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Dr David Ishii PhD OISE/Toronto, MATESOL Monterey

Lecturer in English for Academic Purposes

School of Humanities


Contact details

  • Ph: +64 9 414 0800 ext. 43371
    Location: 2.46, Atrium
    Campus: Albany (Auckland)


  • PhD in Education - OISE of the University of Toronto (2009)

Prizes and Awards

  • I was awarded a Dissertation Grant Award by the Language Learning Journal, which is one of the top five journals in Applied Linguistics. The award was worth approximately $1500 but more importantly it is very highly regarded and an honour to be its recipient. From: Language Learning Journal - (2005)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

English for Academic Purposes
Classroom Teaching and Learning
Vygotskyan Sociocultural Theory


Vygotskyan Sociocultural Theory



Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics (200401): Languages, Communication And Culture (200000): Linguistics (200400)


Classroom Teaching and Learning

Vygotskyan Sociocultural Theory

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 1

Research Outputs


Li, S., & Ishii, . (2015, November). Expressing voice in L2 academic writing: Making connections across and within rhetorical moves. Presented at The 14th Symposium on Second Language Writing Learning to Write for Academic Purposes. AUT University, City Campus, Auckland, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Ishii, D., Li, S.
Ishii, DN. (2014, November). A case study of learners’ beliefs, evolving identities, and developing linguistic repertoires. Presented at ALANZ. AUT.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Ishii, D.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 2 1

Courses Coordinated

  • 172.133 Introduction to Language Studies
  • 172.231 Linguistics for Speech Therapists
  • 172.233 Language Learning Processes
  • 172.235 Linguistic Analysis of the English Language
  • 172.335 Language and Identity
  • 192.101 English for Academic Purposes for Speakers of Other Languages
  • 192.102 Academic Writing in English for Speakers of Other Languages

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Victoria Kerry - PhD
    Stancetaking and the Marriage Amendment Bill: An analysis of online discourse in YouTube comments
  • Eugenia Butler - PhD
    Decision making processes in ESL writers' expression of voice in university postgraduate programmes

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • 2016 - Thi Mai Duyen Dang - PhD
    Eating alone is painful: An interdiciplinary and ethnographically inspired sociolinguistic investigation into Vietnamese mealtime ritual invitations

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