UofAEd

Abbott

Marilyn Abbott, PhD

Associate Professor, TESL
Department of Educational Psychology

Publications

Journal Articles (refereed)

Abbott, M. L., Lee*, K. L., & Rossiter, M. J. (accepted for publication). Research mobilization in TESL learning communities: Benefits, challenges, supports, and procedures. Alberta Journal of Educational Research.

Abbott, M. L. (2019). Selecting and adapting tasks for mixed-level English as a second language classes. TESOL Journal, 10(1),1-14. https://doi.org/10.1002/tesj.386

Abbott, M. L., Lee*, K. L., & Rossiter, M. J. (2018). Evaluating the functionality and effectiveness of professional learning communities in adult ESL programs. TESL Canada Journal, 35(2), 1-25.

Abbott, M. L., Lee, K., & Rossiter, M. J. (2017). Enhancing the impact of evidence-based publications on K-12 ESL teacher practices, Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 63(2), 193-213.

Nyugen, H., & Abbott, M. L. (2016). Promoting process-oriented listening instruction in the ESL classroom. TESL Canada Journal, 34(11), 72-86.

Fraser, M., & Abbott, M. L. (2016). Using electronic readers: Action research in an intermediate adult ESL class. Canadian Journal of Action Research, 17(2), 3-18.

Rossiter, M. J., Abbott, M. L., & Kushnir, A. (2016). L2 vocabulary research and instructional practices: Where are the gaps? TESL-EJ: The Electronic Journal for English as a Second Language, 20(1), 1-25.

Abbott, M. L., Rossiter, M. J., & Hatami, S. (2015). Promoting engagement with peer-reviewed journal articles in adult ESL programs. TESL Canada Journal, 33(1), 80-105.

Bickley, C., Rossiter, M. J., & Abbott, M. L. (2014). Intercultural communicative competence in the ESL classroom. Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 60(1), 135-160.

Rossiter, M. J., Abbott, M. L., & Hatami, S. (2013). Enhancing the reading of peer-reviewed research in the teaching English as a second language community. Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 59(4), 674-692.

Abbott, M. (2013). What makes reading difficult for EAL students? NALDIC Quarterly, 13(1), 5-14.

Schwabl, K., Rossiter, M. J., & Abbott, M. L. (2013). University students’ and instructors’ paraphrasing and citation knowledge and practices. Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 59(3), 1-19.

McQuarrie, L. M., & Abbott, M. (2013). Bilingual Deaf students’ phonological awareness in ASL and reading skills in English. Sign Language Studies, 14(1), 80-100.

Munro, B. J., Abbott, M. L., & Rossiter, M. J. (2013). Mentoring for success: Accommodation strategies for ELLs. Canadian Journal of Action Research, 14(3), 22-38.

Munro, B. J., Abbott, M. L., & Rossiter, M. J. (2013). Getting to the science: Helping English language learners show what they know. Alberta Science Education Journal, 42(3), 34-43.

Abbott, M. L., Dunn, W., & Aberdeen, T. (2012). A boundary-spanning teacher education project: Connecting campus learning to in-service teacher needs. Canadian Journal of Action Research, 13(2), 3-16.       

Abbott, M. L., & Rossiter, M. J. (2011). The professional development of rural ESL instructors: Program administrator and instructor views. Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 57(2), 203-218.

Nicholas, B. J., Rossiter, M. J., & Abbott, M. L. (2011). The power of story in the ESL classroom. Canadian Modern Language Review, 67(2), 247-268.

Abbott, M. L. (2010). An introspective study of Arabic and Mandarin speaker reading comprehension strategies. TESL Canada Journal, 28(1), 14-40.

Louw, K. J., Derwing, T. M., & Abbott, M. L. (2010). Teaching pragmatics to L2 learners for the workplace: The job interview. Canadian Modern Language Review, 66(5), 737-755.

Abbott, M. L. (2007). A confirmatory approach to differential item functioning on an ESL reading assessment. Language Testing, 24(1), 1-30.

Abbott, M. L. (2006). ESL reading strategies: Differences in Arabic and Mandarin speaker test performance. Language Learning, 56(4),633-670.

Abbott, M. (2006). Standard setting for complex performance assessments: A critical examination of the Analytic Judgment Method. Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 52(1), 25-35.

Abbott, M. (2002). Using music to promote second language learning among adult learners. TESOL Journal, 11, 10-17.

Book Chapters

Abbott, M. L., & McQuarrie, L. (2014). Equitable assessment for hearing and deaf English language learners: An investigation of the impact of verbal load on PASS processes. In T. C. Papadopoulos, R. K. Parrila & J. R. Kirby (Eds.), Cognition, intelligence, and achievement: A tribute to J. P. Das (pp. 291-308). San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

Conference Proceedings

Abbott, M., McQuarrie, L., & Das, J. P. (2013). The development of a computerized assessment of English language learners’ reading-related cognitive processes. Proceedings of the 11th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education (pp. 2304-2322). Honolulu, Hawaii.

McQuarrie, L., Abbott, M., & Spady, S. (2012). American Sign Language phonological awareness: Test development and design. Proceedings of the 10th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, (pp. 142-158), Honolulu, Hawaii.

McQuarrie, L., & Abbott, M. (2012). Regularity effects in word reading of skilled Deaf readers. Proceedings of the 10th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, (pp. 159-181), Honolulu, Hawaii.

McQuarrie, L., & Abbott, M. (2010). Does ASL phonology underlie the ASL-reading link? 
In C. Anderson (Ed.). Proceedings of the 21st International Congress on the Education of the Deaf (ICED): Final Program and Abstract Book, (p. 119). Vancouver, British Columbia.

McQuarrie, L., & Abbott, M. (2008).  Does knowledge of sign language (ASL) phonological parameters contribute to written English word recognition?  Conference Proceedings: Abstracts of the 2nd International Conference on Special Education: “Sharing Knowledge and Experience Around the World”, (pp. 128-129), Marmaris, Turkey.

Monographs

Abbott, M. L. (2008). ESL reading strategies: A confirmatory approach to differential item functioning. Saarbrucken, Germany: Verlag Dr. Muller Aktiengesellschaft.

Articles (non-refereed)

Abbott, M. L. (2015, June). Strategies for Developing Skilled Readers. Alberta Teachers of English as a Second Language (ATESL) Newsletter, 6-12.

Rossiter, M. J., & Abbott, M. L. (2014, March). Focus on research. Alberta Teachers of English as a Second Language (ATESL) Newsletter, 4-5.

Munro, B. J., Abbott, M. L., & Rossiter, M. J. (2013). Getting to the science: Helping English language learners show what they know (Reprint from Alberta Science Education, 42[3]). Accent, 21(1), 7-16.

Rossiter, M. J., & Abbott, M. L. (2012, Fall). What’s the point of doing language research if it’s not going to have an impact on learning? Alberta Teachers of English as a Second Language (ATESL) Newsletter, 13-14.

Kushnir, A., Rossiter, M. J., & Abbott, M. L. (2012, Fall). Teaching vocabulary: ESL instructors’ beliefs and practices. Alberta Teachers of English as a Second Language (ATESL) Newsletter, 10-12.

Abbott, M. (2000, August). ESL music activities. Alberta Teachers of English as a Second Language (ATESL) Newsletter, pp. 9-10.

Book reviews

Abbott, M. L. (2013). A review of New Language, New Literacy. TESL Canada Journal, 31(1), 96-99.

Abbott, M. L. (2013). A review of Language and Learning in Multilingual Classrooms: A Practical Approach. TESL Canada Journal, 30(2), 80-82.

Abbott, M. L. (2009). A review of Research Methods in Applied Linguistics. International Journal of Applied Linguistics, 19, 207-209.

Abbott, M. L. (2008). A review of Teaching Second Language Reading. Canadian Modern Language Review. 64, 693-695.

Abbott, M. (2002). A review of Test Construction and Validation: Case description of constructing and validating a test of English for teaching purposes. Canadian Journal of Education, 27, 475-477.

Commissioned Research Reports

McQuarrie, L., & Abbott, M. (2010). Development of reading in bilingual Deaf children. Final report to the Alberta Advisory Committee for Educational Studies.

Derwing, T. M., Munro, M. J., Mulder, M., & Abbott, M. (2010). An examination of the Canadian Language Benchmark data from the Citizenship Language Survey. Final report to Citizenship and Immigration Canada. http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/resources/research/language-benchmark/section6.asp

TESL Instructor Professional Development Modules

Rossiter, M., Abbott, M., & Aberdeen, T. (2010). Planning for and instructing multilevel classes using the Canadian Language Benchmarks. Professional development module designed for adult ESL instructors at the request of Alberta Employment and Immigration. Posted online: http://www.atesl.ca. (60 pages).

Rossiter, M., Abbott, M., & Aberdeen, T. (2010). Workplace English in Alberta. Professional development module designed for adult ESL instructors at the request of Alberta Employment and Immigration. Posted online: http://www.atesl.ca. (37 pages).

Dissertation

Abbott, M. L. (2005). English reading strategies: Differences in Arabic and Mandarin speaker performance on the CLBA Reading Assessment. Edmonton, AB: University of Alberta. Unpublished doctoral dissertation.