Presentations


Selected Invited Talks/Plenary/Keynote Addresses

2017 International Conference of the China Association for Intercultural Communication, University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China

TESL/TEFL 10th Anniversary Advocacy 2017, Colorado State University

TESOL/Applied Linguistics Graduate Student Conference, Greensboro, North Carolina

Coffee with Distinguished TESOLers, TESOL, Seattle, Washington

ALIS Academic Session, TESOL, Seattle, Washington

2016 New Jersey TESOL/Bilingual Education Spring Conference, New Brunswick, New Jersey

2015 Korea Association of English Teachers, 50th Anniversary International Conference, Seoul, Korea

Maryland TESOL 35th Annual Conference, Chesterton, Maryland

Southwestern College, Chula Vista, California

2014 Distinguished Lecturer, Temple University, Japan

2013 Invited speaker, TESOL, Dallas, Texas

2012 Featured speaker, 21st International Symposium on English Teaching (ETA-ROC), Taipei, Taiwan

Keynote speaker, TESOL, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Plenary speaker, 11th METU (Middle East Technical University) International ELT Convention, Ankara, Turkey

2011 Plenary speaker, 10th European Association of Language for Special Purposes (AELFE) Conference, Valencia, Spain.

ALIS Academic Session, TESOL, New Orleans

2010 Keynote speaker, Sogang University, Korean Language Education Center 20th Anniversary International Conference: Intercultural Communication and Teaching Culture. Seoul, South Korea

2009 Workshop at the College of the Sequoias

APPLE Lecture in Applied Linguistics, Teachers College, Columbia University

TESL/TEFL Advocacy Week speaker, Colorado State University

2007 Keynote speaker, NNETESOL Fall Conference, Manchester, New Hampshire

Distinguished Lecturer, Temple University, Japan

Spotlight Session, Research Mentoring Panel, Energy Break, TESOL, Seattle, Washington

2006 Second Language Research Forum, Seattle, Washington

ALIS Academic Session, TESOL, Tampa Bay, Florida

2005 TexTESOL, Dallas, Texas

Distinguished Lecturer, Temple University, Japan

Montgomery College, Montgomery County, Maryland

Applied Linguistics and Higher Education Intersection, and Spotlight Session, TESOL, San Antonio, Texas

2004 Arizona State University, Phoenix, Arizona

2003 New Jersey Higher Education ESL Conference, Newark, New Jersey

The College of New Jersey, Ewing, New Jersey

Miami Dade Community College, Miami, Florida

Intermountain TESOL, Salt Lake City, Utah


Conference Papers 1993-Present

Research on second language teaching and learning: An overview. Paper presented at TESOL, Seattle, Washington (2017).

Teaching academic writing with research-based construction techniques. Paper presented at TESOL, Baltimore, Maryland, (2016).

Teaching English grammar to speakers of other languages. Paper presented at TESOL, Baltimore, Maryland, (2016).

Effective and efficient vocabulary teaching for academic writing. Paper presented at TESOL, Toronto, Ontario, (2015).

(Mis)use, frequency, and pedagogy of linking adverbials in academic writing (with Marianne Celce-Murcia & Brent Green). Paper presented at TESOL, Toronto, Ontario, (2015).

Effective curriculum for teaching L2 writing: Principles and techniques. Paper presented at TESOL, Toronto, Ontario, (2015).

Research-based curriculum for teaching academic writing. Paper presented at TESOL, Portland, Oregon, (2014).

Teaching a new word or multi-word expression to improve retention (with Penny Ur). Paper presented at TESOL, Portland, Oregon, (2014).

Understanding and teaching passive voice and related constructions (with Marianne Celce-Murcia). Paper  presented at TESOL, Portland, Oregon, (2014).

Teaching (and learning) academic writing and the essential language skills. Paper presented at TESOL, Dallas, Texas, (2013).

Research findings on grammar for academic writing. Paper presented at TESOL, Dallas, Texas, (2013).

Efficiency techniques applied to language learning. Workshop presented at 21st International Symposium on English Teaching, (ETA-ROC), Taipei, Taiwan, (2012).

Creating effective curriculum for teaching academic writing. Paper presented at TESOL, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, (2012).

Grammar instruction in language teaching: Proven and innovative practices. Paper presented at TESOL, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, (2012).

Construction grammar and its contribution to language teaching. Paper presented at TESOL, New Orleans, Louisiana (2011).

How To Teach Vocabulary For Academic Writing. Paper presented at TESOL, Boston, Massachusetts (2010).

Grammar to Teach (or Not to Teach) for Writing. Paper presented at TESOL, Boston, Massachusetts (2010).

Teaching Academic Vocabulary and Helping Students Retain It. Paper presented at TESOL, Denver, Colorado (2009).

Modern Construction Techniques Applied to Student Writing. Paper presented at TESOL, Denver, Colorado (2009).

How to Adapt a Textbook to Meet Students' Learning Goals. Demonstration presented at TESOL, Denver, Colorado (2009).

Academic writing and how to grow vocabulary. TESOL, Seattle, Washington (2007).

Teaching cohesion skills in L2 academic writing. Discussion Group, TESOL, Tampa Bay, Florida (2006).

Teaching academic vocabulary and grammar for writing. Paper presented at TESOL, Tampa Bay, Florida (2006).

Revisiting L2 writing development: A curriculum-based study of syntactic complexity. Symposium Discussant (invited). AILA 14th World Congress, Madison, Wisconsin (2005).

Register distinctions in teaching vocabulary and grammar. Paper presented at AILA 14th World Congress, Madison, Wisconsin (2005).

Corpus research and teaching academic writing. Paper presented at TESOL, San Antonio, Texas (2005).

Research in second language teaching and learning: An overview. Exhibitor Session, TESOL, San Antonio, Texas (2005).

Functions of personal examples in L1 and L2 academic writing. Paper presented at AAAL Conference, Portland, Oregon, (2004)

Teaching text cohesion in L2 academic writing. Discussion Group, TESOL, Long Beach, California, (2004).

Syntactic and lexical simplicity of L2 written academic text. Paper presented at AAAL Conference, Arlington, Virginia, (2003).

Analyzing L2 essays to develop course curriculum. Paper presented at TESOL, Baltimore, Maryland, (2003).

Teaching L2 writers to produce academic text. Paper presented at TESOL, Baltimore, Maryland, (2003).

Grammar teaching in L2 classrooms, New Perspectives, Exhibitor Session, TESOL, Baltimore, Maryland, (2003).

Large scale analysis of L2 text. Paper presented at TESOL, Salt Lake City, Utah, (2002).

Issues in adjustment of Soviet immigrants. Paper presented at TESOL, Salt Lake City, Utah, (2002).

Deictic Markers and Tone in L2 Written Texts: Adverbs and Adverb Clauses. Paper presented at AAAL Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, (2002).

A better mousetrap for teaching L2 writing. Discussion Group, TESOL, St. Louis, Missouri, (2001).

The language features of L2 writing. Paper presented at TESOL, St. Louis, Missourri, (2001).

Analyzing 1,400 L1 and L2 student essays. Paper presented at AAAL Conference, St. Louis, Missouri, (2001).

Linguistic and rhetorical features of L1 and L2 text. Paper presented at AAAL Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, (2000).

Why English passive is difficult to learn. Paper presented at TESOL, Vancouver, British Columbia, (2000).

What are the goals of writing instruction? Discussion Group, TESOL, Vancouver, British Columbia, (2000).

The concept of noun animacy and grammaticality judgments of L2 active and passive verbs. Paper presented at AAAL Conference, Stamford, Conneticut, (1999).

Establishing credibility in L2 writing. Paper presented at TESOL, New York, New York, (1999).

Teaching the concept of passive in English. Paper presented at TESOL, New York, New York, (1999).

To teach or not to teach grammar? Discussion Group, TESOL, New York, New York, (1999).

Academic skills in college/university preparation. Preconvention Institute #3, TESOL, Seattle, Washington, (1998).

Culture in the classroom. Discussion Group, TESOL, Seattle, Washington, (1998).

Attaining L2 literacy. Colloquium presented at TESOL, Seattle, Washington, (1998).

Past tense in teaching grammar. Paper presented at TESOL, Seattle, Washington, (1998).

Objectivity and credibility in second language writing. Paper presented at AAAL Conference, Seattle, Washington, (1998).

Notions of animacy in the teaching of L2 grammar. Paper presented at AAAL Conference, Orlando, Florida, (1997).

Applied linguistics in the classroom. Discussion Group, TESOL, Orlando, Florida, (1997).

Comparing DCTs and MC questionnaires in speech act research. Paper presented at TESOL, Orlando, Florida, (1997).

L2 politeness norms and learner attitudes. Paper presented at TESOL, Orlando, Florida, (1997).

Teaching risk-taking and survival skills: ESL beyond academics. Paper presented at TESOL, Chicago, Illinois, (1996).

Audience and the writer's stance in L2 writing. Paper presented at TESOL, Chicago, Illinois, (1996).

Teaching academic L2 writing: Defining 'target' in target language. Paper presented at TESOL, Chicago, Illinois, (1996).

Pragmalinguistic failure revisited: Expanding the definition. Paper presented at AAAL Conference, Long Beach, California, (1995).

Projecting credibility in academic writing: L1 and L2 discourse paradigms. Paper presented at the Ninth International Conference on Pragmatics & Language Learning, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, (1995).

Another turn in pragmatic failure: Situational responses. Paper presented at the Ninth International Conference on Pragmatics & Language Learning, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, (1995).

A comparative approach to teaching cohesion in ESL writing. Paper presented at TESOL, Long Beach, California (with Cristin Carpenter), (1995).

What is your point? Indirectness in L2 writing. Paper presented at TESOL, Long Beach, California, (1995).

Culture and common ground in second language learning. Paper presented at the Colloquium on Cultural Competencies in ESL/EFL Classrooms, TESOL, Long Beach, California, (1995).

Pragmatics of obligation and necessity: Modal verbs. Paper presented at the Eighth International Conference on Pragmatics & Language Learning, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, (1994).

Transfer of attitudes: L2 politeness and adult learners. Paper presented at AAAL Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, (1994).

Learner attitudes and perceptions of L2 community norms. Paper presented at TESOL, Baltimore, Maryland. Preconvention Institute 19, Teaching/investigating culture: L1 to L2, classroom to community, (1994).

Keeping your foot out of your mouth: Conversational discourse. Paper presented at TESOL, Baltimore, Maryland, (1994).

Cross-cultural conversations: Teaching interactional skills. Paper presented at the Ohio TESOL Fall Conference, Cleveland, Ohio, (1993).

So, what's new?: Topics appropriate in L2 small-talk routines. Paper presented at the Seventh International Conference on Pragmatics & Language Learning, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, (1993).

Attitudes of language learners toward L2 rules of politeness. Paper presented at the Seventh International Conference on Pragmatics & Language Learning, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, (1993).

Developing communicative competence: Understanding small talk. Paper presented at TESOL, Atlanta, Georgia, (1993).