Dr Vivienne Rogers

Vivienne's research interests lie primarily in the areas of second language acquisition of syntax and vocabulary and language pedagogy. She is particularly keen to empirically examine theoretically motivated research questions using large corpora of data and also to extend this to consider the implications for language teaching pedagogy.

Areas of Expertise

  • Second language acquisition
  • Syntax
  • Vocabulary
  • Link between SLA research and language pedagogy
  • Corpus Linguistics
  • Psycholinguistics

Publications

  1. A brief evaluation of the LLAMA_B test. In Paul Meara & Imma Miralpeix (Ed.), Tools for researching vocabulary.. Bristol: Multilingual Matters.
  2. & The Mental Lexicon. In Martha Young-Scholten, Torsten Piske, Clare Wright (Ed.), Mind Matters in Second Language Acquisition. Multilingual Matters.
  3. & Testing aptitude. EUROSLA Yearbook 16, 179-210.
  4. & Knowledge of Grammatical Use. In Milton, J.L. & Fitzpatrick, T. (Ed.), Dimensions of Vocabulary Knowledge. (pp. 106-122). Croydon: Palgrave.
  5. & Direct teaching of vocabulary after listening: is it worth the effort and what method is best?. The Language Learning Journal, 1-19.

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Teaching

  • ALE211 Psycholinguistics

    Lectures will explain and explore the field of psycholinguistics and its concerns; the brain and biological systems; speech perception; words and meanings; sentence processing; text and discourse; first language acquisition; bilingualism; second language acquisition.

  • ALE306 Second Language Acquisition

    To examine second language learning from psycholinguistic/social/cultural perspectives. To identify qualities and conditions necessary for successful SLA. To explore similarities/differences between first and second language acquisition. To build on preliminary investigations into language acquisition in ALE211 (Psycholinguistics) and ALE305 (First Language Acquisition).

  • ALEM20 Second Language Acquisition

    How do you learn a second language? What processes are involved? What is the role of the first language? In this module, students will engage with these questions among others. Students will critically evaluate different theories of second language acquisition including what knowledge we have at the outset of the acquisition process and how we develop. Students will also examine different factors that may influence how successful a language learner becomes, including motivation, aptitude etc. We will read empirical studies that have sought to examine different studies and we will critically evaluate their results. The different methods of assessment will require students to critical evaluate research papers, analyse second language learner data and use this to support their arguments.

  • ENA301 Research Project (Linguistics)

    This module prepares students for the dissertation which is written in the module ENA301. It introduces students to a range of methodologies used in research in general and in applied linguistics in particular and prepares them for the conducting and writing up of their own piece of research.

Supervision

  • The effects of pre-teaching sub-technical vocabulary cognitively and productively on the learners' retention. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Cornelia Tschichold
  • A corpus driven analysis of patient information for radiography (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Cornelia Tschichold
  • A history of Welsh English (brief working title) (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Robert Penhallurick
  • To be arranged (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Jim Milton
  • The correlation between syntactic processing and lexical items among Arabic native speakers learning English as a second and foreign language inside Saudi Arabia and in UK. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Cornelia Tschichold
  • The Relationship between Vocabulary Knowledge and Syntax Development in Second Language Learners (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Cornelia Tschichold
  • The mental lexicon: Stable construct or dynamic situated conceptualizations? (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Tess Fitzpatrick