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The Keynote Speakers and Keynote Themes

12 November: Language and Global Communication

Professor Ryuko Kubota

Ryuko Kubota is a Professor in the Department of Language and Literacy Education in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia, Canada. She has previously taught in the United States and Japan. She has been involved in teaching EFL and Japanese as a foreign language as well as in second language teacher education. Her research is focused on issues of culture, race, multiculturalism, and critical pedagogies in second/foreign language education. She is an editor of Race, Culture, and Identities in Second Language: Exploring Critically Engaged Practice (2009, Routledge). She has also published in such journals as Journal of Second Language Writing, Canadian Modern Language Review, Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, International Journal of Bilingualism and Bilingual Education, Linguistics and Education, Modern Language Journal, TESOL Quarterly, Written Communication, and World Englishes.

13 November: Language and the Media

Phillip Adams AO

Phillip Adams’ radio programme Late Night Live is broadcast twice a day over the 250-station network of ABC’s Radio National and around the world on Radio Australia and the World Wide Web. Adams has interviewed over 15,000 of the world’s most prominent politicians, philosophers, economists, scientists, theologians, historians, archaeologists, novelists, and scholars. Writing in The Monthly, Robert Manne has said that Adams is: “The most remarkable broadcaster in the history of this country.” For almost 50 years his columns in major newspapers (he currently writes for The Australian newspaper) have provoked discussion and outrage. He is also the author of over 20 books. Honours awarded to Adams include two Orders of Australia, the Senior ANZAC Fellowship, Australian Humanist of the Year, Republican of the Year 2005, the Golden Lion at Cannes, the Longford Award (the highest award of the Australian film industry), a Walkley award, a UN Media prize, four Honorary Doctorates, and the Responsibility in Journalism Award at New York University. In 2006 he received the Human Rights Medal from the Australian Government’s Human Rights and Equal Opportunities Commission. In 2008 he was appointed an Honorary Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.

14 November: Language and Evolution

Professor Rob Brooks

Rob Brooks is Professor of Evolution and Director of the Evolution and Ecology Research Centre at the University of New South Wales. He is an Evolutionary Biologist who thinks about sex for a living. Topics he has thought and written about include the evolution of mate choice, the costs of being attractive, the reason animals age, and the links between sex, diet, obesity, and death. Together with his research group and collaborators, Rob explores the evolutionary and ecological consequences of sexual reproduction. At the moment he is especially interested in the interactions between evolution and economics, the evolution of human life histories, the reasons for sex differences in aging and longevity, the unfolding obesity crisis, the relationship between evolution and equity feminism, the evolution of human bodies, the purpose of Rock ‘n’ Roll, and what we can and cannot infer about morality from studying the natural world. His first book for a popular audience, Sex, Genes & Rock 'n' Roll: How Evolution has Shaped the Modern World (New South Books) was published in 2011.



DAY ONE: MONDAY 12th November





Elizabeth Jolley Theatre

Professor Ryuko Kubota

Language and Global Communication


Morning Tea Break


Elizabeth Jolley Theatre

Norman Dufty Theatre

Case Study Room

Centre for Aboriginal Studies (211.230)


Russell Cross

Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) pedagogies in the Australian context: Implications for the knowledge base of language teacher education

Isabel Tasker

Trajectories of long-term adult learners in the changing world of Chinese learning.


Elena Grishaeva

Linguistic Globalisation through the Functional Lenses of the Russian Language

Beena Giridharan & Chris Conlan

The Use of Verbal Protocol Analysis in L2 Vocabulary Acquisition Patterns



Guo-qiang Liu

The Confucius Institute Initiative in reconstruction of China’s National Identity


Thi Le Hoang Chu & Katie Dunworth

Filling a pail or lighting a fire? Perceptions of the role of the English language teacher in higher education in Vietnam

Farzad Sharifan

The paradigm of English as an International Language: State of the Art

Lin He

An examination on research methods of empirical studies on processing instruction


Rima Muryantina

Saya, Aku, and Gue as Self References on the Internet: A Study of the Shift of Paradigm of Indonesian Speakers’ Choices in the Cyber World.

Margaret Gearon

Classroom discourse in a late partial immersion Science program taught through French.


Ayana Katori

Global Education into A Changing World of Education: A Critical Analysis from Applied Linguistics

Marjoleine Sloos

Don’t always trust the native speaker!



Lunch Break


Ali Alshahrani

Communicating Authentically: The Effects of using WBLEs on EFL Students Speaking Proficiency Levels

Hideki Hamamoto

An Experimental Investigation of Instructing English Polysemous and Senonymous Words to EFL students through Embodied Cognitive Experience


Hiroe Kobayashi & Carol Rinnert

L1/L2/L3 Text Construction by Multicompetent Writers

Sri Imelwaty & Chris Conlan

Using a Modified Repertory Grid Technique to Elicit Personal Constructs of Proficiency in English Language Amongst English-Language Teacher Trainers in Indonesia


Fernando Porta

The television of Internet: the teacher as a ‘digital’ mediator in classes of Italian at the UWA.

Hanafi Hanafi

“Getting to know an acquaintance in Indonesian”: Identifying Indonesian Native Speakers’ Interactional Competence
Identifying Indonesian Native Speakers’ Interactional Competence

Hiroyuki Nemoto

Socialization into L2 Academic Literacy through Online Intercultural Interactions


Mahpul & Chris Conlan

Task-based language teaching: strengths and weaknesses of the manipulation of task complexity as a component of language teaching and learning approaches



Rowan Michael

Emerging Technologies as Pedagogical Tools in Language Teaching: Twitter, Wikis, and SCVNGR

Baili Emily Lilienfeld

Learning a tonal language: tone identification of monosyllables and disyllables

Veronica Ong

An Investigation of Learning Transfer from an EAP Pathway Program: An Academic Literacies Perspective

Sharon Davies & Chris Conlan

Specific Language Impairment, Semantic Feature Analysis, and English Prepositions


Lindy Norris & Penelope Coutas

Cinderella’s coach or just another pumpkin? Emerging technologies and the continuing marginalisation of languages in Australian schools.

Weiping Wu

Pragmatic Framework as the top layer in teaching materials preparation


Zihan Yin

Where Do Linking Adverbials Occur in Written Academic Prose?

Van Phung Dao

Reciprocal focused tasks: Their effects on peer interaction and L2 learning in an ESL classroom


Afternoon Tea Break


Phiona Stanley

Is Steve Irwin more Aussie than you? Culture, ‘authenticity’, and teacher-as-text in English language teaching

Antonia Chandrasegaran

Expression of evaluation and success in essay writing

Prumel Estioko Barbudo

Beyond Corpus: Substantiation Of English Admixtures In Colloquial Iloko


Duangtip Wongnak & Kasemsin Chirasiri Vivekmetakorn

Investigating L2 Writers’ Identities in Statements of Purpose


Phillip Della, Dorothy Jones, Fionna Geddes & Ted Stewart Wynne

Establishing common ground: iSoBar as a guide for effective clinical handover in an inter-professional student training ward.

Tsuiping Chen


A Research Synthesis on Peer Feedback Perceptions in the ESL/EFL Writing Classrooms


Muhammad Y Gamal

Police Interpreting: The Fact Sheet


Tatiana Dubrovskaya

Public Notices as Part of Linguistic Environment: Genre Analysis



Cherie Hess & Michael Hess

Raising a bilingual child in the 21st Century: A parent's perspective.

Yi-Chen Chen & Huei-Ling Lai

Being Aware is not Enough: Learning Metaphor and Metonymy through Cognitive-oriented Methods

Weiping Wu

Court interpretation as a linguistic event: A pragmatic approach in assessment


Delaney Skerrett

Verbal Voids and Discursive Divides: Patterns of Interethnic Communication in Contemporary Estonia


Andy Kirkpatrick

Internationalization or Englishization?

Emmaline Lear

Using reflective journals to improve pronunciation

Duangjit Sukhapabsuk

Thai University Students’ and Teachers’ Identification of Factors Affecting Student Classroom Behaviours

Giancarlo Chiro, Simone Marino & Timothy Jowan Curnow

The transmission of cultural values and identity through linguistic practices in a group of Australian families of Calabrian background


Monica Karlsson

Quantitative and qualitative aspects of L1 (Swedish) and L2 (English) idiom comprehension

Turki Assulaimani

The L2 Motivational Self System among Saudi Learners of English

Elke Stracke & Vijay Kumar

PhD candidates’ perceptions of supervisors’ written feedback


Xuan Nhat Chi Mai Nguyen

Teacher professional identity in a transnational context: A case study of non-native English speaking teachers studying TESOL in Australia


Close of Session


DAY TWO: TUESDAY 13th November





Elizabeth Jolley Theatre

Phillip Adams AO

Language and the Media


Morning Tea Break


Elizabeth Jolley Theatre

Norman Dufty Theatre

Case Study Room

Centre for Aboriginal Studies (211.230)


Abdul Hadi & Lesley Harbon

Pre-service English Teacher Education in the Era of English as a Lingua Franca: An Exploration of the Curriculum in an Islamic and a Secular Public Universities in Indonesia

Duc Tien Do

An overview of the use of so as a discourse marker in the context of noncoherent topic shift

Feifei Han

The Interaction between Lower-level Processing and Reading Strategy Use in FL Reading by Chinese EFL Readers

Ludmilla A'Beckett

Institutionalisation of a formerly "oppressed" language: The pitfalls in promoting Ukrainian for Ukrainians


Zosia Golebiowski

Elaborative relational structures in the research prose of sociology : An intercultural study

Nazanin Ghodrati

Micro-level analysis of collaborative critical thinking in asynchronous discussion forums

Helen Basturkmen

Cohesion and connectivity in postgraduate students’ writing

Hepy Adityarini & Chris Conlan

An Examination of Attitudes Towards the Adoption of a Pluricentric Model for English Language Teaching in Indonesia


Jian He, Hui Huang & Marisa Cordella

Improving Students’ Language Confidence and Performance in Second Language Learning through Intergenerational Conversation Encounters



Mahnaz Hall & Chris Conlan

She's going to live here; She's going to leave here: Farsi Speakers of English in Australian-English Speech Encounters

Christine Biebricher

Influences on ESL literacy development in multilingual contexts

Ian Malcolm

Making Tracks: Towards an Inclusive Paradigm for Aboriginal Learners


Lunch Break


Suzanne Eggins & Diana Slade

Hospital humour: who’s laughing and why?


Yutaka Yamauchi


The Relationship between Vocabulary Size, Vocabulary Recognition Rate and Fast Reading Skills of Japanese EFL Learners

Anita Dewi

Reasons for and Dangers of the Decreasing Indonesian Language Enrolment in Australian Education Institutions: A Study of Australians’ Perceptions and Attitudes

Rita Tognini

Death notices in Australian newspapers: A changing discourse?



Paul Black & Zongmin Chen

Mandarin comes to Darwin


Emmaline Lear, Linda. Y Li & Sue Prentice

Developing English language and academic skills through self-regulated online learning


Katie Dunworth, Helen Drury, Cynthia Kralik , Tim Moore & Denise Mulligan

Evolution or intelligent design: Australian universities’ approaches to the development of student English language proficiency

Bambang Suwarno, Chris Conlan & Ian Chalmers

Language Policy in an Indonesian Context:
From the 1928 Youth Pledge and the 1945 Constitution to Future Challenges


James Bednall

Changing opinions or persisting ideologies: Attitudes to Aboriginal languages by non-Indigenous Australians

Reiko Yoshida

Learners’ beliefs and actions in a foreign-language classroom

Suzanne Eggins, Diana Slade, Jeannette McGregor & Marian Lee

Communication Challenges and Performance of Nurses Required to Adopt Bedside Shift Handovers

Akinori Yoshikawa

Japanese Senior-High School Teachers’ Perceptions of the New English Curriculum: The Impact on Preparation for University Entrance Examinations


Afternoon Tea Break


Siew Imm Tan

Evidence of contact with classifier languages: Nominal classification in
Malaysian English

Masataka Yamaguchi

Telling their whiteness to a non-white researcher: New Zealand European and other white categories


Ulrike Najar

Mobilising method: Rethinking methodological processes of capturing the context of intercultural language learning

Rebecca Hetherington

Australian Indigenous and migrant language education policy: some parallels.


ALAA Annual General Meeting – Elizabeth Jolley Theatre


Close of Sessions

7.00pm –


 Dinner at the Esplanade River Suites in South Perth







Elizabeth Jolley Theatre

Professor Rob Brooks

Language and Evolution


Morning Tea Break


Elizabeth Jolley Theatre

Norman Dufty Theatre

Case Study Room

Centre for Aboriginal Studies (211.230)


John Hajek, Anya Woods & Colin Nettelbeck

LCNAU (Languages and Cultures Network for Australian Universities): how far has it come?

Manuel Delicado Canteroo & William Steed

Spanish Down Under: Perception and Reality of Pronunciation in Australian University Spanish Classes

Junfang Han & Eleni Petraki

Different languages, different cultures? A contrastive genre analysis of online Chinese and Australian sports reports

Abdullah Zughaibi

Does medium affect pragmatic comprehension: a study of EFL learners’ comprehension of implied meaning


Maria Grazia Imperiale

Measuring plurilingualism in three suburbs in Melbourne


Naif Althobaiti

A Professional development model for enhancing EFL teaching staff providing corrective feedback at a Saudi Arabia university

Nussara Wadsorn

ASEAN Identity; Are we there yet?


Sabreena Ahmed

Use of Response Papers in Composition Class



Mananya Jantayasakorn & Chantarath Hongboontri

Workplace Culture and Teacher Professional development: The Intertwined Relationship

Naif Althobaiti

EFL teaching staff’s beliefs and practices at tertiary level in Saudi Arabia

Paul Mercieca& Toni Dobinson

Offshore processes in language teacher education: Standards and challenges

Margaret James

Language, Literacy, and Aboriginal Children: The Honey Ant Experience


Lunch Break


Bich Nguyen

“Anh D. oi, here is the list of trainees …”: Situational and cultural features of English emails in Vietnamese business communication

Nitchan Noipinit & Chantarath Hongboontri

Listening to Students’ Voices: Revealing their Perceptions of Curriculum and Instruction

Jing Qi & Michael Singh

Knowledge co-construction in transnational education programs: Translation-based, interpreting-mediated pedagogies

Karanphon Thongket

Key Factors Influencing Undergraduate Students’ Use of English Learning Strategies in an Intermediate Course


Jeeweon Shin

Globalization, Identity, and Korean Heritage Language Education

Dora Wong & Rachel Yiu

Writing News Like a Pro: A corpus study of ESL student and professional news writing in Hong Kong

Qanitah Masykuroh, Jane Landman & Charles Mphande

Language, girlhood and femininity: A linguistic analysis of the construction of girl femininity in Indonesian folktales

Margaret James

Learning to read through what is linguistically and culturally familiar, comfortable and known.



Afternoon Tea Break


Miho Kawabata

Bilingual speakers’ Code-switching on a Japanese Social Networking Site

Yanin Saiyood & Chantarath Hongboontri

Good University EFL Teachers: Revealing Students’ Voices

Phuong Thi Anh Le

Assessment in a literature course for elf students: Classroom becomes a stage

Rui Zhang

Language Maintenance and Language Shift of Chinese Speakers in Australian Context


Tony Liddicoat

Language-in-education policies as ideologies of intercultural


Khairiah Syahabuddin & Russell. F Waugh

Students’ Behaviour towards Learning English as a Foreign Language by Gender and Bilingual/Monolingual Learning: An Acehnese case (Banda Aceh-Indonesia)

Michael Berthold

The Accuracy and Reliability of Quick Placement Language Tests

Peter McDowell

Managing expectations’: Some reflections on a hybrid genre



Rhonda Oliver & Tatiana Bogachenko

Tasks in ESL classrooms: Teacher Perceptions

Boram Kim

Korean EFL Learners’ Knowledge of the English Subjunctive Mood without if-clause

Allan Williams

Using classroom-based assessment to inform second language teachers’ standards-based assessment.

Sayuki Machida

Kanji learning in a mixed class of students from character and non-character based language backgrounds


Nobue Ellis

Actor Network Theory as an analytical tool for capturing student activities in two different class environments


Yiye Lu & Michael Singh

How to make Chinese learnable? Using cross socio-linguistic knowledge as a tool to teach Chinese as a second/foreign language in a pedagogically power way

Linan Yao & Michael Singh

A socio-cultural perspective on an Australian professional learning intervention: Family engagement in young children’s literacy learning


Gary Linebaugh & Thomas Roche

Learning to Hear by Learning to Speak: The Effect of Articulatory Training on Arab learners of English Phonemic Discrimination.



Zhu Chen

How does a beginning teacher improve teaching Chinese through a Communicative approach via reflection: An action research

Alison Moore

Absent referent feeds six: changing discourses of animals and their interests


Helen Renwick

Phrasal constructions and the dialogic space


Wendy Jiang, Michael Harrington & Haiyan Liang

Vocabulary size as an index of proficiency in university Chinese programs.



Close of Sessions