Research expertise in language and culture

There is a great depth and range of research expertise in the School of Language and Culture at AUT.

Professor Sharon Mazer

Sharon. Head of School of Language and Culture;  Professor, Theatre & Performance Studies, Faculty of Culture and Society

Drama, theatre and performance studies.

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Associate Professor Pat Strauss

Pat. Associate Professor

Academic literacies; issues of agency and identity; group assessment; postgraduate supervision and teaching; academic language support; issues and challenges of international students; vocational and academic literacies at postgraduate level; bridging and foundation studies programmes.

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Associate Professor Philippa Smith

Philippa. Senior Lecturer

Discourse analysis, critical discourse analysis, media, new media, language and communication, identity construction and representation.

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Professor Ineke Crezee

Ineke. Translation and Interpreting

Research expertise: Health translation/interpreting; translation/interpreting pedagogies; corpus-based translation; bilingualism in migrant settings; language attrition, shift and reversion; literary translation; interpreting idiomatic language.

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Dr George Major

George. Senior Lecturer, Programme Leader NZSL and Deaf Studies; NZSL-English Interpreting

Discourse analysis and interactional sociolinguistics, narrative analysis, interpreting and interpreting pedagogies, New Zealand Sign Language linguistics, health communication, workplace communication

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Associate Professor Graeme Couper

Graeme. Senior Lecturer

Second language learning and teaching, pronunciation learning and teaching, teacher cognition of pronunciation teaching, classroom-based research, cognitive phonology applied to the classroom, classroom implications of usage based theories of language, new migrant issues.

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Siobhan Harvey

Siobhan. Senior Lecturer

Poetry, short fiction, long fiction, the novel, creative nonfiction, memoir, New Zealand literature, women's fiction and the essay.

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Dr Darryl Hocking

Darryl. Senior Lecturer

Discourse analysis (multi-perspectival and mixed methodological approaches), communication in art and design education, exegetical writing for creative practice, academic literacies and English for academic purposes, genre analysis, corpus analysis, metaphor analysis

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Dr Denise Cameron

Denise. Senior Lecturer

Feedback on error. Individual differences in EAL learning – e.g. motivation, willingness to communicate.

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Dr Shanjiang Yu

Shanjiang. Senior Lecturer in Chinese

Language maintenance and language shift; Teaching and learning Chinese as a foreign language.

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Dr Elba Ramirez

Shanjiang. Lecturer, Programme Leader, International Studies

Multicultural, Intercultural, and Cross-Cultural Studies / Language Teaching, Communication, Pragmatics and Sociolinguistics, Intercultural Pragmatics, Spanish Language and Cultures, and Language Teaching Education and Professional Development

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Susan Sun

Susan. Senior Lecturer in Chinese

Design for language learning; Design for online language learning; Learning environment and learner context; Epistemic pattern and design

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Jo Anna Burn

Jo. Senior Lecturer

Legal interpreting, legal language, legal questioning and pragmatic equivalence in interpreting, innovative technology to enhance student interpreter learning, self and peer evaluative feedback to enhance learning, language maintenance and attrition.

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