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Completed PhDs

  • Claudine Borg
    A literary translation in the making: an in-depth investigation into the process of a literary translation from French into Maltese examined in-depth how a literary translation comes into being, and how an experienced translator approached the task.
    Supervisor: Dr Severine Hubscher-Davidson
  • Ogareet Khoury
    Investigating the Translation Competence of Graduates of Bachelor Degree Programmes in Jordan
    Supervisor: Prof Christina Schaeffner
  • Jai MacKenzie
    The Discursive Construction of Motherhood Through Digital Interaction
    Supervisor: Prof Judith Baxter
  • Urania Sarri 
    The Linguistic Impact of Migration: The Case of Albanian Immigrant Children in Greece
    Supervisor: Prof Gertrud Reershemius
  • Vicki Whittaker
    Social Change Performed Through the Practice of Allotment Gardening
    Supervisor: Dr Pam Lowe

  • Helen Donaghue
    The construction and negotiation of identity and face in post observation feedback
    Supervisor: Dr Fiona Copland
  • Amina Easat-Daas
    Muslim Women's Political Participation in Francophone Europe: A Comparative Study of France and Belgium
    Supervisor: Prof Jim Shields
  • Ferdiye Ersoy
    On the Periphery of Europe: An Investigation of The Construction of Turkish-Cypriot Adolescent Identities
    Supervisor: Prof Judith Baxter
  • Philippa Locke
    Exploring care relations in later life: disentangling notions of care and choice
    Supervisor: Dr Karen West
  • Elisabeth Wielander
    Something to Talk About: Content and Language Integrated Learning in Modern Languages in British Higher Education. A Case Study of German at Aston University
    Supervisor: Prof Gertrud Reershemius
  • Barry Williams
    Bob Dylan Fans and Followers: Expressions of Music, Culture, Fan-Life, Perception and Interpretation
    Supervisor: Dr Karen West
  • Qiaochao Zhang
    ‘Developing a pedagogical framework for teaching Chinese aspect markers le, guo, zai and zhe --- a comparative study of the Grammar-Translation approach and a communicative approach’.
    Supervisor: Dr Emmanuelle Labeau
  • Joshua Antle
    An Action Research Study with Low Proficiency Learners in Japan to Promote the Learning of Vocabulary through Collocations
    Supervisor: Dr Muna Morris-Adams
  • Suzanne Bonn
    Teacher use of Personal Narratives in the Japanese University English Language Classroom
    Supervisor: Dr Sue Garton
  • Andrew Boon
    Learner support and discovery in a virtual non-judgmental environment
    Supervisor: Dr Sue Garton
  • Essi D'Almeida
    Modern foreign languages classroom: is inclusion of all exclusion in disguise?
    Supervisor: Dr Chrissie Rogers
  • Jane Gravells
    From Icon to Naturalised Icon: a linguistic analysis of media representations of the BP Deepwater Horizon crisis
    Supervisor: Prof Judith Baxter
  • Sarah Hayes
    The Political Discourse and Material Practice of Technology Enhanced Learning
    Supervisor: Dr Carol Marley
  • Andrea Nini
    Authorship Profiling in a Forensic Context
    Supervisor: Prof Tim Grant
  • Kristjan Seferaj
    An Investigation of Albanian EFL Teachers' Decision-Making in Their Use of CLT-Oriented Textbooks
    Supervisor: Dr Sue Garton
  • Elizabeth Tanguay
    A systemic functional exploration of university seminar discussions
    Supervisor: Dr Sue Garton
  • Wine Tesseur
    Transformation through translation: translation policies at Amnesty International
    Supervisor: Prof Christina Schaeffner


  • Xuan Loc Doan
    EU-ASEAN relations in the post-Cold War era: An analysis of the impact of normative factors on interregionalism
    Supervisor: Dr Uwe Wunderlich

  • Haleema Ebrahim
    An Exploration of Female Leadership Language: Case Studies of Senior Women in Bahrain
    Supervisor: Prof Judith Baxter

  • Yvonne Fowler
    Non-English-speaking defendants in the Magistrates Court: a comparative study of face-to-face and prison video link interpreter-mediated hearings in England
    Supervisor: Dr Krzysztof Kredens

  • Eva Ng
    The Atypical Bilingual Courtroom: An Exploratory Study of the Interactional Dynamics in Interpreter-mediated Trials in Hong Kong
    Supervisor: Dr Krzysztof Kredens

  • Ria Perkins
    Linguistic Identifiers of L1 Persian speakers writing in English. NLID for Authorship Analysis
    Supervisor: Prof Tim Grant

  • Isabel Picornell
    Cues to Deception in a Textual Narrative Context
    Supervisor: Prof Tim Grant

  • Luciana Sabina Tcaciuc
    Translation practices at the European Central Bank with reference to metaphors
    Supervisor: Prof Christina Schaeffner

  • Rui Manuel Sousa Silva
    Detecting Plagiarism in the Forensic Linguistics Turn
    Supervisor: Prof Tim Grant

  • Klaus Thiele
    Metaphors in Spoken Academic Discourse in German and English
    Supervisor: 
    Prof Gertrud Reershemius

  • Samuel Tomblin
    'To cut a long story short': an analysis of formulaic sequences in short written narratives and their potential as markers of authorship
    Supervisor: Prof Malcolm Coulthard

  • Alexander Wochnik
    Governance in Foreign Policy-Making in Germany and Poland and Polish-German Relations - the Role of Non-state Actors
    Supervisor: Prof Simon Green

  • Karolina Wrona
    Structural funds and the knowledge based economy: a regional case study (1999-2009)
    Supervisor: Prof Nat Copsey

  • Agnieszka Ignatowicz
    Migration and mobility of new Polish migrants in England: narratives of lived experience
    Supervisor:
    Prof Gargi Bhattacharyya

  • Suhair Al-Alami
    Utilising fiction to promote English language acquisition
    Supervisor: Prof Urszula Clark

  • Randa Alsadi
    An investigation into the effects of processing instruction on the acquisition of English relative clauses by Syrian learners
    Supervisor: Prof Urszula Clark

  • Fabienne Bossuyt 
    The EU'S 'Transnational Power Over' Central Asia: Developing and Applying a Structurally Integrative Approach to the Study of the EU's Power over Central Asia
    Supervisor: Dr Uwe Wunderlich

  • Alexander Burdumy 
    Welfare State and Repression in the GDR: East Berlin 1971-1989
    Supervisor: Dr Stefan Manz

  • Simon Harris 
    Structures of Interaction in Teacher Training Classrooms
    Supervisor: Prof Urszula Clark

  • Amarjit Lahel
    Political leadership: character and performance. A comparative analysis of British political leadership, 1997- 2010
    Supervisor: Prof John Gaffney

  • Ahmad Ayyad 
    Translation and Peace: Arabic, English and Hebrew Versions of Israeli-Palestinian Peace Initiatives
    Supervisor: Prof Christina Schaeffner

  • Benjamin Bacle 
    Le prix de l’individualité : Maine de Biran, Samuel Taylor et la volonté, deux postérités distinctes
    Supervisor: Dr Hélène Stafford

  • Inès Saddour
    Relating two simultaneous events in discourse: The role of on-goingness devices in L1 Tunisian Arabic, L1 French and L2 French by Tunisian learners
    Supervisor: Dr Emmanuelle Labeau

  • Sarah Haas
    By Writers For Writers: Developing a writer-centred model of the writing process
    Supervisor: Dr Sue Garton

  • Nur Kurtoglu-Hooton
    Post-observation feedback as an instigator of learning and change
    Supervisor: Dr Sue Garton

  • Nicci MacLeod
    Police Interviews with Women Reporting Rape: A Critical Discourse Analysis
    Supervisor: Dr Carol Marley

  • Iztok Kosem
    Designing a model for a corpus-driven dictionary of academic English
    Supervisor: Ramesh Krishnamurthy

  • Ivaylo Gatev
    The New Neighbouhood Policy of the EU
    Supervisor: Prof Anne Stevens

  • Anna Gruszczynska
    Queer Enough? Contested Terrains of Identity Deployment in the Context of Gay and Lesbian Public Activism in Poland
    Supervisor: Dr Pam Lowe

  • Chantal Gagnon
    La traduction des discours politiques au Canada
    Supervisor: Prof Christina Schaeffner

  • Ting Guo
    Surviving in violent conflicts : Chinese interpreters in the second Sino-Japanese War (1931-1945)
    Supervisor: Dr Kate Sturge

  • Yvonne Henze
    Challenges and Limitations of Intercultural Training for Inpatriates in German Multinationals: A Case Study
    Supervisor: Dr Claudia Gremler

  • Teresa Zuhl (MPhil)
    Ethnic identity in a globalised world : the German community in Richmond and Kingston since 1970
    Supervisor: Dr Stefan Manz

  • Christophe Alix
    Une étude générique du metteur en scène au théâtre : son émergence et son rôle moderne et contemporain
    Supervisor: Prof John Gaffney

  • Muna Morris-Adams
    Coherence and understanding in informal conversations between native and non-native speakers of English
    Supervisor: Dr Sue Garton

  • Stefan Baumgarten
    Translation as an ideological interface : English translations of Hitler's Mein Kampf
    Supervisor: Prof Christina Schaeffner

  • Vincent Villardon
    La Transformation du Front National par les Mégrétistes entre 1986 et 1999
    Supervisor: Prof Michael Sutton

  • Sylvia Jaworska
    Teaching and Learning German Language in Higher Education in Britain
    Supervisor: Prof Gertrud Reershemius

  • Philip Quirke
    Using the Web to Support Teachers of English as a Second/Foreign Language Doing Further Studies at a Distance
    Supervisor: Dr Sue Garton

  • Christopher Nicol
    Reacting and responding in "TESOL Quarterly" : a generic analysis of procedure and purpose in intertextual critical exchanges
    Supervisor: Dr Sue Garton

  • Maria Magdalena Hernandez Alarcon
    La politique linguistique et l'avenir du Francais au Mexique : etude du cas de l'universite de Veracruz
    Supervisor: Dr Sue Wright

  • Jeremy Whistle
    Using computer concordancing for the learning of French as a second language
    Supervisor: Dr Pierre Larrivee

  • Elisabeth Ertl
    Die behandlung Englischen kulturgutes im wiener fin de siècle: am Beispiel von Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Hermann Bahr und Peter Altenberg
    Supervisor: Dr Rudiger Gorner

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Sarah Hayes
PhD, 2015
My thesis: The Political Discourse and Material Practice of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) was a Sociological analysis of UK policy discourse for TEL in Higher Education during the last 15 years.
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Joseph Siegel
PhD, 2014
My research investigated the viability of listening strategy instruction for EFL listening courses.
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Luciana Sabina Tcaciuc
PhD, 2013
My PhD thesis explored how metaphors are translated into Romanian in economic texts and how the institutional procedures can influence the translation.