Phil Benson

Professor

  • 661 Citations
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1990 …2019
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Biography

Phil's main research interests lie in applied linguistics and, especially, in informal language learning beyond the classroom in multilingual settings. He is the author of Teaching and Researching Autonomy in Language Learning (Pearson, 2011) and has co-edited several collections of papers ion autonomy and out-of-class learning. His interest in language learning beyond the classroom has recently led to research on multilingual lives and identities, study abroad and international students, and the roles of popular culture and new digital media in language learning.

He has expertise in the use of a range of qualitative research methods. He is especially interested in narrative inquiry as an approach to research on language learning beyond the classroom and is co-author of Narrative Inquiry in Language Teaching and Learning Research (Routledge. 2013), the first applied linguistics research manual on narrative inquiry methods. 

Phil supervises Master of Research and PhD students with an interest in his research areas and a willingness to experiment with qualitative and narrative research methodologies.

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Projects 2014 2019

Research Output 1990 2019

Multicultural but increasingly monolingual? Linguistic shift and heritage language retention in Australia

Forrest, J. & Benson, P., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Handbook of the changing world language map. Brunn, S. & Kehrein, R. (eds.). Switzerland: Springer

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Multilingual Sydney: a city report

Benson, P. & Hatoss, A., 2019, Multilingual Sydney. Chik, A., Benson, P. & Moloney, R. (eds.). London ; New York, NY: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, p. 13-25 13 p.

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Multilingual Sydney

Chik, A. (ed.), Benson, P. (ed.) & Moloney, R. (ed.), 2019, London ; New York, NY: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group. 240 p.

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multilingualism
large city
community
expertise
inclusion

Reflections on multilingual Sydney in a multilingual world

Heugh, K. & Benson, P., 2019, Multilingual Sydney. Chik, A., Benson, P. & Moloney, R. (eds.). London ; New York, NY: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, p. 228-238 11 p.

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Study abroad in pictures: photographs as data in life-story research

Umino, T. & Benson, P., 2019, Visualising multilingual lives: more than words. Kalaja, P. & Melo-Pfeifer, S. (eds.). Bristol, UK: Multilingual Matters, p. 173-193 21 p. (Psychology of language learning and teaching; no. 2).

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