I am Ulugbek Nurmukhamedov (I go by Bek). I am originally from Tashkent, Uzbekistan. I received my MA in Translation/Interpretation from the Uzbek State of World Languages University (2004) and MA TESL degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2006). At USWLU, I wrote my MA thesis (Translation of Reduplicative Words from English into Uzbek) under the guidance of Dr. Muratova Elmira Denisovna. At UIUC, I was privileged to pursue my MA TESL thesis (Feedback on ESL Writing) under the supervision of Dr. Randall Sadler and Dr. Hugh Bishop.
Currently, I'm completing my PhD dissertation in Applied Linguistics at Northern Arizona University (which was successfully defended on April 6, 2015). My dissertation examined the effectiveness of collocation resources (two online and one book) on L2 writers' collocation accuracy. My dissertation committee members are: Dr. William Grabe, Dr. Joan Jamieson, Dr. Fredricka Stoller, and Dr. Randall Sadler.
During my PhD at NAU, I have focused on the following research domains:
- Second Language Vocabulary
- Corpus-based Vocabulary Analysis
- Computer Assisted Language Learning