Updated June 2011
Coordinator, LLD 1/2 (Academic English) courses
Office: CL 493
Email: stefan.frazier AT sjsu DOT edu
Courses taught (current courses are linked):
LLD 001: Academic English I
LLD 002: Academic English II
LLD 107: Patterns of English
LLD 250W: Becoming a Professional in Linguistics / TESOL
LLD 280: Methods and Materials for TESOL
LLD 293: Developmental Reading & Writing
Full CV (PDF)
Research experience/interests: Discourse analysis, classroom interaction, composition pedagogy, sociohistoric/sociocultural theory, functional grammar, corpus linguistics, conversation analysis, gesture and talk.
Peer-reviewed journal articles
(Frth., with Scott Phillabaum). “How TESOL Professors Educate Non-native English
Speaking Teachers.” The CATESOL Journal 23(1).
(2009, with Lorena Llosa). “Meaning Differences in the Use of the Null
vs. the Definite Articles: the Case of the Seasons.”
English Text Construction 2(1), pp. 1-17.
(2007). “Introduction to Special Issue: Continuing Developments in
Discourse-Based Grammar Instruction.” The CATESOL Journal 20(1),
(2007). “Tellings of Remembrances ‘Touched Off’ by Student Reports
in Group Work in Undergraduate Writing Classes.”
Applied Linguistics 28(2), pp. 189-210.
(2007). “Conversational Structures of ‘Reports’ in Writing Class
Group Work.” Semiotica 164(1),pp. 53-80.
(2003). “A Corpus Analysis of Would-Clauses Without Adjacent If-Clauses.”
TESOL Quarterly 37(3), pp. 433-466.
(2002). “The Trouble with Cross-Cultural Oversensitivity.”
CATESOL Journal 14(1), pp. 283-291.
(2009). “A Systematic Program for Dealing with Error in Graduate
Level Writing.” In Davies Samway, K., Karathanos, K., Mena, D.M.,
& Whitenack, D.A. English Learners in Higher Education: Strategies for
Students Across Academic Disciplines (pp. 70-74).
(2003). “‘How Does She Play That?’: The Role of Talk and Embodiment
in Referring to Objects and Persons.” Proceedings of the First Congress
of the International Society for Gesture Studies. Available at
(1999). “A Student-Centered Short Story Curriculum.”
(2009). Book review of G. Barnbrook, P. Danielsson, &
M. Mahlberg, Meaningful Texts: The Extraction of Semantic Information
from Monolingual and Multilingual Corpora. International Journal of
Bilingual Education and Bilingualism.
(2001). Book review of H. D. Brown’s Teaching by Principles (2nd edition).
TESOL Quarterly 35(2), pp. 341-342.
(Apr. 2011). “Best Practices for Working with NNS MA TESOL Students.”
42nd Annual CATESOL State Conference, Long Beach, CA.
(Nov. 2009). “Mainstreamed L2 Writers: Are Their Instructors ‘Ready’ for Them?”
2009 Symposium on Second Language Writing, Tempe, AZ.
INVITED: (Apr. 2009). “Generation 1.5 Students in the Composition Classroom:
The High School and College/University Connection.” (Panel participant.)
40th Annual CATESOL State Conference, Pasadena, CA.
(Mar. 2009). “The Future of Basic Writing: Crashing Waves and Curriculum Reform.”
(Panel participant.) Conference on College Composition and Communication, San Francisco.
“How TESOL Professionals Educate Nonnative English Speaking Teachers.”
(Oct. 2008). Invited panel discussion at CATESOL Regional Conference.
(Apr. 2009). 40th
Panel discussion at CATESOL Regional Conference, San Jose, CA.
(Mar. 2008). “Group Work Talk-in-Interaction in Writing Classrooms.”
American Association for Applied Linguistics Annual Conference, Washington, DC.
(Oct. 2007). “Interaction, Semiotics, and the Writing Classroom.” Annual Meeting
Semiotic Society of
(Apr. 2007). “Stance and Footing in Writing Class Group Work.”
American Association for Applied Linguistics Annual Conference, Costa Mesa, CA.
(Mar. 2007). “Meaning Differences with Null and Definite Articles.”
41st Annual TESOL Convention, Seattle, WA.
INVITED: (June 2006). “Language Teaching: Principles and Methods.”
Cultural Diplomacy – The Hellenic Education of the Diaspora.
Hellenic Heritage Institute, San José, CA.
(June 2006). “Clearing Up Misunderstandings in a Group Work Reading Task:
A Single-Case Conversation Analysis.” American Association for Applied Linguistics
INVITED: (May 2006). “Building a Web Presence for Language Teachers.”
Instructional Technology Workshop Series at San José State University.
(Apr. 2006). “Using Corpora and Google in TESL Grammar Assessment.” The 3rd
UC Language Consortium Conference on
(Mar. 2006). “The Pedagogical Value of Sociocultural/Sociohistoric Theory.”
Invited discussion. 40th Annual TESOL Convention, Tampa, FL.
(Mar. 2005). “Conversational Structures in Writing Class Group Work.”
38th Annual TESOL Convention, San Antonio, TX.
(Sept. 2004). “How Students Invoke Culture in ESL Writing Class Group Work.”
Fourth Symposium on Second Language Writing, West Lafayette, IN (Purdue University).
(May 2004). “That Reminds Me Of ...”: Touched-off Memories in Composition Class
Group Work. American Association for Applied Linguistics Annual Conference, Portland, OR.
(July 2003). “Laughter and Teasing as Interactional Peer-Peer Learning Devices
in Classroom Group Work.” 15th Conference of the International Society
for Humor Studies;
(May 2003). “Hybridity/L.A.” First Annual UCLA Conference on Biosemiotics
(Mar. 2003). (Colloquium Organizer.) “A Corpus Analysis of Would-Clauses Without
Adjacent If-Clauses.” American Association for Applied Linguistics Annual Conference;
(Feb. 2003). “Laughter and Teasing as Interactional Peer-Peer Learning Devices
in Classroom Group Work.”
(Nov. 2002). “Hypothetical/Counterfactual Would-Clauses Without Adjacent
If-Clauses.” Fourth North American Symposium on Corpus Linguistics; Indianapolis, IN.
(June 2002). “Embodiment and Vision in Conversation.” Eleventh Annual Meeting
of the Society for Text and Discourse;
(June 2002). (Colloquium Organizer.) “The Roles of Talk and Embodiment
in Referring to Objects and Persons.” First Congress of the International Society
for Gesture Studies;
(Apr. 2001). “What Do You Do with the Lexical
State Conference; Ontario, CA.
“A Student-Centered Short Story Curriculum.”
(Apr. 1999). 30th Annual CATESOL State Conference; Reno, NV.
(Mar. 1999). 33rd Annual TESOL Convention; New York, NY.
(Dec. 1998). San Francisco State University M.A. TESOL Conference; San Francisco, CA.
(Oct. 1998). “Using Short Stories in the Integrated Skills Classroom.” Northern
CATESOL Regional Conference; Oakland, CA.
1998). “Get Your Students Talking!”
1996). “Classroom Dynamics.”
TESL Symposium; Taipei, Taiwan.
Ph.D. Applied Linguistics,
M.A. English (TESOL), San Francisco State University (1998).
B.A. Economics, Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas (1990).