Alissa Hartig

Assistant Professor



(503) 725-9986

Ph.D. Applied Linguistics, The Pennsylvania State University 2014
B.A. French Language and Literature, New York University 2002

Courses Taught

  • LING 392: Structure of English
  • LING 470/570: Grammar for TESOL
  • LING 471/571: Understanding the International Experience

Research Interests

  • Second language writing
  • Discipline-specific literacy
  • English for Specific Purposes
  • Sociocultural theory and second language learning
  • Usage-based linguistics
  • Intercultural competence

Representative Publications

  • Hartig, A.J. (2017). Connecting language and disciplinary knowledge in English for Specific Purposes: Case studies in law. Bristol: Multilingual Matters.
  • Hartig, A.J. (2016). Intersections between law and language: Disciplinary concepts in second language legal literacy. Studies in Logic, Grammar and Rhetoric, 45(1), 69-96.
  • Hartig, A.J. (2016). Conceptual blending in legal writing: Linking definitions to facts. English for Specific Purposes, 42, 66-75.
  • Hartig, A.J., and Lu, X. (2014).  Plain English and legal writing: Comparing expert and novice writers.  English for Specific Purposes.  33, 87-96,