Dr. Steve Marshall

Professor, Faculty of Education

My research focus

I research the interplays between plurilingualism, academic literacy, and pedagogy in higher education, employing mainly qualitative/ethnographic research methods. 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.

Latest publications

Marshall, S. (2021). Plurilingualism and the Tangled Web of Lingualisms. The Routledge Handbook of Plurilingual Language Education, 46-64.

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

Marshall, S., Moore, D., & Himeta, M. (2021). French-Medium Instruction in Anglophone Canadian Higher Education: The Plurilingual Complexity of Students and Their Instructors. Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics24(1), 181-204.