Professor Thao Le

Professor Thao Lê is currently the President of the Australia-Asia Research and Education Foundation (http://aaref.com.au)

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ph. D Monash University, 1977 (linguistics)

  • M.A Monash University, 1973 (linguistics)

  • B.A Saigon University, 1970 (English studies) 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Linguistic analysis

  • E- learning

  • Pragmatics

  • Cross-cultural communication and learning

  • TESOL research methodology

  • Communication and learning styles

  • Language and literacy in education

  • Critical Discourse Analysis

  • Research methodology

Contact Details 

  • Telephone: +61 3 6324 3696

  • Fax: +61 3 6324 3048

  • Location: Newnham Campus, Building A, A220b 

  • Email: Thao.Le@aaref.com.au


Once upon a peaceful day in a Vietnamese village, I was born... My mum told me that when I started to go to school at the age of childhood innocence, my beloved country was divided into two nations. Sadly my city was chosen as the demarcation of war and peace where love and hate have emerged to dance in my existence. From then, people in my village were like lost birds without a sense of direction. Like many of them, my family decided to move southwards and this was the start of my life journey. (Thao Lê) 

CAREER SUMMARY

Thao Lê completed the Bachelors Degree in linguistics at Saigon University in 1969. With a special interest in ethnography and an enthusiasm of a young graduate, he moved on to undertake a research Masters in Jarai, a highland minority language in Central Highlands of Vietnam. However his dream of living with culturally isolated mountain people as a part of his research fieldwork was dashed due to the fierce war taking place throughout Vietnam at that time. In 1971 Thao Lê was awarded a research scholarship by Monash University, Australia, to undertake PhD in linguistics. His PhD thesis was on semantically based theory of grammar.

Thao Lê was offered a lectureship at the University of Tasmania in 1974 and has been teaching in the Faculty of Education till now. He has held various positions and played important roles in the development of the Faculty such as: Senior Lecturer, Assistant Dean, Director of the Masters Program, Graduate Research Coordinator and Associate Dean (Research). Currently he is lecturing in postgraduate courses and supervising eighteen research students. He was awarded:

  • Faculty of Education Mentor Award

  • University of Tasmania’s Teaching Excellence Award

  • Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellent Contribution to Graduate Supervision and Research

His research interests cover a wide range of academic areas: linguistics, educational multimedia, intercultural studies, and research methodology. His recent publications include: Thao Lê was the founding editor of the journal Working Papers in Language and Linguistics (1975 to 1987) and currently is the chief editor of the International Research Internet Journal Language, Society and Culture. He has approximately 200 papers in education, linguistics and communication, published in books, journals and conference proceedings. Thao Lê has been visiting and presented lectures at different universities such as University of Vienna, University of Western England, University of Stuttgart , University of Western Sydney, RLC in Singapore, Taiyuan Normal University, Vietnam National University, University of New South Wales etc. Thao Lê has organized major conferences to promote empowerment, resource sharing and a paradigm shift in the educational discourse of globalization. They include: 

  • International Conference on Language & Learning: Theory into Practice. Kula Lumpur. Malaysia.

  • International Conference on Language Education. Vietnam.

  • International Conference on Science, Mathematics and Technology Education. Vietnam.

  • International Conference on Critical Discourse Analysis: Theory into Research. Tasmania, Australia.

Thao Lê has been invited to be a keynote speaker at major conferences on educational research, globalization, applied linguistics and e-learning. His recent participation as a keynote speaker at major conferences includes:

  • The International Conference ‘Research: Response to the Challenges of Globalisation; Iloilo, Philippines 2008.

  • The International Conference: Educational Leadership in Cultural Diversity and Globalization; Phuket, Thailand 2008

  • The International Conference on Computer Supported Education, Lisbon, Portugal , 2009.

  • International conference on Languages, Penang, Malaysia 2009.

  • International conference on Future Learning: E-learning, Istanbul, Turkey 2010.

  • International conference – Innovative Research in a Changing and Challenging World, organised by the Australian Multicultural Interaction Institute, Phuket, Thailand, 2011

Awards

  • 1991 Awarded the Outstanding Contribution Certificate by the Vietnam National University – Hanoi Pedagogy College

  • 2001 University Teaching Excellence Award 2001 of the University of Tasmania

  • 2004 Mentoring Award, Faculty of Education, University of Tasmania 

Journal Editor

  • Editor of the journal Working Papers in Language and Linguistics (1975 – 1985)

  • Editor of the International Journal Language, Society and Culture - ISSN 1327-774X (1997 till now, 27 issues)

  • Guest editor: Journal of the Australian Applied Linguistics Association of Australia

Keynote speaker 

  • Keynote speaker at the International Conference – Innovative Research in a Changing and Challenging World, organised by the Australian Multicultural Interaction Institute, Phuket, Thailand, 2011

  • Keynote speaker at the International Conference on Future Learning: E-Learning. – 2010. University of Istanbul, Turkey

  • Keynote speaker at the Conference on Engaging with Vietnam – 2010 . Organised by Monash University

  • Keynote speaker at The International Conference on Computer Supported Education, Lisbon, Portugal (2009)

  • Keynote speaker at The International Conference on Languages, Penang, Malaysia, 2009

  • Keynote speaker at The International Conference on Research: Response to the Challenges of Globalisation: jointly organized by West Visayas State University and The Research Council of the Philippine, 2008

  • Keynote speaker at The International Conference on Educational Leadership in Cultural Diversity and Globalization . Jointly organised by Prince of Songkla University, University of Missouri- Columbia, UNESCO, Thai Council of Deans of Education, Fulbright Program, South East Asia Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO), 2008

  • Keynote speaker at the 1986 Congress of the Australian Applied Linguistics Association of Australia. 1986 

AWARDS / SCHOLARSHIPS / EDITORIAL & OTHERS

  • Graduate Research Supervision Award (2009)

  • University of Tasmania Teaching Excellence Award (2002)

  • Faculty of Education Mentor Award (2005)

  • Undergraduate scholarship, Saigon University , Vietnam ( 1967-1970)

  • Postgraduate research scholarships for Masters and Ph.D. courses, Monash University ( 1971- 1973)

  • Editor of the Internet-based International Journal: Language, Society and Culture

  • Co-founder and Co-editor of the journal Working Papers in Language and Linguistics (form 1975 to 1990). This journal has attracted contribution of research papers dealing with issues in the broad area of applied linguistics and language in education.. The Journal received world-wide subscription, e.g. Harvard University, Cornell University, Stanford University, University of California, University of Vienna, and most Australian universities

  • Guest Co-editor of the Journal Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, Vol12. No1. This is the official journal of the Applied Linguistics Association of Australia

  • Staff development leave visiting Monash university, Sydney University, Macquarie University, Cumberland College of Heath Science, London University, Bristol University, Oxford University, Zurick University, University of Stuttgart, University of Vienna, Hue College of Teacher Education

  • Guest Lectures in linguistics given at New South Wales University (invited by Dr. Mark Taft, Psychology Department) , Stuttgart University (invited by Professor Gehart Nickle, Vice-President of the International Applied Linguistics Association), and Vienna University (invited by Professor Wodak, Linguistics Department), Huê College of Teacher Education

  • Convenor of the National Conference on Child Language Development: Theory into Practice in 1980

  • Co-convenor of the Annual Congress of the Australian Applied Linguistics Association. Tasmania 1988

  • Guest speaker with Mike MCausland at a national ABC radio programme called New Science in 1977, a special broadcast reporting on controversial topics at the 1977 ANZAAS Congress

  • Convenor of the International Conference on Language & Learning: Theory into Practice, held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1989. (With the assistance and support of the National University of Singapore, the University of Malaya, the British Council)

  • Jointly with Mike McCausland organising the International Conference on Language Education: Interaction & Development held in Vietnam 1991. (With the assistance of Tasmania University, Flinders University of South Australia, Huê College of Teacher Education, Australian Embassy in Vietnam, the Department of Education in Vietnam, the Linguistics Society of Vietnam, the University of Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi University, QANTAS, the Australian Airlines)

  • Associate Director of the International Conference on Science, Mathematics and Technology Education. Hanoi, January 1997

  • Director of the Vietnamese Cultural Awareness Course funded by the Commonwealth Department of Education (1980)

  • Honorary Editor for the Primary Language Committee, Tasmanian Department of Education.

PUBLICATIONS

Thao Lê's Books

  • Lê, T. and Lê, Q. (in press): Conducting research in a changing and challenging world.  New York: Nova Science Publishers.

  • Lê, T. & Lê, Q. (2011). Technologies for Enhancing Pedagogy, Engagement and Empowerment in Education: Creating Learning-Friendly Environments. Pennsylvania: CGI Global.

  • Lê, T. and Lê, Q. (2011): Linguistic diversity and cultural identity: A global perspective. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

  • Lê, T. & Le, Q., Short, M. (2010) : Language and Literacy Education in a Challenging World. New York NOVA Science Publishers.

  • Lê, T. and Le Q. (2009): Critical Discourse Analysis: an interdisciplinary perspective. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

  • Lê, T.., Do, T. & Hepburn (1990) Language and Learning: Theory into Practice. Proceedings of the International Conference on Language & Learning held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Launceston: TSIT.

  • Lê, T. & McCausland, M. (1980). Proceedings of the Conference Child Language Development: Theory into Practice: Conference proceedings. Launceston: TCAE.Â

  • Lê, T. & McCausland, M. (1991). Language Education: Interaction & Development. Proceedings of the International Conference on Language Education held in Vietnam: Conference proceedings. Launceston: Faculty of Education, University of Tasmania.

  • Lê, T. & Short, M, ‘(2006) Critical Discourse Analysis: Theory into Research: Conference proceedings. Launceston: Faculty of Education, University of Tasmania. 

All other publications 

  • Lê, T. & Short, M, ‘(2006) Critical Discourse Analysis: Theory into Research: Conference proceedings. Launceston: Faculty of Education, University of Tasmania.

  • Shi, Y. , Fan, S.; Lê, T.(2011) Investigating identities through language use: a perspective of discourse analysis. In T.Lê and Q. Lê (eds): Linguistic diversity and cultural identity: A global perspective. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

  • Liu, J. & Lê, T.(2011). The Study of Cultural Identity in China English. In T.Lê and Q. Lê (eds): Linguistic diversity and cultural identity: A global perspective. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

  • Fan, S., Shi, Y., & Lê, T.(2011). Linguistic shock: a challenge to language learning. In T.Lê and Q. Lê (eds): Linguistic diversity and cultural identity: A global perspective. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

  • Nkwain, J. & and Lê, T.(2011). Impoliteness and Face: The Pragmatics of Insulting in Cameroon Pidgin English. In T.Lê and Q. Lê (eds): Linguistic diversity and cultural identity: A global perspective. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

  • Nguyen, H. & Lê, T.(2011). English as a powerful foreign language in Vietnam. In T.Lê and Q. Lê (eds): Linguistic diversity and cultural identity: A global perspective. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

  • Lê, T. & Lê, Q. (2011). Technologies for Enhancing Pedagogy, Engagement and Empowerment in Education: Creating Learning-Friendly Environments. Pennsylvania: CGI Global.

  • Nguyen, H. & Lê, T.(2011). ICT in Vietnamese education: development and challenges. In T. Lê & Q. Lê (eds): Technologies for Enhancing Pedagogy, Engagement and Empowerment in Education: Creating Learning-Friendly Environments. Pennsylvania: CGI Global.

  • Lê, T. (2010). E-learning and its challenges in a global discourse. Keynote address presented at the International Conference on Future Learning – E-learning. Istanbul, Turkey.

  • Lê, T., Lê, Q. & Short, M, (2010). Language and Literacy Education in a Challenging World. New York: NOVA Science Publishers.

  • Lê, T., Yue, Yun, & Le, Q, (2010). Linguistic complexity and its relation to language and literacy education. In T. Lê, Q. Lê, Short, M. (eds): Language and Literacy Education in a Challenging World. New York NOVA Science Publishers.

  • Lê, T., Lê, Q., & Short, M. (2010). Linguistics mystery: A challenge to language and literacy education. In T. Le, Q. Le, Short, M. (eds) : Language and Literacy Education in a Challenging World. New York NOVA Science Publishers.

  • Lê, T. , Lê, Q & Short, M. (2010). War and peace in language and literacy discourse. In T. Lê, Q. Lê, Short, M. (eds) : Language and Literacy Education in a Challenging World. New York NOVA Science Publishers.

  • Lê, T., Throssell, P., Hoban, LJ & Milbourne, S. (2010). Primary school teachers' views on grammar and literacy teaching. In T. Lê, Q. Lê, Short, M. (eds) : Language and Literacy Education in a Challenging World. New York NOVA Science Publishers.

  • Jingxia, L. & Lê, T. (2010). The influence of theme theory in the assessment of English compositions. In T. Lê, Q. Lê, Short, M. (eds): Language and Literacy Education in a Challenging World. New York NOVA Science Publishers.

  • Lê, T. (2010). A journey in education without borders. A keynote address at the Monash University Conference - Engaging with Vietnam.

  • Yue, Y. & Lê, T.(2009). Cultural adaption of Asian students in Australia’. In the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) conference Proceedings. [Electronic version].

  • Fan, S. & Lê, T. (2009). ESL pre-service teachers: What do they need? In the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) conference Proceedings. [Electronic version].

  • Stalker, M & Lê, T. (2009). Pathway planning: Examining the benefits and outcomes of a traineeship and apprenticeship pathway program. In the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Conference Proceedings. [Electronic version].

  • Stalker, M. & Lê, T, (2009). Pathway planning: Examining the holistic and academic benefits of a targeted professional vocational program. In the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) conference Proceedings [Electronic version].

  • Fan, S. & Lê, T.(2009). Reframing Teacher Identities: ESL pre-service teachers' perspectives of teaching and learning in Australian tertiary contexts. In the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) conference Proceedings. [Electronic version].

  • Hannah, C., Lê, Q., & Lê, T, (2009). Behavioural Strategies of Intermarried Filipino Women in Dealing with Health Issues in Rural Tasmania. 4th International Conference on Community Health Nursing Research, 16-20 August, Adelaide EJ (2009).

  • Lê, T, ‘Information Technologies and Educational Empowerment: A Humanistic Perspective’, Proceedings of the First International Conference on Computer Supported Education, 23-26 March 2009, Portugal, pp. 29-36. ISBN 978-989-8111-82-1 (2009) [Refereed Conference]

  • Stalker, M. & Lê, T, ‘Pathway Planning: Examining The Process and Outcomes’, AARE, January 2008, Australia, pp. 1-7. ISBN 1324-9339 (2008) [Refereed Conference].

  • Le, T. (2009).Keynote address: What is a good TESOL teacher? An intercultural perspective. Penang, Malaysia.

  • Le, T., Le, Q. & Short, M. (2009) (Eds):. Critical Discourse Analysis: an interdisciplinary perspective. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

  • Le, T. &  Le, Q. (2009).  Critical Discourse Analysis: An Overview. In  T.Le and Q. Le (Eds): Critical Discourse Analysis: an interdisciplinary perspective. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

  • Lê , T., Lê, Q., & Short, M.  (2009.)  Linguistics and Critical Discourse Analysis . In  T.Le and Q. Le (Eds): Critical Discourse Analysis: an interdisciplinary perspective. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

  • Le, T. and Wang, X. (2009).  Systematic Functional Linguistics and Critical Discourse Analysis. In  T.Le and Q. Le (Eds): Critical Discourse Analysis: an interdisciplinary perspective. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

  • Le, T. & Le, Q. (2009). Being Self-critical in Research as a Meaning Making Process. In  T.Le , Q. Le & M. Short (Eds): Critical Discourse Analysis: an interdisciplinary perspective. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

  • Le, T. (2009). Keynote address: Information Technologies and Educational Empowerment: A Humanistic Perspective’, Proceedings of the First International Conference on Computer Supported Education, 23-26 March 2009, Portugal.

  • Le, T. (2008). Keynote address: Education in Globalisation: Technology Innovation and New Learning environment.. The International Conference: Educational Leadership in Cultural Diversity and Globalization. Phuket, Thailand.

  • Le, T. (2008).Keynote address: Research, Empowerment and Discursive Practices. The International Conference ‘Research: Response to the Challenges of Globalisation. Iloilo, The Philippines.

  • Stalker, M & Le, T. (2008). Pathway Planning: Examining The Process and Outcomes, Australian Association for Research in Education - Conference Proceedings (AARE).

  • Yang, G & Le, T. (2008), ‘Cultural and Political Factors in Conducting Qualitative Research in China’, Qualitative Research Journal, 8 (2).

  • Le, Thao (2007) Using Computers to promote Literacy Development. In J. Sigafoos & V. Green (eds.): Technology and Teaching. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

  • Le, Thao & Le, Quynh (2007) Reflective Learning in online communication. In J. Sigafoos & V. Green (eds.): Technology and Teaching. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

  • Le, Quynh & Le, Thao (2007) Evaluation of Educational Software: Theory into Practice. In J. Sigafoos & V. Green (eds.): Technology and Teaching. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

  • Le, Thao & Le, Quynh (2007). Using Systemic Functional Linguistics as a tool in qualitative research. Paper presented at the 2007- Biennial Conference of the Association for Qualitative Research, Monash University.

  • Yang, Gui Ying & Le, Thao (2007) Cultural and political factors in conducting qualitative research in China. Paper presented at the 2007- Biennial Conference of the Association for Qualitative Research, Monash University.

  • Le, Thao & Wang, Xuefeng (2007) Grammatical Metaphor and its application in writing of Chinese Learners of English. Paper presented at the Australian Applied Linguistics Association Congress. University of Wollongong.

  • Thijittang, Siriruck & Lê, Thao (2007). The role of grammar in TESOL: a Thai perspective. Paper presented at the Australian Applied Linguistics Association Congress. University of Wollongong.

  • Lê, Thao & Quynh Lê (2007). Conducting research in conflicting discourses: conceptual, methodological and cultural issues. Paper presented at the Australian Applied Linguistics Association Congress. University of Wollongong.

  • Thijittang, Siriruck & Le, Thao (2007) Speech act of apology in English and Thai: Pragmatic and sociolinguistic interference. Paper presented at the Systemic Functional Linguistics of Australia Congress. University of Wollongong.

  • Le, Thao & Wang, Xuefeng (2007) Grammatical Metaphor and its application in writing of Chinese Learners of English. Paper presented at the Systemic Functional Linguistics of Australia Congress. University of Wollongong.

  • Le Thao & Li, W. (2007) Function Words: Systematic confusion. Paper presented at the Systemic Functional Linguistics of Australia Congress. University of Wollongong.

  • Le Thao & Wang, Xuefeng (2007) Developing Nominalization Awareness in Writing of Chinese Learners of English. Paper presented at the Systemic Functional Linguistics of Australia Congress. University of Wollongong.

  • Le, T. & Li, S, (2007) ‘Chinese-background Students' Learning Approaches’, Australian Association for Research in Education - Conference Proceedings, Adelaide.

  • Le, T. & Li, S, (2007) ‘Discourses of Chinese Cultures: A Tale of Many Cities’, Australian Association for Research in Education - Conference Proceedings, Adelaide.

  • Le, T & Zhang, Z (2007), ‘Early Educational Research Enhancement’, Australian Association for Research in Education - Conference Proceedings, Adelaide.

  • Ashman, GI, Le, T, (2007) ‘Languages Teaching in Tasmania: a Critical Discourse Analysis perspective’, Australian Association for Research in Education - Conference Proceedings, Adelaide.

  • Wang, Y, Le, T, (2007) ‘Teaching, learning and management: A case study of intercultural communication and education’, Australian Association for Research in Education - Conference Proceedings, Adelaide.

  • Wang, Xuefeng, Le, T, (2007) ‘The Discourse of Transition from Summative to Formative Assessment in China’, Australian Association for Research in Education - Conference Proceedings, Adelaide,

  • Le, T. (2006) Children's world of words: A developmental perspective’, AARE Conference paper Abstracts 2005, Parammatta, NSW

  • Le, T, Li, S, (2006) ‘Chinese Background Speakers' Learning Approaches’, AARE conference, Adeilade

  • Le, T. (2006) ‘Communicative strategies in interlanguage’, AARE Conference paper Abstracts 2005, Parammatta, NSW

  • Le, Q. & Le, T, (2006) ‘Cultural Attitudes of Vietnamese Migrants on Health’, Creative Dissent: Constructive Solutions , Parramatta, online

  • Li, S. & Le, T, (2006) ‘Discourses of Chinese cultures: a tale of many cities’, AARE, Adelaide,

  • Johnston, B & Le, T, (2006) ‘Metaphors in education reform: A critical discourse analysis perspective’, International Conference on Critical Discourse Analysis Theory into Research, Launceston, 38

  • Le, T. & Short, M, ‘(2006) Proceedings of the International Conference on Critical Discourse Analysis: Theory into Research’, Proceedings of the International Conference on Critical Discourse analysis: Theory in Research, Launceston, Tasmania,

  • Le, T, (2006) ‘Proceedings of the International conference on Critical Discourse Analysis: Theory into Research’, Proceedings of the International Conference on Critical Discourse analysis: Theory in Research, Launceston, Tasmania, 1-836

  • Le, T, ‘Researchers as Meaning Makers’(2006), Proceedings of the International Conference on Critical Discourse Analysis: Theory in Research, Launceston, TasmaniaLe, T. & Short, M, Throssell, P(2006), ‘The Politics of Research’, Proceedings of the International Conference on Critical Discourse analysis: Theory in Research, Launceston, Tasmania.

  • Le, T. (2006) ‘The Role of Journal Writing in Online Learning’, Australian Association for Research in Education - Conference Proceedings, Adelaide

  • Le, Q. & Le, T, (2005) ‘Cultural Attitudes of Vietnamese Migrants on Health’, Creative Dissent: Constructive Solutions, Parramatta, NSW,

  • Le, T. ‘On-line communication in teaching and learning’, Technology in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Beijing, EJ (2005)

  • Le, Q. & Le, T, ‘The Role of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in Rural Health Education in Tasmania’, Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Technology in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Beijing China, 161-166 (2005)

  • Le, T. & Le, Q, (2004) ‘A contrastive study of on-line communicative functions between undergraduate and postgraduate students’, Doing the Public Good: Positioning Education Research, Melbourne

  • Johnston, B.& Le, T, (2004) ‘Critical Discourse Analysis as a Research Tool to Curriculum Reform’, Doing the Public Good: Positioning Education Research, Melbourne,

  • Le, T.& Le, Q, ‘(2004)Intercultural Health Metaphors’, Doing the Public Good: Positioning Education Research, Melbourne,

  • Zhan, S. & Le, T, (2004) ‘Interpersonal Relationship between Teachers and Students: An Intercultural Study on Chinese and Australian Universities’, Doing the Public Good: Positioning Education Research, Melbourne,

  • Short, M. & Le, T, (2004) ‘Pre-service teachers' view on the significance of grammatical awareness in teaching and learning’, Doing the Public Good: Positioning Education Research, Melbourne.

  • Wang, Y & Le, T,. (2004) ‘Views and Attitudes of Academic and Administrative Staff Members towards the Role of Intercultural Communication in Tertiary Education’, Doing the Public Good: Positioning Education Research, Melbourne.

  • Le, T& Le, Q, (2003) ‘Learning How to Conform: Freedom or Fear?’, The State of Education: Quantity, Quality and Outcomes, Oxford UK, 200-201

  • Le, T. and Yiemkuntitavorn, S (2002) Email writing in teacher-student communication: a functional perspective. Presented at the 2002 Congress of the Applied Linguistic Association of Australia, Sydney.

  • Le, T. (2002). Learning how to define. Presented at the 13th World Congress of the International Association of Applied Linguistics in Singapore 2002.

  • Le, T. (2002) The functional grammar of email communication. Presented at the 13th World Congress of the International Association of Applied Linguistics in Singapore 2002

  • Le, T & Septy, A (2002) Teachers' strategies in using the English language teaching and learning resources in Indonesian primary schools. Presented at the 13th World Congress of the International Association of Applied Linguistics in Singapore 2002

  • Le, T. & Le, Q (2002). The nature of learners' email communication. Paper presented at the International Conference on Computer in Education. Aukland, New Zealand.

  • Le, T. (2002).'Beware of the Web' in Deryn Watson and Jane Andersen (eds): Networking the Learner. Kluwer Academic Publishers.

  • Le, T., & Le, Q., (2002) ' Collaborate to learn and learn to collaborate?' In Anne McDougall, John S Murnane and Dianne Chambers (eds.): Computers in Education 2001: Australian Topics. ACS Series: Conferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology: Volume 8.

  • Le, Q., & Le, T., (2002) 'Where does the superhighway lead us?' In Anne McDougall, John S Murnane and Dianne Chambers (eds.): Computers in Education 2001: Australian Topics. ACS Series: Conferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology: Volume 8.

  • The significance of Systemic Functional Linguistics to language pathology. Presented at The International Conference on Linguistic theory, Speech and Language pathology, Speech therapy Padova , Italy (joint paper with S. Guizzo).

  • A linguistics courseware: a collaborative approach. Presented at The International Conference on Linguistic theory, Speech and Language pathology, Speech therapy Padova, Italy (joint paper with S. Guizzo).

  • Euphemism in Chinese and Vietnamese: How Not to Offend Others Linguistically. Presented at the 27th International Systemic Functional Linguistics Congress, University of Melbourne, 2000.(Joint paper with Helen Wang).

  • Learners as an important resource in Web-based teaching. Paper presented at the 16th Annual Computers in Education Conference, Melbourne, 2000.(Joint paper with Q. Le). Published in ACCE Conference Proceedings 2000 (CD version).

  • A web-based study of students' attitudes towards the Web (jointly with Q. Le). In B. Collis & R. Oliver (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 1999 world conference (pp. 747-752). Charlottesville, Virginia: Association for the Advancement of Computers in Education.

  • A Web-Based Study of Students' Attitudes towards the Web. Computer in the Social Studies Journal, Volume 7 Number 5 November/December, 1999 ISSN 1090-8595. [WWW Document]: http://www.cssjournal.com/ (reprinted with AACE permission).

  • Development of an Internet TESOL courseware (Jointly with M. Myhill & Q. Le). Presented at the international conference on language development and co-operation in 1999. Hanoi, Vietnam.

  • Problems of teleteaching: A critical theory perspective (Jointly with P. Throssell & Q. Le). In T. Ottmann, & I. Tomek (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA/ED - TELECOM 1998 world conference (pp. 791-795). Charlottesville, Virginia: Association for the Advancement of Computers in Education.

  • Interlanguage in a university context. Paper presented at the Australian Council for Adult Literacy Conference in Adelaide, September 1998. Published in its refereed Proceedings. Joint paper with Q. Le, T. Dinh & R. Cerperkovic.

  • Learner-friendliness in a linguistics-awareness courseware. Paper presented at the Joint GASAT & IOSTE conference. Published in J. Goodell (Ed.): Proceedings of the Australasian Joint Regional Conference of GASAT & IOSTE. Perth, Western Australia: Curtin University. Joint paper with Q. Le.

  • Students as partners in developing on-line teaching. Paper presented at the Australian Council for Adult Literacy Conference in Adelaide, September 1998. Published in its Proceedings. Jointly with Q. Le & R. Cerperkovic.

  • Phonetics and linguistic variation: A Web-based courseware. Presented at the 10th World Conference on Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia & World Conference on Educational Telecommunications in Germany June 1998. Published as a refereed paper in Thomas Ottman & Ivan Tomek (eds.): Proceedings of Ed- Media & Ed-Telecom 98. Charlottesville, Virginia: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education. Jointly with Q. Le & D. Fisher.

  • Problems of teleteaching: a critical theory perspective. Presented at the 10th World Conference on Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia & World Conference on Educational Telecommunications in Germany June 1998. Published as a refereed paper in Thomas Ottman & Ivan Tomek (eds.): Proceedings of Ed- Media & Ed-Telecom 98. Charlottesville, Virginia: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education. Jointly with Q. Le & P. Throssell.

  • WEB-based evaluation of courseware. Presented at the 14th Anuual Conference of the Australian Society for Computers in Tertiary Education, Perth, 1997. Publised as a refereed paper in Rod. Kevill, Ron Oliver & Rob Phillips (eds.) : What Works and Why. ASCILITE' Proceedings. Perth: Curtin University of Technology. Jointly with Q. Le.

  • Learning principles governing courseware development. Paper presented at the International Organisation for Science and Technology Education conference in Perth, 1997. Jointly with Q. Le.

  • The discourse of learning discourses: It's not all smooth surfing. Paper presented at the National conference on Open, Flexible and Distance Learning 1997. Published in its proceedings edited by J. Osborne, D. Roberts & J. Walker: Education and Training in the 21st Century. Launceston: University of Tasmania. Jointly with P. Throssell.

  • Three issues in 1997-1998. Internet International Journal: Language, Society and Culture. (Editor)

  • Discourses of learning: an Eastern perspective. Paper presented at the International Conference on Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, Hanoi, January, 1997. Jointly with P. Throssell.

  • Learning about language: Interaction through the WEB. Joint paper with Quynh Le presented at the 1996 Australian Teacher Education Association Conference, Tasmania.

  • Linguistics awareness: a multimedia-based CAL for teacher education. Presented at the International conference ED-MEDIA/ED-TELECOM 96, BOSTON, USA, joint poster/Demo session with Phil Manhken and Quynh Le.

  • Review article of M. Clyne's book Intercultural Communication, published in Australian Language Matters, 1995.

  • Literacy challenges and the Vietnamese Communities in Australia, 1995. In D. Myers (ed.): Reinventing Literacy - The Multicultural Imperative . Queensland: Phaedrus Press.

  • Miscommunication in intercultural communication. paper presented at the International Conference on Intercultural Interaction, Sept. 1995.Published in B. Alex (ed.) 1996: Intercultural Interaction and Development: Converging Perspectives. University of Technology - Sydney.

  • Privacy and discourse: a case for gossip. Paper presented at the 1995 Congress of ALAA. (Joint paper with M. McCausland.)

  • Stereotypical speech in conversation and discourse analysis: some implications for applied linguistics. Paper presented at the 1995 Congress of Applied Linguistics, Canberra. (Joint paper with P.Throssell & Q. Le)

  • Intercultural aspects of learning competence with special reference to overseas tertiary students. Joint paper with Judith Spencer, presented at the National Conference on Cultural Diversity and Higher Education, University of Technology, Sydney, September, 1993; published in its proceedings

  • Conversational disability: a cross-cultural perspective. Paper presented at the 1994 Congress of the Applied Linguistics Association of Australia, July 1994, University of Melbourne.

  • Communication strategies in intercultural communication. Paper presented at the 6th National TESOL Teacher Education Conference, 1994, Canberra.

  • Meaning making in cultural literacy. Presented at the 1st International Conference: Literacy for the New Millennum, The Australian Reading Association, Melbourne, July 1993.

  • Collaborative in narrative and argument. Joint paper with Mike McCausland, presented at the 13th CDELT National Symposium Global Age: Issues in English Language Education, March 1993, Cairo International Conference Centre, Egypt.

  • Grammar and insult to intelligence: Are they mutually exclusive. Presented at the Second Joint National Conference of Australian Reading Association and the Australian Association for the Teaching of English, Hobart, September, 1992.

  • Communication strategies in argumentative discourse. Joint paper with P. Throssell. Paper presented at the AlAA Congress, Sydney, 1992

  • The concept of motherese in communicative interaction: a TESOL perspective. Paper presented at the 5th National TESOL Teacher Education Conference, Tasmania, 1992.

  • Working Papers in Language and Linguistics (Journal published from 1975 to 1992). Co-editor, with Mike McCausland. The Journal publishes two issues per year ; contributions and subscribers are from overseas and within Australia. The Journal promoted primarily research in linguistics and TESOL/LOTE education

  • Language Education : Interaction & Developmen. Proceedings of the International Conference on Language Education held in Vietnam. Co-editor, with Mike McCausland. University of Tasmania at Lauceston, 1991. The first international conference in Vietnam. The Conference has resulted in various projects afterwards.

  • Asian cultural concepts and behaviour: Some implications for working with Asian migrants. Seminar on Migrants and their needs organised by the Department of Immigration, held at Launceston Migrants Resource Centre, 1991.

  • Inter-cultural communication and learning: a Vietnamese perspective, presented at the Asia Literacy Conference, University of Tasmania, Launceston Campus, 1991

  • Cultural issues in applied linguistics. Seminar organised by the Huê English Language Teaching Association, Vietnam 1990 (Contact person: Mr. Vinh Hô)

  • Language and Learning: Theory into Practice. Proceedings of the International Conference on Language & Learning held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Co-editor, with T. Do & J. Hepburn. T.S.I.T. 1990. The Conference promoted the interaction between Asian and Australian language experts.

  • Australian Review of Applied Linguistics. Vol.12, No.1. The Journal of the Applied Linguistics Association of Australia. Guest Editor with M. McCausland & R. Melrose. 1989

  • Computers as partners in the writing process: A linguistic perspective. Journal of Reading. Themed Issue on New Technologies and Reading . Published by the International Association of Reading. 1989.

  • Jokes : psycholinguistic and educational perspectives. ( Joint paper with Patricia Boon ). Paper presented at the International Conference on Language and Learning : Theory into Practice. Kuala Lumpur, 1989.

  • Swearing and abusive language. Paper presented at the 13th Congress of the Applied Linguistics Association of Australia, 1988.

  • Storying in education, Journal of Vietnamese Studies, Australia,Vol. 1, No. 1, 1988.

  • Power and freedom in children's use of strategies in discourse: an aspect of development in communicative competence. (Joint paper with Mike McCausland ). 8th World Congress of Applied Linguistics. Sydney, 1987.

  • Issues on linguistic disabilities. Gloucestershire Special Schools Conference on A Changing Response to Special Educational Needs, March 1986 , England.

  • Using microcomputers to promote language development in special education. National Conference of the Australian Association of Special Education, Launceston, Tasmania, 1985.

  • Put life into reading. National Conference of the Australian Association of Special Education, Launceston, Tasmania, 1985.

  • Second language learning in early childhood : a functional perspective . (Joint paper with Juliet Partridge). The 15th FLIPV World Congress, Helsinki, 1985.

  • Children as communicative strategists .( Joint keynote address with Mike McCausland). 10th Congress of the Applied Linguistics Association of Australia, Brisbane, 1985. Later publised in Australian Review of Applied Linguistics. 1986

  • The Oriental view on physical education and some implications for teaching.(Joint paper with G. Khor). The VII Commonwealth and International Conference on Sport, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance. Brisbane, 1982. Later published in The ACHPER National Journal, no. 109 , Spring 1985.

  • Some Sociolinguistic Aspects of Vietnamese. The Vietnam Forum. Southeast Asia Studies, Yale University, 1985.

  • Using microcomputers to promote writing development in children. (Joint paper with T. Tran) .The 3rd Australian Computer Education, Brisbane, 1985. Published in

  • Bruce Rasmassen (ed.) : The Information Edge: The Future for Educational Computing. Computer Educational Group of Queensland, 1985.

  • My Village. (Lang Toi, a bilingual book), Vietnamese Language and Culture Publications. Melbourne, Victoria, 1984.

  • Multicultural education: myth and reality. The Annnual Congress of the South Pacific Association of Teacher Education. Canberra, 1984.

  • The effect of articles on classifying nouns: a tale of two cultures. (Joint paper with Mike McCausland). The 9th Congress of the Applied Linguisitic Association of Australia. Alice Spring, 1984.

  • The Last Train Journey. (A bilingual book), Vietnamese Language and Culture Publications. Melbourne, Victoria, 1984.

  • Using microcomputers as a language experience. (Joint paper with T. Samorzewski). National Conference of the Australian Reading Association. Melbourne, 1984.

  • Cognitive and meditative aspects of reading. Language Arts, Vol.61, no.4, April 1984.

  • The role of storying in second language learning. 5th Biennial A.F.M.L.T.A. Congress. Hobart, 1984.

  • Using rhymes as an early reading experience. (Joint paper with Mike McCausland and T. Samorzewski). National Conference of the Australian Reading Association. Launceston, Tasmania, 1983.

  • Philosophical and religious thoughts in the Vietnamese culture. Inaugural address given at the first meeting of the Tasmanian Association of Asian Studies, held in Hobart (President: Dr. P. Eldridge, Political Science Dept, University of Tasmania)

  • Learning English as a second language: linguistic and sociolinguistic interference. National Conference of the Australian Association of Speech and Hearing. University of New South Wales, Sydney, 1983.

  • Cross-cultural miscommunication and some implications for health workers. Multicultual Awareness Seminar for health workers, Community Health Service (Convenor: Mrs. Joanne Marshall).

  • Inter-cultural awareness : an educational perspective. State Seminar on Multicultural Diversity in the Classroom organised by the Department of Education of Tasmania, 1983 (Convenor: Mrs. Sonia Brostok)

  • Communication and relaxation through Tai Chi. First Seminar of the Tai Chi Association of Tasmania at Hobart, 1983 (Convenor: Mrs. Crawford).

  • The notion of linguistic redundancy and its relation to contrastive analysis and translation. (Joint paper with T. O'Brien). Congress of the Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association. Canberra, 1983.

  • Linguistic, sociolinguistic, and psycholinguistic aspects of adult migrant literacy. 6th National Conference of the Australian Council for Adult Literacy , Hobart, 1982. Published in its Conference Proceedings.

  • Can we say 'no' with a 'nod' ? (Joint Paper with Tony Short). National Conference of the Australian Association for Drama in Education. Hobart, 1982. Later published in a revised joint paper with T. Short entitled 'Non-verbal communication as a foundation of language development' in the NADIE Journal, vol. 7, no.2 , 1982.

  • Taichi and its educational implications. National Conference of the Early Childhood Association of Australia. Hobart, 1982.

  • Semantic features in linguistic analysis. Congress of the Australian Universities Language & Literature Association. New Zealand, 1982.

  • Communicative competence: an ethnographic perspective. Presented at the Tasmanian Association of Multicultural Education Seminar. Hobart, 1981

  • Teaching reading to young beginners. National Conference on Child Language Development: Theory into Practice. Launceston, 1980.

  • Proceedings of the Conference Child Language Development: Theory into Practice. Launceston Teacher Centre, 1980.

  • Reading comprehension. (Joint paper with A. Breen). National Conference of The Australian Reading Association. Canberra, 1980.

  • The concept of error in psycholinguistics and its relation to aphasia. National Conference of the Australian Psychology Association. Hobart, 1979.

  • Linguistic ambiguities and the reading process. National Conference of the Australian Reading Association. Perth, 1979.

  • The role of listening in linguistic development. (Joint paper with L. Hazzlewood). National Conference of the Australian Early Childhood Association. Sydney, 1979.

  • The concept of time in early childhood. The International Year of the Child Conference. Monash University, 1979.

  • Developmental and performance errors in reading and some implications in education. (Joint paper with Annah Pilcher). National Conference of the Australian Reading Association. Brisbane, 1978. Later published in G. Page, J. Elkins, B. O'Connor (Eds.) Communication through Reading. Australian Reading Association, 1978.

  • Locative or time? Congress of the Linguistics Society of Australia, held at the Australian National University, Canberra, 1978.

  • Nuclear and non-nuclear hierarchy in concept formation and linguistic development. (Joint paper with Mike McCausland). The 47th ANZAAS Congress, Melbourne, 1977.

  • A linguistic examination of shorthand principles and some implications for teaching. The 48th ANZAAS Congress. Melbourne, 1977.

  • Sociolinguistic problems in a new cultural environment. The 47th ANZAAS Congress. Hobart, 1976.

  • Aspects of interference in semantic theories. Congress of the Linguistics Society of Australia.

  • Linguistic theories and a model of child language development. The National Conference on the Language Performance of Exceptional Children. University of Queensland, 1975. Later published in the conference proceedings: Language Performance of Exceptional Children.

  • Linguistic surface representation and underlying structure. Ideaed, no.1, 1975.

  • Remarks on spelling reform. Tasmanian Journal of Education. May-June Issue, 1975.

  • Semantic significance and deep case role. Congress of the Australian Universities Language and Literature Association. Adelaide, 1974. Paper published in The Proceedings of the 1974 AULLA Congress.

  • Nhung Van De ngu Hoc (Some problems in linguistics). Tu-Tuong no.4, Van Hanh University Press, Saigon, Vietnam1972. 

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