Anne Lazaraton

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Writing Studies
200 NCEE

315 Pillsbury Dr SE

I joined the Department of Writing Studies in Fall 2013. Before that I worked in graduate programs with pre- and in-service English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers at The Pennsylvania State University, George Mason University, and the University of Minnesota. I currently work with multilingual writers in First Year Writing (WRIT 1301) and Technical and Professional Writing (WRIT 3562W) and with international graduate students in Graduate Research Presentations and Conference Writing for Nonnative Speakers of English (WRIT 5052). From 2013-2016 I served as the Faculty Director for the Writing for International Students (WINS) initiative funded through the Vice-Provost's Office of Undergraduate Education, which is dedicated to enhancing first-year and advanced writing support for international undergraduate students across the University. I am currently in the third year of a five-year phased retirement in which I teach one semester a year.

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: Applied Linguistics, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, 1991.


  • Multilingual writing
  • Language play in political blogs
  • English grammar in use
  • Spoken discourse and interaction
  • Language assessment
  • Applied linguistics research methodology
Courses Taught
  • WRIT 1301 - First Year Writing (international student section)
  • WRIT 3562W: Technical and Professional Writing (multilingual section)
  • WRIT 5052: Graduate Research Presentations and Conference Writing for Nonnative Speakers of English
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Member: Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) , 1984 - present
  • Member: American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) , 1991 - present
  • Member: Language Assessment Quarterly Editorial Advisory Board , 2003 - 2016
  • Lazaraton, A. (2017). Qualitative methods in evaluation. In E. Shohamy (Ed.), Encyclopedia of language and education Volume 7: Language testing and assessment (3rd ed.). New York: Springer.
  • Lazaraton, A. (2015). From cloze to consequences: An interview with Elana Shohamy. In A.J. Kunnan (Ed.), Talking about language assessment: The LAQ interviews (pp. 150-183). New York: Routledge.
  • Lazaraton, Anne Louise (2014). Aaaaack! The active voice was used!: Language play, technology, and repair in the Daily Kos weblog. Journal of Pragmatics, 64, 102-116. Download
  • Lazaraton, Anne Louise (2014). “And, worst of all, habeus was corpsed”: Language play using a passive voice frame on the Daily Kos weblog. Language@Internet, 11 , Link
  • Lazaraton, A. (2014). Second language speaking. In M. Celce-Murcia, D. M. Brinton, & M. A. Snow (Eds.), Teaching English as a second or foreign language (4th ed.; pp. 106-120). Boston: National Geographic Learning/Cengage Learning.
  • Lazaraton, A. (2013). Discourse analysis in language assessment. In C.A. Chapelle (Ed.), The encyclopedia of applied linguistics (pp. 1711-1715). New York: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Lazaraton, Anne Louise (2002). A qualitative approach to the validation of oral language tests. Cambridge University Press.