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Mike Murphy

Instructor II (ESLA)

Degrees:B.A. (English literature, University of Western Ontario), M.A. (English literature, Concordia University), M.A. (Applied linguistics, University of Birmingham)

Before joining SLaLS in 2017, Mike taught English for Academic Purposes (EAP) at the University of British Columbia (2012-’17) and English literature in Quebec’s CEGEP system (2007-’11). For his applied linguistics M.A. dissertation, he investigated the lexical learning needs of engineering students by building and analyzing a 500,000-word corpus of first-year engineering textbooks. His more recent research has focused on interdisciplinary collaborations between EAP and engineering instructors. Mike’s research interests include pedagogical applications of corpus linguistics and systemic functional linguistics, as well as the teaching and learning of lab report writing in EAP contexts.