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MELADA SUDAJIT-APA

Position:
- ผู้ช่วยศาสตราจารย์ ดร./Assistant Professor

Education:
- PhD in Applied Linguistics, University of Edinburgh (UK), 2008 (The thesis entitled Systematising EAP Materials Development: Design, Evaluation, and Revision in a Thai Undergraduate Reading Course is available to download at www.era.lib.ed.ac.uk
- MA in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), University of Technology, Sydney (Australia), 1999 (The courses taken include ‘Language Development’, ‘Language in Social Context’, ‘Curriculum & Methodology: TESOL’, ‘Assessment, Programming & Evaluation’, ‘Language for Specific Purposes’, ‘Grammar & The Construction of Meaning’, ‘TESOL Practicum’, ‘Teaching & Learning Literacy’, ‘Research Methodologies’)
- BA (Major: Italian/Minor: English), Chulalongkorn University (Thailand), 1997

Short Course:
- Certificate in Doing Research with Discourse Analysis: A Discourse Perspective on Making Sense of Social Change, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (The Netherlands), July 2015
- Certificate in Business English Teaching and Business Discourse Analysis, Seameo RELC (Singapore), August 2012

Research Interests/ Recent Publications
Publications:
- Sudajit-apa, M. (2018). Thai Learners’ Construction of Disability Identity in their Website Project: Transitivity Analysis of Process Types. The New English Teacher. (In press).

- Sudajit-apa, M. (2017a). Critical Discourse Analysis of Discursive Reproduction of Identities in the Thai Undergraduates’ Home for Children with Disabilities Website Project: Critical Analysis of Lexical Selection. PASAA, 54, July-December 2017. (In press).

- Sudajit-apa, M. (2017b). A Critical Metaphor Analysis of Disability Identity and Ideology in the Thai Undergraduates’ Home for Children with Disabilities Website Project. Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 8 (5), 79-88.

- Chaiyasat, C. & Sudajit-apa, M. (2017a) A Corpus-Assisted Critical Metaphor Analysis of General Prayuth Chan-o-cha's Weekly Addresses. Journal of English Studies, 12, July-December 2107. (In press).

- Chaiyasat, C. & Sudajit-apa, M. (2017b). Pronouns, Social Actors, and Modality Types of Politics: A Corpus-Assisted Critical Discourse Analysis of General Prayuth Chan-o-cha’s Weekly Addresses in Times of Political Crisis. Proceedings of the International Conference: DRAL 3/19th ESEA 2017, 15-34.

- Sudajit-apa, M. (2015). Role of Simulation in the Thai Graduate Business English Program: Can they Engage and Elicit Learners' Realistic Use of Specific Language?. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 5 (2), 282-291. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.17507/tpls.0502.07

- Sudajit-apa, M. (2011). Learners' Reported Use of Cognitive and Metacognitive Reading Strategies: A Study of Thai Undergraduate Students. Journal of English Studies, 6, 72- 96.

- Sudajit-apa, M. (2005). The Role of Peer Collaborative Interaction in a Small Group Reading Activity on EFL Reading Comprehension. Journal of Liberal Arts, 5, 180 - 200.

Academic Presentations:
- Chaiyasat, C. & Sudajit-apa, M. (2017). A Corpus-Assisted Critical Metaphor Analysis of General Prayuth Chan-o-cha's Weekly Addresses. Thammasat University International Conference: ELT in the Digital Age. Bangkok, Thailand.

- Sudajit-apa, M. (2017). Construction of Organizational Identities: Students’ Self and Identity Construction. Thailand TESOL Conference 2017, Bangkok, Thailand.

- Sudajit-apa, M. (2016). The Social Theory and Multimodal Social Semiotic Approach to the Analysis of Home for Children with Disabilities’ Identity Construction in Thai Undergraduate Students’ Website Project. The 10th International Language for Specific Purposes Seminar. Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

- Sudajit-apa, M. (2013). Role of simulation in the Thai Graduate Business English Program: Can they engage and elicit learners' realistic use of specific language?. The Third Asian Conference, IAFOR, Osaka, Japan.

- Sudajit-apa, M. (2009). Learners' awareness of their use of cognitive and metacognitive reading strategies and their performance: A study among Thai undergraduate students. The 5th Thammasat ELT Conference: Expanding Visions in ELT.

- Sudajit-apa, M. (2007). A systemic approach to EFL reading materials development: Some findings of the second cycle evaluation. IALS Research Seminar. Edinburgh.

- Sudajit-apa, M. (2006). Linguistic vs. procedural simplification: An investigation of reading materials modification and its effect on Thai university learners' materials perception and reading performance. IALS Research Seminar. Edinburgh.


Research Interests:
- Critical discourse analysis, language and identity, discourse analysis, critical language awareness, social semiotics, language teaching methodologies, materials design and evaluation, learners’ language learning strategies and differences

E-mail
meladas@gmail.com
Office Room no. 836, Liberal Arts Building, Rangsit Campus

Tel.
02-613-2571, 02-696-5291