October 1, 2017 at 5:30 pm

Linguistics Colloquium | Alum on Foundations of L2 Reading Development, Oct. 27

Dr. William P. Grabe

Dr. William P. Grabe

Linguistics hosts Ohio University alum Dr. William P. Grabe for a talk on “Foundations of L2 Reading Development,” on Friday, Oct 27, from 12:50 p.m. to 2 p.m. in Gordy 301.

All faculty and students interested are invited to hear this highly accomplished scholar in the field of applied linguistics.

Grabe earned an M.A. in Linguistics in 1978 from the College of Arts & Sciences. He also will be honored as the College of Arts & Sciences launches the Notable Alumni Awards this month, honoring 37 Notable Alumni in 2017 for broad accomplishments in their careers, a commitment to community service at Ohio University, and valuable contributions to Ohio University, the College of Arts & Sciences, and its students.

Grabe is Regents’ Professor of Applied Linguistics in the Department of English at Northern Arizona University (Ph.D. in 1984 from the University of Southern California). He has published on topics in reading, University’s writing, literacy, written discourse analysis, content-based L2 instruction, and applied linguistics as discipline.  He has lectured and given teacher-training workshops in over 30 countries around the world.  He is the author of more than 130 books, edited volumes, journal articles, and book chapters. Recent books include Reading in a second language: Moving from theory to practice (Cambridge University Press, 2009), Researching and Teaching Reading. 2nd ed. (with F. Stoller) (Routledge, 2011), and Teaching English to second language learners in academic contexts: Reading, writing, listening, speaking (with J. Newton, et al.) (Routledge, 2018).  He served as editor of the Annual Review of Applied Linguistics (Cambridge University Press, 1990-2000).  He is a past President of the American Association for Applied Linguistics (2001-2002).  In 2005, he received the Distinguished Scholarship and Service Award from the American Association for Applied Linguistics. From 2012 to 2017, he served as Vice President for Research at Northern Arizona University.

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