Associate Professor Finex Ndhlovu

Associate Professor - Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education; School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Finex Ndhlovu

Phone: +61 2 6773 2133

Mobile: 0499149379

Email: fndhlovu@une.edu.au

Twitter: @FinexNdhlovu

Biography

Finex Ndhlovu’s research sits at the cutting edge of contemporary linguistic and socio-cultural theories. Key research and teaching interests are around language, identity and sociality in relation to transnational African diaspora communities; language and development; language and discourses of everyday exclusion; language and citizenship; and language-in-education. He has been involved in two major Australian and one South African grants as sole and joint Chief Investigator since 2008; the most recent looks at the language practices of African migrants in regional Australia. He has had  six books published and over 50 refereed journal articles and book chapters throughout his career. Many of these outputs are published by leading academic publishers including Palgrave Macmillan, Routledge and Oxford University Press; and international journals such as Australian Journal of Linguistics, Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, Australasian Review of African Studies and Journal of Multicultural Discourses.

Qualifications

B.A. (Hons) (Zimbabwe), M.A. (Zimbabwe), Grad. Dip. Ed. (Zimbabwe), PhD (Monash)

Teaching Areas

LING244 Language and the Law
LING150/ 350Communicating in Culturally Diverse Contexts
LING371/LING571 Sociolinguistics and Language Ecology
LING552 Intercultural Communication

Supervision Areas

Potential topics for research students include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Language policy and politics
  • Language, culture, development, identity
  • Discourses on 'language' and language definition traditions
  • Multilingualism and multilingual education
  • Language, globalisation and trans-nationalism
  • Teaching English as an additional language in multilingual settings
  • Language and intercultural communication – beliefs and practices
  • Migrant language practices in rural and regional contexts
  • Multilingualism and multilingual discourses – beliefs, practices, myths and fallacies
  • English monolingualism and attitudes towards multilingualism
  • Metalinguistic awareness in professionals who deal with culturally diverse clients
  • Language-in-education policy and literacy
  • Translanguaging and translingual practices
  • Decolonial and Southern epistemologies

Research Interests

Language policy and politics, multilingualism and multilingual citizenship, language and identity formation, African migrant languages and identities, cross-border languages and trans-national identities, African Diaspora identities, language-in-migration policies, language and citizenship, postcolonial African identities, and language and discourses of everyday forms of exclusion in Australia and Africa.

Current Research Projects

  • Mapping Language Practices of Emerging African Communities in Australia. University of New England.
  • Language in the Uniform: Communication for Policing Multilingual Regional Australia. University of New England.
  • Multilingualism, Migration, Inequality. Advanced Research Collaborative, City University of New York.

Publications

For the latest, please see ResearchGate or Google Scholar

Books Sole-Authored

Ndhlovu, F. (In press). Language, Vernacular Discourse and Nationalisms: Uncovering the Myths of Transnational Worlds. Palgrave Macmillan. London & New York.

Ndhlovu, F. (2015). Hegemony and Language Policies in Southern Africa: Identity, Integration, Development. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars publishing. [ISBN 978144877077], pp. 237.

Ndhlovu, F. (2014). Becoming an African Diaspora in Australia: Language, Culture, Identity. London and New York: Palgrave Macmillan [ISBN 9781137414311]

Ndhlovu, F. (2009). The Politics of Language and Nation Building in Zimbabwe. Bern: Peter Lang International Publishers [ISBN 9783039119424], pp. 243.

Books Co-Authored

Kamusella, T. & Ndhlovu, F. (2017). The Social and Political History of the Languages of Southern Africa. London: Palgrave Macmillan [ISBN 9783319579184].

Ndhlovu, F. & Ndlovu-Gatsheni, S. J (eds.) (2013). Nationalism Matters: The African National Project in an Age of Globalisation. Pretoria: Africa Institute of South Africa [ISBN 9780798303958], pp. 362.

Book Chapters

Ndhlovu, F. (In print). How Linguistic and Cultural Diversity can Enhance African Political Governance. In J. Lahai, K. von Strockirch & H. Ware (eds.) Governance and Political Adaptation in Fragile States. Palgrave Macmillan. London. Accepted May 2017.

Ndhlovu, F & Siziba, L. (2017). English in Southern Africa. In T. Kamusella & F. Ndhlovu (eds.) The Social and Political History of the Languages of Southern Africa. London: Palgrave Macmillan. (with Liqhwa Siziba).

Ndhlovu, F. & Kamusella, T. (2017). Challenging Intellectual Colonialism: The rarely Noticed Question of Methodological Tribalism in Language Research. In T Kamusella & F. Ndhlovu (eds.) The Social and Political History of the Languages of Southern Africa. London: Palgrave Macmillan (with Tomasz Kamusella).

Kamusella, T. & Ndhlovu, F. (2017). Introduction: Linguistic and Cultural Imperialism, Alas.  In T Kamusella & F. Ndhlovu (eds.) The Social and Political History of the Languages of Southern Africa. London: Palgrave Macmillan (with Tomasz Kamusella).

Ndhlovu, F. (2017). Language, Migration, Diaspora: Challenging the Big Battalions of Groupism. In O. García, N. Flores and M. Spotti (eds.) Oxford Handbook of Language and Society. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 1-24. DOI: 10.1093/oxforddhb/9780190212896.013.25.

Ndhlovu, F. & Willoughby, L. (2016). Migration, Heritage Languages and Changing Demographics in Australia. In Claire Chik (ed.) Routledge Handbook of Heritage Language Education. Routledge, pp. 22-32.

Ndhlovu, F. (2015). Language, Diaspora, Immigrants: Challenging the Big Battalions of Groupism. In O. Garcia and N. Flores (eds.) Handbook of Language and Society Studies. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 1-14.

Ndhlovu, F. (2014). On Politic Behaviour: The Personal Pronoun as an Address Term in the Ndebele Language of Zimbabwe. In K. Burridge and R. Benczes (eds). Wrestling with Words and Meanings: Essays in Honour of Keith Allan. Melbourne: Monash University Publishing, pp. 176-197.

Ndhlovu, F. (2013). The Burden of National Languages and the Bondages of Linguistic Boundaries in Postcolonial Africa. In S. J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni and B. Mhlanga (eds.) Bondage of Boundaries and Identity Politics in Postcolonial Africa: The 'Northern' Problem and Ethno-Futures. Pretoria: Africa Institute of South Africa.

Ndhlovu, F. (2013). African National Language Question and the African National Project. In S. J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni and F. Ndhlovu (eds). Nationalism Matters: The African National Project in an Age of Globalisation. Pretoria: Africa Institute of South Africa.

Ndhlovu, F. (2013). Revisiting the National Question and Rethinking the Political Trajectory of Africa in the 21st Century. In S. J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni and F. Ndhlovu (eds). Nationalism Matters: The African National Project in an Age of Globalisation. Pretoria: Africa Institute of South Africa (with S. J Ndlovu-Gatsheni).

Ndhlovu, F. (2013). The African National Project and the Enduring Legacy of Nationalism. In S. J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni and F. Ndhlovu (eds). Nationalism Matters: The African National Project in an Age of Globalisation. Pretoria: Africa Institute of South Africa (with S. J Ndlovu-Gatsheni).

Ndhlovu, F. (2010). Language Policy, Citizenship and Discourses of Exclusion in Zimbabwe. In S. Ndlovu and J. Muzondidya (eds.) Grotesque Nationalism in Africa: Essays on Zimbabwe. Bern:  Peter Lang International Publishers, pp. 195-215.

Ndhlovu, F. (2009). Australia's Language-in-Migration Policies: Another Site for Subtle Social Exclusion. In N. Othman and S. Govindasamy (eds.) English and Asia. Kuala Lumpur: International Islamic University of Malaysia Publications, pp. 233-260.

Ndhlovu, F. (2007). Reflections on the Challenges of Researching Language Maintenance and Language Vitality in South-western Zimbabwe. In Nicholas Ostler and Maya David (eds.) Working Together for Endangered Languages – Research Challenges and Social Impacts. Bath: Foundation for Endangered Languages, pp. 127-134.

Ndhlovu, F. (2007). Everyday Forms of Language-based Marginalization: Focus on Zimbabwe. In R. Loughnane, C. P. Williams and J. Verhoeven (Eds.) In Between Wor(l)ds: Transformation and Translation. School of Languages, University of Melbourne: Melbourne, pp. 119-134.

Ndhlovu, F. (2005). Zimbabwe's Postcolonial Language Policy Formulation Paradigms – 1987 to 1998: Another Recipe for the Marginalization of Minority Languages. In Nigel Crawhall and Nicholas Ostler (eds.) Creating Outsiders: Endangered Languages, Migration and Marginalization. Bath: Foundation for Endangered Languages, pp. 145 – 152.

Journal Articles

Ndhlovu, F. (In print). Omphile and his Soccer Ball: Colonialism, Methodology, Translanguaging Research. Australian Journal of linguistics. Accepted April 2017.

Ndhlovu, F. (2018). Vernacular Discourse, Emergent Political Languages and Belonging in Southern Africa. Africa Review Vol. 10(1), January 2018.

Ndhlovu, F. (2017). Southern Development Discourse for Southern Africa: Linguistic and Cultural Imperatives. Journal of Multicultural Discourses 12(2): 89-109 DOI: 10.1080/17447143.2016.1277733.

Ndhlovu, F. (2015). Ignored Lingualism: Another Resource for Overcoming the Monolingual Mind-set in Language Education Policy. Australian Journal of Linguistics. Vol 35(4), pp. 398-414.

Ndhlovu, F. (2015). Marginality and Linguistic Cartographies of African Denizens as Spheres of Possibility in Regional Australia. Australasian Review of African Studies Vol. 36(1) June 2015, pp. 1-15.

Ndhlovu, F. (2015). A Decolonial Critique of Diaspora Identity Theories and the Notion of Superdiversity. Diaspora Studies Online version, pp. 1-14. DOI: 10.1080/09739572.2015.1088612.
Ndhlovu, F. & Siziba, L. (2014). The Idea of Southern Africa in the Humanities and Social Science Disciplines. Africa Review 6(1), pp. 1-15.

Ndhlovu, F. (2014). The Idea of Southern Africa in the Humanities and Social Science Disciplines. Africa Review 6(1), pp. 44-58 (with Liqhwa Siziba).

Ndhlovu, F. (2014). Too Tall, Too Dark to be Australian: Subjective Perceptions of Post-refugee Africans. Critical Race and Whiteness Studies e-Journal, Vol. 10, April 2014.

Ndhlovu, F. (2013). Language Nesting, Superdiversity and African Diasporas in Regional Australia. Australian Journal of Linguistics 33(4), pp. 426-448.

Ndhlovu, F. (2013). How the Idea of Vehicular Cross-border Languages Misdirects Multilingualism in the African Integration Debate: A Decolonial Epistemic Perspective.  Africanus 43(2), pp. 13-33.

Ndhlovu, F. (2013). Beyond Neo-liberal Instructional models: Why multilingual instruction matters for South African skills development. International Journal of Language Studies 7(3), pp. 33-58.

Ndhlovu, F. (2013). Cross-border Languages in Southern African Economic and Political Integration. African Studies 72(1), pp. 19-40.

Ndhlovu, F. (2011). No to Everything British but their Language: Re-thinking English Language and Politics in Zimbabwe (2000-2008). International Research Journal: Language, Society and Culture, 33, pp. 108-119.

Ndhlovu, F. (2011). Post-refugee African Australians' perceptions about being and becoming Australian: Language, discourse and participation. African Identities, 9(4), pp. 447-465.

Ndhlovu, F. (2011). Proposing a language-based Framework for the form and structure of United States of Africa. South African Journal of African Languages, 30(2).

Ndhlovu, F. (2010). Language Politics in Postcolonial Africa Revisited: The Agency of Minorities to Hegemonic Language Impositions. Language Matters, 41(2), pp. 175-192.

Ndhlovu, F. (2010). Belonging and Attitudes towards Ethnic Languages among African migrants in Australia. Australian Journal of Linguistics, 30(2), 283-305.

Ndhlovu, F. (2009). The Limitations of Language and Nationality as Prime markers of African Diaspora Identities in the State of Victoria. African identities 7(1), pp. 17-32.

Ndhlovu, F. (2008). A Critical Discourse Analysis of the History of the Language Question in Australia's Migration Policies: 1901 – 1957. Australian Critical Race and Whiteness Studies Association (ACRAWSA) e-Journal 4(2), pp. 17-33.

Ndhlovu, F. (2008). The Politics of Language and Nationality in Zimbabwe: Nation Building or Empire Building? South African Journal of African Languages Vol. 28(1),pp. 1-10.

Ndhlovu, F. (2008). The Conundrums of Language Policy and Politics in South Africa and Zimbabwe. Australian Journal of Linguistics Vol. 28(1), pp. 59-80.

Ndhlovu, F. (2008). Language and African Development: Theoretical Reflections on the Place of Languages in African Studies. Nordic Journal of African Studies Vol. 17(2), pp. 137-151.

Ndhlovu, F. (2007). The Role of Discourse in Identity Formation and the Manufacture of Ethnic Minorities. Journal of Multicultural Discourses, Vol. 2(2), pp. 131-147.

Ndhlovu, F. (2007). Historicizing the Socio-politics of Shona Language Hegemony in Zimbabwe. Lwati Journal of Contemporary Research. Vol. 4, pp. 295-313.

Masuku, J & Ndhlovu, F. (2007). The Role of the African Languages Research Institute (ALRI) in Addressing the Language of Instruction Dilemmas in Zimbabwe. Lexikos Vol. 17, pp. 1-9 (With Jesta Masuku).

Ndhlovu, F. (2006). Gramsci, Doke and the Politics of Language Marginalization in Zimbabwe. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development. Vol. 27 (4), pp. 305-318.

Ndhlovu, F. (2006). Rethinking the Language of Politics in 21st Century Zimbabwe: A Critical Discourse Analysis Perspective. Lwati Journal of Contemporary Research, Vol. 3, pp. 222 – 234.

Ndlovu, S. J. & Ndhlovu, F. (2005). Twilight of Patriarchy in a Southern African Kingdom: A Case Study of Women and Captives in the Ndebele State of Zimbabwe. UNISWA Research Journal Vol. 19, pp. 59 – 71.

Ndhlovu, F. & Masuku, J. (2004). Mainstreaming Indigenous Knowledge Systems in Higher and Tertiary Education Curricula: The Case of Zimbabwe. South African Journal of Higher Education Vol. 18 (3), pp. 281 – 288. (With Jesta Masuku).

Ndhlovu, F. (2004). Land Reform and Indigenous Knowledge: A Missing Link in the Fast Track Land Reform Programme in Zimbabwe. Journal of African Indigenous Knowledge Systems, Vol.  3 (2), pp. 147 – 156.

Non-Traditional Research Publications

Ndhlovu, F. (2017). Why Africa must discard borrowed robes and embrace its rich cultural resources. Radio interview with Power FM, Johannesburg, South Africa, 20 February 2017. Podcast available at https://soundcloud.com/powerfm987/finex-ndhlovu_why-africa-must-discard-borrowed-robes-and-embrace-its-rich-cultural-resources

Ndhlovu, F. (2017). Why Africa must discard borrowed robes and embrace its rich cultural resources. The Conversation, 19 February 2017 http://theconversation.com/why-africa-must-discard-borrowed-robes-and-embrace-its-rich-cultural-resources-72752

Ndhlovu, F. (2015). Vernacular Discourse, Social Cohesion and Nation-building in South Africa. Unisa Mail & Guardian Critical Thinking Forum. Mail & Guardian Newspaper Issue of 21-27 August 2015.

Ndhlovu, F. (2014). The Language of Police Officers. The Armidale Express Extra, 28 May 2014.

Ndhlovu, F. (2014). Telling Sign of a Person’s Background. The Armidale Express Extra, 19 March 2014..

Published Newspaper Articles

Ndhlovu, F. (2015). Vernacular Discourse, Social Cohesion and Nation-building in South Africa. Unisa Mail & Guardian Critical Thinking Forum. Mail & Guardian Newspaper Issue of 21-27 August 2015.

Ndhlovu, F. (2014). The Language of Police Officers. The Armidale Express Extra, 28 May 2014.

Ndhlovu, F. (2014). Telling Sign of a Person’s Background. The Armidale Express Extra, 19 March 2014.

Conference Papers and Seminars

2016

  • Redefining Language Boundaries in Immigrant and Diasporic Contexts. 39th Annual Conference of the African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific (AFSAAP), University of Western Australia, Perth, 5-7 December 2016.
  • Southern Development Discourse for Southern Africa: Linguistic and Cultural Imperatives. Guest Lecture presented at the Archie Mafeje Research Institute, University of South Africa, 1 December 2016.
  • The Language Nesting Model: Prospects for heritage Language Transmission in Regional Australia. Presented at the Third International Conference on Language and Literacy Education. Wits School of Education, Johannesburg, 12-14 August 2016.

2015

  • TRANSLATION, Multilingualism and the Idea of South Africa: Reflections on the Discipline and its Contributions. Keynote paper presented at the International Translation Day Colloquium, College of Human Sciences, University of South Africa, Pretoria, 9 October 2015.
  • Vernacular Discourse, Social Cohesion and Nation-building in South Africa’. Keynote paper presented at the Second Social Cohesion and Nation-building Roundtable, Burgers Park Hotel, Pretoria, South Africa, 11-12 August 2015.
  • Perhaps Decolonial Epistemology is the Answer for Southern Africa’s Development Challenges. Presented at the 1st Biennial Conference of the Association of Southern African Studies on the theme ‘Southern Africa Beyond the West’, Livingstone, Zambia, 7-11 August 2015.

2014

  • Teaching African Communities Languages in Regional Australia: Prospects and Opportunities. Presented at the AILA World Congress 2014 on the theme ‘One World, Many Languages’, Brisbane, 10-15 August 2014.

2013

  • Linguistic Cartographies of African Marginals and Spheres of Possibility in Regional Australia. Presented at the 36thAnnual AFSAAP Conference on the theme 'African Renaissance and Australia', Murdoch University, Perth, 27-29 November 2013.
  • Killing two birds with one stone: Some strategies of publishing while doing HDR Work. Seminar Presented at the Midlands State University, Gweru, Zimbabwe, 20 June 2013.
  • The Idea of Southern Africa in the Humanities and Social Science Disciplines. Presented at the 6th International Conference of the English Department, University of Botswana, Gaborone, 12-14 June 2013.
  • Teaching African Community Languages in Australia: Prospects, Opportunities and Challenges. Presented at the Bantaal Pulaar Conference, Blacktown, Western Sydney, 21-23 March 2013.
  • Language Nesting and Superdiversity in Regional Australia. Presented at the Language and Superdiversity Round Table, Language and Society Centre, Monash University, 21-22 February 2013.

2012

  • Mapping Spaces for African Migrant Languages in Australia: Preliminary Findings from Regional NSW. Presented at the 35th Annual AFSAAP Conference on the theme 'Africa: People, Places and Spaces', Australian National University, Canberra, 26-28 November 2012.
  • How the Idea of Vehicular Cross-border Languages Misdirects Multilingualism in the African Integration Debate. Presented at the 6th Annual International Free Linguistics Conference, Eastern Avenue Auditorium Complex, The University of Sydney, Camperdown Campus, 6th-7th October, 2012.
  • The African National Language Question and the African National Project. Presented at the Roundtable for the African National Project book titled 'Nationalism Matters: The African National Project in an Age of Globalization', held at Leriba Hotel, Pretoria, 2-4 March 2012.

2011

  • Cross-border Languages and Trans-national Citizenships: Another Linchpin of African Political and Economic Integration. Presented at the Conference on African Renaissance, Integration, Unity and Development. Organised and funded by the Social Affairs Commission of the African Union in conjunction with the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, and the Institute for African Renaissance Studies, University of South Africa, Pretoria, 29 September to 1 October 2011.
  • Exploring meanings and ideas of Multilingual Education in South Africa. Presented at the Biennial Conference of the African Languages Association of Southern African (ALASA) on the theme African Languages and Identity in the 21st Century, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, 18-20 July 2011.

2010

  • "I can't become an Australian because I am always too something to be Australian": African Identities, Discourses of Exclusion and Resurgent Racism in Australia. Presented at the 33rd Annual Conference of the African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific (AFSAAP) on the theme Engaging Africa, Engaging Africans: Knowledge, Representation, Politics, Victoria University City Campus, 2-4 December 2010.
  • Demography and Language: African Immigration to Australia (with Musgrave, Simon, Julie Bradshaw and Phuong Dzung Pho). Paper presented at the 33rd Annual African Studies Association of Australian and the Pacific (AFSAAP) Conference on the theme Engaging Africa/Engaging Africans: Knowledge, Representation, Politics, Victoria University, 2-4 December 2010.
  • The Potential of Language Policies in Promoting Inter/intra-ethnic Dialogue and Peace in South Sudan. Presented at the Leadership Forum on Finding Peace in the Nuer Region of South Sudan through Dialogue, 1-3 October 2010, Staff Club, Monash University.

2009

  • Proposing a Language-based Framework for the Form and Structure of a 'United States of Africa'. Presented at the 32nd Annual Conference of the African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific (AFSAAP) on the theme Africa in Restructuring World, University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus, 30 September to 2 October 2009.
  • Plurilingualism and Cultural Diversity: Another Linchpin of African Political and Economic Integration. Presented at the Symposium on Federalism and the United States of Africa, Organized by Cheik Anta Diop University and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dakar, Republic of Senegal, 27-30 July 2009.
  • Identity, Belonging and Attitudes towards Ethnic Languages among African-Australians. Presented at the Conference on Mapping Africa in the English Speaking World, University of Botswana, Gaborone, 2-4 June 2009.

2008

  • Australia's Language-in-Migration Policies: Another Site for Subtle Social Exclusion. Presented at English and Asia: First International Conference on Language and Linguistics, International Islamic University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 24-27 November 2008.
  • Mimicking Invented Categories: The Limitations of Language and Nationality as Prime Markers of African Identities in Victoria. Presented in the peer-reviewed stream of the conference on Social Inclusion and Exclusion of Culturally Diverse Communities: Strategies and Experiences, University of Tasmania, Launceston Campus, 1-2 August 2008.
  • The Ethnic and Linguistic Turn in Zimbabwean Politics: 1980-2008. Presented in the peer-reviewed stream of the 31st Annual Conference of the African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific (AFSAAP), Monash University, 26-28 November 2008.

2007

  • Nationalist Ideology and the Quest for Linguistic Homogenization in Zimbabwe. Presented at the SoLLS INTEC Conference on Language and Nationhood: Discourses Across Cultures and Disciplines, Subang Hotel and Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 15-17 May 2007.

2006

  • The Role of Discourse in Identity Formation and the Manufacture of Ethnic Minorities in Zimbabwe. Presented at the 2nd Symposium on Discourse Analysis – 'Discourse: Constructing Society and Text', Organized by the Hispanic Studies Program, School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics, Monash University, 10th November 2006.
  • Everyday Forms of Language-based Marginalization: Focus on Zimbabwe. Presented at the School of Languages Postgraduate Conference, University of Melbourne, 25 – 26 August 2006.

2005

  • Rethinking the Language of Politics in 21st Century Zimbabwe: A Sociolinguistic Perspective of ZANU PF Regime Security Strategies. Presented at the Applied Linguistics Association of Australia (ALAA) 30th Conference, University of Melbourne, 25 – 28 September 2005.
  • The Ndebele spelling system: a missing link between phonology and orthography. Presented at the Australian Linguistics Society (ALS) Conference, Monash University City Campus, 28 – 30 September 2005.
  • A Critique of Zimbabwe's postcolonial ideology of language policy formulation. Presented at the Language Planning and Policy (LPP) Forum. Plaza Conference Centre, University of Melbourne, 20 October 2005.
  • Zimbabwe's Postcolonial Language Policy Formulation Paradigms – 1987 to 1998: Another Recipe for the Marginalization of Minority Languages. Presented at the Foundation for Endangered Languages (FEL) 2005 Conference, 18 – 20 November 2005, Stellenbosch University, South Africa.

2004

  • Reflections on the Word Division System for the Ndebele Language. Presented at the 35th Annual Conference on African Linguistics. Harvard University, USA, 2 – 4 April 2004.
  • Conflicts and Dilemmas in the Integration of Indigenous Knowledge Systems into the Management of Southern African Cultural Heritage Properties: Another Challenge for Higher Education Researchers. Presented at the SAARDHE Annual Conference on Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Higher Education, Balmoral Hotel, Durban, South Africa, 10 – 12 June 2004.
  • The Dynamics of Linguistic Competences and Performances in the Midlands Speech Community. Presented at the Historical Dimensions of Development in the Midlands Province workshop. Gweru, Zimbabwe, 10 – 12 May 2002.

Research Supervision Experience

Supervised to Completion - Last 5 Years

  • Phuc Thien Le (PhD), 2011. ‘Transnational Variation in Linguistic Politeness in Vietnamese: Australia and Vietnam’. Percentage of supervision: 50%
  • Arvind Iyengar (Masters, Passed with Distinction), 2013. ‘Self-perceptions of Heritage Language Shift among Young Sindhis in Pune’. Percentage of supervision: 100%.
  • Nathan Albury, (Masters, Passed with High Distinction), 2013. ‘Iceland: Applying Spolsky’s Four Determinants of Language Policy’. Percentage of supervision: 100%.
  • Sameen Motahhir (PhD), 2014. ‘Negotiating a Hybrid Identity: A Discursive Analysis of Higher Education Muslim ESL learners’. Percentage of supervision: 50%.
  • Jesta Mutinda Masuku (PhD), 2016. ‘Language, Discourse, Survival Strategies: The case of Cross-border Traders in Southern Africa’. Percentage of supervision: 80%.
  • Thoai Ton (PhD), 2017. ‘Vietnamese Terms of Address: Pragmatic Connotations, Translation and ESL/EFL Pedagogy’. Percentage of Supervision: 70%.
  • Arvind Iyengar (PhD), 2017. ‘Sindhī Multiscriptality, Past and Present: A Sociolinguistic Investigation into Community Acceptance’. Percentage of supervision: 70%.
  • Sura Adnan Alani (PhD), 2017. ‘Portrayal of Terrorism and Corruption in Iraqi Non-Commercial Advertisements: Gender, Images and Metaphors’.  Percentage of Supervision: 100%.

Currently being supervised

  • Farzad Zarringhalam (PhD).  Living among Meanings: Semiotics and People’s Experience of Public Places in Multicultural Societies (Expected completion date, May 2017). Percentage of supervision: 30%.
  • Adedamola Eyitayo Olagbegi (PhD). Migration of African skilled professionals to Australia and the African diaspora (Expected completion date, October 2017). Percentage of supervision: 30%
  • Prerna Bakshi (PhD). Language-in-Education Policy and Educational Problems in Mewat (Expected completion date, February 2019). Percentage of supervision: 60%
  • Malek Abu-Rabie (PhD). Jordanian-Australians’ Perception and Practice of Compliments (Expected completion date, March 2019).
  • Callum Calyton-Dixon (MPhil). Decolonising the Anaiwan Language (Expected completion date, February 2019). Percentage of supervision: 60%
  • Issah Tikumah (PhD). Sociological Education as an Antidote to Tribalism in Postcolonial Africa: Focus on Postwar Liberia (Expected completion date, November 2020). Percentage of supervision: 70%.
  • Rafi Mahammad Abu Saleh (PhD). A Translanguaging Pedagogies Investigation into Bangladesh’s Language in Education Policy Conundrum (Expected completion date, January 2021). Percentage of supervision: 80%.

External Thesis Examination – Last 5 Years

  • 2017: Nophawu Madikiza. ‘English Frist Additional Language Teachers’ Awareness and Implementation of Reading Strategies at Senior Phase in Mtata District’.  University of Fort Hare, South Africa.
  • 2017: Hala El Saj. ‘Language Maintenance and Cultural Identity among
  • Lebanese-Australian Families’. University of Queensland, Australia.
  • 2016: Mandisi Majavu. ‘The Fact of Uncommodified Blackness: The Lived Experience of Black Africans in Australia and New Zealand.’ University of Auckland, New Zealand.
  • 2015: Robert Maseko. ‘Being a Black Miner in South Africa: The Case of Anglo Platinum Mine.’ Rhodes University, South Africa.
  • 2015: Martin Garang Aher. ‘The Past in the Present: Culture Shock, Integration and Sudanese Migrant Youth in Western Australia.’ Curtin University, Australia.
  • 2014: Morgan Ndlovu. ‘Cultural Villages in Post-apartheid South Africa: A Decolonial Perspective.’ Monash University, Australia.
  • 2013: Sindiso Lorraine Zhou. ‘Cross-linguistic Interface between English and Zimbabwean Indigenous Languages.’ University of Fort Hare, South Africa.
  • 2013: Ismail Wadi. ‘Living between two Cultures: The Integration of Sudanese into Australian Society.’ Victoria University, Australia.
  • 2012: Raphael Nhongo. ‘An Investigation into Shona and Ndebele ESL Competence and Performance.’ University of Fort Hare, South Africa.