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Dr Alasdair Archibald BSc, MA, PhD

Lecturer, Coordinator of PG Programmes in Linguistics

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Dr Alasdair Archibald is Coordinator of PG Programmes in Linguistics in Modern Languages and Linguistics at the University of Southampton.

Before joining the University of Southampton in 1994 I worked as a teacher trainer, curriculum designer and language teacher in Japan and Germany.

Research interests

My main research interests are in the areas of discourse analysis, second language writing, and interlanguage theories.

My main areas of research interest are:

  • Writing strategies and developing literacy in a second language
  • Discourse analysis and information structure
  • Error analysis and interlanguage theories
  • English for academic purposes

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I am convenor of the MAs in Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching, English Language Teaching, and English Language Teaching: Online.

I teach a range of courses on language teaching, writing in a second language, and discourse and meaning at both undergraduate and MA level.

Postgraduate supervision

I would welcome potential applicants interested in any of the above areas.

Current postgraduate supervision

Wisut Jarunthawatchai who is studying for a PhD on a process genre approach to develop writing competence of Thai university students.

Anh Tuan Huynh who is studying for a PhD investigating strategies to enhance the understanding of English information structure among learners of English as a Foreign Language.

Fatimah Alghamdi who is studying for a PhD on using computer tracking to trace writing strategies of advanced language learners.

Khampee Noonkhan who is studying for a PhD on the role of discourse structures in the development of writing of Thai university students.

Dr Alasdair Archibald
Building 65 Faculty of Arts and Humanities University of Southampton Avenue Campus Highfield Southampton SO17 1BF United Kingdom

Room Number : 65/3059

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