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Dr Arianna Berardi-Wiltshire BA, PGDipSLT, PhD Linguistics and SLT

Lecturer in Linguistics

School of Humanities

Dr Arianna Berardi-Wiltshire is a lecturer in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics at Massey University in Palmerston North, New Zealand. Her primary area of research is heritage and minority language education and revitalisation, with her most recent study exploring the language maintenance efforts of NZ migrant families with young children from a Family Language Policy perspective. Outside the NZ context, Dr Berardi-Wiltshire is currently involved in a Brazil-based collaborative project aimed at the establishment of an indigenous language preschool center for the Kaingang community in southern Brazil. 

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Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: +64 6 9516558
    Location: 4.14, Sir Geoffrey Peren Building
    Campus: Turitea, Palmerston North

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts (Linguistics and Classical Studies) - Massey University (2000)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Second Langauge Teaching - Massey University (2001)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Linguistics and Second Language Teaching - Massey University (2009)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Heritage languages, Heritage language learning, Language Policy, Family language policy, Langauge revitalisation, Endengered languages, Sociolinguistics, Community languages, Applied linguistics, Second language learning, Language learning motivation, Identity and language learning

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics (200401): Language in Culture and Society (Sociolinguistics) (200405): Languages, Communication And Culture (200000): Linguistics (200400)

Keywords

Heritage languages, Heritage language learning, Langauge revitalisation, Endengered languages, Sociolinguistics, Community languages, Applied linguistics, Second language learning, Language learning motivation, Identity and language learning

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 1

Research Outputs

Journal

Berardi-Wiltshire, A. (2017). Parental Ideologies and Family Language Policies among Spanish-speaking Migrants to New Zealand. Journal of Iberian and Latin American Research.
[Journal article]Authored by: Berardi-Wiltshire, A.
Berardi-Wiltshire, A. (2017). Endangered languages in the home: The role of family language policies in the revitalisation of indigenous languages. Revista LinguíStica. 13(1)
[Journal article]Authored by: Berardi-Wiltshire, A.
Maia, M., & Berardi-Wiltshire, A. (2015). Entrevista: Hinurewa Poutu. Revista Linguíʃtica. 11(2), 14-21
[Journal article]Authored by: Berardi-Wiltshire, A.
Berardi-Wiltshire, A., Petrucci, P., & Maia, M. (2015). Indigenous language education in New Zealand: The case of maori-medium schools. Cadernos Educação Escolar Indígena. 12(1), 1-11 Retrieved from http://merireu.org.br/publicacoes
[Journal article]Authored by: Berardi-Wiltshire, A., Petrucci, P.
Berardi-Wiltshire, A., & Petrucci, P. (2015). Bringing linguistics to life: An anchored approach to teaching Linguistics to non-linguists. TE REO Journal of the Linguistic Society of New Zealand. 58, 59-75
[Journal article]Authored by: Berardi-Wiltshire, A., Petrucci, P.
Berardi-Wiltshire, A. (2013). Motivational Implications of Heritage Language Identity for Heritage Language Learning. Beyond Words. 1(1), 68-87
[Journal article]Authored by: Berardi-Wiltshire, A.
Berardi-Wiltshire, A. (2013). Reframing the foreign language classroom to accommodate the heritage language learner: A study of heritage identity and language learning motivation. New Zealand Studies in Applied Linguistics. 18(2), 21-34
[Journal article]Authored by: Berardi-Wiltshire, A.

Book

Berardi-Wiltshire, A. (2016). Identity and motivation among heritage language learners of Italian in New Zealand: A social constructivist perspective. In T. Aravossitas, & P. Trifonas (Eds.) Handbook of Research and Practice in Heritage Language Education. (pp. 1 - 19). : Springer International
[Chapter]Authored by: Berardi-Wiltshire, A.

Thesis

Berardi-Wiltshire, A. (2009). Italian identity and heritage language motivation: Five stories of heritage language learning in traditional foreign language courses in Wellington, New Zealand. (Doctoral Thesis)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Berardi-Wiltshire, A.

Conference

Berardi-Wiltshire, A., Maia, M., & Nascimento, M. (2017, April). The Kaingang language and culture nest project: A proposal of intercultural dialogue between the Kaingang of Brazil and the Maori of Ne Zealand. Presented at First International Conference on Revitalization of Indigenous and Minoritized Languages. University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Berardi-Wiltshire, A.Contributed to by: Berardi-Wiltshire, A.
Berardi-Wiltshire, A. (2017, June). An alternative perspective to minority language terminology. Presented at IBS 11 - International Symposium on Bilingualism. Limerick, Ireland.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Berardi-Wiltshire, A.Contributed to by: Berardi-Wiltshire, A.
Berardi-Wiltshire, A. (2016, July). Spanish-speaking families' language policies for raising bilingual children in NZ. Presented at AILASA Conference 2016 - Transforming Legacies. Massey University, Albany Campus.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Berardi-Wiltshire, A.
Berardi-Wiltshire, A. (2015, December). “It’s not easy, but it’s my job and i’ll make it work.” raising bilingual children in New Zealand: migrant parents’ beliefs, attitudes, and (lack of) expectations.. Presented at 2015 Intergenerational Transmission of Minority Languages Symposium Migrant Language(s) in the Home: Practices and Policies. Christchurch, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Berardi-Wiltshire, A.
Berardi-Wiltshire, A. (2014, July). New Zealand parents' investment in children's development of heritage languages. Presented at CLESOL 2014. Victoria University, Wellington.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Berardi-Wiltshire, A.
Berardi-Wiltshire, A. (2014, March). The motivational implications of heritage identity for heritage language learning in foreign language courses: The role of sociocultural factors outside the classroom. Presented at Second International Conference on Heritage/Community Languages. UCLA, Los Angeles, USA.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Berardi-Wiltshire, A.
Berardi-Wiltshire, A. (2012, October). Heritage language learners in the foreign language classroom: Challenges and implications. Presented at Community languages and ESOL (CLESOL) 13th National Conference. IPC Tertiary Institute, Palmerston North.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Berardi-Wiltshire, A.
Berardi-Wiltshire, A. (2011, November). Italian as a community language in Wellington: A personal identity perspective from heritage language learners.. Presented at Linguistics Society of New Zealand 19th Biennial Conference. Victoria University of Wellington.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Berardi-Wiltshire, A.
Berardi-Wiltshire, A. (2008, October). "Italian as my heritage language": Narratives from Wellington learners.. Presented at Italian Studies in New Zealand: A Symposium. Victoria University of Wellington.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Berardi-Wiltshire, A.

Consultancy and Languages

Languages

  • Italian
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent
  • English
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
CoSupervisor 3 1

Teaching

172.232 Language and Society in New Zealand

172.335 Language and Identity

172.336 Languages of the Pacific

172.239 Language and Culture

272.701 Language Awareness and Issues

Current Doctoral Supervision

CoSupervisor of:

  • Thi Anh Hong Nguyen - PhD
    Emotion in second language acquisition in Vietnamese high school contexts.
  • Hilary Laracy - PhD
    Apostrophe's - an investigation into the history of the apostrophe and attitudes toward apostrophe use.

Completed Doctoral Supervision

CoSupervisor of:

  • 2016 - Huy Cuong Pham - PhD
    An ecological perspective on the motivational trajectories of high school students learning English in rural areas in Vietnam

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