Research students

Afnan Aboras
Title: tbc
Level: PhD
First supervisor: Dr Vivienne Rogers
Second supervisor: Dr Cornelia Tschichold

Khaled Alamri
Title: The effects of pre-teaching sub-technical vocabulary cognitively and productively on the learners’ retention.
Level: PhD
First supervisor: Dr Vivienne Rogers
Second supervisor: Dr Cornelia Tschichold

Amani Al Ghamdi
Title: The Acquisition of Motion Verbs by Arab EFL Learners.
Level: PhD
First supervisor: Professor Jim Milton
Second supervisor: Dr Michael Daller (University of Reading)

Khaled Alhazmi
Title: tbc
Level: PhD
First supervisor: Professor Jim Milton
Second supervisor: Dr Vivienne Rogers

Reem Alsager
Title: Investigating vocabulary knowledge in children and quantifying deficiency in the area of Cummins’ CALP.
Level: PhD
First supervisor: Professor Jim Milton
Second supervisor: Dr Chris Shei

Sadiq Almaged
Title: British Political Party Speeches
Level: PhD
First supervisor: Professor Nuria Lorenzo-Dus
Second supervisor: Professor Jim Milton

Christina Brannigan
Title: The discourse of mental health: an analysis of usage and perceptions
Level: PhD
First supervisor: Dr Robert Penhallurick
Second supervisor: Professor Nuria Lorenzo-Dus

Laura Broome
Title: Online grooming from communicative patterns to paedophile profiles
Title: PhD
First supervisor: Dr Cristina Izura (Psychology)
Second supervisor: Professor Nuria Lorenzo-Dus

Simon Burfoot
Title: A longitudinal study of English vocabulary acquisition and vocabulary learning strategy use in Chinese university students.
Level: PhD
First supervisor: Professor Jim Milton
Second supervisor: Dr Giovanna Donzelli

Aaron Gibson
Title: Modelling difficulty and measuring uptake in L2 lexical acquisition.
Level: PhD
First supervisor: Professor Jim Milton
Second supervisor: Professor Nuria Lorenzo-Dus

Sara Giro Correia
Title: Cybercrime and fraud in Wales: patterns of victimisation
Level: PhD
First supervisor: Professor Stuart Macdonald (Law)
Second supervisor: Professor Nuria Lorenzo-Dus

Ben Jones
Title: A history of Welsh English (brief working title)
Level: PhD
First supervisor: Dr Robert Penhallurick
Second supervisor: Dr Vivienne Rogers

Gabriele Luoni
Title: tbc
Level: PhD
First supervisor: Dr Vivienne Rogers
Second supervisor: Dr Cornelia Tschichold

Christopher Marshall
Title: Dramatic Catharsis: Barack Obama’s Rhetoric of Redemption
Level: PhD
First supervisor: Dr Rachel Farebrother (American Studies)
Second supervisor: Professor Nuria Lorenzo-Dus

David Mair
Title: The articulation and presentation of the cyberterrorist threat. (current)
Level: PhD
First supervisor: Professor Stuart Macdonald (Law)
Second supervisor: Professor Nuria Lorenzo-Dus

Catherine Richards
Title: English for Radiographers: what words do they need and how to test them.
Level : PhD
First supervisor: Dr Cornelia Tschichold
Second supervisor: Dr Vivienne Rogers

Shadan Roghani
Title: Using lexical generation tasks in testing productive vocabulary size (current)
Level: PhD
First supervisor: Professor Jim Milton
Second supervisor: Dr Chris Shei

James Rock
Title: An investigation into the reported and actual use of vocabulary learning strategies by successful and unsuccessful Italian university EFL students and the effect of explicit vocabulary learning strategy training on the development of their lexical knowledge.
Level: PhD
First supervisor: Dr Cornelia Tschichold
Second supervisor: Dr Federica Barbieri

Scott Pride
Title: Individual differences in language attainment: to what extent do native speakers of English vary in syntactic competence.
Level: MA by Research (passed viva March 2016)
First supervisor: Dr Vivienne Rogers
Second supervisor: Dr Robert Penhallurick

Miguel Varela
Title: Blending distributed practice into an actual two year language course
Level: PhD
First supervisor: Dr Cornelia Tschichold
Second supervisor: Professor Nuria Lorenzo-Dus

Yixin Wang
Title: Predicting the study success of international students.
Level: PhD
First supervisor: Professor Jim Milton
Second supervisor: Dr Cornelia Tschichold

Some recent graduates

2016: Hard copies submitted

Annett Kaminski
Title: The Use of Singing, Chanting and Storytelling in the Primary EFL Classroom: Aesthetic Experience and Participation in FL Learning.
Level: PhD
First Supervisor: Prof Julian Preece (German)
Second Supervisor: Dr Cornelia Tschichold

Elsa Morgan-Pientka
Title: ‘Breaking the ice’: Studying formulaic language in high and mid-level frequency bands.
Level: MA by Research (passed viva Feb 2016)
First supervisor: Dr Vivienne Rogers
Second supervisor: Dr Federica Barbieri

Tariq Umrani
Title: Current Practices of English Language Teaching and Implementation of (CLIL) at University of Sindh, Pakistan
Level: PhD
First supervisor: Dr Vivienne Rogers
Second supervisor: Dr Michael Daller

2015

Ahmed Masrai: Investigating the relationship between L1 Mental Lexicon Size and Organisation and L2 Vocabulary Development.
Level: PhD
First supervisor: Professor Jim Milton
Second supervisor: Dr Giovanna Donzelli

Andrea Erzsébet Orosz: English as a Foreign Language Vocabulary Acquisition in the Hungarian Public Education sector.
PhD
First supervisor: Professor Jim Milton

2014

Omaima Abboud: Lexical Organization in an Additional Language.
Level: PhD
First supervisor: Professor Paul Meara
Second supervisor: Dr Cornelia Tschichold

George Higginbotham: Individual profiling of second language learners through word association.
Level: PhD
First supervisor: Prof Paul Meara
Second supervisor: Dr Vivienne Rogers

Guanjie Wang: China’s Peaceful Rise. A competing discourses in Newspaper Articles from China Daily and The Times.
Level: M.Phil
First supervisor: Dr Chris Shei
Other supervisor: Dr Geoffrey Hall
Other supervisor: Mr Geraint Evans

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