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Dr Vivienne Rogers

Dr Vivienne Rogers

Senior Lecturer, Applied Linguistics

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 606737

Email address

Welsh language proficiency

Basic Welsh Speaker
Office - 238
Second Floor
Keir Hardie Building
Singleton Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Vivienne’s research interests fall into two main areas of psycholinguistics and second language acquisition:

Firstly, she is interested in the link between learning vocabulary as a driver for the acquisition of syntactic features.

Secondly, the role of language learning aptitude and working memory in instructed second language acquisition. To this end, she has been working on the development of the LLAMA aptitude tests with Prof Paul Meara (

As a former French and German school teacher, Vivienne is also keen to develop her research in terms of practical implications for language teaching pedagogy.

Areas Of Expertise

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

Career Highlights

Award Highlights

Swansea University Distinguished Teacher (ELTA) award – 2015