School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies

Frank Boers

Associate Professor
School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies

Phone: 04 463 6014
Location: Room 409, Von Zedlitz Building, Kelburn Pde, Kelburn Campus

Frank Boers

Teaching in 2014

LALS 512 - Pedagogical Grammar of English
Course Coordinator

Please note Frank is on RSL until February 2015.  


BA Antwerp, MA Antwerp, PhD Antwerp

Research Interests

Frank Boers used to teach EFL, ESP, EAP, and various descriptive and applied linguistics subjects in Belgium. His initial research interests were in the field of lexicology (e.g. studies of polysemy) and semantics generally (e.g. studies of metaphor). Most of his recent research, however, concerns instructed second language acquisition, especially the teaching of L2 vocabulary and phraseology, and the potential merits of Cognitive Linguistics in that domain. His work has appeared in journals such as Applied Linguistics, Language Teaching Research and System, and in volumes published by, e.g., John Benjamins, Mouton De Gruyter and Cambridge University Press. He is co-author (with Seth Lindstromberg) of Optimizing a Lexical Approach to Instructed Second Language Acquisition (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009) and co-editor of two collective volumes in Mouton de Gruyter’s Applications of Cognitive Linguistics Series (2008 and 2010).

Click here for more information on the first Vocab@Vic conference, Dec 18-20, 2013.


List of Frank's publications