Personal profile


Cassi is an Applied Linguist with a particular interest in academic literacy and advanced language development.  Since 2014, she has overseen the development of the Macquarie University Longitudinal Learner Corpus (MQLLC), a unique diachronic corpus following learners throughout their university enrolment. This project investigates learners' development of academic literacy and the factors of students' success and university retention. 

Research interests

Cassi's research interests include academic literacy, genre-based pedagogy, English for Research Publication Purposes, first/second language instruction, Systemic Functional Linguistics, Corpus Linguistics and Grammatical Metaphor.

Projects 2015 2018

Research Output 2013 2018

'According to ... ': analysing learner development of referencing and evidence integration

Liardét, C. & Black, S. 2016 In : English Australia journal. 31, 2, p. 45-71 27 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Grammatical metaphor: Distinguishing success

Liardét, C. L. 1 Jun 2016 In : Journal of English for Academic Purposes. 22, p. 109-118 10 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Nominalization and grammatical metaphor: Elaborating the theory

Liardét, C. L. 1 Oct 2016 In : English for Specific Purposes. 44, p. 16-29 14 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Academic literacy and grammatical metaphor: mapping development

Liardét, C. 2015 In : TESOL international journal. 10, 1, p. 29-46 18 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle