Peter Roger

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Peter Roger is the Director of Programs in Applied Linguistics at Macquarie University.  A medical graduate from the University of Sydney, he received his PhD from the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Sydney in 2003. Drawing upon his dual backgrounds in medicine and linguistics, his research interests lie in the broad area of health communication, with a particular focus on topics relating to linguistic diversity.  Peter also has a research and PhD supervision profile in the area of second language acquisition, where his specific interests concern the links between language learning, motivation and identity, particularly as these issues relate to today’s rapidly globalising world.  His fields of research endeavour are united by the common themes of linguistic diversity and social inclusion.

Peter teaches a course unit on second language acqusition as part of the Master of Applied Linguistics and TESOL program.  He also teaches the undergraduate unit "Language, Globalisation and World Englishes", and gives guest lectures in the areas of bilingual aphasia and interpreter-mediated healthcare encounters.  He is co-author (with Sally Candlin) of Communication and Professional Relationships in Healthcare Practice (Equinox, 2013).

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Projects 2011 2015

Research Output 1998 2019

Models of bilingual practice in speech pathology: a Sydney snapshot

Roger, P., 2019, Multilingual Sydney. Chik, A., Benson, P. & Moloney, R. (eds.). London ; New York, NY: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, p. 91-101 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Ebbs and flows: a longitudinal study of an English language instructor’s motivation to learn Korean

Gearing, N. & Roger, P., 2018, In : Journal of Language, Identity and Education. 17, 5, p. 292-305 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

English language
longitudinal study

Supporting patient education using schema theory: a discourse analysis

Crawford, T., Roger, P. & Candlin, S., Oct 2018, In : Collegian. 25, 5, p. 501-507 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Patient Education
Nurse's Role

The consequences of diverse empathic responses in nurse-patient interactions: a discourse analysis

Crawford, T., Roger, P. & Candlin, S., 2018, In : Journal of Communication in Healthcare. 11, 2, p. 87-94 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

discourse analysis
Display devices

Transformations in the L2 self: changing motivation in a study abroad context

Fryer, M. & Roger, P., 1 Nov 2018, In : System. 78, p. 159-172 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

studies abroad
learning behavior
study goal
study behavior
language behavior