Semester Two 2013

Doctoral Studies Research Student Award - 2013 Archive

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Winner: Janica Nordstrom

Paper title: Parents and children in community language schools: reasons and perceptions of intergenerational language transmission and schooling.

Janica Nordstrom is a PhD candidate in Education supervised by Associate Professor Ken Cruickshank and Dr Lina Markauskaite. Her study explores how identities are negotiated in online learning environments in community language schools. Her main research interests include community and heritage language education, online learning, identity and ethnography.

Before her PhD, she completed a Master of Art and a Master in Education at the University of Växjö, Sweden. She has taught Swedish to all ages both in Sweden and in Australia. On a personal note she enjoys going fairy searching with her preschooler and spending time in nature.

Highly commended: Rosmawati

Paper title: Dynamic development of complexity and accuracy in second language academic writing: a case study

Rosmawati is a PhD candidate in TESOL education supervised by Dr Aek Phakiti and Dr Minkang Kim. Her main research interest includes second language acquisition and the application of Dynamic Systems Theory to second language development. Her current project investigates the longitudinal development of second language academic writing.

Rosmawati completed her M.A. in Applied Linguistics from the South China University of Technology in 2010. After the completion of her study in China, she returned to her home country, Indonesia, and worked as a lecturer before coming to Australia for her PhD study in 2012 for which she was awarded the Endeavour Prime-Minister's Australia Asia Award.