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Name: Gillian  Wigglesworth
Institution: University of Melbourne
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Homepage: http://www.linguistics.unimelb.edu.au/people/staff/wigglesworth.htm
State and/or Country: Victoria
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications: Wigglesworth, G. 2005. Current approaches to researching second language learner processes. Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, 25

Nott, P., M. Brown, R. Cowan & G. Wigglesworth, 2005. What’s in a diary? Di-EL First Words. Deafness and Education International, 7, 1,

Yates, L. & G. Wigglesworth. 2005. Pragmatics in teaching: professional development through research. In Bartels, N. (ed) Applied Linguistics and Language Teacher Education. Kluwer Press

Wigglesworth, G. (ed). 2003. The kaleidoscope of adult second language learning: learner, teacher and researcher perspective. Sydney: NCELTR.

Wigglesworth, G. 2003. Probing the depths: the role of cultural, social, educational and individual factors on language learning. In Wigglesworth, G. (ed).The kaleidoscope of adult second language learning: learner, teacher and researcher perspective. Sydney: NCELTR

Wigglesworth, G. 2003. Bilingual support in the classroom. In Wigglesworth, G. (eds).The kaleidoscope of adult second language learning: learner, teacher and researcher perspective. Sydney: NCELTR

O'Loughlin, K. & G. Wigglesworth. 2003. Issues in task design: the effect of quantity and manner of presentation of information on writing assessments (pp. 89-130). IELTS Research Reports round 4

Storch, N. & Wigglesworth, G. 2003. Is there a role for the use of the L1 in an L2 setting? TESOL Quarterly, 37, 4: 760-770

Nott, P., R. Cowan, M. Brown & G. Wigglesworth. 2003. Assessment of language skills in young children receiving a cochlear implant or hearing aid under 2 years of age. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 4, 8: 401-421

Nicholas, H. & G. Wigglesworth. 2003. Acquiring language in the bilingual classroom. In Wigglesworth, G. (ed). The kaleidoscope of adult second language learning: learner, teacher and researcher perspective. Sydney: NCELTR

Wigglesworth, G. 2002. The role of the first language in the second language classroom: friend or foe. English Teaching, 57,1: 17-32

Schembri, A., G. Wigglesworth, T. Johnston, G. Leigh, R. Adam and R. Barker. 2002: The development of the Test Battery for Australian Sign Language Morphology and Syntax. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, Vol 7, No. 1: 18-40

Walker, N. & G. Wigglesworth. 2001. The effect of conductive hearing loss on phonological awareness, reading and spelling of urban Aboriginal students. The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Audiology, 23, 1

Wigglesworth, G. & A. Stavans 2001. A cross-cultural investigation of parental interaction in narrative with children at a range of ages (pp. 73-93). In Nelson, K., Aksu-Koc, A. & Johnson, C. (eds). Children's Language, Volume 10: Narrative and Discourse Development. Lawrence Erlbaum.

Wigglesworth, G. 2001. Influences on performance in task-based oral assessments (pp. 186-209). In Bygate, M., Skehan, P. & M. Swain: Task based learning. Addison Wesley Longman

Wigglesworth, G. 2000. Issues in the development of oral tasks for competency based performance assessments. In G. Brindley (ed.) Studies in Immigrant English Language Assessment (Volume 1). Sydney: NCELTR

Wigglesworth, G. 2000. Relating research and professional development: assessment task design. Prospect: a journal of Australian TESOL
Foster, P., Tonkyn, A & Wigglesworth G. 2000: A unit for all measures: Analyzing spoken discourse. Applied Linguistics, 21,3: 354-375

Announced on LINGUIST :  Bilingualism
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Courses Taught: Research in applied linguistics
Second language acquisition
First language acquisition
Language testing
Dissertation Director * of: Adolescent Identity and Pragmatic Marker Acquisition in a Study Abroad Context
(Averil Grieve, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Case-Marking in Contact: The development and function of case morphology in Gurindji Kriol, an Australian mixed language
(Felicity Meakins, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: Review of doctoral research in second-language teaching and learning in Australia (2003–2006)
Learners' Processings, Uptake, and Retention of Corrective Feedback on Writing

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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