Publications

Dr Vinh To has 32 publications which include 10 peer-reviewed journal articles, 5 book chapters, 1 proceeding, 2 keynotes and 14 conference presentations. Please see below a full list of her publications. Some of the publications are made available for download at Researchgate and Academia.edu pages.

Researchgate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Vinh_To

Academia.edu: https://utas.academia.edu/VinhTo

Peer-reviewed articles: 10

  • To, V., & Mahboob, A. (2019). Complexity of English textbook language: A systemic functional analysis. Linguistics and the Human Sciences, 13(3), 264-293. DOI: 10.1558/lhs.31905
  • To, V. (2018). Linguistic Complexity Analysis: A Case Study of Commonly-Used Textbooks in Vietnam. SAGE Open, 1-13.
  • To, V. (2018). Thematic structure in reading comprehension texts in English textbooks. International Journal of Languages, Literature and Linguistics, 4(1), 45-51.
  • To, V. (2017). Grammatical intricacy in EFL textbooks, International Journal of English Language Education. The International Journal of English Language Education, 5(2), 127-140.
  • Thomas, DP., & To, V. (2016). Nominalisation in high scoring primary and secondary school persuasive texts. The Australian Journal of Language and Literacy, 39(2), 135-148.
  • To, V., Lê, Q., & Lê, T. (2015). Applying Halliday’s linguistic theory in qualitative data analysis.   The Qualitative Research Journal, 15(2), 135-146.
  • To, V., Fan, S. & Thomas, DP. (2013). Lexical density and Readability: A case study of English Textbooks. The Internet Journal of Language, Culture and Society37(7), 61-71.
  • To, V., Lê, T. & Lê, Q. (2013). A comparative study of nominalisation in IELTS writing test papers. The International Journal of Innovative Interdisciplinary Research, 1(4), 15-21.
  • To, V., (2012). Exclamatives and Exclamatory acts in English and Vietnamese. The Internet Journal of Language, Culture and Society, 34(7), 59-67. 
  • Tran, V.P. & To, V. (2011). An investigation into the syntactic features and the uses of English and Vietnamese negative sentences in some contexts. The Journal of Science and Technology, Danang University, 49(1), 174-180. 

Book chapters: 5

  • To, V., & Mahboob, A. (2018). Linguistic complexity in English textbooks: A functional grammar perspective. In D. Kemble., & M. Corbett (Eds), Structuring the thesis: Matching Method, Paradigm, Theory and Findings (pp.77-86). Singapore: Springer.
  • To, V., Fan, S., & Lê, Q. (2016). Research writing: A systemic functional linguistics perspective. In S.Fan., & J Fielding-Wells (Eds), What’s next in Educational Research (pp. 341-352).Netherlands: Sense Publishers.
  • To, V., Fan, S. & Lê, Q. (2015). Different perspectives on linguistic complexity. In S. Fan., T. Lê & Q. Lê (Eds), Linguistics and language education in horizons: The link between theory, research and pedagogy (pp.113-128). New York: Nova Science Publishers.
  • To, V., Fan, S. & Lê, Q.(2015). Teaching translation: A functional linguistic perspective. In S. Fan., T. Lê & Q. Lê (Eds), Linguistics and language education in horizons: The link between theory, research and pedagogy (pp.369-376). New York: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Hoang, XM., Lê, T., & To, V. (2013). Conversation as an interview method in research. In T. Lê, & Q. Lê (Eds), Conducting research in a changing and challenging world (pp.165-172). New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Conference proceedings: 1

  • To, V., & Thomas, D. (2017). Examining interpersonal metaphor of modality in successful primary persuasive texts. In P. Chappel & J Knox (Eds), Transforming contexts: Papers from the 44th International Systemic Functional Congress, pp. 75-81, The University of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia (refereed conference paper). 

Invited plenary speech: 1

  • Swabey, K., To, V., & Thai, B. (2018). Enhancing the educational role of language: Educators’ perspectives on languages education in Australian and Vietnamese early childhood contexts. Plenary paper presented at the 3rd International Pedagogic and Linguistic ERL Conference, 14-15 June 2018, Vilnius, Lithuania.

Invited keynote speech: 1

  • To, V., Thai, B., & Swabey, K. (2018). Teaching Vietnamese as a foreign language in an Australian early childhood context: Perspectives from educators and parents. Keynote paper presented at the International conference on Vietnamese studies: Globalisation and its impact on teaching and learning Vietnamese, 22 December 2018, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Conference presentations: 14

  • Thomas, A., & To, V. (2019). Othering or inclusion? Teacher practice around Asian voices and identities in literature. Paper presented at the ALEA National Conference, July 9 – 12, Melbourne, Australia.
  • To, V., Wickins, M., Tanasaldy, T., & Wang, I. (2019). Perceptions of languages education from leaders and educators in Tasmanian primary and secondary schools. Paper presented at the 22nd AFMLTA International Languages Conference, 7-9 July 2019, Wrest Point Conference Centre, Hobart, Australia.
  • To, V. (2019). Languages in an Australian preschool: A case study of Vietnamese. Paper presented at the 22nd AFMLTA International Languages Conference, 7 – 9 July, Wrest Point Conference Centre, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
  • To, V., Swabey, K., & Thai, B. (2018). English for non-English speaking children and Vietnamese for non-Vietnamese speaking children: A comparative analysis between Vietnamese and Australian parental perspectives. Paper presented at the International Congress of Bilingualism studies and European Turks, 28 October 2018, Paris, France.
  • To, V. & Thomas, D. (2018). Grammatical metaphor for persuasion: A study of NAPLAN texts. Paper presented at the Annual National Conference of Australian Systemic Functional Linguistics Association (ASFLA), 26-28 September 2018, The University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia.
  • Huynh, NT., Thomas, A., & To, V. (2018). East Meets West? Identifying points of contestation when mediating understandings about Eastern picturebooks with children. Paper presented at the 9th International Conference on Multimodality, 15-17 August 2018, the University of Southern Denmark, Denmark.
  • To, V., & Thomas, D. (2017). Examining interpersonal metaphor of modality in successful primary persuasive texts. Paper presented at the 44th International Systemic Functional Congress, 17-19 July 2017, The University of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia.
  • To, V., & Thomas, D., & Hopwood, B. (2017). Enhancing student reading engagement through the UTAS Books in Homes Program and Reading Mentor Program. Paper presented at the 2017 AATE/ ALEA National Conference, 6-9 July 2017, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
  • To, V., & Thomas, D. (2016). Nominalisation in high scoring primary and secondary persuasive texts. Paper presented at the Annual National Conference of Australian Systemic Functional Linguistics Association (ASFLA), 27 – 29 September 2016, Australian Catholic University, Sydney, Australia.
  • Thomas, A. Thomas, D., & To, V. (2016). The metaphors we teach by: A Cumulative and cohesive design for Bachelor of Education English education units Program. Paper presented at the Annual National Conference of Australian Systemic Functional Linguistics Association (ASFLA), 27-29 September 2016, Australian Catholic University, Sydney, Australia.
  • To, V. (2014a). Grammatical complexity of English textbooks: A comparative study of two book levels: Elementary and Pre-intermediate. Paper presented at the Annual National Conference of the Australian Systemic Functional Linguistics Association (ASFLA), 30th September – 2nd October, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
  • To, V. (2014b). Linguistic complexity in English textbooks: A Functional Grammar Perspective. Paper presented at the 17th World Congress of the International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA), 10th -15th August,Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Australia.
  • To, V., Lê, Q., & Lê, T. (2013b). Applying Halliday’s linguistic theory in qualitative data analysis.  Paper presented at the National Conference of the Association for Qualitative Research (AQR), 2nd November, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia.
  • To, V., & Lê, T. (2013a). Lexical density and readability: A case study of English Textbooks. Paper presented at the Annual National Conference of the Australian Systemic Functional Linguistics Association (ASFLA), 1st – 3rd October, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Australia.

Invited workshop: 1

To, V., Swabey, K., & Thai, B. (2017, 6 October). Benefits of early language learning. Kindy City International Preschool, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.