For my current and prospective graduate students

I am happy to supervise MA and PhD students in the following areas:

1) SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION- L1/L2/L3 phonetics, phonology, speech perception, syntax, sociolinguistics, vocabulary, reading, pragmatics.

2) DESCRIPTIVE & THEORETICAL LINGUISTICS: Language Typology, Turkish Languages, articulatory & auditory phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, pragmatics and psycholinguistics.  Those interested in working within an Optimality Theoretic framework for all linguistic domains are also welcome.

3) SECOND LANGUAGE PEDAGOGY-  Teacher Education, L2 input and instruction, strategies, comparative education,  special education, and all other research which aims to bridge linguistic theory to practice and analyse language
teaching from a cognitive, linguistic, social, and/or pedagogical context.

4) SOCIOLINGUISTICS- Language contact, bilingual education, language change, bilingualism, language attrition, language planning and policy, discourse analysis, pragmatics, multiculturalism, third culture kids (TCK).

Advisor to the Following M.A. Dissertation & Ph.D./EdD Theses

Kenan, Dikilitaş. The Impact of in-service Teacher training: A Case Study of Four Novice Teachers’ Beliefs and Classroom Practices. Unpublished PhD thesis in English Language Education, Yeditepe University, 2013.

Mohammed Samimi. A Linguistic Ethnographic Analysis of Bilingual Arabic-English speaking undergraduate students’ literacy practices. EdD thesis in TESOL, The British University in Dubai (in progress).

Amr Alzarka. The Pronunciation Errors of L1 Arabic Learners of L2 English: The Role of Modern Standard Arabic and Vernacular Dialects. Unpublished MEd dissertation in TESOL, The British University in Dubai, 2013.

La Trinidad Mina Mangmang. Perceptions towards the use of a self-access centre in a university in Northern Thailand. Unpublished MEd dissertation in TESOL, The British University in Dubai, 2013.

Mahmoud Nafa. A Brain Based Approach for Teaching English Language Vocabulary to ESL Learners: An Investigation Based on Arabic-speaking Learners. Unpublished MEd dissertation in TESOL, The British University in Dubai, 2013.

Tamer Ahmed Ibrahim. The effects of “pre-” and “within-task” planning on L2 written accuracy: A longitudinal Study in the context of ADEC’s English Continuous Rich Tasks (ECART). Unpublished MEd dissertation in TESOL, The British University in Dubai, 2013.

Hande Koyuncuoĝlu Using Skype in Measuring Language Attrition: A Case Study of a Child. Unpublished MEd dissertation in English Language Education, Yeditepe University, 2011.

Buket Kömürcü. Assessment of Auditory Speech Perceptual Skills by Young Turkish L2 Learners of English: Perceptual Assimilation Model. Unpublished MEd dissertation in English Language Education. Yeditepe University, 2010.

Seray Ayşe Uzel. A Comparative Study of the Turkish (L1) and English (L2) Reading Strategies of Turkish Freshman Students. Unpublished MEd dissertation in English Language Education, Yeditepe University, 2010.

Uğur Dinçer. Turkish Young Learners’ Perceptions of Communicative vs. Non-Communicative Activities in their EFL Classroom. Unpublished MEd dissertation in English Language Education, Yeditepe University, 2009.

Jonathan Beard. The Native Myth?: An investigation into Turkish students perceptions of native and non-native speaker English language teachers. Unpublished MEd dissertation in English Language Education, Yeditepe University, 2009.

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