Senior Lecturer (above the bar)
Phone: 64 9 921 9999 ext 6826
Room WT 709, AUT Tower, corner of Wakefield and Rutland streets, Auckland Central
- PhD, Applied Linguistics (Victoria University of Wellington)
- Master of Education, Adult and Tertiary Education (Hons) (University of Auckland)
- Diploma in Second Language Teaching (Massey University)
- Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language
- Bachelor of Arts (English and Sociology) (University of Alberta)
Memberships and Affiliations:
- Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Aotearoa New Zealand (TESOLANZ), member
- Institute of Communication, Discourse and Culture, AUT Research Institute, associate board member
- AUT Post-Graduate Board of Studies, member
- Engineering Lecture Corpus http://www.coventry.ac.uk/researchnet/d/852
Lynn is Co-Coordinator, MA (Applied Language Studies); Paper leader: Global English, Focus on Language Teaching, iCommunicate, Contemporary Approaches and Issues in Language Teaching; and Paper co-leader, Language in Society, Modern Rhetoric
- Global English
- Modern Rhetoric
- Language in Society
- Focus on Language Teaching
- Language Analysis
- Contemporary Approaches and Issues in Language Teaching
- Adult Numeracy, Contemporary Perspectives
- Corpus linguistics
- Academic spoken English
- Vocabulary learning
- Idiomatic language
- Colloquial English
- Coping with academic lectures
Lynn completed her PhD thesis on a Corpus Based Investigation of Idiomatic Multiword Units. Her Masters thesis investigated conversation openings. She teaches on the BA (English Studies), the MA (Applied Language Studies), Masters (Professional) of Language Studies in Language Teaching, and the Masters in Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education. She is very interested in academic spoken English and is presently involved in the Engineering Lecture Corpus (ELC) based at Coventry University, UK. She has published in a variety of academic journals.
Current Research Projects:
- The vocabulary of Engineering lectures (part of the Engineering Lecture Corpus, led by Prof Hilary Nesi at Coventry University).
- Resources to Enhance Learning and Teaching Grant (RELT) Flashcards, a DVD with video clips from Nursing and Art & Design lectures accompanied by related vocabulary exercises.
- Grant, Lynn E. (1996). Teaching conversation using a television soap. Prospect 11/3:60-71.
- Grant, Lynn E. and Devlin, Gaylene A. (1996). [video and workbook] Teaching conversation: the ‘Shortland Street’ way. Auckland: South Pacific Pictures.
- Grant, Lynn E. and Devlin, Gaylene A. (1999). In Other Words. A dictionary of expressions used in New Zealand. Palmerston North: Dunmore Press.
- Grant, Lynn and Starks, Donna. (2001). Screening appropriate teaching materials. Closings from textbooks and television soap operas. IRAL 39: 39-50.
- Grant, L. and Bauer, L. (2004). Defining idioms: Are we barking up the wrong tree? Applied Linguistics 25/1:38-61.
- Grant, L. (2005). Frequency of ‘core idioms’ in the British National Corpus (BNC). International Journal of Corpus Linguistics, 10/4: 429-451.
- Grant, L. (2005). Giving or signalling opinions – Corpus and newspaper evidence. New Zealand Studies in Applied Linguistics, 11/1: 43-64.
- Grant, L. and Nation, P. (2006). How many idioms are there in English? International Journal of Applied Linguistics, 151, 1-14.
- Grant, L.E. (2007). In a manner of speaking: Assessing frequent spoken figurative idioms to assist ESL/EFL teachers, System, 35/2, 169-181.
- Grant, L.E. (2010). A corpus comparison of the use of I don’t know between British and New Zealand speakers. Journal of Pragmatics, awaiting date and page numbers.
1999, PhD Scholarship, Victoria University of Wellington