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PhD Topic: "Automatic creation of dynamic second language reading texts."
I am designing second language learning activities that utilise time spent reading online to refresh and extend language skills. I will combine research in second language acquisition and computational linguistics to develop systems for automatically creating vocabulary lists and second-language reading texts from document collections. The lists and texts must be tailored specifically to the interests, goals and abilities of individual learners. Software for Maori, Japanese and Spanish language learners will be developed to evaluate the systems and activities in longitudinal user studies.