August 14, 2014
Suzanne Hopf, is undertaking her PhD at CSU via distance education from Fiji. Her PhD topic is "Supporting Fijian children's speech, language, and literacy" and she is co-supervised by Dr Sarah McDonagh and myself. Suzanne has just achieved an important milestone: she has received official approval to conduct research in Fiji from the Fiji Ministry of Education, National Heritage, Culture and Arts. She now has to finalise ethical approval from Charles Sturt University, then she will be ready to begin data collection. In addition, she has just completed writing a journal article titled "World Englishes: A phonological profile of two dialects of Fiji English". This will be submitted to a journal in the next week. Congratulations Suzanne.