Dr Marije Michel

Lecturer in Second/Foreign Language Education

Research Overview

In my reserach I focus on second language acquisition. I am particularly interested in cognitive processes of memory and attention underlying language learning. I wrote my thesis on task complexity and interaction during task-based L2 performance at the University of Amsterdam (Netherlands). As a post-doctoral researcher at Mannheim University (Germany) I focused on preschool teachers' language training competences. Currently, I work on projects on alignment during task-based computer mediated communication and on second language writing processes and their relation to text quality. In all those projects I make use of our eye tracking lab.

Selected Publications

Effects of task complexity on the use of conjunctions in oral L2 task performance
Michel, M. 21/02/2013 In: Modern Language Journal. 97, 1, p. 178–195. 18 p.
Journal article

Early childhood educators’ competences for supporting children’s academic language skills in Germany
Michel, M., Ofner, D., Thoma, D. 5/02/2014 In: Language Awareness. 23, 1-2, p. 138-156. 19 p.
Journal article

Language at preschool in Europe
Michel, M., Kuiken, F. 2014 In: European Journal of Applied Linguistics. 2, 1, 143 p.
Special issue

Effects of Task Complexity and Interaction on L2-Performance
Michel, M. 2011 In: Second Language Task Complexity: Researching the Cognition Hypothesis of Language Learning and Performance. Amsterdam : John Benjamins Publishing Company p. 141-174. 34 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Task complexity and interaction: (combined) effects on task-based performance in Dutch as a second language
Michel, M., Kuiken, F., Vedder, I. 08/2012 In: EUROSLA yearbook. Amsterdam : John Benjamins Publishing Company p. 164-190. 27 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Cognitive and interactive aspects of task-based performance in Dutch as a second Language: PhD thesis, University of Amsterdam.
Michel, M. 2011 Oisterwijk : BoxPress. 213 p. ISBN: 9789088912320.