Northern Arizona University
William Grabe, Ph.D., (University of Southern California)
Vice President for Research, NAU,
Regents' Professor - English Department, Northern Arizona University
1984 - Ph.D. Linguistics, University of Southern California, L.A.
Fields of Specialization
- Written discourse analysis
- Acquisition of reading and writing
- Teacher training
- Reading assessment. (with X. Jiang). In A.
Kunnan (Ed.), Companion to language
assessment. 4 Volumes. (Vol. 1. pp. 185-201). Malden, MA: Blackwell. 2014.
- EAP reading instruction: Guidelines for the
ESL/EFL teacher. (with F. Stoller). In M. Celce-Murcia, D. M. Brinton, & M.
A. Snow (Eds.), Teaching English as a
second or foreign language (4th ed., pp. 189-205). Boston, MA: National
Geographic Learning/Cengage Learning. 2014.
- Second language reading – writing relations.
(with C. Zhang). In A. Horning and B. Kraemer (Eds.), Reconnecting reading and writing (pp.108-133).New York: Bedford/St Martins. 2013.
enhancements to improve students’ reading abilities (with F. Stoller, N.
Anderson, R. Komiyama). English Teaching
Forum, 51(1), 2-11. 2013.
- Reading and
writing together: A critical component of EAP teaching and learning (with C.
Zhang). TESOL Journal,12(1), 3-12.
reading (with F. Stoller). In C. Chapelle (Ed.), The encyclopedia of applied
linguistics. 10 Volumes. (8 pp.). Blackwell. 2013.
- Reading and language for specific purposes
(with F. Stoller). In C. Chapelle (Ed.), The encyclopedia of applied
Linguistics. 10 Volumes. (7 pp.). Blackwell. 2013.
- Research on vocabulary and reading: Implications for
teaching. L Joffe (Ed.), JACET Summer
Institute Proceedings [39th JACET Summer Seminar]. (pp. 4-13).
Tokyo: Japan: Japan Association of College English Teachers. 2012.
articles: A defense of the synthesis article. Modern Language Journal, 96(1). 2012.
- Skills and strategies in foreign language reading.
(with X. Jiang). In Y. Ruiz de Zarobe and L. Ruiz de Zarobe (eds.), La lectura en lengua extranjera (reading in a foreign language) (pp.
2-31). Berkeley, CA: Portal Ed. 2011.
- The percentage of
words known in a text and reading comprehension. (with N. Schmitt, and X.
Jiang) Modern Language Journal, 95,