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Dr Gavin Austin

Dr Gavin Austin
Name Gavin Austin
Position Lecturer (Applied Linguistics)
Section School of Education
Office A230
Location Springfield Campus
Phone +61 7 3470 4314
Extension 4314
Email
Qualifications BA Sydney , MLitt Sydney , PhD UNE
Homepage https://eportfolio.usq.edu.au/user/view.php?id=12271
The views expressed on staff homepages may not reflect the views of the University.

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Linguistic Structures (incl. Grammar, Phonology, Lexicon, Semantics) ( 200408 )
  • English as a Second Language ( 200303 )
  • Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics ( 200401 )
  • Language Studies not elsewhere classified ( 200399 )
  • Language, Communication and Culture ( 200000 )
  • Linguistics not elsewhere classified ( 200499 )
  • Linguistics ( 200400 )
  • Language Studies ( 200300 )



Publications in ePrints

Nguyen, Huong Thi Linh and Austin, Gavin and Chau, Dung Duc and Nguyen, Hien Quang and Nguyen, Khanh Hoang Bao and Duong, Manh The (2018) Eliciting patients’ health concerns in consulting rooms and wards in Vietnamese public hospitals. International Journal of Applied Linguistics & English Literature, 7 (2). pp. 121-133. ISSN 2200-3592

Nguyen, Huong and Austin, Gavin (2018) Follow-up visits in doctor-patient communication: the Vietnamese case. International Journal of Society, Culture & Language, 6 (1). pp. 18-30. ISSN 2329-2210

Nguyen, Huong Thi Linh and Austin, Gavin (2018) On invoking third parties in Vietnamese medical communication. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 8 (7). pp. 713-725. ISSN 1799-2591

Nguyen, Huong Thi Linh and Austin, Gavin and Chau, Dung Duc (2018) Treatment recommendation in Vietnamese medical consultations. People: International Journal of Social Sciences, 3 (3). pp. 1010-1027. ISSN 2454-5899

Austin, Gavin and Pongpairoj, Nattama and Trenkic, Danijela (2015) Structural competition in second language production: towards a constraint-satisfaction model. Language Learning, 65 (3). pp. 689-722. ISSN 0023-8333

Approved research supervisor in the area of:

  • Linguistic Structures (incl. Grammar, Phonology, Lexicon, Semantics) ( 200408 )
  • English as a Second Language ( 200303 )
  • Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics ( 200401 )
  • Language Studies not elsewhere classified ( 200399 )
  • Language, Communication and Culture ( 200000 )
  • Linguistics not elsewhere classified ( 200499 )
  • Linguistics ( 200400 )
  • Language Studies ( 200300 )


Research topics

My main area of teaching and research is second language acquisition, though I also have expertise in linguistic theory and quantitative research methods. As the majority of my students at USQ are language teachers, I am able to draw upon my own experience in TESOL to help students forge meaningful links between pedagogical theory and practice. In addition to lecturing at tertiary level, I have worked as an English language instructor in Japan and Australia, and as an IELTS examiner.