Higher Degree by Research Candidate
School of Education
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics
My research interests are EFL/ ESP vocabulary pedagogy and corpus linguistics. I have worked on creating corpus-based lists of technical words for EFL Nursing students and morphemes for EFL Medical students. My current PhD study mainly focuses on the corpus-driven approach to examining semantic aspects of semi-technical medical vocabulary.
Doctoral Dissertation (2020-2023)
Title: “A Corpus-based, Semantic Analysis of Semi-technical Medical Vocabulary”
- Re-examine semi-technical words in the field of medicine, the lexical category occupying the area between medical terminology and general vocabulary, particularly, their specialized meanings activated and restricted in medicine-related contexts.
Master’s Thesis (2017-2019)
Title: “Forming a Corpus-Based List of Commonly Used Medical Morphemes”
- Create a list of 136 specialized medical morphemes which cover 8.5% of the lexical items in the Medical Web Corpus and provide a reliable and useful resource to help medical students with English as an additional language enhance their English medical vocabulary.
Date Position Institution name 2014 - ongoing Teacher Trainer National Foreign Languages 2020 Project 2013 - ongoing Lecturer Hue University of Foreign Languages
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2023 Scholarship Lexical Lab Scholarship for Lexically-oriented Teachers Lexical Lab United Kingdom - 2020 Scholarship Adelaide Graduate Research Scholarship The University of Adelaide Australia - 2017 Scholarship Vietnamese Government Scholarship Ministry of Education and Training, Vietnam Viet Nam -
Language Competency English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review Vietnamese Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
Date Institution name Country Title 2017 - 2019 The University of Adelaide Australia Master of Education 2009 - 2013 Hue University of Foreign Languages Vietnam Bachelor of English Language Teaching
Date Title Institution name Country — Sketch Engine Boot Camp Lexical Computing Czech Republic — Training of Trainers for ICT in Language Instruction Da Nang University of Foreign Languages Vietnam — English-for-Teaching course and assessment in the ELTeach professional development program for English language teachers Cengage Learning and National Geographic Learning Vietnam — STEM and Robotics in Education University of Adelaide Australia — Survey tools in research: REDCap and Qualtrics Intersect Australia
Year Citation 2023 Le, C. N. N., & Miller, J. (2023). A core meaning-based analysis of English semi-technical vocabulary in the medical field. English for Specific Purposes, 70, 252-266.
2020 Le, C. N. N., & Miller, J. (2020). A corpus-based list of commonly used English medical morphemes for students learning English for specific purposes. English for Specific Purposes, 58, 102-121.
DOI Scopus15 WoS6
Year Citation 2015 Le, C. N. N., Vu, T. T. A., Tran, H. L. T., & Dang, T. C. T. (2015). Using folk stories to teach English to young learners. Hue University.
Le, C. N. N. Piloting SemiMed—a mini semantic visualisation dictionary of semi-technical medical vocabulary: A response to semantic deficiencies in a medicine-related wordlist. A.S Hornby Dictionary Research Awards. 2021-2022, $6,700
National Foreign Languages 2020 Project, Vietnam (2014 to now)
Delivering professional development training to primary, secondary and high school teachers about English-for-teaching, ICT in English language teaching and teaching methods
Lecturer, Department of English for Specific Purposes
Hue University of Foreign Languages, Vietnam (2013 to now)
Teaching English as a second language (for general and specific purposes) to Vietnamese university students
Date Role Membership Country 2020 - ongoing Member Learner Corpus Association Belgium 2020 - ongoing Member VietTESOL Viet Nam 2020 - ongoing Member Australasian Association for Lexicography (Australex) Australia
Date Event Name Event Type Institution Country 2022 - 2022 Rethinking the Justifications for Qualitative Research Workshop University of South Australia Australia
Date Topic Presented at Institution Country 2022 - 2022 Piloting SemiMed—A mini semantic visualization dictionary of semi-technical medical vocabulary: A response to semantic deficiencies in Hsu’s (2013) Medical Word List Euralex Conference (Online): Dictionaries and Society Leibniz-Institut für Deutsche Sprache Germany 2021 - 2021 Are word form frequency-based list reliable? A close examination of Hsu's (2013) Medical Word List Australex Conference (Online): Dictionaries, Law and Lore Conference Auckland University of Technology New Zealand 2018 - 2018 Learning technical terms: A corpus-based approach to help students learn discipline-specific vocabulary in English ACTA Conference 2018: English language learning in a mobile world Australian Council of TESOL Associations Australia 2018 - 2018 Forming a corpus-based list of commonly used medical morphemes for students learning English for specific purposes Research seminar The University of Adelaide Australia 2016 - 2016 Technology Applications in Supporting Self-study Process of Non-English Major Students The 2nd Conference on Foreign Language Teaching to Non-English Major Students Hue University of Foreign Languages Viet Nam 2016 - 2016 Creating an ESP Corpus-based Wordlist for Nursing Students at Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy The 4th International Conference on Interdisciplinary Research in Linguistics and Language Education Hue University of Foreign Languages Viet Nam
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