Dr Anh Le

Associate Lecturer (Teaching Specialist (Acad))

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

place Flinders Medical Centre (7E:109)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

I'm a theoretical linguist interested in the interaction between semantics and syntax (syntax-semantics interface). I focus on the grammars of the languages situating on the further analytic end of the analytic-synthetic spectrum, especially Mainland South East Asian (MSEA) languages.

I have two main research areas of interest:

  • Theoretical Linguistics (Tense-Aspect-Mood systems; Syntax-semantics interface; Grammaticalization theory; Functional Grammars including SFL, RRG, RCG)

  • The application of theoretical linguistics in the improvement of language-based assessments and care techniques/programs for bilingual and multilingual clients. In particular, I’m interested in the application of Spontaneous Elicited Narrative in assessment of language disorders in bilingual adults, and the application of phonological awareness in voice therapy intervention for clients of diverse language backgrounds.

AKA/Common Misspellings: Quang Anh Le, Ahn Le, Ahn Lee, Quang Lee, Allan Le, Allan Lee, Alain Lee


BA (Linguistics and German Studies)

PhD (Linguistics)

Honours, awards and grants

University Of Adelaide Research Scholarships (UARS) - International Students (March 2019 - March 2022)

Beneficiary of Research Grant by The Walter and Dorothy Duncan Trust (Nov 2019)

Adelaide Graduate Award by The University of Adelaide (Nov 2018)

Key responsibilities

Teaching and Research Academic (Linguistics and Phonetics, Honours seminars)

Teaching interests

Functional Grammars (including SFL, RRG, RCG)




Topic coordinator
SPTH9121 Professional Studies and Communication Sciences
Topic lecturer
SPTH9121 Professional Studies and Communication Sciences
SPTH2902 Professional Studies & Communication Sciences 2A: Communication Development & Disorders
SPTH7906 Clinical Skills and Practice 4 (Honours): Complex Practice
SPTH7000B Honours Thesis B
SPTH9124 SPTH9124 Speech Pathology Skills and Practice 2