Current Students

PhD Students

Farhana Ruma Ahmed

Farhana Ruma Ahmed

BA & MA (University of Dhaka)
MA & TESL Cerfiticate (York University)

Research Interests: Issues of native/non-native speaker teachers/students in ESL/EFL setting, Second language acquisition (from theory to practice), Language, culture & identity, English as an international language, English for academic purposes.

Contact

far_med@yorku.ca

Mahmoud Alqazli

Mahmoud Alqazli

BA (Al Yarmouk University)
MA(University of Huddersfield)
MA (York University)

Research interests: Second/foreign language teaching and learning (TESL/TEFL),written genres and processes of L2 learners especially in health professions educations, English for specific purposes (ESP), Academic writing and Academic literacy, Occupation Specific Language Teaching/Training OSLT.

Contact

malqazli@yorku.ca

Medwin Azadi

Medwin Azadi

BA (Azad University of Tehran)
MA (Osmania University)

Research interests: (Variationist) (socio)linguistics, phon-etics/-ology, writing systems.
Current research focus: Vowel-height (and word-order) variation (in Tehran Persian).

Contact

medwin@yorku.ca

Sadia N. Banerjee

Sadia N. Banerjee

BA (Darul Ihsan University)
MA in ELT (University of Dhaka)
MA in TESL (University of British Columbia)

Research interests: Language policy and Planning in Post-colonial contexts, Identity and Language Teacher Education, Non-verbal Communication, English for Academic Purposes (EAP).

Contact

shraboni@yorku.ca

Laura Baxter

Laura Baxter

BA (McGill University)
MA (University of Toronto)

Research interests: language variation and change, sociolinguistics, sociophonetics, dialectology, historical linguistics. Current research focuses on dialects of Canadian English.

Contact

baxter@yorku.ca
sites.google.com/site/laurabaxter

Gavin Bembridge

Gavin Bembridge

BA & MA (York University)

Research interests:  Distributed Morphology, Verbal Inflection (e.g. the subjunctive), Syntax and its interfaces (pragmatics/semantics), Mood and Modality, Romance (e.g. Spanish, Romanian)

Contact

gavin19@yorku.ca

William Cook

William Cook

BA (University of Victoria)
MA (York University)

Research interests: language policy and planning, governmentality, neoliberalism, speaker mobility and migrant worker communities, identity and culture in Arab Gulf States, language access and speaker legitimacy, narrative analysis.

Contact

wracook@yorku.ca

Shaima Dashti

Shaima Dashti

BA (Kuwait University)
MA (California State University-Dominguez Hills)

Research interests: language assessment, second language assessment, teachers' classroom assessment practices.

Contact

shaimamd@yorku.ca

Yvette Freake

Yvette Freake

BA (Memorial University of Newfoundland)
MA (York University)

Research Interests: Language attitudes, folk Linguistics, ethnolinguistics, sociophonetics.

Contact

yma11@yorku.ca

Seran Gee

Seran Gee

BA (University of Manitoba)
MA (University of Toronto)

Research interests: HIV non-disclosure, Discourse Analysis, Linguistic Anthropology, Affect, Language and the Law.

Contact

sgee@yorku.ca

Lindsay Harding

Lindsay Harding

BA (Memorial University)
MA (University du Quebec)

Research interests: Variationist sociolinguistics, syntactic variation, second-language acquisition of French, language contact, language variation and change, Newfoundland Vernacular English, language and gender, and indexing of identity.

Contact

harding@yorku.ca

Snezhana Harizanova

Snezhana Harizanova

BA & MA (South-West University, Bulgaria)
MA (York University)

Research interests: second/foreign language teaching and learning; explicit and implicit teaching; conscious and non-conscious learning; art and cognition; play and cognition. Main research area: Suggestopedia and its applicability in EAP

Contact

snezhana@yorku.ca

Nicole Hildebrand-Edgar

Nicole Hildebrand-Edgar

BA & MA (University of Victoria)

Research interests: Sociolinguistics; Language variation and change; Language, culture, and identity; Language ideologies; Discourse analysis; Language, gender, and sexuality; Pragmatics.

Contact

nhe@yorku.ca

Bilingualism/multilingualism, bilinguals' language use, code-switching, Canadian French, applied linguistics and applied sociolinguistics, usage-based linguistics, sociosemantics, science communication

Ana-Maria Jerca

Ana-Maria Jerca

BA & BEd Gledon College (York University)
MA (York University)

Research interests: language and the law, language and gender, (critical) discourse analysis, pragmatics, semantics.

Contact

ana1993@my.yorku.ca

Emilie LeBlanc

Emilie LeBlanc

BA (Saint Mary's University)
MA (University of Toronto)

Research interests: Acadian French, Canadian French, code-switching, dialectology (urban), phonetics, phonology, sociolinguistics, language variation and change.

Contact

leblan92@yorku.ca

Alina Lemak

Alina Lemak

BSc & MA (University of Toronto)

Research interests: second language acquisition and efficacy of instruction.

Contact

alinal@yorku.ca

John McGaughey

John McGaughey

BA (University of Western Ontario)
MA (MacQuarie University)

Research interests: sociocultural theory/activity theory as applied to second/foreign language acquisition, teaching and learning; the role of the first language in second/foreign language education; bilingual/multilingual pedagogy; classroom based research focusing on classroom interaction; and computer-mediated language learning.

Contact

johnmc@yorku.ca

Sean Meades

Sean Meades

BA (Dalhousie University)
MA (York University)

Research interests: Language ecology, shift, and revitalization; ethnography of communication; language policy and planning; language, gender, and sexuality; indigenous thought; anti-racism and decolonization; narrative and place; critical discourse analysis.

Contact

sbmeades@yorku.ca

Jacqueline Peters

Jacqueline Peters

BA (Concordia University)
MA (University of Toronto)

Research interests: sociolinguistics; language and ethnicity; language and identity; linguistic ideologies; discourse analysis; sociology of language; ethnography of communication; inter-cultural communication. Specific language interests: Black Canadian English; African American English; Jamaican English and Jamaican Creole.

Contact

jepeters@yorku.ca

Sara Potkonjak

Sara Potkonjak

BA (York University)
MA (Carleton University)

Research interests: English for academic and specific purposes, language, culture and identity, discourse analysis, English as an international language, second language education.

Contact

sara21@yorku.ca

Sibley Slinkard

Sibley Slinkard

BA (George Mason University)
MA (Old Dominion University)

Research interests: Discourse Analysis, Critical Discourse Analysis, Narrative Analysis, Language, Gender and Sexuality, Language and Violence, Ethnography.

Contact

slinkard@yorku.ca

Vander Tavares

Vander Tavares

BA (Saint Mary's University)
TESL Certificate (Saint Mary's University)
MEd (York University)

Research interests:  ESL teaching and learning; language, culture and identity; ESL students' academic experiences (social, cultural, linguistic, educational and inter/intra-personal); ESL and non-ESL peer interaction; post-secondary education; linguistic anthropology; discourse analysis and literary criticism; teacher research; reflective teaching.

Contact

vander1@yorku.ca

Kendall Vogh

Kendall Vogh

BA & MA (Université Laval)

Research interests: Bilingualism/multilingualism, bilinguals' language use, code-switching, Canadian French, applied linguistics and applied sociolinguistics, usage-based linguistics, sociosemantics, science communication.

Contact

kvogh@yorku.ca

Christine Wiseman

Christine Wiseman

BA, TESOL Certificate & MA (York University)

Research interests: Participatory education; critical pedagogy; adult ESL education; empowerment in learning

Contact

cwiseman@yorku.ca

 

MA Students

 

Allison Baby
ambaby@yorku.ca

Elaine Harmston
elaineh@yorku.ca

Ana-Maria Jerca
ana1993@my.yorku.ca

Kristen Kern
kernk@my.yorku.ca

Tanaz Kholdani
tanazkh@yorku.ca

Cormac Linehan
cormac@my.yorku.ca

Sahel Orouji
sahelor@yorku.ca

Sara Pearsell
spears@yorku.ca

Robert Price
rprice17@yorku.ca

Jovana Pokrajac
jovanap@yorku.ca

Ranjani Ramesh
ranjani@yorku.ca

Minoo Ranjbaremamgheis
rminoo@yorku.ca

Angella Reynolds
andre43@yorku.ca

Shima Safdari
shimass@yorku.ca

Chim Undi
cundi@yorku.ca

Kevin Wang
wangk88@yorku.ca

 

MA Returning Students

 

Maryam Bahrami
maryam80@yorku.ca

Deborah Surtees
deborah2@yorku.ca