Hanh Thi NguyenProfessor, Department of Languages and Applied Linguistics, Hawaiʻi Pacific University
PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Hanh Thi Nguyen

Dr. Hanh Nguyen is Professor of Applied Linguistics in the TESOL Programs at Hawaiʻi Pacific University. Her research interests include the development of interactional competence in a second or professional language, social interaction in language learning situations, learners’ transforming identities, and Vietnamese applied linguistics. To pursue these topics, she prefers a bottom-up approach, utilizing conversation analysis, discourse analysis, and systemic functional grammar. She is the author of Developing Interactional Competence: A Conversation Analytic Study of Patient Consultations in Pharmacy (2012; Palgrave-MacMillan). She is co-editor of Talk-in-Interaction: Multilingual Perspectives (2009; with Gabriele Kasper) and Pragmatics & Language Learning, Vol. 12 (2010; with Gabriele Kasper, Dina Yoshimi, and Jim Yoshioka), both published by the National Foreign Language Resource Center, University of Hawaiʻi. Her articles appear in journals such as Applied Linguistics, Text and Talk, Journal of Pragmatics, The Modern Language Journal, The Canadian Modern Language Review, Language and Education, Learning, Culture and Social Interaction, JALT, Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, and Communication and Medicine. Dr. Nguyen teaches courses on discourse analysis for language teachers, corpus linguistics for teachers, second language acquisition, assessment in TESOL, computer-assisted language learning, and language awareness.