Faculty of Arts - Cultures, Languages and Linguistics


Associate Professor Gary Barkhuizen

BA (Hons) HDE (Rhodes), MA (Essex), EdM, EdD (Columbia)

Head of School of Cultures,
Languages and Linguistics

Associate Professor Gary Barkhuizen

Cultures, Languages and Linguistics, Applied Language Studies and Linguistics

Email: g.barkhuizen@auckland.ac.nz

Extension: 88197 (ph + 64 9 373 7599)

Location:
Arts 1 Building
14a Symonds St
Level 5
Room 547



Research interests

Language teacher education, sociolinguistics: learner language, studies that use narrative inquiry and other interpretative methodologies.

Current research

I am currently involved in a number of projects which use a narrative inquiry approach to explore language teaching, language learning and identity; including in study abroad (with colleagues in Hong Kong and Australia) and migrant contexts. Language teacher education and sociolinguistics are, broadly, the areas in which I focus my research activities. My research methods typically follow those associated with narrative research and other qualitative traditions.

 

Associate Professor Gary Barkhuizen's Research

Postgraduate supervision

Topics

Language teacher education: narratives of experience; the social context of teaching; language-in-education planning and policy

Sociolinguistics: language maintenance and shift; language and identity of migrants

Learner language: social identity; qualitative and narrative analyses

Studies that use narrative inquiry and other interpretative methodologies

 

Current PhD students

Airil Adnan

Language use, workplace participation and the identity construction of Malaysian undergraduates

 

Takaaki Hiratsuka

Exploring the perceptions and development of teachers and learners in team teaching language classrooms in Japan

 

Aziz Khan

A narrative inquiry into teachers’ language perceptions, preferences, and practices in educational institutions in Pakistan and its implications for language planning and policy        

 

Andy Lankshear

Lecturers at a University in Japan Negotiating their Professional Identities as Agents of Globalization

 

Jenny Mendieta

Blended learning and language teaching: Stories of school; school’s stories

 

Recent research students

Khan, A. 2014. The study of language attitudes and practices in the context of two elite English-medium schools in Pakistan. Unpublished PhD thesis, University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Kitchen, M. 2012. Imagined lives: The Korean community and policy and practice at a New Zealand high school. Unpublished PhD thesis, University of Auckland, New Zealand. Placed on Dean’s List.

Zhang, Qunyan. 2012. Chinese learners’ beliefs, learning strategies and use and their impact on language proficiency in a New Zealand context. Unpublished PhD thesis, University of Auckland, New Zealand (Co-supervisor).

Manalo, V. 2010. A narrative inquiry on the post-IELTS essay writing experiences of a postgraduate international student. Unpublished MA dissertation, University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Jitklang, P. 2010. Home tutor concerns and the relationship between the concerns and tutoring practices. Unpublished MA dissertation, University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Al-Sahafi, M. 2010. The dynamics of language maintenance among Arabic-speaking Muslim immigrant families in New Zealand. Unpublished PhD thesis, University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Jones, J. 2010. An ethnographic inquiry into the implementation of the Kenyan language-in-education policy (mother tongue as subject and medium of instruction) in the Sabaot language group. PhD thesis, University of Auckland, New Zealand. Thesis won the 2010 ALANZ (Applied Linguistics Association of New Zealand) Best PhD Thesis Award.
 
Walter, S. 2009. Mother tongue or mother’s tongue: Intermarriage and language practices down under. MA dissertation, University of Auckland, New Zealand.

 

Associate Professor Gary Barkhuizen's Postgraduate Supervision

Recent publications

Books

Barkhuizen, G., Benson, P., & Chik, A. (2014). Narrative inquiry in language teaching and learning research. New York: Routledge.

Barkhuizen, G. (Ed.) (2013). Narrative research in applied linguistics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Benson, P., Barkhuizen, G., Bodycott, P., & Brown, J. (2013). Second language identity in narratives of study abroad. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Ellis, R. & Barkhuizen, G. (2012). Analysing learner language (Bilingual edition). Shanghai: Shanghai Foreign language Education Press.

Ellis, R. & Barkhuizen, G. (2005). Analysing learner language. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Lan, C., Barkhuizen, G., Wette, R., & Chen, Y. (2006). Foreign language teaching and learning: Theories and research methods: A handbook. Beijing: Beijing Foreign Studies University and Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press.




Journal Editor

Editor (2007 to 2014). Language Teaching Research (with Rod Ellis).

Barkhuizen, G.P. (ed.) (2002-2003). New Zealand Studies in Applied Linguistics, vols 8, 9(1), 9(2).


Guest-edited journals
  
Barkhuizen, G., & Kamwangamalu, N. (Eds.) (2013). Migration, language maintenance and shift. Special issue of the International Journal of the Sociology of Language, 222, pp. 1-216.

Barkhuizen, G. (Ed.) (2011). Special-topic issue on Narrative Research in TESOL. TESOL Quarterly, 45(3), pp. 391-590.

Barkhuizen, G., & Borg, S. (2010). (Eds.).  Special-topic issue on Research in Language Teacher Education, Language Teaching Research, , 14(3), pp.237-344.
 

Book chapters

 

Barkhuizen, G. (2013). Introduction: Narrative research in applied linguistics. In G. Barkhuizen (Ed.), Narrative research in applied linguistics (pp. 1-16). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Smith, R., Barkhuizen, G., & Vieira, F. (2013). Teacher education and autonomy: Where’s the real story? In A. Barfield & N. Delgado (Eds.), Stories of Practices (pp. 150-161). Canterbury, England: IATEFL.

Barkhuizen, G. (2011). Home tutor cognitions and the nature of tutor-learner relationships. In P. Benson & H. Reinders (Eds.), Beyond the language classroom (pp. 161-174). London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Hacker, P., & Barkhuizen, G. (2008). "Autonomous teachers, autonomous cognition: Developing personal theories through reflection in language teacher education." In T. Lamb and H. Reinders (Eds.), Learner and teacher autonomy: Concepts, realities and responses (pp. 161-183). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

 

Refereed journal articles

Barkhuizen, G. (2013). Maintenance, identity and social inclusion narratives of an Afrikaans speaker living in New Zealand. International Journal of the Sociology of Language, 222, 77-100.

Benson, P., Barkhuizen, G., Bodycott, P. and Brown, J. (2012). Study abroad and the development of second language identities. Applied Linguistics Review, 3(1), 173-193.

Barkhuizen, G. (2011). Narrative knowledging in TESOL. TESOL Quarterly, 45(3), 391-414.

Jones, J. M., & Barkhuizen G. (2011). ‘It is two-way traffic’: teachers' tensions in the implementation of the Kenyan language-in-education policy. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 14(5), 513-530.

Gao, X., Barkhuizen, G., & Chow, A. (2011). Research engagement and educational decentralisation: Problematising primary school English teachers’ research experiences in China. Educational Studies, 37(2), 207-219.

Gao, X., Barkhuizen, G., & Chow, A. (2011). 'Nowadays, teachers are relatively obedient': Understanding primary school English teachers' conceptions of and drives for research in China. Language Teaching Research, 15(1), 61-81.

Barkhuizen, G., & Borg, S. (2010). Editorial: Researching language teacher education. Language Teaching Research, 14(3), 237-249.

Barkhuizen, G. (2010). An extended positioning analysis of a pre-service teacher’s better life small story. Applied Linguistics, 31(2), 282-300.

Wette, R., & Barkhuizen, G. (2009). "Teaching the book and educating the person: Challenges for university English language teachers in China." Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 29(2), 195-212.

Barkhuizen, G. (2009). "Topics, aims, and constraints in English teacher research: A Chinese case study." TESOL Quarterly, 43(1), 113-125.

Barkhuizen, G. (2008). "A narrative approach to exploring context in language teaching." English Language Teaching Journal, 62(3), 231-239.

Barkhuizen, G., & Wette, R. (2008). "Narrative frames for investigating the experiences of language teachers." System, 36(3), 372-387.

 

Recent invited conference presentations

Barkhuizen, G. (2013, 27-29 June). Using narrative frames to explore language teaching and learning. Keynote presentation at 5th International Colloquium for Research in Applied Linguistics, Veracruz, Mexico.

Barkhuizen, G. (2012, 1 December). Second language identity in study abroad narratives. Plenary at the 17th Annual Symposium of the Applied Linguistics Association of New Zealand (ALANZ), Hamilton.

Barkhuizen, G. (2012, 9-10 March). Using narrative frames to explore language teaching and learning. Keynote presentation at the 14th International Conference on TEFL and Applied Linguistics. Taipei, Taiwan.

Barkhuizen, G. (2011, 23-28 August). Maintenance narratives of an Afrikaans speaker living in New Zealand. Symposium presentation. Invited to convene symposium with Nkonko Kamwangamalu at the 16th World Congress of Applied Linguistics, Beijing, China.

Barkhuizen, G. (2011, 20 August). Telling language and identity stories: The case of South African English. Keynote presentation at the 3rd English Language and Linguistics Symposium, Catholic Junior College, Singapore.
 
Barkhuizen, G. (2011, 26-29 June). Language learning success: Multiple narrative perspectives. Keynote presentation at the combined conference of the Linguistic Society of South Africa (LSSA), the Southern African Applied Linguistics Association (SAALA), the South African Association of Language teachers (SAALT), andEnglish Pronunciation: Issues and Practices (EPIP). Grahamstown, South Africa.

Barkhuizen, G. (2011, 19 March). Me, the future, and emerging researchers. Invited guest speaker at the 1st Auckland Linguistics and Applied Linguistics Postgraduate Conference. Auckland.
 
Barkhuizen, G. (2010, 1-4 October). Plurilingualism, shedding skins and floating identities: Diversity in community language narratives. Keynote presentation at the 12th National Conference for Community Languages and ESOL, Dunedin.

Barkhuizen, G. (2009, 2-4 December). Migrant/refugee learners and their tutors participating in narratives of success. Keynote presentation at the 1st Combined Conference of the Applied Linguistics Associations of New Zealand (ALANZ) and Australia (ALAA), Auckland.

  

Conference presentations

Barkhuizen, G. (2013, 27-29 November). A basic introduction to narrative inquiry in applied linguistics. Workshop presentation at the 3rd Combined Applied Linguistics Association of New Zealand (ALANZ) and Applied Linguistics Association of Australia (ALAA) Conference, Wellington, New Zealand.

Barkhuizen, G. (2013, 5-7 September). Narrative research in applied linguistics: Exploring a framework for narrative knowledging. Paper presented at the British Association of Applied Linguistics (BAAL) annual conference, Edinburgh, UK.

Barkhuizen, G. (2012, 4-7 October). Second language identity in study abroad spaces. Paper presented at the 13th National Conference for Community Languages and ESOL (CLESOL), Palmerston North.

Barkhuizen, G. (2012, 28-31 March). Narrative inquiry for professional development. Paper presented at the TESOL International Convention, Philadelphia, USA.

Gao, X., Barkhuizen, G., & Chow, A. (2011, 23-28 August). Understanding primary school English teachers’ conceptions of and drives for research in China. Paper presented at the 16th World Congress of Applied Linguistics, Beijing, China.

Barkhuizen, G. (12 June, 2010). Second language identity and study abroad: A Hong Kong based study. Poster presentation at the Applied Linguistics Association of New Zealand (ALANZ) Regional Seminar, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.

Barkhuizen, G. (2009, 5 September). ESOL tutor cognitions and the nature of tutor-learner relationships. Paper presented at the TESOL Research Network Colloquium, University of Sydney, Australia.

Barkhuizen, G. (2009, 28-30 May). "Relational consequences of knowing what to so: ESOL home tutors and their refugee/migrant learners". 6th International Language Teacher Education Conference, Washington, DC.



Recent invited talks and workshops

Barkhuizen, G. (2013, 30 November-1 December). Researching the language classroom. Series of workshops for college English teachers presented at the Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press, Shanghai, China.

Barkhuizen, G. (2013, 30 July). Dimensions of narrative analysis. Invited videoconference presentation to the Queensland Narrative Research Network, University of Queensland, Brisbane.

Barkhuizen, G. (2013, 27 June). An introduction to narrative inquiry in language teaching and learning: What’s the story? Invited workshop presentation at the 5th International Colloquium for Research in Applied Linguistics, Veracruz, Mexico.

Barkhuizen, G. (2012, 14 November). Telling a migrant’s language maintenance story. School of Languages and Comparative Cultural Studies, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

Barkhuizen, G. (2012, 28 August). Narrative research, language learning, and identity. Seminar presented at Facultad de Letras, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile.

Barkhuizen, G. (2011, 20 August). Who am I? Language, identity and living in another country. Workshop presented at Catholic Junior College, Singapore.

Barkhuizen, G. (2010, 27 April). ‘Getting your qualitative research published: Part 2’. Seminar presented at the Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong.

Barkhuizen, G.(2010, 13 April). ‘Getting your qualitative research published: Part 1’. Seminar presented at the Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong.

Barkhuizen, G. (2010, 21-22 and 27-28 February). ‘Qualitative data analysis, narrative inquiry and mixed-methods approaches’. Invited seminars delivered in the Distinguished Lecturer Series at Temple University, Tokyo and Osaka, Japan.
 
Barkhuizen, G. (2009, 6 August). ‘Problems and successes of refugee/migrant learners: A narrative survey’. Public lecture, Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, Christchurch.

Barkhuizen, G. (2009, 12 February). "ESOL home tutors: Developing teaching/learning relationships with adult refugees and migrants in New Zealand". Talk given at Department of Language and Literacy Education, University of British Columbia, Vancouver.
   

Associate Professor Gary Barkhuizen's Recent Publications

Career history

Visiting Positions

 

August 2012

Visiting Professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile

 

March - May 2008

Visiting scholar, Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong

 

April 2005

Visiting Professor, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa

 

February/March 1997

Visiting Professor in the Department of Language, Linguistics and Philosophy, University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica

 

Employment

July 2001 - Present
Head of Department (July 2003 - January 2007)
Deputy Head of Department (2002 - June 2003; January 2012 - June 2012)
Associate Dean (International), Faculty of Arts (2006-2007)

January 1996 - June 2001
Senior Lecturer (1993-1995) and then Professor (1996-2001) in the Department of English Language and Linguistics, Rhodes University


1993 - 1999
Internal moderator for the Independent Examinations Board’s English Second Language Senior Certificate examination.

January 1989 - December 1992
English teacher at Mmabatho High School, Mmabatho, South Africa. Head of the English Second Language Department.

January 1987 - June 1988
Coordinator of the Master of Arts programme in TESOL for pre-service and in service primary and secondary school teachers at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York.

August 1986 - June 1988
Adjunct ESL instructor, Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, New York.

January 1985 - August 1985
Lecturer in the Department of English Language and Linguistics, Rhodes University, Grahamstown.
 


 

Current teaching


Teaching interests

Over the years I have taught courses in research methodology, formal linguistics, sociolinguistics, TESOL, SLA and language education. My particular interest is in research-based courses which explore the interface between language teaching and social context.


Language Teaching and Learning
Course Title Availability in 2014
LANGTCHG 205 Developing Literacy in a Second Language Semester 1
LANGTCHG 717 Qualitative and Narrative Inquiry in Language Education Not offered in 2014.
LANGTCHG 749 Sociolinguistics and Language Teaching Semester 2


Associate Professor Gary Barkhuizen's Teaching


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