Dr. Steve Marshall

Professor, Faculty of Education

My research focus

I research the interplays between academic literacy, plurilingualism, and pedagogy in higher education, employing mainly qualitative/ethnographic research methods. My research ranges from small-scale ethnographic research in academic literacy classes to large-scale impact assessment. I am currently researching teaching and learning, and academic writing, across the disciplines in Canadian higher education, with a focus on students who speak/write English as an additional language. My most recent research has focused on the use of languages other than English (e.g., Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, and Punjabi) as tools for developing academic literacy in English across the disciplines, as well as instructors' pedagogical responses to linguistic diversity in their classes.

I am currently the Academic Coordinator for Foundations of Academic Literacy (FAL X99).

I am also the author of Advance in Academic Writing 1 & 2, and Grammar for Academic Purposes 1 & 2, published by Pearson ERPI, Montreal.

Latest publications

Marshall, S. & Kent Spracklin, A. (2022). “We are in our country. Why do we have to resort to western ways of doing things?”: an analytic framework for knowledge application in language teachers studying abroad. Educational Linguistics, 1, 1-22.

Marshall, S. (2022). Japanese English teachers’ professional development in a Canadian university: perceptions of self and imagining practice. In G. Barkhuizen (Ed.) Language Teachers Studying Abroad: Identities, Emotions and Disruptions (pp. 35-46), Bristol: Multingual Matters.

Marshall, S. (2021). Navigating COVID-19 linguistic landscapes in Vancouver’s North Shore: official signs, grassroots literacy artefacts, monolingualism, and discursive convergence. International Journal of Multilingualism.  DOI: 10.1080/14790718.2020.1849225