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Jan Louis Kruger

Head of Department

Associate Professor Jan-Louis Kruger

Associate Professor Jan-Louis Kruger is Head of Department of Linguistics and member of CLaS. He is also extraordinary professor in the School of Languages on the Vaal Triangle Campus of North-West University in South Africa. He holds a PhD in English on the translation of narrative point of view. His main research interests include studies on the reception and processing of audiovisual translation products including aspects such as cognitive load, comprehension, attention allocation, and psychological immersion. He is a co-editor for Perspectives, Studies in Translatology. His current research projects include eye tracking and EEG studies on cognitive load and immersion in film.

Linda Cupples

Deputy Head of Department (Research)

Professor Linda Cupples

Professor Linda Cupples has been a member of the Linguistics Department at Macquarie University since mid-way through 1991. Prior to that time, she spent 18 months as a lecturer in Cognitive Psychology at the University of Wollongong, New South Wales, and approximately two years as a post-doctoral fellow in Cognitive Neuropsychology within the School of Behavioural Sciences at Macquarie University.

P Chappell

Deputy Head of Department (Learning and Teaching, International)

Dr Philip Chappell

Phil Chappell has been involved in Applied Linguistics and TESOL for many areas, including teaching and managing English language programs internationally and in Australia. He has been in the Linguistics department at Macquarie since 2011, where he teaches and supervises research students in the Applied Linguistics and TESOL programs. His role as Deputy Head focuses on learning and teaching, marketing, and internationalisation. Phil’s research focuses on several aspects of second language teaching and learning, including TESOL methodology, language classroom interaction, language teacher cognition, systemic functional linguistics for language teaching, sociocultural approaches to language learning and teaching, and international English language students' study abroad experiences. He is currently the Executive Editor of the English Australia Journal.

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