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June 26th, 2014

17thWarwick International Postgraduate Conference in Applied Linguistics

Conference Themes and Programme(PDF Document)


English Language Learning, Teaching and Assessment


Working and Communicating Across Cultures


09:00am – 9:30am


(main atrium, Ramphal building)

9:30am – 9:40am

Welcome Address (R0.21)

Prof Helen Spencer-Oatey

9:40am – 10:40am

Plenary (R0.21)

Dr. Regine Hampel (Open University)

Task design and learner engagement in a virtual learner environment

10:40am – 10:50am

Dr. Emma Smith (R0.21)

Research Skills Support

10:50am – 11:05am

Coffee Break



Room R1.04

Room R1.13

Room R0.14

Room R1.15


Maha Alghasab

(University of York)

EFL teachers’ roles in promoting students’ collaboration in online wiki collaborative writing activities

Timi Hyacinth

(University of Warwick)

Reflecting for Specific Purposes: a study of Nigerian English language teachers

Meilin Zhan

(University of Edinburgh)

Chinese Students’ English Names and English Native Speakers’ Interpretation

Samaneh Zandian

(University of Warwick)

Young Learners in Iran and their Understanding of Intercultural Issues


Thi Mai Huong Nguyen

(University of Nottingham)

Changing Attitudes to Peer Learning in Initial Teacher Education in Vietnam

Kalina Saraiva de Lima

(University of Southampton)

Working Together towards Enhancing ESL Teaching

Mary Vigier

(University of Warwick)

Managing Interactive Processes in Multicultural Teams

Ani Hakobyan

(University of Oxford)

Willingness to Communicate across Cultures: understanding ‘ Confucianconfusions’< /em>


Lunch (main atrium)

1.10pm- 1:30pm

Poster Session (R0.12)


Plenary (R0.21)

Prof. Zoltán Dörnyei (University of Nottingham)

"Motivation and the vision of knowing a second language"

Paper Presentations

Room R1.04

Room R1.13

Room R0.14

Room R1.15

2.35pm – 3.05pm

Imen Ben Abda

(Higher Institute of Languages in Tunis)

Vowel clarity, Syllable structure and Speech rate as discriminating cues: Natural speech, F0 and Spectral inversion

Abdulqader Alyasin (University of Warwick)

English Language Curriculum Innovation: Attitude, Practice and Challenges in Syria

Jane Templeton

(Leeds Metropolitan University)

Size isn't everything: why small talk is not small fry

Irene Negri

(University of Warwick)

Home in progress: how and why to help refugees settle, integrate and be happy in the UK

3.10pm – 3.40pm

Elizabeth Pinard

(Leeds Metropolitan University)

Phonological Representation in Course Materials: Whose English?

Charalampia Karagianni

(King’s College, London)

Teaching Greek as an additional language in the mainstream classroom: Case study of two secondary classrooms

Geraldine Bengsch

(University of York)

Intercultural Communication in Tourism: language use in international hotel check-ins

Lou Harvey

(University of Manchester)

Where fiction becomes reality: A narrative of language learning motivation


Coffee break

4.00pm – 4.30pm

Askat Tleuov

(University of Bath)

Oral instruction in EFL classrooms: A teacher and student cognition perspective

Erkan Kulekci

(University of Warwick)

Revisiting ‘authenticity’ in English language classrooms

Gianna Hessel

(Oxford University)

Changes in English language proficiency, learner self-concept and L2 use anxiety as outcomes of participation in the ERASMUS programme

Phanithira Thuruvan, Charo Sani Nordin, and Ch’ng Teik Peng

(University of Warwick)

‘We disagree!’ Pragmatics and Culture in the Teacher Training Classroom

4.35pm – 5.05pm

Mirat al Fatima Ahsan

(University of Oxford)

Teacher Education and Teacher Change – Myth or Reality? Voices from Pakistan

Roy Wilson

(University of Warwick)

The Pearson Test of English: Academic (PTE Academic) and Student Performance at University

Ejovi Annmarie Emarievbe

(University of Sunderland)

The Weakest Link: Examining the Middleman Issue in an English Language Teacher Education Programme

Liyuan Wang

(Coventry University)

Small group discussion skills in university business seminar classes: a case study of a 2+1 degree programme at a British university


Hanna Lee

(Leeds Metropolitan University)


The Korean EFL teachers' beliefs in relation to innovative English language teaching in Korea

Anqi Wang

(University of York)


A Study of the Correlation between Language Learning Motivation and Language Learning Strategies

Hussein Assalahi

(University of Exeter)

Conflicting discourses of teachers' professional development in a Saudi Arabian University

Zhen Hu

(Shanghai Second Polytechnic University)

Study on Developing Chinese college students' Pragmatic Competence in Intercultural Communication


End of programme: raffle, prize giving, and presentation of presenter certificates (main atrium)

Poster Presentations (R0.12)

Sophie Schieber (University of Edinburgh): Acquisition of prepositions by late second language learners: A psycholinguistic approach

Selvamalar Selvarajan (Newcastle University): Use of Authentic Video Clips and E-Learning in Second Language Vocabulary Acquisition

Shuo Zhang (University of Leicester): Evaluation of English materials for English major students in the universities of China

Hoi Yat Pun (IOE, University of London): “Hello, what is your motivation for investing in this symbolic capital?” – A case study of Hong Kong Adult L2 Learners

SuBeom Kwak (University of York): A thematic study of approaches of teaching writing in the us higher education

Vasiliki Sioziou (University of Warwick): Preparation of primary school students for the KET examinations: the Greek context