Dr Rosmawati Rosmawati

BA (Hons), MA (Applied Linguistics), PhD(TESOL)
Research Affiliate, Postdoctoral Researcher
+61 2 93512606
A35 / 307
The University of Sydney

Rosmawati received her PhD in Education (TESOL) from the University of Sydney in 2017. She also has an MA (Applied Linguisitics) from the South China University of Technology and a BA (Hons) from Universitas Methodist Indonesia.

She is a postdoctoral research affiliate, and a sessional academic staff member at The University of Sydney. Rosmawati teaches TESOL postgraduate units of study, as well as undergraduate and postgraduate units of study in education. She also supervises students undertaking the capstone special project units, as well as honours students. She is a journal reviewer and a dissertation/thesis examiner.

Fellow, Advance Higher Education, UK
Teacher of the Year, (2019 and 2020) Sydney University Postgraduate Representative Association
Dean's Citation for Excellence in Tutorial Teaching, Faculty of Arts and Social Science, The University of Sydney
Christopher Brumfit International Scholarship, British Association for Applied Linguistics
M.A.K. Halliday Scholarship, Applied Linguistics Association of Australia
Applied Linguistics Association of Australia Postgraduate Travel Scholarship
Highly Commended Research Paper
, Research Students Forum, Sydney School of Education and Social Work, The University of Sydney
Sydney University Village Academic Scholarship
Endeavour Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Incoming Postgraduate Award
Chinese Government Full Scholarship for Postgraduate Students
Cumlaude Award
, Universitas Methodist Indonesia
Academic Merit Scholarship, Universitas Methodist Indonesia

  • Member, Applied Linguistics Association of Australia
  • Member, American Association for Applied Linguistics
  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy (UK)

Book chapters
  • Rosmawati, R. (2020). "Profiling the dynamic changes of syntactic complexity in L2 academic writing: a multilevel synchrony method." In G. Fogal and M. Verspoor (Eds.) Complex Dynamic Systems Theory and L2 writing development, (pp. 109-131). Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company. [More Information]
  • Rosmawati, R. (2019). "Syntactic complexity in second language academic writing in English: diversity on display." In C. Wright, L. Harvey, J. Simpson (Eds.), Voices and Practices in Applied Linguistics: Diversifying a Discipline, (pp. 251-270). York: White Rose University Press. [More Information]

Journal articles
  • Rosmawati, R. (2015). "Investigating second language learners' usage of Mandarin numeral classifiers: a case-based study." Researching and Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, 1(1), 29-49. [More Information]
  • Rosmawati, R. (2014). "Dynamic development of complexity and accuracy: a case study in second language academic writing." Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 37(2), 75-100. [More Information]
  • Rosmawati, R. (2014). "Second language developmental dynamics: how dynamic systems theory accounts for issues in second language learning." Australian Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 31(1), 66-80. [More Information]

Measuring syntactic complexity in second language academic writing in English

Academic writing in English as a second language: a complex dynamic systems perspective

Innovative pedagogies in teaching English as a second or foreign language