ELL's MA Student, Choo Li Lin, wins the Inaugural SAAL Masters' Thesis Award
Wednesday, 24 September 2014
Ms Choo Li Lin (Right, Image above) has won the inaugural Masters' Thesis Award of the Singapore Association for Applied Linguistics (SAAL) for her
dissertation titled “How Teachers’ Disciplinary Background and Teaching
Experience Influence Their Use of Evaluative Resources”. Completed in 2013 under the supervision of
A/P Hu Guangwei (left, Image Above), the dissertation reported on an empirical study designed to
examine how teachers' disciplinary background and teaching experience may
influence their use of evaluative language resources in their written feedback
on students' inquiry projects.
The SAAL Masters' Thesis Award, launched
in 2014, is given to the best Master's dissertation in applied linguistics
submitted to a university in Singapore. Only one dissertation is selected for
the award each year, and the winner receives a certificate and S$500 from SAAL.
A/P Low Ee Ling, President of SAAL, presented the award to Li Lin at the
Association’s 29th Annual General Meeting on the 20th September, 2014. As part
of the award, Li Lin has been invited to present her dissertation study at a
SAAL organised seminar.