TIRF DDG recipients

Recipients and Findings

The Language Testing Research Colloquium (LTRC) was held online this year from June 14 to 17, and as has been the custom for several years, TIRF was represented there. At the awards ceremony, plaques were given to seven TIRF Doctoral Dissertation Grant (DDG) recipients – five 2019 TIRF DDG recipients and two 2020 awardees. (Since last year’s LTRC event was cancelled due to the pandemic, recognizing the 2019 grantees was not possible.)

Dr. Nicholas Limerick

We are pleased to announce the recipient of the 2020 TIRF James E. Alatis Prize for Research on Language Planning and Policy in Educational Contexts. Dr. Nicholas Limerick, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, has been named as this year’s recipient of TIRF’s Alatis Prize. His

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Shahid Abrar-ul-Hassan

Shahid Abrar-ul-Hassan Doctoral Institution: University of British Columbia TIRF Research Topic Investigated: Language Assessment Dissertation Title: English for Academic Purposes in Canada: Practitioners’ Construction of Assessment Literacy and Practices

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Pakize Uludag

Pakize Uludag Doctoral Institution: Concordia University TIRF Research Topic Investigated: Language Assessment Dissertation Title: Developing and Validating a Rubric for Assessing the Construct of Integration in L2 Integrated Writing Tasks

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Carmen Durham

Carmen Durham Doctoral Institution: University of Maryland, College Park TIRF Research Topic Investigated: Language Teacher Education Dissertation Title: Bridging and Expanding Language Through Digital Tools: Pre-Service Teachers Learning About Technology

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Andrew Scott

Andrew Scott Doctoral Institution: Lancaster University TIRF Research Topic Investigated: Language Teacher Education Dissertation Title: The Pedagogic Discourse of Teacher-led Responses to Student Writing: An Investigation into the Knowledge, Language and Pedagogy of Teacher Feedback Practices in Academic English Writing Classrooms for International Students

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Tsung-han Weng

Tsung-han Weng Doctoral Institution: University of Kansas TIRF Research Topic Investigated: Language Planning & Policy Dissertation Title: Global and Multicultural Education as Policy: An Ecological Study of Taiwan High School EFL Education

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Mama Adobea Nii Owoo

Mama Adobea Nii Owoo (Russell N. Campbell Award Winner) Doctoral Institution: University of Toronto TIRF Research Topic Investigated: Language Planning & Policy Dissertation Title: Language Policy as Personal Experience: Rereading Medium of Instruction policy in Ghana

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Lei Jiang

Lei Jiang Doctoral Institution: University of Georgia TIRF Research Topic Investigated: Migrants and Refugees: Teaching and Assessing English Dissertation Title: English Learner Students and College Access in the US: Analyzing Thirty Years of Evidence from the National Secondary School Longitudinal Studies

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Jade Kim

Jade Kim Doctoral Institution: University of Toronto TIRF Research Topic Investigated: Plurilingualism in Business, Industry, the Professions, and Educational Contexts Dissertation Title: Seminars as Communities of Practice: The Structural Analysis of Four Graduate-Level Seminars and the Spoken Participation Experiences of International Students in a Canadian University

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Hyunah Kim

Hyunah Kim Doctoral Institution: University of Toronto TIRF Research Topic Investigated: Content-based Instruction Dissertation Title: Effects of Cultural Familiarity on Canadian Elementary Students’ Performance on a Standardized Reading Test

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Heesun Chang

Heesun Chang Doctoral Institution: The University of Georgia TIRF Research Topic Investigated: Language Assessment Dissertation Title: Multidimensional Analysis of Linguistic Features of International Teaching Assistants: Linguistic-level Authenticity in ITA Assessment

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Celia Reddick

Celia Reddick Doctoral Institution: Harvard University TIRF Research Topic Investigated: Migrants and Refugees: Teaching and Assessing English Dissertation Title: Language for an Unknowable Future: How Language Ideologies and Pedagogies Shape the Lives of Refugee Children

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Kendi Ho

Kendi Ho Doctoral Institution: University of Hawai’i TIRF Research Topic Investigated: Plurilingualism in Business, Industry, the Professions, and Educational Contexts Dissertation Title: Health Communication in Home Care for Elders in Hawai‘i

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Carolina Arias

Carolina Fabiola Arias Contreras Doctoral Institution: The University of Queensland TIRF Research Topic Investigated: Content-based Instruction Dissertation Title: English for Specific Purposes (ESP) in the Field of Agriculture: From Needs Analysis to ESP Task Design and Implementation

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