Hanh Thi Nguyen PH.D.

College of Liberal Arts - Department of English and Applied Linguistics


University of Wisconsin-Madison

University of Hue, Vietnam   

Ph.D. in English Language and Linguistics, University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.A. in Applied Linguistics, University of Wisconsin-Madison; B.A. in English and TEFL, University of Hue, Vietnam


  • The development of interactional competence
  • Conversation analysis, discourse analysis, pragmatics
  • Classroom interaction, interaction at the workplace
  • Learner identity
  • Vietnamese applied linguistics
  • Second language acquisition
  • Computer-assisted language learning
  • Corpus linguistics
  • Language assessment  

Dr. Hanh Nguyen, Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics, is the author of Developing Interactional Competence: A Conversation Analytic Study of Patient Consultations in Pharmacy (2012) published by Palgrave-MacMillan. She is the co-editor of Talk-in-Interaction: Multilingual Perspectives (2009, with Gabriele Kasper) and Pragmatics & Language Learning, Vol. 12 (2010, with Gabriele Kasper, Dina Yoshimi, and Jim Yoshiokia), both published by the National Foreign Language Resource Center, University of Hawaii. Her articles appear in journals such as Applied Linguistics, Text and Talk, Journal of Pragmatics, The Modern Language Journal, The Canadian Modern Language Review, Language and Education, Learning, Culture and Social Interaction, JALT, Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, and Communication and Medicine.

At HPU, Dr. Nguyen teaches AL 6320 Language and Society, AL 3320 Sociolinguistics, AL 6600 Discourse Analysis for Language Teachers, AL 6806 Using Corpora in the Language Classroom, AL 6740 Research in Computer-Assisted Language Learning, AL 3740 Technology and Language Teaching, and AL 6730 Assessment in TESOL, among other courses. Her goal is to help students become language teachers who not only can teach effectively but also are reflective of the teaching and learning processes.

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