ELL's MA Student, Choo Li Lin, wins the Inaugural SAAL Masters' Thesis Award

ELL's MA Student, Choo Li Lin, wins the Inaugural SAAL Masters' Thesis Award

Date
Wednesday, 24 September 2014

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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.