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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

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

Media and Links

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