Marlise Horst

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Dr Horst’s research uses corpus-informed approaches to explore second language lexical development in a variety of language learning contexts. In a recent project with colleagues on the ALERT team, she examined vocabulary use in corpora of speech produced by ESL learners and teachers. Other funded research has investigated the usefulness of instruction that raises learners’ awareness of similarities and differences across first and second languages and the word learning benefits of reading extensively in a second language. She teaches courses in second language vocabulary acquisition, the history of English, research methods, and the methodology of ESL teaching. Her experience in teaching English to speakers of other languages is extensive: she has taught at universities in Saudi Arabia, Oman, Hong Kong and Canada.