Doctoral researchers in English Language and Applied Linguistics

We have over 80 PhD students in English Language and Applied Linguistics. Here are some of them:

Nermeen Al Nafra

Nermeen Al Nafra

Doctoral researcher

PhD Title: Developing Translator's Skills 
Supervisors: Dr Gabriela Saldanha and Dr Jeannette Littlemore
PhD Applied Linguistics

Mai Alsubhi

Doctoral researcher

Phd title: Development of gesture and speech production in second language learners
Supervisor: Dr Sotaro Kita and Dr Neil Millar
PhD Applied Linguistics

Terkimbi Felix Atonde

Terkimbi Felix Atonde

Doctoral researcher

Phd title: The discourse of fundraising in UK and Nigerian universities
SupervisorProfessor Susan Hunston and Dr Joe Bennett 
PhD Applied Linguistics

Phil Bennett

Doctoral researcher

Phd title: Raising Learners' Awareness and Production of Figurative Language
Supervisor: Dr Jeanette Littlemore and Dr Nick Groom
PhD Applied Linguistics

Brian Birdsell

Doctoral researcher

Phd title: Metaphor, Creativity, and Motivation in the Foreign Language Classroom
Supervisor: Dr Jeannette Littlemore
PhD Applied Linguistics

Suzana Ferreira Paulino

Suzana Ferreira Paulino

Doctoral researcher

Phd title: The Moral Economy in Brazilian and English Publicity Discourse of International Banks: A Linguistic-Discursive Approach
Supervisor: Dr Joe Bennett
PhD Applied Linguistics

Edgar Emmanuell Garcia Ponce

Doctoral researcher

Phd title: Oral interaction between teacher - learners in Mexican EFL classrooms: A discourse analysis.
Supervisor: Dr Caroline Tagg and Dr Almut Koester
PhD Applied Linguistics

Yoko Hirata

Doctoral researcher

Phd title: Evaluation of Data Driven Learning Tasks
Supervisor: Dr Paul Thompson
PhD English Language and Applied Linguistics

Tara McIlroy

Doctoral researcher

Phd title: Investigating L2 poetic proficiency
Supervisor: Dr Jeannette Littlemore and Professor Michael Toolan
PhD Applied Linguistics

Richard Nickalls

Doctoral researcher

Phd title: How definite are we about the definite article? 
Supervisor: Dr Jeannette Littlemore and Dr Nick Groom
PhD Applied Linguistics

Lee Oakley

Lee Oakley

Doctoral researcher

Phd title: An investigation into the discursive construction of sexuality in British sex education books for teenagers, 1950-2014
Supervisors: Professor Susan Hunston and Dr Alison Sealey
PhD English Language

Olga Pilkington

Doctoral researcher

Phd title: Linguistic Analysis of Popular Science Bestsellers
Supervisor: Professor Susan Hunston
PhD Applied Linguistics

Judith Roads

Doctoral researcher

Phd title: 17th Century Quaker Prose Style
Supervisor: Dr Hugh Adlington and Dr Paul Thompson
PhD Applied Linguistics

Henry Robinson

Henry Robinson

Doctoral researcher

Phd title: Tribes and texts revisited: sacred and the profane - charting variation within a discourse
SupervisorDr Suganthi John
PhD Applied Linguistics

Rawan Saaty

Doctoral researcher

Phd title: Teaching and learning of metaphor
Supervisor: Dr Jeanette Littlemore
PhD Applied Linguistics

Robert Salter

Doctoral researcher

Phd title: Discourse intonation and its place in corpus linguistics
Supervisor: Dr Martin Hewings
PhD Applied Linguistics

Renée Stanton

Doctoral researcher

Phd title: Dorothy Richardson's Pilgrimage - stylistic and narratological analysis
Supervisor: Professor Michael Toolan and Dr Deborah Longworth
PhD Applied Linguistics

Hang Su

Doctoral researcher

Phd title: Corpus-based appraisal research
Supervisors: Professor Susan Hunston
PhD English Language and Applied Linguistics

Mrs Els Van Geyte

Doctoral researcher
EAP Tutor (at EISU)

PhD title: Guiding students towards better academic essays: an investigation into the role of syntax in the argumentational skills of expert and non-expert writing.
Supervisors: Dr Suganthi John and Professor Susan Hunston
PhD English Language and Applied Linguistics

Benet Vincent

Doctoral researcher

Phd title: Corpus linguistics, Pattern Grammar and Modality
Supervisor: Professor Susan Hunston and Dr Nick Groom
PhD Applied Linguistics

Ruihan Zhang

Ruihan Zhang

Doctoral researcher

Phd title: A Sociolinguistic Study of the Narratives and Identity of the Very Old in Hong Kong and the UK
SupervisorProfessor Michael Toolan
PhD Applied Linguistics

Recently completed doctoral research

The University of Birmingham etheses repository contains a wide selection of full text research theses from the Department of English.