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


BA Antwerp, MA Antwerp, PhD Antwerp

Research Interests

Frank Boers’ initial research interests were in the fields of lexicology (e.g., studies of polysemy) and semantics generally (e.g., studies of metaphor). Most of his more recent research interests were sparked by his long experience as a language teacher and teacher trainer. He now publishes and teaches mostly on matters of second or foreign language acquisition and pedagogy, often with a focus on vocabulary and phraseology.
Frank is co-editor of the journal Language Teaching Research.


List of Frank's publications