Academic interests

Teaching English as a Second Language, applied linguistics, second language acquisition, corpus linguistics, second language reading, discourse analysis, English for academic and specific purposes, intensive English instruction


author, Reading Skills for Success: A Guide to Academic Texts (University of Michigan Press, 2004);

co-author, Discourse on the Move: Using corpus analysis to describe discourse structure (John Benjamins Publishing Co., 2007);

co-author, Strategies in Responding to the new TOEFL Reading Tasks (Monograph No. 33, Educational Testing Services, 2006);

articles in System Discourse StudiesLanguage Testing Journal, Journal of College Reading and Learning, English for Specific Purposes: An International JournalStudies in Second Language AcquisitionInternational Journal of Corpus Linguistics, and TESL-EJ;

and in books: New Ways in Content-Based Instruction, New Ways of Using Computers in Language Teaching, Mainstreaming: Case Studies in TESOL Practice Series, Corpus Analysis: Language Structure and Language Use.


Editorial Board member for English for Specific Purposes: An International Journal.

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