Visiting PhD students
The Centre for Language, Discourse & Communication welcomes visiting PhD students. Click to find out how to become a Visiting Scholar.
Current and Former Visiting students include:
Clelia Capua (Università Ca' Foscari, Venice)
Research area: Learning Italian language as L3 by adult multilingual Dutch students.
Nancy Noemi Chiuh (Sabah University of Malaysia.Currently based in MARA University of Technology, Malaysia)
Research area: Needs analysis; TESL; materials design and development
Víctor Corona (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona Faculty of Education) Research Area: Ethnographic linguistic research focusing on language style, variation and identity among Latin- American youth in Barcelona.
Nina-Maria Fronhofer (University of Augsburg, Germany)
Research area: cognitive (corpus) linguistics, pragmatics
PhD-topic: Emotion Concepts in English and German
Heini Lehtonen (University of Helsinki)
Research Area: variation analysis, interactional sociolinguistics, linguistic ethnography, multilingualism, second language acquisition, learning & teaching; multi-ethnic youth language, style & stylisation, enregisterment processes, social indexicality, social positioning, linguistic ‘ownership’& identification & identity
Ph.D thesis: Linguistic Resources and Youth Styles in Multiethnic Helsinki
Maria de Lourdes Santos Ferreira (Professor of Federal University of Jequitinhonha e Mucuri Valleys. PhD Student of Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil; Departamento of Education)
Research area: Education and Language.
Laura McCambridge (University of Jyväskylä, Finland)
Research Areas: Academic Literacies and English as a Lingua-Franca
PhD thesis: Norms and ideologies of academic writing on an international Master's programme in Finland
Marildes Marinho (Université Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Department of Educational Sciences)
Research area: Language, literacy and education. Her research focusses on how low-income social groups at low literacy levels in inner city in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, use and make meaning with written language.
Carmen Muntean (Faculty of Letters, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania) is currently working on a doctoral thesis titled 'Imagining the Romanian Language in Modern Romanian Literary Ideology'
Manuel Palomares-Valera (Universidad Autónoma, Madrid, Spain)
Research area: Ethnographic and interpretive research methods and epistemological issues in educational and developmental and socialization processes in the everyday life of children in foster care houses. Please click for publications.
Anderson Nalevaiko Marques (Universidade Federal do Paraná in Brazil)
Research area: English Language Teaching with a particular interest in English as a lingua franca and Critical Literacy.
Eliane A. Pasquotte Vieira (Institute of Language Studies, based at State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Sao Paulo State, Brazil)
Research Area: Language, Applied Linguistics, Discourse Analysis, Speech Genres, Literacies, Academic Literacies. Under an ethnographic perspective and from a case study, her doctorate research is situated in the Applied Linguistics and seeks to reflect about the access of Brazilian college students to academic literacies practices, especially, in relation to writing of the master dissertation.
Stephen Peters (Department of Integrated Studies in Education, McGill University, Montreal, QC Canada).
Research area: Intercultural textual performances and local processes of social change. His research involves understanding practices of cross-cultural linguistic interaction as a form of social action in the context of ongoing exclusion of Aboriginal people in urban areas in Canada. He is interested in how language is used to open up space for Aboriginal people in Canadian cities.
Rubina Rahman (University of Peshawar, Pakistan, Department of English and Applied Linguistics)
Research Area: Narrative analysis of Oscar Wilde's fairy tales in the broader area of Literary Stylistics
Maria Rosa Garrido Sarda (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
Research Area: language, migration and social exclusion; the construction of multilingualism in NGOs and multilingual education.
PhD thesis: exploring the construction of an imagined community through multilingualism, interdiscursivity and relational labour in an international NGO through an ethnography of two chapters located in Barcelona and London.
Gabriela Sagebin Bordini (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil) PhD student at the Institute of Psychology.
Research area: Gender, Sexuality, and Narrative
Maiju Strommer (University of Jyväskylä, Finland)
Research areas: work-related language skills, second language learning, language and mobility
PhD thesis: Ethnographic and narrative research on immigrants working as cleaners in Finland (second language learning opportunities at work, workplace literacies, language policy and practices within the cleaning organisations)
Louise Tranekjær (University of Roskilde, Denmark, Department of Culture and Identity)
Research area: The interactional negotiation of identity in internship interviews between native first language Danish speakers and non-native second language Danish speakers.
Marzia Trivellini (University of Naples - Parthenope / University of Bari, Italy - Department of Foreign Languages)
Research Area: International Relations and Linguistics in English, French and Italian with a focus on the Language of Fashion in British Magazines.
Jing Zhang (Hong Kong University)
Research area: Language, Ethnicity and Education (The education of ethnic minority students in China, with close attention to ideological and stereotypical constructions of ethnicity and their impact on students' English learning experience).