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Darby Smith

Senior Instructor

Contact

(503) 725-2479
DLsmith@pdx.edu

M.A. TESOL, Portland State University 2005B.A. Applied Linguistics, Portland State University 1995

Courses Taught

  • LING 114: Reading 1
  • LING 115: Writing Workshop for Non-native Writers
  • LING 121: Grammar / Writing 2
  • LING 124: Reading 2
  • LING 131: Grammar / Writing 3
  • LING 142: Advanced English Grammar
  • LING 143: Guided Research Writing
  • LING 144: Academic Reading
  • LING 153: Independent Research Writing
  • LING 155: Discussion Skills
  • LING 392: Structure of English
  • LING 470/570: Grammar for TESOL

Research

  • Interests
    • Corpus research on the grammar and vocabulary of academic prose
  • Grants
    • Smith, D. (2012). Mobile apps for ESL students, Portland State University.
    • Conrad, S. & Smith, D. (2008). Corpus-based teaching innovations for EAP students, ORTESOL.

Representative Publications & Presentations

  • Smith, D. (Forthcoming). Lexigrammar for Research Essays.
  • McKinney, L., Beck, E. & Smith, D. (2012, March).  Customizing professional development. Presentation at annual international conference of the Teachers of English as a Second Language (TESOL). Philadelphia, PA.
  • Smith, D. & Haun, J. (2011, March).  Examining the lexicogrammatical features of cohesive and coherent academic writing. Presentation at annual international conference of the Teachers of English as a Second Language (TESOL). New Orleans, LA.