Hanh Thi Nguyen, PH.D.

College of Liberal Arts - Department of English and Applied Linguistics


University of Wisconsin-Madison

University of Hue, Vietnam   

Ph.D. in English Language and Linguistics, University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.A. in Applied Linguistics, University of Wisconsin-Madison; B.A. in English and TEFL, University of Hue, Vietnam


  • The development of interactional competence
  • Conversation analysis, discourse analysis, pragmatics
  • Classroom interaction, interaction at the workplace
  • Learner identity
  • Vietnamese applied linguistics
  • Second language acquisition
  • Computer-assisted language learning
  • Corpus linguistics
  • Language assessment  

Dr. Hanh Nguyen, Professor of Applied Linguistics, is the author of Developing Interactional Competence: A Conversation Analytic Study of Patient Consultations in Pharmacy (2012, Palgrave-MacMillan). She is the co-editor of Conversation Analytic Perspectives on English Language Learning, Teaching and Testing in Global Contexts (2019, Multilingual Matters), Talk-in-Interaction: Multilingual Perspectives (2009, University of Hawaii Press) and Pragmatics & Language Learning, Vol. 12 (2010, University of Hawaii Press). Her articles appear in several edited volumes and journals such as Applied Linguistics, Text and Talk, Journal of Pragmatics, The Modern Language Journal, The Canadian Modern Language Review, Language and Education, Classroom Discourse, Learning, Culture and Social Interaction, JALT, and Communication and Medicine.

At HPU, Dr. Nguyen teaches AL 6320 Language and Society/AL 3320 Sociolinguistics, AL 6140 Discourse Analysis for Language Teachers/AL 3140 Introduction to Discourse Analysis, AL 6150 Using Corpora in the Language Classroom/ AL 3150 Introduction to Using Corpora, AL 6740 Research in Computer-Assisted Language Learning/AL 3740 Technology and Language Teaching, AL 6710 Second Language Listening and Speaking/AL 4710 Teaching Listening and Speaking Skills, and AL 6730 Assessment in TESOL, among other courses. Her goal is to help students become language teachers who not only can teach effectively but also are reflective of the teaching and learning processes.


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