ in Corrientes, Argentina (Thesis)

Meades, Sean

  • “We need to do more ground work to find out what we need to do”: Evaluating the Impact of the Federal Aboriginal Language Initiative in Ontario

Milgram, Shirah

  • The Theory of Universal Grammar: Historical tensions and debates

Mohran, Asma

  • Automatic Speech Recognition Systems: A Linguistic Perspective

Nemethy, Viktor

  • Language Rights, Language Laws and Minorities

Ng, Jacqueline

  • Influence of First Language on Second Language Acquisition

Paauw, Scott

  • A Historical Analysis of the Lexical Sources of Sri Lanka Malay (Thesis)

Peters, Andrew

  • Structural Problems in the Syntax of Multiple Modality

 Phillips-Boyle, Selena

  • Aviation discourse between air traffic controllers and pilots

Plante, Sebastien

  • Semantic Roles and Argument Structure: Overview and Discussion

Priven, Dmitri

  • Lest They Forget: Bilingual Education as a Way to Prevent First Language Attrition among Immigrant School-Age Children (Thesis)

Radisic, Milica

  • Subject Raising and Obligatory Subject Control in Serbian

Riebold, John

  • Creak in the Rain: Phonation in Oregon English

Ristimaki, Thomas

  • Energy in the Discourse of Alternative Health and Medicine

Rodionova, Yulia

  • French-lexified Caribbean Creole Languages in French-speaking and English-speaking Environments

Romaniuk, Tanya

  • Looks like a mayor, thinks like a mayor, talks like a neighbour”: The discourse construction of David Miller (Thesis)

Romanov, Anna

  • Online Advertising as Example of Evolvement of the Advertising Genre

Sakvarelidze, Maia

  • Properties of the Russian Reflexive Morpheme

Savaglu, Ozlem

  • Is it all Greek to me? An Empirical Study of Cypriot Turkish

Smith, Gabriel

  • Racism in Olympic Sports News: A Critical Discourse Analysis

Tabone, Ricardo

  • Variation in the Reflexive Clitic Particles in Brazilian Portuguese

Tang, Alex

  • Factors Influencing the Non-Development of a Foreign Accent

Tchistaia, Marina

  • Diachronic Changes in Adpositional Constructions in North West Karaim

Tetzloff, Katerina

  • The Effects of Grassman's Law in Hindi Speakers: An Experimental Investigation

Trajkovska, Nada

  • Change of Social Identity and Language Learning: A Study of the Macedonian Immigrants in Toronto (MA Thesis)

Tremblay, Marie-Claude

  • Cross-Linguistic Influence in Third Language Acquisition: The Role of L2 Proficiency (Thesis)

Turner, Gerald

  • Voices of Kirkland Lake: The Sociolinguistics of Local vs. Non-Local Aspirations in Northern Ontario

Undi, Chimwemwe

  • Individualization & nation-building: Text trajectories of victim testimonies in the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Urano, Masaaki

  • Japanese Particles and Syntatic Representations

Vasiliou, Maria

  • Sistah’s Speech: A Critical Review of African American Women’s Language

Verhaeghe, Kristan

  • Language Impairment in Autism: Grammatical or Pragmatic Deficit?

Watanabe, Akinori

  • Honorification in Modern Japanese

Wellington, Mehrdad

  • The ‘Market” in Neoliberal Discourse

Wick, Neil

  • Analyzing Language Variation and Change as a Complex Adaptive System

Wong, Caron

  • Multilingualism, Language Maintenance, and Cultural Identity: A Case Study among Chinese-Speaking Communities in Toronto

Wong, Keturah

  • A Comparative Analysis of Three Sign Language Transcription Systems

Woolridge, Lyndsay

  • Managing truth and deception in context: Effects of strategic questioning in border crossing interrogations

Youssouf, Tamam

  • Issues in the Standardization of the Oromo Orthography

Yuen, Ming-Chu

  • The Syntatic Errors in English of Hong Kong Cantonese Speakers

Applied Linguistics

Abbasi, Nader

  • A Study on Language Identity Shift in Azeri-Iranians Living in Canada

Abbott, Alida

  • The Hidden Benefits of a CALL (Computer Assisted Language Learning Facility)

Ahmed, Farhana

  • ESL/EFL Students' Attitudes to Native and Non-Native Speaker Teachers of English in Two University Settings (Thesis)

Akter, Shaheda

  • Narrative Positionings and Agency of Three NNESTs: Shaping and Reshaping Teachers' Identities in the New World

Alam, Monjurul

  • Expertise in L2 Writing: Potential for the Integration of the Writing-as-a-Process Approach in the EAP Program at University of Chittagong

Alika, Kastriot

  • Linguistic and Contextual Factors in Second Language Vocabulary Acquisition

Allen, Rebecca

  • "Thunder or Lightning: Addressing Nonverbal Communication in the ESL Classroom"

Alshehab, Ali

  • The Writing Centre as a Pedagogical Environment for Active Learning: Feedback in the Contact Zone

Al-Siraj, Nadia

  • Analysis of the Discourse and Linguistics Features of Essays Written for YELT

Altobelli-Sendrea, Amy

  • Communicative Competence: A Lack of Definitional and Theoretical Consistency

Arnold, Krystyna

  • Effects of Accent on Perceived Fluency

 Asgari, Leila

  • A Year in a Persian-Canadian Boy's Language Socialization: An Immigrant Family's Challenges

Azizi, Mojtaba

  • A Critical Analysis of Research on Integrated and Independent Tasks for Assessing ESL Writing

Bailey, Christina

  • Narrating the Immigrant Experience: A Case Study Investigating the Way in which One Woman Depicits Life as a Italian Immigrant in Canada

Baltus, Richard

  • Teaching Practices of ESL Teachers in Elementary Schools in Ontario

Barrington, Nancy

  • E-mail Pragmatics: Stepping up from College to the Workplace

Bayram, Tekiye

  • Mother Tongue Use in the Classroom

Bianchi, Robert

  • National Language Planing in Indonesia and Israel: A Contrastive Analysis of Two Case Studies

Bissonnette, Celine

  • Learning English Online: Options and Issues

Blumenfeld, Joanna

  • Motivation the "Neglected Heart" of Language Instruction

Bobotsis, Angela

  • The Role of Emotions in Language Learning

Boivin, Nettie

  • Assessing Constraints and Affordances in the TEYL/TEFL Language Ecology: Distinctions between Early and Late Primary School Students

Bontsal, Maryana

  • Language Policies and Language Planning in Contemporary Ukraine

Branyik, Stephanie

  • Issues of Fairness in Language Testing: An Investigation of Test-Takers' Perspectives on the York English Language Test (YELT)

Brooker, Leah

  • Responding to L2 Student Writing

Brown, Jeff

  • Aspirations in Praxis: Challenges, Trends and Issues in Critical ELT

Cementina, Rosa Sofia

  • Language Teachers' Digital Mindsets: Links between Everyday Use and Professional Use of Technology

Chamanafruz, Mina

  • The Relationship between Culture and Strategies Used by ESL Students in Listening

Chan, Joyce

  • The Common European Framework of Reference in Canadian Official Language Education

Chen, Kuei-Chan

  • Narration of My Trilingual Identity Path from An Ecological Perspective

Cheng, Chao-Hsun

  • Exploring the Knowledge Base of Two Experienced ESL Teachers: A Case Study

Choi, Su-young

  • Korean ESL Students’ Perceived Difficulties in Improving Communicative Competence in ESL Courses in Toronto

Chowdhury, Sohel

  • Factors that Encourage or Discourage Teachers' Use of Moodle in the EAP Classroom

Christensen, Peter

  • Language Planning Practices and Wolofization in Senegal (Thesis)

Cole, Christina

  • Technology-Mediated Strategies for Providing Feedback on Second Language Writing

Conley, Irena

  • The Influence of Repeated Revisions on L2 Students’ Writing

Contois, Ilse

  • Implications of Bilingual Brain Research for Brain-Compatible Approaches to Second Language Pedagogy

Cook, William

  • Whose Arabic? A Case Study of Arabic Language Acquisition in the UAE

Cornish, Daniel

  • Applying a Validity as Argument Approach to L2 DA: A Literature Review

Cutura, Mirjana

  • Preparing ESL Students for Academic Programs: A Case Study Exploring Student Perspectives

Das, Arup

  • Journeying towards Content-Based ESL Instruction

Deng, Jijun

  • To Be an “Intercultural Speaker” in the Globalized Village — A Survey of Newly Arrived Chinese Immigrant Professionals Living in Canada

DeNicolais, Jason

  • Revisioning the World of Music: A Song-Writing Seminar for the EAP Classroom

Devine-Tanimura, Alison

  • Performing the Speech Act of Apology in Japanese as a Foreign Language

Drzazga, Grazyna

  • The Effectiveness of Teaching Communications Strategies to ESL/EFL Learners: A Literature Review

Duan, Fang

  • Getting to Know English, teaching English, and living English: My Lanuage Learning Narrative

Eng, Li-Min

  • Internationally Educated Nurses(IENs) at Work in Toronto: The IENs’ Perspective

Estevez, Adriana

  • A Critical Review of the TESOL Technology Standards: What are teachers' perceptions of these standards and the use of digital technology within the ESL/EFL Classroom

Fang, Xing

  • [When Chickens are Required to Learn Ducks’ Tongue]: Cantonese Speakers’ Language Attitudes in a Changing China

Fijal-Samsel, Grazyna

  • Contemporary Debates of Standardization of English as an International Language: An Analysis of Implications for the Non-Native Educator

Fonseca, Julio

  • Co-Construction of Identities in the Classroom Setting

Fu, Yan

  • First Language Maintenance in Two Chinese Immigrant Families

Gamaleeva, Lyudmyla

  • Attending to Form and Meaning: The NET Method — Noticing, Explicitness, Tasks

Gamalyeyev, Alex

  • Using Authentic Materials to Develop L2 Students’ Listening Comprehension Skills

Glogowski, Patricia

  • Face Threatening Acts and Politeness in a Faceless Medium — An Online Discussion Forum

Gomes Ferreira, Danielle

  • English Teaching in Brazil: Redesigning English Classes in Public High Schools

Gonzalez, Jose

  • Some”Whys,””Hows,” and “Whats” about language Policies and Planning in California

Greenberg, Michael

  • Guidelines for the Creation of a Holistic English for Business Purposes Course

Habbu, Supriya

  • Why ESL Teachers Do or Do not Use Technology in Their Classrooms: A Replication Study

Haller, Jeannie

  • Academic Listening Comprehension and L1/L2 Note-Taking

Han, Dongkeun

  • A Comparative Analysis of Textbooks (Korean and English Norm Contexts) for Undergraduate Writing Courses

Hansanen, Johanna

  • ESL Students’ Pragmatic Awareness

Harizanova, Snezhana

  • Attention to Grammar in a Finnish Context: Curriculum and Classroom Practice

Heeney, Maggie

  • Collaborative Awareness Reading Training (CART): Student and Teacher Perceptions of the Reciprocal Teaching Approach

Herath, Sreemali

  • Digging the Text: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Selected Sri Lankan ELT Textbooks

Ho, Yim Ngan

  • Developing an Adult Immigrant ESP Programme: A Case Study of “Practical

Hodges, Leslee

  • L2 Vocabulary Learning: Potential Enhancement of Current Instructional Practices in the Intermediate French as a Second Language Classroom

Hopkins, Lisa

  • I Thought I Was Teaching English: Addressing Race and Racism in the Canadian ELT Context

Huang, Patrick

  • LGBT in the adult ESL classroom: A Case Study

Huang, Shenyu

  • Immigrant Chinese Students’ Perceptions of their English Communicative Competence Relative to their Classroom English Training and their Field

Huang, Wen-Hsuan

  • Teachers' Perception of Cooperative/Collaborative Assessment

Hughes, Alison

  • Policy in Practice: The Ontario International Languages Program

Humphrey, Jennifer

  • English linguistics capital: Singapore’s language policy and the social stratification of its population

Hwang, Du Nam

  • Biliteracy Attainment of Immigrant Minority Children: A Critical Review

Iida, Fumie

  • Japanese linguistic Culture, English policy, and recent proposals on the status of English in Japan

Ireland, Barbara

  • Interaction in an Intact Classroom: A Teacher Research Perspective

Jeffers, Jaqueline

  • Analysis of Resources for Instruction in Listening Comprehension for Second Language Learners at CLB 6 or Higher

Jennings, Gary

  • Issues of Activities for L2 Writing: The use of Contrastive Rhetoric, Voice and L1 as a thinking Language when composing

Jia, Yongfang

  • Chinese Non-English Majory Graduates’ Perceptions of the Communicative Approach in EFL Teaching in China

Johnston, Kris

  • Examining the Community of Inquiry Framework for Collaborative Online Language Learning Using Web 2.0 Technologies

Jung, Nora

  • Putting adult back into adult ESL education: A literature review

Kabkab, Kefayat

  • Orthographic and Cognitive Factors in Learning to Read in a Second Language:  Implications for Teaching to Reading to Persian ESL/EFL Learners

Kassam, Noreen

  • Stuttering and Language Development: Is there a Link?

Kettner, Beth

  • English-Only Policies in Education: Motivations and Implications

Kheng, Sokhom

  • Localization in K-pop: Implications for EFL Education through Hip-hop Pedadogy in Korea

Khidir, Samir

  • Language Policy and Attitudes in Algeria: Nation Building and Identity Crisis

Kim, Kyung

  • Korean High School Students’ Perception and Attitudes toward L1/L2 use in EFL classrooms

King, Jessica

  • Teacher Perceptions of Rubrics and Feedback in a College-level Writing Course

Kirikopoulos, Eleni

  • Language Testing and the Naturalization Process in Germany: Is the Test Appropriate for its Context?

Kobylinska, Beata

  • The Relationship between Teacher Trainees’ Knowledge Base and their Teaching Practices (MA Thesis)

Koslowski, Michael

  • A Survey and Synthesis of Cross-Language Transfer Theory: From Contrast to Interdependence to Interconnectedness and Back Again

Kotchoubei, Anna

  • Assessment and Evaluation of ESL Students in Mainstream Classroom

Kouretsos, Irene

  • Attitudes Towards and Perceptions of Foreign-Accented Speech

Lavezzari, Osvaldo

  • Anxiety in Second Language Teaching and Learning

Leclerc, Simon

  • Exploring Mediation in Teaching Practice: A Case Study in a TESOL Program

Legge, Keile

  • Language and the Inuit Identity: Attitudes, Values and Beliefs about Inuttitut in Kuujjuaraapik, Quebec

Legut, Patrycja

  • Non-Native English Speaker Teachers in the Canadian Work Environment: Challenges and Practices

Li, Hui

  • Reticent or Active: Some Chinese students’ class participation in an international high school in Canada

Li, Lin

  • Undergraduates’ Attitudes toward and Evaluation of Nonnative Speaker Teaching Assistants(NNSTAs) at York University and NNSTA’s Experience and Perspectives

Liu, Ju-hsia

  • The Role of Culture in ELT in Taiwanese Teacher Education

Lopes, Jennie

  • Intragroup Attitudinal Influences on Learners in a Portuguese Community School

Manzoori, Iraj

  • The Second Language Teacher in the Post-method Era

Martin Plaza, Neftali

  • Cross-Cultural Differences and Similarities in the Performance of Three Politeness Strategies: A Literature Review

Mba, Chinedu

  • Meeting the Needs of Foreign Trained Professsionals: An Analysis of Sector-Specific Orientation, Terminology Training, Information and Counselling (STIC)

Meacock, Heather-Lynne

  • Exploring the Disjunction: Medical Discourse and Narrative at the Site of Diagnosis

Meilleur, Rachelle

  • Job Opportunities and Professionalism Issues in EFL

Mendelsohn, Jonathan

  • The Speech of Holden Caufield: How Real is It?

Meyer Sterzik, Angela

  • Communication Strategies: Enhancing Global Communication

Millar, Jeffrey

  • Racialization Processes and Language Policy Discourse: Official English and the Discursive Representation of Immigration Reform in the Inhofe Amendment Debate, May 2006 (Thesis)

Mirzai, Farida

  • Cohesion and coherence issues in L2 writing and Female Arab learners' perceptions in EFL context

Nikias, Sylvia

  • Bandura’s Self-Efficacy Theory and Language Learners

Packer, Shira

  • Learner Responses to Pragmatic Instruction in an L2 Classroom

Park, Henry

  • A Study of the Effects of Raised Awareness of Metacognition through Systematic Self-Reflective Journals on the Journal Writers’ L2 Learning Strategies

Pathan, Gazala

  • Language Recovery Patterns in the Asphasic Brain

Pauvk, Silvia

  • An Inquiry into the UnderRepresentation of ESL Students in a School in the Toronto French Immersion Program

Pemberton, Gary

  • There's more than one way to read: how reader-response criticism and literacy and cultural studies can inform EAP practices in colleges

Pokrajac, Jovana

  • Language and Identity Formation within the Balkans: An Analysis of Immigrants' Ideologies

Price, Jean

  • Gaelic in Scotland and Nova Scotia: Policy and Planning Issues Within the Diaspora

Prifti, Arjan

  • Peculiarities of English Academic Vocabulary Affecting Its Learnibility Among Secondary School Students in Ontario

Psyllakis, Paula

  • Formulaic Language in the Discourse of People with Alzheimer’s Disease

Quinn, John

  • Language loss: Power issues as the cause of language shift in Ireland — cultural, political and economic factors

Rae, Jannet

  • Questions in the Speech of Children with Down Syndrome

Ranaweera, Newton

  • The Effects of Teaching Rhetoric on L2 Writer Identity: A Literature Review

Rankin, Andrea

  • Change in a College ESL Curriculum: Teachers’ Roles and Perspectives

Rosenfield, Beatrice

  • Enhancing Reading Proficiency In the Second Language Learner

Sachdeva, Nidhi

  • Face-to-face classroom instruction combined with online home assignments: a study of ESL student’s perceptions of Moodle

Safdari, Mansour

  • “A Glass of Red Milk Please!”: Teachers Reaction to ‘De-colonized’ ELT Textbooks in Iran

Scardicchio, Christine

  • A Critical Examination of Issues in the Development of High-Stakes Language Tests within the Canadian Language Benchmarks Framework

Shah, Aliya

  • Transitioning from EFL to ESL Teaching: Narratives of Three ESL Teachers in Toronto

Shahid, Sobia

  • Integrating CLT Principles into a Grammar-focused Course in the EFL Program at the National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad

Shakiba, Nooshin

  • The Influence of Age on Adult Second Language Learners’ Accent: A Literature Review

Shin, Misun

  • “Supplementing regular English reading classes with extensive reading in the South Korean context”

Sixsmith, Suzanne

  • Maintaining Inuktitut in a changing ecology: The legacy of colonialism in Nunavut schools and its impact on the survival of the Inuit Language

Slavkov, Nikolay

  • Legitimizing inequalities through language use: Critical Analysis of the Canadian Government’s Discourse on the Live-in Caregiver’s Program

Soltys, Jessica

  • Speech Acts and Pragmatics in ESL Textbooks

Song, Heejin

  • Reconceptualizing Cosmopolitanism in English Education in South Korea: A Critical Discourse Analysis of the English Language Curriculum and Textbooks

Sri Vijayasri, Priyantha

  • Current Thinking on Alternative Language Assessment

Stern, Yael

  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication for Children with Autism: Considering the Use of PECS and Sign Language

Sun, Miao

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  • Employing “Focus on Form” in the intermediate EAP classroom at the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

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  • Reimagining and ESL Curriculum Through a Plurilingual Lens

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Wiseman, Christine

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