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Dr Enza Tudini 

Position: Senior Lecturer Dr Enza Tudini
Division/Portfolio: Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences
School/Unit: School of Communication, International Studies and Languages
Campus: Magill Campus
Office: B1-15
Telephone: +61 8 830 24592
Email: Enza_dot_Tudini_at_unisa_dot_edu_dot_au
URL for Business Card: http://people.unisa.edu.au/Enza.Tudini

Vincenza Tudini completed her Ph.D at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia, and currently works in the Research Centre for Languages and Cultures at the University of South Australia, in the School of Communication, International Studies and Languages. Her research interests include the application of conversation analytic techniques in Computer-Mediated Communication contexts, especially where participants have differential language expertise. Her work on Online Computer-mediated communication has been published in various chapters and journals, including The Modern Language Journal and Journal of Pragmatics. Her book on online language learning, Online Second Language Acquisition: Conversation Analysis of Online chat was published by Continuum (London/New York) in 2010. She has directed several projects in the area of Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) including a project of the Australian Language and Literacy Council on Implications of Technology for Language Teaching.

I teach the following courses

LANG 3012Italian 3A
LANG 3013Italian 3B
LANG 2035Italian In-Country

Research publications

"Interactivity in the teaching and learning of foreign languages: what it means for resourcing and delivery of online and blended programmes" in The Language Learning Journal (in press)

"Extending prior posts in dyadic online text chat", in Discourse Processes (2015). http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/azJMw8MsXiXqkrKTuFz6/full

"Conversation Analysis of Computer-Mediated Interactions" (2014). In C. Chapelle (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

"Form-focused social repertoires in an online language learning partnership", Journal of Pragmatics, Volume 50, no. 1, 2013, pp. 187-202.

"Expert-novice orientations: native speaker power and the didactic voice in online intercultural interaction." In F.Sharifian, & M. Jamarani (Eds.) Intercultural Communication in the New Era. New York/London, Routledge, 2012 (coauthored with Anthony J. Liddicoat).

Online Second Language Acquisition: a Conversation Analysis of Online Chat. London, Continuum, 2010 http://www.continuumbooks.com/books/detail.aspx?BookId=132981&SearchTy .

"Negotiation and intercultural learning in Italian native speaker chat rooms". Modern Language Journal, Volume 91,iv, 2007, 577-601

"Chatlines for beginners:negotiating conversation at a distance". In Holmberg, B., Shelley, M & White, C.. (eds) Distance Education and Languages: Evolution and Change. Multilingual Matters, 2005.

"Virtual immersion: native speaker chats as a bridge to conversational Italian". Australian Review of Applied Linguistics. Special issue on Using and Learning Italian in Australia, edited by A. Rubino. Series S, no. 18, 2004, 63-80.

"Using native speakers in chat". Language Learning and Technology, September 2003, vol 7, no. 3, 141-159; reprinted in Hubbard, P. (2009) Computer Assisted Language Learning: Critical Concepts in Linguistics, Volume III: Computer Mediated Communication in Language Learning, New York/London: Routledge, Chapter 49, pp. 292-316.

"Conversational elements of online chatting: Speaking practice for distance language learners?" Apprentissage des Langues et Systemes d'Information et de Communication. December 2003, 6, (2), 63-81 (French), 83-99 (English) http://alsic.u-strasbg.fr/Menus/frameder.htm

"Teaching Italian verbal and social interaction: an intercultural perspective", book chapter cooauthored with P.Carroli and A. Pavone in Teaching Invisible Culture: Classroom Practice and Theory. Crozet, C & Lo Bianco eds Language Australia, 2003

"The role of online chatting in the development of competence in oral interaction", in the proceedings of the Innovations in Italian Workshop Griffith University 2002 http://www.gu.edu.au/centre/italian/

"Focus on form through coded corrective feedback and learner self-correction of writing tasks", in Rassegna italiana di linguistica applicata, n. 2, 2000.

"Connecting Language Students through E-mail" coauthored with A. Rubino, in Babel, vol.3, n.1, 1998.

Italianissimo 1: Activity Book BBC Books/ Rigby Heinemann, London/Melbourne, 1994

Italianissimo 2: Activity Book BBC Books/ Rigby Heinemann, London/Melbourne, 1994

Varianti sconosciute di Il seme sotto la neve di Ignazio Silone: analisi strutturale, Ravenna, Longo, 1992

Research Degree Supervisor

Enza Tudini is a Senior Lecturer in Italian and Applied Linguistics, whose main area of research expertise is online Second Language Acquisition (SLA). She is keen to help foreign language students overcome the tyranny of distance to provide opportunities for social interaction and language learning through the use of communications technologies. She also has expertise in applying Conversation Analysis (CA)to online interaction.

Current Projects:

'Development of oral and cross-cultural proficiency among students of Italian'
 Investigate the impact of Computer Mediated Communication (CMC) and the application of cross-cultural strategies in the development of oral and cultural proficiency among internal, external and online students of
Italian at the University of South Australia.
This involves
a) qualitative analysis of learner discourse in the context of Computer Mediated Communication (CMC) (chatlines, voice discussions, voice email and videoconferencing)
b) investigation of theoretical and research underpinnings of culture learning and the key models of intercultural competence development

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