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Marie Nordlund
Marie Nordlund

Marie Nordlund

Senior Lecturer
Luleå University of Technology
Education and Languages
Department of Health, Education and Technology
+46 (0)920 492546
C356 Luleå

Marie Nordlund (Ph.D. English linguistics, B.Ed. for the Compulsory school in English, French and History, MA Language teaching and learning) is currently employed as a senior lecturer at Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health, Education and Technology, where her main teaching subjects are English linguistics and language methodology within the teacher education programmes.

Her dissertation From physical to mental acquisition: a corpus-based study of verbs (2008) treats the English verbs acquire, buy, gather, grasp, receive and seize. The analyses of the verbs are based on material collected from the British National Corpus.

In current research, Marie still uses corpus data, but the focus is now mainly within the field of applied linguistics and vocabulary acquisition. In particular, it is how and what vocabulary is presented in textbooks aimed at younger learners that interest her. After having created a searchable corpus of the texts in the two teaching materials Good Stuff and New Champion aimed at school years 4–6 in Sweden, she has carried out comparative analyses of vocabulary in the textbooks. Together with her colleague Cathrine Norberg she is currently involved in a similar research project focusing on vocabulary in textbooks aimed at school years 3–4.

Since 2019, Marie has been project leader of 21c literacies for 21c Sweden, a three-year long project financed by the Swedish Institute for Educational Research. The project focusses on pupils' searching for and reading English texts online. Also members of the project are Lydia Kokkola (Oulu University) and Ulla Rydström (lead teacher in English at Luleå High School).

Marie is a member of the Scandinavian Association for Language and Cognition, the Swedish Association of Applied Linguistics, the Swedish Society for the Study of English (SWESSE) and Swedish Language Teachers’ Association. She was previously also a member of the former Swedish team of John Benjamins’ MetBib organization, Bibliography of Metaphor and Metonymy.

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Article in journal

“The text comes first” – Principles guiding EFL materials developers’ vocabulary content decisions (2023)

Bergström. D, Norberg. C, Nordlund. M
Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, Vol. 67, nr. 1, s. 154-168
Conference paper

Recycled or just frequent?: A corpus-based analysis of recycling in Swedish EFL materials (2022)

Bergström. D, Norberg. C, Nordlund. M
Paper presented at : The 31st Conference of the European Second Language Association (EuroSLA31), Freiburg, Switzerland, August 24-27, 2022
Article in journal

Why are all dogs male? Gender in Swedish EFL textbooks (2022)

Norberg. C, Nordlund. M
Educare - vetenskapliga skrifter, Vol. 3, s. 186-208
Article in journal

“Words are picked up along the way” (2022)

Swedish EFL teachers’ conceptualizations of vocabulary knowledge and learning
Bergström. D, Norberg. C, Nordlund. M
Language Awareness, Vol. 31, nr. 4, s. 393-409
Article in journal

Vocabulary in EFL teaching materials for young learners (2020)

Nordlund. M, Norberg. C
International Journal of Language Studies, Vol. 14, nr. 1, s. 89-116
Article in journal

A Corpus-based Study of Lexis in L2 English Textbooks (2018)

Norberg. C, Nordlund. M
Journal of Language Teaching and Research, Vol. 9, nr. 3, s. 463-473
Chapter in book

Improving learning outcomes in the Swedish school system (2018)

Kokkola. L, Öqvist. A, Gardelli. Å, Lindström. L, Nordlund. M
Part of: Addressing Societal Challenges