Dr Devo Devrim

Lecturer, English, Literacies and Language Education - School of Education; Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education

Devo Devrim

Phone: +61 2 6773 3832

Email: ddevrim@une.edu.au


Dr Devo Devrim is a member of the English, Literacies and Languages Education (ELLE) team at UNE. Within this group, he specializes in TESOL and Languages Education. He is a member of two research networks: Language, Literacies, Literature (LLL) and Indigenous Education Research (IERN). He is also a member of the editorial and advisory board of TOJELT.


Ph.D. in Linguistics (University of Sydney)
M.A. (Hons) in Applied Linguistics (Bosphorus University),
B.A. in Applied Linguistics (Bosphorus University)

Teaching Areas

EDEE312   Text, Grammar and Writing in the Primary School  
EDEE321   Grammar and Text Types for the Secondary Classroom
EDEE329   English 2: Language and Literacy Development
EDEE521   Grammar for Teaching English in the 21st Century                                              
EDLA387/487/EDLI502   Teaching English as an Additional Language or Dialect I                        
EDLA503   Language, Society and Culture
EDLA519   English as a World language

EDLA410/510   Linguistics for Language Teachers

Research Interests

Academic literacy
Systemic Functional Linguistics
Genre based pedagogy
Discourse analysis
Written feedback
Grammatical metaphor

Current Projects

UNE 2015 – Initial Investigation of Views of Aboriginal Community on Rhythm and Poetry Project with Bob Boughton.

UNE 2013 – Use of Interactive Multimedia Technology in English Language Teaching: Impact on Pedagogy, Practice and Learning with Eveline Chan, Deidre Clary, Zuocheng Zhang, Anne-Marie Morgan, Susan Feez and Thu Ngo.



Devrim, D. Y. (2015). Teaching grammatical metaphor: Designing pedagogical interventions. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Devrim, D. Y. (2012). Culture and language learning: What do students think? Saarbrüken: Lambert Academic Publishing.


Devrim, D. Y. (2015). Grammatical metaphor: What do we mean ? What exactly are we researching? Functional Linguistics, 2:3

Devrim, D. Y. (2014). Theorizing written feedback as a mediation tool within the Sydney School's genre pedagogy: a focus on ZPD and scaffolding. Functional Linguistics 2:8.

Mahboob, A. & Devrim, D. Y. (2012). Supporting Independent Construction Online: The role of feedback and revisions in the SLATE project. Linguistics and Human Sciences: The SLATE Project Special Issue 7(1-3): 103-125.

Devrim, D. Y. (2012). Developing an approach to teaching grammatical metaphor. ISFC 39 Conference Proceedings: 45-50. Australia: University of Technology Sydney.

Mahboob, A. & Devrim, D. Y. (2011). Providing effective feedback in an online environment. SPELT Quarterly 28(2): 17-30.

Devrim, D. Y. & Bayyurt, Y. (2010). Students' understandings and preferences of the role and place of 'culture' in English language teaching: A focus in an EFL context. TESOL Journal 2: 4-23.

Devrim, D. Y. (2009). Are we setting up new teachers to fail? Essential Teacher 6(2): 25-27.

Book reviews

Devrim, D. Y. (2014). Review of Rose, D. & Martin, J. R. 2012. Learning to write, reading to learn: Genre, knowledge and pedagogy in the Sydney School. Australian Review of Applied Linguistics 37(3), pp. 280-283.

Devrim, D. Y. (2014). Review of Barnard-Willis, D. 2012. Surveillance and Identity: Discourse, subjectivity and the state. Discourse and Communication 8(1), pp. 109-111.

Devrim, D. Y. (2011). Review of Christie, F. & Derewianka, B. 2010. School discourse: learning to write across the years of schooling. Australian Journal of Linguistics 31(3), pp. 373-377.

Devrim, D. Y. (2009). Review of Martin, J. R. & Rose, D. 2008. Genre relations: mapping culture. Australian Journal of Linguistics 30(3), pp. 376-380.

Devrim, D. Y. (2009). Review of Bruce, I. 2008. Academic writing and genre: a systematic analysis. Australian Review of Applied Linguistics 32(1), p 07.1.


International Systemic Functional Linguistics Association (ISFLA)
Australian Systemic Functional Linguistics Association (ASFLA)

Further Information


Australian Postgraduate Awards (APA)


Devrim, D. Y. (2013). Development of grammatical metaphor in academic literacy through online language support. Unpublished Ph.D. thesis. Australia: University of Sydney.