Marnie Reed

Clinical Associate Professor

The focus of Dr. Reed’s research, publications, and conference presentations is second language acquisition, specifically in phonology. Her current areas of interest and research are the role of auditory feedback in the perception and production of connected discourse, the role of metalinguistic feedback in the acquisition of morphosyntax, and the role of metacognition in cross-linguistic awareness of the pragmatic functions of English prosody.

She has been a consultant to academic institutions, government, and industry, both domestically and internationally.

Chair, Interest Section Leadership Council, Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages International Association. 2013-2015; Member, Steering Committee: 2009-present

Co-Chair, Teaching and learning pronunciation: Local and global perspectives on research and practice, Pronunciation Symposium, Australian Council of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Associations, Cairns, Australia, July, 2012.

Advisory Boards

  • The Journal of Second Language Pronunciation, John Benjamins Publishing Company

Reed, M. (July, 2012). Pronunciation tools for fostering intelligibility and communication success. Australia Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Australian Capital Territory, Canberra, Australia

Reed, M. (March, 2012). Pronunciation for adult learners entering academia: Essential skills and how to teach them. Adult Education Academic Session: Preparing adult learners for academia. Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages International Association Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

Reed, M. (June, 2010) Second language acquisition. The Academy for Arabic Teachers, Arabic Language Program, Department of Modern Languages & Comparative Literature, College of Arts and Sciences, Boston University, Boston, MA.

Reed, M. (July, 2009). Goal-driven lesson planning. The Academy for Arabic Teachers, Arabic Language Program, Department of Modern Languages & Comparative Literature, College of Arts and Sciences, Boston University, Boston, MA.

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

Reed, M. (August, 2009). Applied Phonology: Lectures Series for Teachers of English as a Foreign Language. Modern Language Faculty, Universidad de Costa Rica, Sede de Occidente, San Ramon, Costa Rica.

Reed, M. (March, 2009). Teaching pronunciation in an Intensive English Program. Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

Reed, M. (March, 2006). Approaching pronunciation: Focus on stress & rhythm. Pre-Convention Institute: Essentials of Teaching Pronunciation. Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Annual Convention, Tampa, FL.

Reed, M. (March, 2005). Error correction: The teacher’s and the student’s responsibility. Pre-Convention Institute: Essentials of Teaching Pronunciation. Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Annual Convention, San Antonio, TX.

Reed, M. (March, 2004). A Principled approach to correcting pronunciation errors. Pre-Convention Institute: Essentials of Teaching Pronunciation. Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Annual Convention, Long Beach, CA.

Reed, M. (October, 2004). Reconsidering the role of phonology in the ESL classroom. Keynote Address: Simmons Master’s in Teaching English as a Second Language Reunion, Simmons College, Boston, MA.

Reed, M. (June, 2000). Sound concepts: Content, intent, pronunciation. English Language Center, Defense Language Institute, Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX.

  • American Association for Applied Linguistics
  • International Association for Applied Linguistics
  • Linguistic Society of America
  • Society for Language Development
  • The Sound System: Its Impact on Reading and Writing. Pronunciation Workshop for Literacy Volunteers. Eastern Massachusetts Literacy Council.
  • ESL at the BPL: Theory and Practice for ESL Volunteers. Presented with Christina Michaud. Boston Public Library.
  • The Place of Pronunciation in ESL Conversation Groups, Brookline ESL Conversation Groups, Brookline Public Library.
  • Principles and Payoffs of Pronunciation Instruction in ESL Tutoring. Project Literacy Volunteers, Watertown Library.
  • Turning Your Learners into Better Communicators: Strategies for Offering Feedback on Pronunciation and Writing. Presented with Christina Michaud. English At Large Volunteer Workshop, Acton.
  • Program Coordinator, Graduate TESOL Certificate
  • Program Advisor, Graduate TESOL Program
  • Faculty Advisor, EdM and EdD Language Education

Ed.D. Applied Psycholinguistics, Boston University, Boston, MA
        Dissertation: Murphy, M. R. (1990). Temporal Variables in Speech Production and Perception of Native and
        Non-Native Speakers. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Boston University, Boston, MA.

Ed.M. Childhood and Curriculum, Boston University, Boston, MA

A.B. English/French, West Chester University, West Chester, PA

SED LS565 Applied Linguistics: Language and Linguistics Survey

SED LS610 Applied Phonology: Strategies for Assessment and Instruction of English Pronunciation

SED LS658  Second Language Acquisition

SED TL835 Advanced Seminar in TESOL Pedagogy

Books

Reed, M., & Michaud, C. (In Preparation) Sound Concepts: Guide to Listening, Speaking, Pronunciation, 2nd Edition. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.

Reed, M., & Levis, J. (Eds.) (2015). The Handbook of English Pronunciation. West Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Reed, M., Michaud, C. (Forthcoming, 2011). An Integrated Approach to Pronunciation: Listening Comprehension and Intelligibility in Theory and Practice. In J. Levis & K. LaVelle (Eds.), Proceedings of the Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching conference, September 2010, Ames: IA: Iowa State University.

Reed, M., & Michaud, C. (2010). Goal-Driven Lesson Planning for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Language. Ann Arbor, MI: 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.

Book Chapters

Michaud, C., Reed, M. (In Press). ESL Pronunciation Small Group Tutoring, In J. Murphy (Ed.), Teaching the Pronunciation of ESL:  Focus on Whole Courses, Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.

Reed, M. (2015). Pronunciation, Stress and Intonation, and Communicative Listening Skills. In (T. Jones, Ed.), Integrating Pronunciation with other Skills Areas, Alexandria, VA: TESOL Press. Pp. 75-87. 

Reed, M., Michaud, C. (2015). Intonation in research and practice: The importance of metacognition. In Reed, M. and Levis, J. (Eds), The Handbook  of English Pronunciation, West Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Pp. 454-470.

Proceedings

Reed, M. (2014). The English syllable: Big news, bad news, and its importance for intelligibility. In J. Levis & S. McCrocklin (Eds.), Proceedings of the 5th Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference, Sept. 2013. Ames, IA: Iowa State University.

Reed, M. (2012). The effect of metacognitive feedback on second language morphophonology. In J. Levis & K. LaVelle (Eds.), Proceedings of the 3rd Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference (pp. 168-177). Ames, IA: Iowa State University.

Reed, M., & Michaud, C. (2011). Listening comprehension and intelligibility in theory and practice. In J. Levis & K. LaVelle (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2nd Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference (pp. 95-104). Ames, IA: Iowa State University.  

Articles

Reed, M., & Michaud, C. (2010). He who hesitates: Hesitation phenomena as quality control in speech production, Obstacles in non-native speech perception. Journal of Education 82(3). Pp. 67-91.

Reed, M. (April, 2016). Pronunciation, stress and intonation, and communicative listening skills. Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Annual Convention, Baltimore, MD.

Reed, M. (March, 2016). A lesson planning paradigm shift: Tools to measure learning outcomes. Applied Linguistics Winter Conference, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY. 

Lacroix, J., Reed, M. (December, 2015). Teaching effective listening skills, connected speech, and non-standard stress. TESOL Regional Conference, National Institute of Education, Singapore. 

Reed, M., Lacroix, J. (October, 2015). Metacognitive strategy instruction improves L2 skills processing aural input. Pronunciation in 2nd Language Learning & Teaching Conference, Dallas, TX. 

Zielinski, B., Meyers, C., McGregor, A., Reed, M. (October, 2015). In search of a teachable model of intonation. Pronunciation in 2nd Language Learning & Teaching Conference, Dallas, TX. 

Reed, M. (May, 2015). Five Recommendations for a Metacognitive-Focused Approach to Teaching Intonation. Massachusetts Association of Teachers to Speakers of Other Languages Annual Conference, Boston, MA. 

Reed, M. (March, 2015). The melody of English: Teaching pragmatic functions of intonation. Academic Session, Pedagogical Priorities for Improving Pronunciation, Listening, Speaking Skills, Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Annual Convention, Toronto, Canada. 

Reed, M., Michaud, C. (March, 2015). Lesson planning myths: Reconceptualizing our role. Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Annual Convention, Toronto, Canada. 

Reed, M., Lacroix, J. (March, 2015). Processing Aural Input at Metacognitive and Skill Levels. Applied Linguistics Winter Conference, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY. 

Reed, M. (September, 2014). Metacognitive Pronunciation Instruction: Matching Teaching Talk to Student Tell Backs. Pronunciation in 2nd Language Learning & Teaching Conference, Ames, IA.

Reed, M. (August, 2014). Relating intonation research to language teaching: Metacognitive strategies bridge leaner gaps in understanding speaker intent. 17th International Association of Applied Linguistics World Congress, Brisbane, Australia.

Reed, M., Michaud, C.  (March, 2014). Listen again: Strategies for an integrated approach to listening skills. Pre-Convention Institute, Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Annual Convention, Portland, OR.

Reed, M. (March, 2014). L2 listening: Metacognitive strategies for processing the pragmatic functions of intonation. American Association for Applied Linguistics Annual Conference, Portland, OR.

Reed, M. (August, 2013). Metacognitive instruction for L2 listening: Addressing the instruction gap in teaching learners how to process listening input. European Second Language Association Conference, Amsterdam, Holland.

Reed, M. (May, 2013). Investigating metacognition in L2 listening: Evidence to support a strategic approach. International Symposium on the Acquisition of Second Language Speech, Montreal, Canada.

Reed, M. (March, 2013). Pragmatics and pronunciation: The challenges of listening for speaker intent. Panelist: Academic Session Teaching Listening: From perception to Comprehension. Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Annual Convention, Dallas, TX.

Reed, M. (March, 2013). Metacognitive Instruction for Second Language Listening: Answering the Call for a Strategy-Based, Learner-Oriented Approach. American Association for Applied Linguistics Annual Conference, Dallas, TX.

Reed, M. (March, 2013). Listening, the neglected core skill: Metacognitive strategies for teaching listening. The 34th Annual Applied Linguistics Winter Conference. Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY.

Reed, M. (September, 2012). Pragmatics of suprasegmental phonology: Intersection of applied linguistics and TESOL research. European Second Language Association Conference, Poznan, Poland.

Reed, M. (August, 2012). Operationalizing curriculum objectives: Integrating and assessing listening and speaking in an Intensive English Program. Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference, Vancouver, Canada.

Reed, M. (July, 2012). The pragmatic functions of intonation: Bridging learner and instructor metacognitive gaps with research-informed pedagogy. Australian Council of TESOL Associates International Conference, Cairns, Australia.

Reed, M. (March, 2012). Conceptualizing the functions of intonation: Learner and instructor metacognitive gaps and implications for pedagogy. American Association for Applied Linguistics Annual Conference, Boston, MA.

Reed, M. (August, 2011). A partnership approach to language learning: Teachers, students, and strategies for independence. The 16th World Congress of the International Association for Applied Linguistics, Beijing, China.

Reed, M. (August, 2011). Teaching talk: The role of metalinguistic prompts in the classroom. The 16th World Congress, International Association for Applied Linguistics, Beijing, China.

Reed, M. (February, 2011). Applying linguistics: Connecting pronunciation training to linguistics in Applied Linguistics Programs. The 32nd Annual Applied Linguistics Winter Conference. Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY.

Reed, M., & Michaud, C. (February, 2010). Unexpected payoffs of English Language Teaching pronunciation instruction. International Congress of Professional Development for Teachers of English. Universidad de Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Reed, M., & Michaud, C. (February, 2010). Speech production and perception: Improving academic listening. International Congress of Professional Development for Teachers of English. Universidad de Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Reed, M., & Warsi, J. (May, 2005). Can speech production facilitate perception: The role of convergent output in L2 speech perception. 1st Acoustical Society of America Workshop on Second Language Speech Learning, Vancouver, Canada.

Reed, M., & Fassihi, P. (June, 2005). Teaching pronunciation to adults. The Third International Conference on Issues in English Language Teaching in Iran, Teheran, Iran.

Reed, M., & Warsi, J. (March, 2002). Feedback on corrective feedback: Sensitizing the L2 learner to phonetic categories. American Association for Applied Linguistics Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.

Reed, Marnie (Nov. 1991). Durational properties in speech production and speech perception of native and non-native speakers. Boston University Conference on Language Development, Boston, MA.

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