Research areas

Featured Research Project

School strategic research initiative
In 2017, the School of Languages and Cultures launched its Strategic Research Initiative Scheme to foster research collaborations within and beyond the School. Two projects have been successful in the first round.


Recent publications

Aoyama, T. (2017) From ‘national’ literature to multicultural literature in ‘Japanese’ language? In K. Okano and Y. Sugimoto (eds.), Rethinking Japanese studies: Eurocentrism and the Asia-Pacific region (pp. 53-72) Abbingdon, Oxon, UK: Routledge.

Atzert, S. (2017). Philipp Mainlander zwischen Schopenhauers Nirvana und Freuds Todestrieb. In Mainlander Global: Offenbacher Mainlander-Symposium 2016 (pp. 31-47). Wurzburg, Germany: Konigshausen & Neumann.

Chang, W. & Fukushima, S. (2017) ‘Your care and concern are my burden!’: Accounting for the emic concepts of ‘attentiveness’ and ‘empathy’ in interpersonal relationships among Taiwanese females. East Asian Pragmatics, 2(1),1-23.

Chapman, D. (2017). Britain and the Bonins: Discovery, recovery and reclamation, Japan Forum 29 (2), 154-179.

Dasli, M. & A. Díaz (eds.), The critical turn in language and intercultural communication pedagogy: theory, research and practice. New York, United States:

Routledge.De Nooy, J. (2017). How to be virtually French: Australian Facebook users’ co-construction of a Francophile identity. ALSIC (Apprentissage des langues et systèmes d'information et de communication), 20, http://alsic.revues. org/3002.

Fraser, L. (2017). The pleasures of metamorphosis: Japanese and English fairy tale transformation of "The Little Mermaid". Detroit, MI, United States: Wayne State University Press.

Gardner, R. & Mushin, I. (2017) Epistemic trajectories in the classroom: how children respond in informing sequences. In Amanda Bateman, Amelia Church (eds.), Children's knowledge-in-interaction: studies in conversation analysis (pp. 13-36). Singapore, Singapore: Springer.

Gatherer, W. (2017). Fiction re-fabricated: an analysis of the loss of self-reflexivity in Herbert Batt’s metafiction “A Fiction” (“Xugou”). Translation Quarterly, 81, 1-28.

Hainge, G. (2017). Philippe Grandrieux: sonic cinema. London: Bloomsbury Academic.

Hardwick, J. (2017) The transnational and the transformative: Haim Tabakman's Tu n'aimeras point and the shifting profile of French cinema in the twenty-first century. Australian Journal of French Studies, 54(1), 84-95.

Haugh, M. (2017) Jocular language play, social action and (dis)affiliation in conversational interaction. In Nancy Bell (ed.), Multiple perspectives on language play (pp. 143-168). Boston, MA, United States: De Gruyter Mouton.

Mengxi, Y. and Crosthwaite, P. (2017) An investigation of English learning motivation disposition in Chinese universities. Asian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 4(1): 30-47.

Moore, P. (2017) Unwritten rules: code choice in task-based EFL learner discourse in an EMI context in Japan. In B. Fenton-Smith, P. Humphreys, I. Walkinshaw (eds.), English medium of instruction in higher education in Asia-Pacific: from policy to pedagogy (pp. 299-320). Cham, Switzerland: Springer.

Ramsay, G. (2017) Taiwanese stories of dementia. Modern China, 43(2), 217-243.

Rojas-Lizana, S. (2017) Who is asking the questions? Using co-constructed interviews in the study of perceived discrimination from a discourse analytical perspective. In R. Dwyer, I. Davis, & E. Emerald (eds.), Narrative research in practice: stories from the field (pp. 159-181). Singapore: Springer.

Round, E. (2017) Phonological exceptionality is localized to phonological elements: the argument from learnability and Yidiny word-final deletion. In C. Bowern, L. Horn, R. Zanuttini (sds.), On looking into words (and beyond): structures, relations, analyses (pp. 59-98). Berlin: Language Sciences Press.

Shen, C. & Jiang, W. (2017). Children’s language maintenance and parents’ role: a case study of five Chinese immigrant families living in Brisbane. Overseas Chinese Education, 84, 5-19

Sullivan, K. (2017) Integrating constructional semantics and conceptual metaphor. constructions and Frames, 8(2): 141-165.

Yucel, M. & Iwashita, N. (2017) The IELTS roller coaster: stories of hope, stress, success and despair. In R. Dwyer, I. Davis, E. Emerald (eds.), Narrative research in practice: stories from the field (pp. 209-223). Singapore: Springer.


For a full list of publications from the School of Languages and Cultures, please visit eSpace.

View all publications