PhD Alumni

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

Ahmed, Farhana Ruma

BA & MA (University of Dhaka)
MA & TESL Certificate (York University)
PhD (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.
  • Dissertation: Examining the Potential of Technology-Enhanced Language Learning and Teaching in English for Academic Purposes: Learner Voices

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

Banerjee, Sadia

BA (Darul Ihsan University)
MA (University of Dhaka)
MEd in TESL (University in British Columbia)
PhD (York University)

  • Research interests: Gestures and embodied practices in ESL classrooms, multimodal/transmodal communication and learning in ESL/EFL setting, transdisciplinary studies in second language education, critical applied linguistics
  • Dissertation: Conceptualizing Gestural Representations in ESL Classrooms: Alternative Theoretical Approaches

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

Cook, William

BA (University of Victoria)
MA & PhD (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, linguistic anthropology, narrative inquiry.
  • Dissertation: Living language policy through stratified space: A linguistic ethnography in the United Arab Emirates

Dashti, Shaima

BA (Kuwait University)
MA (California State University - Dominguez Hills)
PhD (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.
  • Dissertation: EFL Teachers' Beliefs and Practices about Classroom Assessment: A Multiple Case Study in the Context of Kuwait

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

McGaughey, John

BA (University of Western Ontario)
MA (MacQuarie University)
PhD (York 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.
  • Dissertation: Native English-Speaking Teachers Using Korean to Teach EFL in South Korea: A Sociocultural Analysis of Teachers' Beliefs and Practices

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

Slinkard, Sibley

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

  • Research interests: Discourse Analysis, Critical Discourse Analysis, Narrative Analysis, Language, Gender and Sexuality, Language and Violence, Ethnography
  • Dissertation: 'She Chose to get ride of him by murder, not by leaving him': Discursive constructions of a battered woman who killed in R v Craig

Tavares, Vander

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

  • Research interests: multilingualism, multiculturalism, identity, second language (L2) teaching and learning, sociocognitive L2 acquisition, peer interaction, international students, higher education, English as a second/foreign language, portraiture, internationalisation, and transnationalism.
  • Dissertation: International Students in Higher Education: Language, Identity and Experience from a Holistic Perspective.

MA Alumni


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

AlSairafi, Alia

  • English - Arabic Code-switching in the speech of a Bahraini adolescent

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

Boreham, Kathryne

  • Inconsistencies, strategic questioning, and deception in repeated interrogations of Jodi Arias

Bourassa, Ashley

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

Brownstone, Noah

  • On a typology of political apologies: Introducing the AXBXCX model

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

Harbeck, James

  • Relative Use of Phonaesthemes in the Constitution and Development of Genres

Hinds, Jennice

  • Changing Perceptions and Attitudes to Natural Signed Languages: From Recognition to Acceptance?

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

  • On Argument Structure in Ndebele: Applicatives High and Low

Kondan, Michaela

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

Kurliand, Robert

  • Trilingual Utterances and Language Choice: A Look Inside a Trilingual Family (Russian-English-Hebrew)

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

Li, Yijun

  • Raising and Obligatory/Exhaustive Control in Mandarin Chinese

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)

McCready, Matthew

  • "Because I'm a Fashion Goddess": Falsetto and the Construction of Genderfluidity

McGarry Alison

  • The Perpetuation of Rape Myths in the Brett Kavanaugh Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing, 2018

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)

Pearsell, Sara

  • The Variation between Flapping and Voiceless Alveolar Stop /t/ in Canadian English

Peters, Andrew

  • Structural Problems in the Syntax of Multiple Modality

Phillips-Boyle, Selena

  • Aviation discourse between air traffic controllers and pilots

Pho, Konstantine Kostia

  • Lexical Tone Classification in Teochew: A Phonetic Study

Pinder, Kimberly N.

  • "The Island that Crawfish Built": /H/-Dropping and Consonant Cluster Reduction in a Spanish Wells Lobster Fishing Community

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

Ryan, Paul

  • Harmonic Serialism analysis of Manam stress patterns

Sakvarelidze, Maia

  • Properties of the Russian Reflexive Morpheme

Savaglu, Ozlem

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

Shaftoe, J. Nate

  • Nodal Faithfulness in Harmonic Serialism

Smith, Gabriel

  • Racism in Olympic Sports News: A Critical Discourse Analysis

Springer, Kristina

  • Bajan Nicknaming: A social, linguistic, and historical phenomenon

St George, Claire

  • The Jamaican Patois Debate: Conflicting Language Ideologies in Online News Comments

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

  • Teaching College English Listening in China: Difficulties and Possibilities

Suraweera, Dulani

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

Surtees, Deborah

  • Reimagining and ESL Curriculum Through a Plurilingual Lens

Szabo, Michelle

  • “Purposeful mistakes”: how adult language learners construct positive identities through non-standard language"

Tahira, Khadija

  • A Review of Research on the Effects of Extensive Reading on ESL/EFL Learners' Reading Proficiency

Tang, Fei

  • Beyond Orthographic Reform: German Orthography in the Era of Electronic Writing

Tao, Yi

  • A Communicative Approach to the Teaching of Spoken English: What can Chinese Teachers tell Us?

Tarannum, Sawsan

  • The Efficacy of Written Corrective Feedback: A Literature Review

Tian, Jun

  • The Effectiveness of Peer Feedback in L2 Writing Class in China

Tocalli-Beller, Augustina

  • All I’s on L2 Vocabulary Acquisition

Todorovski, Ivan

  • Crucial Factor in the Construction of the Macedonian Literacy Language

Tsutagawa, Fred

  • "What's so Funny?": The effects of explicit humor instruction of sociocultural-historical knowledge bases on the humor comprehension of North American comedy films by advanced second language learners of English

Valencia Cabrera, Marlon

  • Colombia bilingue? A language education policy Analysis

Verhoef, Kathleen

  • Intonation at work: Problem posing in an ESL for Customer Service programme

Vitkova, Elena

  • The Role of Language Play in Second Language Learning

Wang, Changjiang

  • The Effects of Swear Words on the Perception of Accented English

Wang, Lung Kevin

  • Teacher Experiences of Portfolio Based Language Assessment in Community Based ESL

Wang, Shifeng

  • A Diary Study of an Immigrant’s Language Self-Study Experience

Way, Theodore

  • Constructing a Voice: Second Language Acquisition in Survivors of Torture

Wei, Fang

  • The Language Learning Strategies of Adult ESL Learners: Case Studies of Individual Differences and Preferred Learning Strategies in Academic Listening Tasks

Wiseman, Christine

  • The Language, Social, and Cultural Needs of Adult ESL Immigrants

Wood, Robert

  • Language Learning 2.0: Writing on the Read/Write Web

Xu, Shijing

  • The Perspectives of Chinese Visiting Scholars in Canada on the Teaching and Learning of English for Non-English Major Students in China

Xu, Yejun

  • Characteristics of Chinese EFL Composition and Problems in Academic Writing as Perceived by Chinese EFL Students

Yang, Lihui

  • An Investigation Into Chinese Immigrant Newcomers’ Listening Strategies From The Perspective Of Identity Theories

Zhao, Jun

  • Is it appropriate? The influence of culturally loaded words on EFL students’ competence to judge appropriateness of words

Course Work

Course Work

Ahmadilari, Reza
Alam, Suraiya
Alessia, Reem
Alfetlawi, Anwar
AlHadithy, Tara
Alles, Benjamin
Alqazli, Mahmoud
AlSamarrie, Heba
Alshehabi, Nada
Aponte-de-Hanna, Cecilia
Atay, Zeynep
Avini, Seyedehkosar
Awal, Eshita
Baby, Allison
Bagai-Moghaddam, Ali
Bahrami, Maryam
Barbour, Rachel
Batacharya, J. Sheila
Benali, Ameni
Benigno, Grace
Berce, Taylor
Bhattacharjee, Pankaj
Boulanger, Lynn
Bourbour Shirazi, Javad
Capredoni, Rosana
Charles, Joy
Costantiello, Elisa
Cyrus, Karen
Dawson, Julie
DeGregorio, Elena
Delena, Eiline
Delooze, Marijke
DeVillers, Mike
DiPetta, Michael
Dunn, Catherine
Dzhasim, Maria
Elliott, Laura
Eskandari, Mana
Fiallo-Perez, Michel
Filip, Alina
Freitag, Jessica
Ghassemi Jam, Mustafa
Goodwin, Hayley
Gordey, Nataliia
Harmston, N. Elaine
Hasan, Mehedi
Hasiri, Fatemeh
Haynes, Alma
Hedayati, Siavash
Hill, Lisa
Hubbard, Janice
Ibanez, Rommy
Iwaskow, Terri
Jull, Peter
Kasch, Lindsey
Khalizeva, Anna
Kholdani, Tanaz
Khomenko, Oksana
Kinzie, Stephanie
Kirkham, Kathleen
Kopacsi, Marni
Krasnopolsky, Sophia
Lachini, Kyle
Lee, Bobo
Lodhi, Sabeen
Low, Karen
Marshall, Joanna
McGregor, Nickesha
Moore, Janet
Nalim, Shazana
Neville, Mark
Newington, Jan
Nittoly, Tom
Nourouzizadeh, Maral
O'Gorman, Stephen
Olaleye, Folake
Olia, Bita
Orouji, Sahel
Ortiz Soria, José Luis
Osadec, Gregory
Panteleris, Marie
Poores, Justin
Price, Robert
Prosser, Angela
Ramesh, Ranjani
Ranjbaremamgheis, Minoo
Rannem, Sonja-Liv
Ray, Brendan
Reynolds, Angella
Rogers, Bram
Russell, Irene
Safdari, F. Shima
Samonte, Arabelle
Sawan, Eyad
Selvaggi, Dina
Seriani, Juliana
Servinis, Ellen
Shah, Inayatullah
Shakeri, Nooshin
Shalizar Jalali, Mohammadreza
Shi, Xuemei
Siddick, Sharuare Jahan
Sikorcin, Andrea
Silva, Steven
Skoreyko, Johanna
Sotomayor, Joana
Sparano, Frances
Stasiuk, Barbara
Stuart, Amy
Tamowski, Alicja
Toolsie, Kristin
Vander Zanden, Brenda
Vassallo, Martina
Vatsa, Seema
Velve, Maria
Vereecke, Deborah
Warner, Elisa
Weiss, Ruth
Winfield, Jennifer
Wotton, Charles
Yuh, Jheeun
Zerin, Samia
Zokaei, Maryam