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Dr Daller is Associate Professor and PhD student co-ordinator in Applied Linguistics at Swansea University. Currently he is treasurer of the British Association for Applied Linguistics. He is Associate Editor of The Linguistics Journal, a member of the editorial board of Vigo International Journal of Applied Linguistics and reviewer of the ESRC College for research grant applications. He regularly reviews submissions to Bilingualism, Language and Cognition, Language Learning, Language Testing and International Journal of Bilingualism.


  1. & Ultimate attainment in the use of collocations among heritage speakers of Turkish in Germany and Turkish–German returnees. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 1-16.
  2. & Moving between Languages: Turkish Returnees from Germany. In Menzel, B. and Engel, S. (Ed.), Rueckkehr in die Fremde? (return to an alien country). (pp. 185-211). Berlin: Frank & Timme.
  3. & Vocabulary Acquisition and the Learning Curve. In Vocabulary knowledge: Human ratings and automated measures. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
  4. & Predicting study success of international students at English-speaking universities.. Bloomsbury Applied Linguistics Review 4(1)
  5. & Transfer of conceptualisation patterns in bilinguals: the construal of motion events in Turkish and German. Bilingualism, Language and Cognition 14(01), 95-119.

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  • ALEM19 Research Methods for ELT

    Required module for MA TEFL candidates. An introduction to relevant principles and some techniques in language teaching research contexts. Assessed by a limited and guided research project.


  • The Acquisition of Motion Verbs by Arab EFL Learners. (current)

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    Other supervisor: Prof Jim Milton