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Dr Michael Daller

Dr Michael Daller

Convenor of the Vocabulary Special Interest Group (SIG) of the British Association for Applied Linguists (2013 - present). 

Areas of interest

His main areas of interest are bilingualism, language testing, vocabulary and the prediction of study success of international students. He is currently involved in two projects at Flinders University, Australia, where he develops language tests that can be used to predict the study success of international trainees at a nursing school in Australia.

This is linked to a project that he is carrying out with Yixin Wang on the prediction of study success of Chinese student at universities in the UK. Together with Zehra Ongun he is carrying out a project on the development of bilingual children in the UK and the relation of their vocabulary sizes in both languages and their general cognitive abilities.

Postgraduate supervision

Currently supervises five PhD students.


  • Research Methods at master's level and PhD level.
  • Vocabulary knowledge and assessment (M-level).

Research centres and groups

  • Member of the Centre for Literacy and Multilingualism at the University of Reading.
  • Member of the Languages and Linguistics Research Division.



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