Dr Marie Stevenson

MA(University of Amsterdam), BA(UNSW), PhD(University of Amsterdam)
Lecturer in TESOL
Convenor of MEd TESOL

A35 - Education Building
The University of Sydney

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Biographical details

Dr Marie Stevenson is an applied linguist and educationalist who has published widely on literacy - in particular, second language literacy – and her research interests cover diverse areas within this field, including second reading and writing processes; academic literacy; digital literacy; gender and literacy; and analysis of discourse and linguistic features of texts.

Marie completed a Master's degree in Linguistics and a PhD in Educationat the University of Amsterdam. Her doctoral thesis involved a comparison of the reading and writing processes of Dutch school students in Dutch and English. She was involved in a large-scale longitudinal project on reading and writing in Dutch and English called Project NELSON.

Marie co-ordinates the MEd TESOL program in the Faculty of Education and Social Work. Her main teaching areas are second language teaching methodology, grammar and literacy. She is also involved in supporting undergraduate students in the development of their academic literacy.

Research interests

* discourse & textual analysis

* reading and writing processes

* writing development

* academic literacy

* classroom discourse

Current research students

Project title Degree Research student
The global financial crisis: An analysis of written and spoken texts produced at the outset of the crisis. PhD Jennifer COPE
Teacher written feedback and student revision in an ESL classroom and their effect on writing development PhD Mazin YOUSIF

Current projects

* European Research Project, Language Learning in Context (LLiC): investigation of the writing of young Swedish writers in English, including the influence of gender

* Briding Inequality in the Education Curriculum (BIEC): the development of critical reflection in undergraduatepre-service teachers' together withDr Minkang Kim,Dr Bronwyn James, Dr Arlene Harvey and Dr Eszter Szenes.

* Native Speaker teacher discourse: together with Dr Phiona Stanley (UNSW)

Associations

  • Co-editor of University of Sydney Papers in TESOL

  • Member of Europen Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI)

Awards and honours

  • Excellence in Teaching Award 2010

International links

Sweden

(University of Umea, Sweden) ongoing research collaboration. Current project is a co-authored book on multilingual literacy.

United Kingdom

(University of Winchester) Co-editing of book, "Transitions in Writing" with Professor Krystan Spelman Miller, Dean of the Faculty of Psychology

Selected grants

2007

  • On-line processes in second language academic writing; Stevenson M; University of Sydney/Early Career Researcher.
  • Research synthesis on automated feedback on academic writing; Phakiti A, Paltridge B, Stevenson M, Woodrow L; Education Testing Service/TOEFL Grant.

2006

  • TESOL Network; Harbon L, Woodrow L, Shen H, Phakiti A, Stevenson M, Paltridge B; University of Sydney/Support.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Paltridge, B., Harbon, L., Hirsh, D., Shen, H., Stevenson, M., Phakiti, A., Woodrow, L. (2009). Teaching Academic Writing: An Introduction for Teachers of Second Language Writers. Ann Arbor, USA: University of Michigan Press.

Book Chapters

  • Stevenson, M. (2010). Researching Reading. In Brian Paltridge, Aek Phakiti (Eds.), Continuum Companion to Research Methods in Applied Linguistics, (pp. 174-190). London: Continuum.
  • Schoonen, R., Snellings, P., Stevenson, M., van Gelderen, A. (2009). Towards a Blueprint of the Foreign Language Writer: The Linguistic and Cognitive Demands of Foreign Language Writing. In Rosa M Manchon (Eds.), Writing in Foreign Language Contexts: Learning, Teaching, and Research, (pp. 77-101). Bristol, UK: Multilingual Matters.
  • Lindgren, E., Stevenson, M., Sullivan, K. (2008). Supporting the reflective language learner with Computer Keystroke Logging. In Felicia Zhang and Beth Barber (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Computer-Enhanced Language Acquisition and Learning, (pp. 189-204). United States: Information Science Reference.

Journals

  • Stevenson, M., Phakiti, A. (2014). The effects of computer-generated feedback on the quality of writing. Assessing Writing, 19, 51-65. [More Information]
  • Liu, L., Stevenson, M. (2013). A cross-cultural analysis of stance in disaster news reports. Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 36(2), 197-220.
  • Lindgren, E., Stevenson, M. (2013). Interactional resources in the letters of young writers in Swedish and English. Journal of Second Language Writing, 22(4), 390-405. [More Information]
  • Han, F., Stevenson, M. (2008). Comprehension monitoring in first and foreign language reading. University of Sydney Papers in TESOL, 3, 73-110.
  • Stevenson, M., Schoonen, R., Glopper, K. (2007). Inhibition or Compensation? A Multidimensional Comparison of Reading Processes in Dutch and English. Language Learning: a journal of research in language studies, 57(S1), 115-154.
  • Stevenson, M., Schoonen, R., Glopper, K. (2006). Revising in two languages: A multi-dimensional comparison of online writing revisions in L1 and FL. Journal of Second Language Writing, 15(3), 201-233.

Conferences

  • Phakiti, A., Stevenson, M. (2011). A synthesis of automated essay scoring programs. American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Conference, 2011, Chicago, Illinois, 26 - 29 March 2011.

2014

  • Stevenson, M., Phakiti, A. (2014). The effects of computer-generated feedback on the quality of writing. Assessing Writing, 19, 51-65. [More Information]

2013

  • Liu, L., Stevenson, M. (2013). A cross-cultural analysis of stance in disaster news reports. Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 36(2), 197-220.
  • Lindgren, E., Stevenson, M. (2013). Interactional resources in the letters of young writers in Swedish and English. Journal of Second Language Writing, 22(4), 390-405. [More Information]

2011

  • Phakiti, A., Stevenson, M. (2011). A synthesis of automated essay scoring programs. American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Conference, 2011, Chicago, Illinois, 26 - 29 March 2011.

2010

  • Stevenson, M. (2010). Researching Reading. In Brian Paltridge, Aek Phakiti (Eds.), Continuum Companion to Research Methods in Applied Linguistics, (pp. 174-190). London: Continuum.

2009

  • Paltridge, B., Harbon, L., Hirsh, D., Shen, H., Stevenson, M., Phakiti, A., Woodrow, L. (2009). Teaching Academic Writing: An Introduction for Teachers of Second Language Writers. Ann Arbor, USA: University of Michigan Press.
  • Schoonen, R., Snellings, P., Stevenson, M., van Gelderen, A. (2009). Towards a Blueprint of the Foreign Language Writer: The Linguistic and Cognitive Demands of Foreign Language Writing. In Rosa M Manchon (Eds.), Writing in Foreign Language Contexts: Learning, Teaching, and Research, (pp. 77-101). Bristol, UK: Multilingual Matters.

2008

  • Han, F., Stevenson, M. (2008). Comprehension monitoring in first and foreign language reading. University of Sydney Papers in TESOL, 3, 73-110.
  • Lindgren, E., Stevenson, M., Sullivan, K. (2008). Supporting the reflective language learner with Computer Keystroke Logging. In Felicia Zhang and Beth Barber (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Computer-Enhanced Language Acquisition and Learning, (pp. 189-204). United States: Information Science Reference.

2007

  • Stevenson, M., Schoonen, R., Glopper, K. (2007). Inhibition or Compensation? A Multidimensional Comparison of Reading Processes in Dutch and English. Language Learning: a journal of research in language studies, 57(S1), 115-154.

2006

  • Stevenson, M., Schoonen, R., Glopper, K. (2006). Revising in two languages: A multi-dimensional comparison of online writing revisions in L1 and FL. Journal of Second Language Writing, 15(3), 201-233.

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