Dr Vivienne Rogers
Senior Lecturer
Department of Applied Linguistics
Telephone: (01792) 606737
Room: Office - 336
Third Floor
Keir Hardie Building
Singleton Campus

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. & The effectiveness of different explicit vocabulary-teaching strategies on learners’ retention of technical and academic words. The Language Learning Journal, 1-12.
  2. & The Mental Lexicon. In Martha Young-Scholten, Torsten Piske, Clare Wright (Ed.), Mind Matters in Second Language Acquisition. Multilingual Matters.
  3. & Examining the LLAMA aptitude tests. Journal of the European Second Language Association 1(1), 49-60.
  4. & Direct teaching of vocabulary after listening: is it worth the effort and what method is best?. The Language Learning Journal 45, 282-300.
  5. & Knowledge of Grammatical Use. In Milton, J.L. & Fitzpatrick, T. (Ed.), Dimensions of Vocabulary Knowledge. (pp. 106-122). Croydon: Palgrave.

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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).

  • ALE317 Research Project Preparation (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.

  • ALE318 Research Project (Linguistics)

    In this module, students will conduct an empirical research project in Linguistics under supervision. This will entail collecting and analyzing data, as well as writing up their projects in an 8,000 word dissertation.

  • 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.

Supervision

  • The effects of timing and modality of teaching on learners' retention of academic and technical vocabulary. (current)

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

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Cornelia Tschichold
  • The mental lexicon: How do linguistic and conceptual representations interact? (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Tess Fitzpatrick
  • Predictive processing of gender in Welsh/English bilinguals. (current)

    Student name:
    MA
    Other supervisor: Mr Steven Morris
  • The relationship between the acquisition of articles and vocabulary size among Saudi Arabian learners of English as a second language. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Cornelia Tschichold
  • The Relationship between Vocabulary Knowledge, Lexical Frequency and Syntactic Processing in Second Language Learners of Italian. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Cornelia Tschichold
  • Case studies in pronoun use, lexical profiles and working memory in Alzheimer's Patients.«br /»«br /»«br /» (current)

    Student name:
    MA
    Other supervisor: Prof Tess Fitzpatrick
  • 'A History of the Welsh English Dialect in Fiction' (awarded 2018)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Robert Penhallurick
  • ''Investigating lower-level reading processes among L1 Arabic learners of L2 English'' (awarded 2018)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Jim Milton