Dr Julia Miller

Julia Miller
Senior Lecturer
School of Education
Faculty of Arts

My current research is in phraseology and lexicography. I would like to hear from prospective PhD candidates in either of these areas.

Dr Julia Miller

My current research is in phraseology and lexicography. I would like to hear from prospective PhD candidates in either of these areas.

  • Lexicography (particularly pedagogical lexicography)
  • Phraseology
  • Teaching English idioms (phraseodidactics)
  • Cultural dimensions of feedback
  • Loanword studies in Romance languages
  • Innovative teaching methods
  • The English article system
  • Cultural dictionaries
  • The teaching of English prepositions
  • Cultural dimensions of feedback on academic work

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2009 Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
2002 - 2009 Lecturer Flinders University

Awards and Achievements

Date Type Title Institution Name Amount
2015 Teaching Award Citation for outstanding contribution to student learning Office for Learning and Teaching, Australia
2014 Award Faculty of Professions Executive Dean’s award for teaching The University of Adelaide
2013 Teaching Award Commendation for Excellence in Support of the Student Experience The University of Adelaide
2005 Award Educational Research Conference Early Career Award Flinders University, Adelaide

Language Competencies

Language Competency
French Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
Portuguese Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
Spanish; Castilian Can read

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
2013 University of Adelaide Australia Graduate Certificate in Higher Education
2011 Flinders University Australia PhD
2002 Flinders University Australia MA (research)
1980 - 1984 University of Cambridge United Kingdom BA (Hons)

Certifications

Date Title Institution name Country
2017 Delta Bell School
2000 Level III translator (Portuguese) NAATI
1998 Level II interpreter (Portuguese) NAATI
1985 RSA Diploma for Bilingual Secretaries Royal Society of Arts
1984 CELTA Bell School, Cambridge

Research Interests

English as a Second Language, English Language, French Language, Iberian Languages, Lexicography, LOTE, ESL and TESOL Curriculum and Pedagogy

Journals

Year Citation
2017 Miller, J. L., Kwary, D. A. & Setiawan, A. (2017). Kangaroos, koalas and Kiwis: The challenges of creating an online Australian cultural dictionary for EAL learners. Lexikos, -.
2017 Kaliisa, R., Palmer, E. & Miller, J. (2017). Mobile learning in higher education: A comparative analysis of developed and developing country contexts. British Journal of Educational Technology, -.
10.1111/bjet.12583
2016 Miller, J., Wilson, K., Miller, J. & Enomoto, K. (2016). Humorous materials to enhance active learning. Higher Education Research and Development, 36, 4, 791-806.
10.1080/07294360.2016.1238883
2016 Miller, J. (2016). Mad as a box of spanners. Ozwords, 25, 1, 7-7.
2015 Warner, R. & Miller, J. (2015). Cultural dimensions of feedback at an Australian university: a study of international students with English as an additional language. Higher Education Research and Development, 34, 2, 420-435.
10.1080/07294360.2014.956695
2014 Marmolejo-Ramos, F., Miller, J. & Habel, C. (2014). The influence of question type, text availability, answer confidence and language background on student comprehension of an expository text. Higher Education Research and Development, 33, 4, 712-727.
10.1080/07294360.2013.863841
2014 Miller, J. (2014). Building academic literacy and research skills by contributing to Wikipedia: a case study at an Australian university. Journal of Academic Language and Learning, 8, 2, A72-A86.
2013 Kwary, D. & Miller, J. (2013). A model for an online Australian English cultural dictionary database. Terminology, 19, 2, 258-276.
10.1075/term.19.2.05kwa
2013 Miller, J. (2013). Birds of a feather don't always flock together: user problems in identifying headwords in online English learner's dictionaries. Lexikos, 23, 273-285.
2012 Duff, A., Miller, J., Johnston, H. & Bergmann, L. (2012). Somewhere over the border: Grammar in a class of its own. Journal of Learning Design, 5, 2, 50-57.
2012 Miller, J. (2012). Dictionaries without borders: expanding the limits of the academy. Journal of Learning Design, 5, 1, 43-51.
2010 Duff, A., Carter, S., Spangenberg, B. & Miller, J. (2010). The Gang's all here: Grammar goes global for Purdue, UniSA and Adelaide University. Journal of Learning Design, 3, 2, 1-9.
2009 Schmidt, L. & Miller, J. (2009). Peer assisted study sessions to facilitate transition for international students. International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations, 9, 5, 13-30.
10.18848/1447-9532/CGP/v09i05/39765
2008 Miller, J. (2008). Teachers and dictionaries in Australia: Is there a need to train the trainers?. TESOL in ContexT, 17, 2, 11-19.
2007 Miller, J. (2007). When did you last 'spend a penny'?. Australian Style, 15, 2, 5-5.
2006 Miller, J. (2006). English learners' dictionaries: An undervalued resource. TESOL in ContexT, 15, 2, 30-37.
2006 Miller, J. (2006). An investigation into the effect of English learners? dictionaries on international students' acquisition of the English article system. International Education Journal, 7, 4, 435-445.
2005 Miller, J. (2005). Most of ESL students have trouble with the articles. International Education Journal, 5, 5, 80-88.
1997 Miller, J., Piper, L. & Tucker, D. (1997). Strategies for getting students on the information superhighway.. Nurse educator, 22, 5, 40-43.
10.1097/00006223-199709000-00014

Books

Year Citation
2008 Miller, J. (2008). The good samaritan. Port Adelaide, SA: Ginninderra Press.

Book Chapters

Year Citation
2018 Miller, J. (2018). Learners’ dictionaries of English. In P. Fuertes-Olivera (Ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Lexicography Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.
2017 Miller, J. L. (2017). Bringing it all together: A table of terms for multiword expressions. In J. Szerszunowicz (Ed.), Research on phraseology across continents Bialystok, Poland: University of Bialystok Publishing House..
2013 Miller, J. (2013). Phraseology across continents. In J. Szerszunowicz, B. Nowowiejski, K. Yagi & T. Kanzaki (Eds.), Research on phraseology across continents, Volume two (pp. 404-421). Poland: University of Bialystok Publishing House.
2009 Miller, J. (2009). English learners’ dictionaries: an undervalued resource. In V. B. Y. Ooi, A. Pakir, I. S. Talib & P. K. W. Tan (Eds.), Perspectives in lexicography: Asia and beyond (pp. 161-171). Tel Aviv: K Dictionaries Ltd.
2009 Miller, J. L. (2009). An investigation into the effect of English learners’ dictionaries on international students’ acquisition of the English article system. In S. Priya (Ed.), Lexicography: the changing landscape (pp. 78-96). Hyderabad, India: The Icfai University Press.

Conference Papers

Year Citation
2010 Miller, J. (2010). English learners' dictionaries in Australia : a challenge to publishers?. International Symposium on Lexicography and L2 Teaching and Learning. Guangzhou, China.
2010 Miller, J. (2010). Coals to Newcastle or glittering gold? Which idioms need to be included in an English learner's dictionary in Australia?. European Association for Lexicography (EURALEX) International Congress. Leeuwarden.
2007 Miller, J. (2007). Dodging the Damocletian sword of academic oral presentations. HERDSA : Enhancing higher education, theory and scholarship. Adelaide.
2007 Slatter, M., Petrie, L. A. & Miller, J. (2007). Flinders' law students' transition : warm welcome, hot topics : cool program. Pacific Rim, Year in Higher Education Conference. Brisbane.

Conference Items

Year Citation
2011 Miller, J. L. (2011). It’s not cricket! Lack of consistency and accuracy in labels applied to phrasemes in five English dictionaries for advanced learners. Asialex.
2010 Miller, J. L. (2010). English learners’ dictionaries in Australia: a challenge to publishers?. First International Symposium on Lexicography and L2 Teaching and Learning. Guangdong.

Report for External Bodies

Year Citation
2015 Miller, J., Miller, J. L. & Wilson, K., (2015). Online resources to support international students' English language development,
2013 Miller, J. L., (2013). Ms Parrot the detective solves grammar problems in an online resource for students and lecturers,
2012 Velliaris, D., Palmer, E., Picard, M., Guerin, C., Smith, S., Green, I. & Miller, J., (2012). Australian Tertiary Learning and Teaching Scholarship and Research 2007-2012, University of Adelaide, South Australia,

Original Creative Works

Year Citation
2015 Miller, J. L., (2015). Seeking asylum, Social Alternatives,

Recorded/Rendered Creative Works

Year Citation
2012 Miller, J. L., Warner, R. & Enomoto, K.; (2012); English for Uni; Adelaide;
2012 Miller, J. L.; (2012); English for Uni website; Adelaide;

Theses

Year Citation
2011 Miller, J. L.; (2011); Never judge a wolf by its cover: an investigation into the relevance of phrasemes included in advanced learners' dictionaries for learners of English as an additional language in Australia;
2001 Miller, J. L.; (2001); An investigation into the use of anglicisms in modern European Portuguese;

2015-2016 unsuccessful OLT application on Employability Skills. Amount requested $500,000.

December 2013 - Australian Office for Learning and Teaching Innovation and Development Grant ($220,000) to create online resources to support international students' English language development. These resources are available at the English for Uni website.

May 2013 - School of Education, University of Adelaide. School research grant to develop a cultural dictionary and examine its use by international students at the University of Adelaide.

June 2012 - Australian Office for Learning and Teaching Innovation and Development Program Seed Grant ($37,000): "Ms Parrot the detective solves grammar problems in an online resource for students and lecturers".

November 2005 – Flinders University Teaching and Learning Innovation Grant ($10,000), to film a resource for teaching academic oral presentation skills

  • Lexicography (particularly pedagogical lexicography)
  • Phraseology
  • Teaching English idioms (phraseodidactics)
  • Cultural dimensions of feedback
  • Loanword studies in Romance languages
  • Innovative teaching methods
  • The English article system
  • Cultural dictionaries
  • The teaching of English prepositions
  • Cultural dimensions of feedback on academic work

Committee Memberships

Date Role Committee Institution Country
2015 - ongoing President Australex
2011 - ongoing Member AALL conference organisation
2011 - 2013 Representative AALL South Australia
Position
Senior Lecturer
Phone
83134721
Fax
8313 3604
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Nexus 10 Tower - Marjoribanks Wing
Room Number
8 25
Org Unit
School of Education

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