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Department of Linguistics

Associate Professor Lynda Yates

Lynda Yates

Formal name: Lynda Yates

Position: Associate Professor

Personal Title: Associate Professor

Qualifications: BA Hons Manch, MA Lanc, PhD La Trobe

Telephone: +61 2 9850 9646

Fax: +61 2 9850 9352


Location: C5A 520

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Lynda’s research interests centre around adult language learning and communication in workplace and further study contexts, focusing in particular on speaking skills, pronunciation and interpersonal pragmatics. In 2009 she was Acting Director of the AMEP Research Centre where she had been a senior researcher since its inception in 2000. After completing an Honours degree in languages (Russian and French), Lynda gained wide experience in adult TESOL in the U.K., France, Armenia and Egypt, and has also consulted to industry. She has been involved in TESOL teacher training for a number of years at a postgraduate and professional development level.

Research interests:
  • Adult language learning and use
  • Workplace language and TESOL
  • Cross cultural and interlanguage pragmatics
  • Teaching and learning pronunciation
  • Inclusive approaches to classroom teaching at tertiary level
  • Professional development of teachers


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