Marnie Reed

Associate Professor
TESOL Program
School of Education

Research Interests

Speech perception of connected discourse by non-native speakers.


Reed, M. & Michaud, C. (2010). Goal-drive lesson planning for teaching English as a second language. Ann Arbor, Michigan: The University of Michigan Press.

Reed, M. & Michaud, C. (2006). Teacher’s Manual: Sound concepts: An integrated pronunciation course. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Reed, M. & Michaud, C. (2005). Sound Concepts: An Integrated Pronunciation Course. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Reed, M. (2000). He who hesitates: Hesitation phenomena as quality control in speech production, obstacles in non-native speech perception. Journal of Education, Volume 182, Number 3, pp. 67-91.

Selected Refereed Presentations

Reed, M. & Michaud, C. (March, 2010). Applied pedagogical knowledge: Moving beyond implicit and explicit knowledge in second language classrooms. American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Annual Conference. Atlanta, GA.

Reed, M. & Michaud, C. (March, 2010). Advanced pronunciation topics: Beyond the basics. Pre-Convention Institute (Organizers and Presenters). An integrated approach to pronunciation lessons: Practice and theory. The 44th Annual TESOL Convention, Boston, MA.

Reed, M. & Michaud, C. (February, 2010). Speech production and perception: Improving academic listening; Unexpected payoffs of ELT pronunciation instruction. International Congress of Professional Development for Teachers of English. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Reed, M. & Michaud, C. (February, 2010). Teacher roles and goals: Goal-driven lesson planning in TESOL. 7th Annual TALGS Conference, Greenville, NC.

Reed, M. & Michaud, C. (March, 2009). Advanced pronunciation topics: Beyond the basics. Pre-Convention Institute (Organizers and Presenters). Integrating pronunciation, listening, and grammar in communicative classrooms; Teaching Pronunciation in an IEP (invited panelists). The 43th Annual TESOL Convention, Denver, CO.

Reed, M. (2008, April). Advanced Pronunciation Topics: Beyond the Basics. Pre-Convention Institute with Christina Michaud; English Lingua Franca and L2 Prosody Research. Academic Session chair; Role of Pronunciation in ESL Writing Classrooms, with Christina Michaud. The 42nd Annual TESOL Convention, New York, NY.

Reed, M. (2007, March) A Principled Approach to Correcting Pronunciation Errors. The 41st Annual TESOL Convention, Seattle, WA.

Reed, M. (2006, March) Approaching Pronunciation: Focus on Stress and Rhythm. Pre-Convention Institute: Essentials of Teaching Pronunciation. The 40th Annual TESOL Convention, Tampa, FL.

Reed, M. & S. Miller. (2006, March) Building Independence in Pronunciation Students. The 40th Annual TESOL Convention, Tampa, FL.

Can speech production facilitate perception: The role of convergent output in L2 speech perception. The 1st Acoustical Society of America Workshop on Second Language Speech Learning. Co-author: J. Warsi.  Vancouver, Canada, 2005.

Teaching Pronunciation to Adult EFL Learners, The Third Conference on Issues in English Language Teaching in Iran (IELTI). Co-presenter: P. Fassihi. Teheran, Iran, 2005

Sound concepts for teaching the sound system. TESOL Academy 2005, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C. 2005

Teaching pronunciation through grammar lessons, and Error Correction: The teacher’s and the student’s responsibility. The 39th Annual TESOL Convention, San Antonio, Texas, 2005.

Essentials of teaching pronunciation. The 38th Annual TESOL Convention, Long Beach,California, 2004.

Correcting pronunciation errors through convergent production. and A four-strand approach to listening and speaking. The 37th Annual TESOL Convention, Baltimore, Maryland, 2003.

Feedback on corrective feedback: Sensitizing the L2 learner to phonetic categories. Conference of the American Association for Applied Linguistics. Co-presenter: J. Warsi. Salt Lake City, Utah, 2002

A principled approach to correcting pronunciation errors. The 36th Annual TESOL Convention, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2002.

When production outstrips perception: Reductions and hesitation phenomena as obstacles for advanced learners. Conference of the American Association for Applied Linguistics. St. Louis, Missouri, 2001.

Durational properties in speech production and speech perception of native and non-native speakers. The 16th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, November, 1992.

Invited Lectures, Service, and Consulting

Boston University. The Academy for Arabic Teachers, Arabic Language Program. (June, 2010). Department of Modern Languages & Comparative Literature. Second language acquisition.

University of Denver, Denver, Colorado. (November, 2009). Professional Development Workshop. A practical approach to teaching pronunciation: Theory, practice, and assessment.

Universidad de Costa Rica, Sede de Occidente, San Ramon, Costa Rica. (August, 2009). Professional Development Workshop Series. Teaching of English as a foreign language.

Selected Professional Service

Member, Interest Section Leadership Council, TESOL Organization, 2010-2014.

Chair, Speech, Listening, Pronunciation (SPL) Interest Section, TESOL Organization, 2007-2009.