Projects per year
- Applied linguistics
- English in a multilingual society
- Community and indigenous languages
- Language learning environments
- Narrative inquiry and qualitative methods
Phil is Professor of Applied Linguistics and Director of the Multilingualism Research Centre, which is located in the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences and Faculty of Arts. His current research is in the areas of English and community languages in multilingual cities. He is also researching language learning environments and informal language learning beyond the classroom. He is co-editor of Multilingual Sydney (Routledge, 2019), author of Teaching and Researching Autonomy in Language Learning (Pearson, 2011) and has co-edited several collections of papers on autonomy and out-of-class learning. He is currently writing a book entitled Language learning environments: Spatial perspectives on second language acquisition, to be published in 2020.
Phil is expert 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.
Research student supervision
Phil supervises Master of Research and PhD students with an interest in his research areas and a willingness to experiment with qualitative and narrative methods.
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Benson, P., Barnes, S., Blythe, J., Burridge, A., Chang, M., Chappell, P., Chik, A., Djonov, E., Falloon, G., Forrest, J., Gorfinkel, L., Keith, S., Kim, J., Li, P., Moloney, R., Murray, J., Ollerhead, S., Parr, N., Roger, P., Xu, H. L., Xu Rattanasone, N. & Yates, L.
1/07/19 → 30/06/22
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25/06/18 → 31/03/19
Chik, A. & Benson, P., Apr 2021, In: Linguistics and Education. 62, p. 1-4 4 p., 100873.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Comment/opinionOpen Access
Benson, P., 2021, Bristol, UK ; Blue Ridge Summit: Multilingual Matters. 168 p. (Second language acquisition; vol. 147)
Research output: Book/Report › Book › peer-review
Benson, P., Nov 2021, In: System. 102, p. 1-8 8 p., 102602.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Garnier, A., Chik, A., Chang, M. & Benson, P., 2020, Sydney: Macquarie University. 36 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Commissioned reportOpen Access
Forrest, J., Benson, P. & Siciliano, F., 2020, Handbook of the changing world language map. Brunn, S. D. & Kehrein, R. (eds.). Cham, Switzerland: Springer, Springer Nature, Vol. 2. p. 1069-1086 18 p.
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