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

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

Recently completed doctoral research

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