Dr Marie Stevenson

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

A35 - Education Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 93513684
Fax +61 2 93514580

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Biographical details

Dr Marie Stevenson 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.

Her research interests relate to second and foreign language use and learning, particularly in the areas of writing, discourse analysis and reading.She has extensive research experience in these areas.

She has taught on the MEd TESOL program for a number of years. Her main teaching areas are second language teaching methodology, grammar and literacy. Marie also has many years of English teaching experience behind her, particularly in the areas ofEFL and ESP.

Marie lived in Europe for 17 years, but returned to her home town, Sydney,in 2005. When not working, she enjoys bushwalking, cycling, and many of the other things that Sydney has to offer.

Research interests

Research on teaching and learning

  • English and literacy

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

  • English for academic purposes
  • Second language acquisition

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
Intertextuality in undergraduate student writing PhD Leighana THORNTON

Current projects

  • Meta-analysis and synthesis of research on Automated Writing Evaluation (AWE) (project commissioned by ETS)
  • Examination of stance in academic writing
  • Examination of interpersonal meaning-making in young writers in Swedish and English (together with visiting scholar Dr Evan Lindgren, University of Umea, Sweden)

Associations

  • Co-editor of University of Sydney Papers in TESOL

Awards and honours

  • Excellence in Teaching Award 2010

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 and Aek Phakiti (Eds.), Continuum Companion to Research Methods in Applied Linguistics, (pp. 174-191). 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 Manchón (Eds.), Writing in Foreign Language Contexts: Learning, Teaching, and Research, (pp. 77-102). US: Multilingual Matters.
  • Lindgren, E., Stevenson, M., Sullivan, K. (2008). Supporting the reflective language learner with Computer Keystroke Logging. In Felicia Zhang & 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 and Aek Phakiti (Eds.), Continuum Companion to Research Methods in Applied Linguistics, (pp. 174-191). 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 Manchón (Eds.), Writing in Foreign Language Contexts: Learning, Teaching, and Research, (pp. 77-102). US: 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 & 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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