Dan Brown

Associate Professor
Department of English


219 Lake Huron Hall
(616) 331-3022
[email protected]

Dan Brown

ENG 261 Foundations of Language Study
ENG 355 Teaching English Learners PK-6
ENG 363 Applied Linguistics
ENG 364 Sociolinguistics
ENG 365 English as a Second Language
ENG 660 Principles of Educational Linguistics
ENG 664 Sociolinguistics and Language Teaching
ENG 665 Second Language Acquisition
ENG 667 Introduction to Applied Linguistics Research
ENG 670 World Englishes
ENG 679 Practicum
ENG 693 Master's Project in Applied Linguistics

Research Interests
Second language acquisition, second language writing for academic purposes, meta-analysis and research synthesis, second language teaching methodology, pragmatics

Recent Publications
Brown, D., Liu, Q. & Norouzian, R. (2023). Effectiveness of L2 written corrective feedback in developing L2 accuracy: A Bayesian meta-analysis. Language Teaching Research. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/13621688221147374

Isbell, D., Brown, D., Chen., M., Derrick, D. J., Ghanem, R., Gutiérrez-Arvizu, M., Schnur, E.,Zhang, M. & Plonsky, L. (2022). Misconduct and questionable research practices: The ethics of quantitative data handling and reporting in applied linguistics. The Modern Language Journal. Advance online publication. http://doi.org/10.1111/modl.12760  

Brown, D. (2021). Meta-Analysis and Research Synthesis. In H. Nassaji & E. Kartchava (Eds.), The Cambridge handbook of corrective feedback in second language learning and teaching (Cambridge Handbooks in Language and Linguistics, 2nd ed., pp. 164-183). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108589789.009

Brown, D. (2016). The type and linguistic foci of oral corrective feedback in the L2 classroom: A meta-analysis. Language Teaching Research, 20, 436-458. https://doi.org/10.1177/1362168814563200

Liu, Q. & Brown, D. (2015). A methodological synthesis of research on the effectiveness of corrective feedback in L2 writing. The Journal of Second Language Writing, 30, 66-81. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jslw.2015.08.011                   

Plonsky, L. & Brown, D. (2015). Domain definition and search techniques in meta-analyses of L2 research (Or why 18 meta-analyses of feedback have different results). Second Language Research, 31, 267-278. https://doi.org/10.1177/0267658314536436

Brown, D. (2012). The written corrective feedback debate: Next steps for classroom teachers and practitioners. TESOL Quarterly, 46, 861-867.

Ph.D., Northern Arizona University
M.A., University of Hawaii at Manoa
B.B.A., Loyola University Maryland

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