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Anne McCabe, Ph.D.

Department of English


Ph.D. Language Studies. Aston University, Birmingham, U.K.
M.Sc. Teaching English. Aston University, Birmingham, U.K.
B.A. Spanish. Clarke College

Practice Areas

  • Systemic Functional Linguistics
  • Contrastive Rhetoric
  • Text Linguistics/Analysis
  • Teaching Writing
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Teacher Development

Publications and Media Placements


Liu, X. & McCabe, A. (2017) Attitudinal Evaluation in Chinese University Students' English Writing - A Contrastive Perspective. Springer.

McCabe, A. (2017) An Introduction to Linguistics and Language Studies: Second Edition. London, Equinox.

McCabe, A., O'Donnell, M. & Whittaker, R. (Eds) (2007) Advances in Language and Education. London: Continuum.

Whittaker, R., O'Donnell, M. & McCabe, A. (Eds) (2006) Language & Literacy: Functional Approaches. London: Continuum.

Book Chapters

McCabe, A. (2017) SFL and language teaching. In Bartlett, T. & O'Grady, G. (Eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Systemic Functional Linguistics, pp. 591-604. London and New York: Routledge.

McCabe, A. & Whittaker, R. (2017) Genre and appraisal in CLIL history texts: developing the voice of the historian. In Llinares, A. & Morton, T. Applied Linguistics Perspectives on CLIL, pp. 105-24. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Morton, T. & McCabe, A. (2016) Journey of three digitized texts: Entextualization and recontextualization in a corpus study. In Gardner, S. & Alsop, Sian (Eds.) Systemic Functional Linguistics in the Digital Age, pp. 296-309. London: Equinox.

McCabe, A. & Morton, T. (2016) Longitudinal study of two CLIL classrooms in Spain: Results from written and spoken data. In Papaja, K. and Swiatek, A. (eds.) Modernizing Educational Practice Perspectives in Content and Language Integrated Learning, pp. 149-69. Cambridge Scholar Publishing.

Alonso Belmonte, I., Chornet Roses, D. & McCabe, A. (2013) Benefit or burden? Press representation of immigrant workers during the Spanish economic recession. De Rycker, T. (ed.) Discourse and Crisis: Critical Perspectives (pp. 363-393). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Alonso Belmonte, I., Chornet-Roses, D., & McCabe, A. (2013) Ideological stances in internet users' discursive construction of immigration, race and racism: An online newspaper case study. In Martinez Lirola, M. (Ed.), Discourses On Immigration In Times Of Economic Crisis: A Critical Perspective (pp. 59-85). Cambridge Scholar Publishing.

McCabe, A. (2009) Teaching writing outside the U.S.: A different composition. In Kolapo, F. (ed) Immigrant Academics and Cultural Challenges in a Global Environment (pp. 151-185). Youngstown, NY: Cambria Press.

McCabe, A. & Gallagher, C. (2008) The role of the nominal group in undergraduate academic writing. In Jones, C. & Ventola, E. (eds.) New Developments in the Study of Ideational Meaning: From Language to Multimodality, (pp. 189-208). London: Equinox.

McCabe, A. (2004) Thematic progression patterns and text types in history textbooks. In Banks, D. (Ed) Text and Texture: Systemic Functional Viewpoints on the Nature and Structure of Text. Paris: L'Harmattan, pp. 215-237

McCabe, A. (2002) Narratives: a wellspring for development. In Julian Edge (Ed.) Continuing Professional Development: Some of our Perspectives. Whitstable UK, IATEFL, pp. 82-89.

Journal Articles

McCabe, A. (2017) Knowledge and interaction in on-line discussions in Spanish by advanced language learners. Computer Assisted Language Learning, 30(5): 409-431.

McCabe, A., Gledhill, C. and Liu, X. (Special Issue Guest Editors) (2015) TESOL International Journal: Special Issue on Systemic Functional Linguistics and English Language Teaching, 10(1).

McCabe, A., Gledhill, C. and Liu, X. (2015) Systemic Functional Linguistics and English Language Teaching. TESOL International Journal, 10(1): 1-10.

Whittaker, R., Llinares, A. & McCabe, A. (2011) Written discourse development in CLIL at secondary school. Language Teaching Research: Special Issue: Content-based Language Teaching (Roy Lyster & Susan Ballinger, eds), 15(3), 343-362.

Alonso Belmonte, I., McCabe, A. & Chornet-Roses, D. (2010) In their own words: The construction of the image of the immigrant in Peninsular Spanish broadsheets and freesheets. Discourse & Communication, 4(3): 227-242.

Neff, J., Bunce, C., Dafouz, E., Gallego, J., Rica, J.P., Genís, M. y McCabe, A. (2008) The question of descriptors for academic writing in the European language framework: A critical review. Linguistics, 59(3): 213-221. Vilnius University Publishing House.

McCabe, A. & Heilman, K. (2007) Textual and interpersonal differences between a news report and an editorial. Revista Alicantina de Estudios Ingleses, 20, 139-156.

McCabe, A. & Alonso Belmonte, I. (2006) Focussing on form without formulae? A Reflection on Grammar Teaching. Estudios de Filología Moderna, 5-6, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha.

McCabe, A. (2004) Mood and modality in Spanish and English history textbooks: the construction of authority. Text - Interdisciplinary Journal for the Study of Discourse, 24(1), 1-29.

Alonso Belmonte, I. & McCabe, A. (2004) The development of written discourse competence in ELT materials: A preliminary analysis. Revista Canaria De Estudios Ingleses 49, 29-48. (Guest Editor: María José González. Special Feature: "Discourse Analysis.")

McCabe, A., Barney, C., Binns, H. Gleason, T., Hutchison, M. & Ramos, C. (2003) Designing an American university ESL program in Europe: TOEFL prep vs. language learning. AAICU Journal, 2, 1-15. (Association of American International Colleges and Universities).

Gallagher, C. & McCabe, A. (2002) SFL in the EAP writing classroom. ICU Language Research Bulletin, 17: 15-29. Tokyo: International Christian University.

McCabe, A., Gleason, T. & Hare, T. (2002) Creating a volunteer ESL program in Madrid: Action research for program design and service-learning. Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research 5(2).

Alonso Belmonte, I. & McCabe, A. (2002) Conectando texto: propuestas para el desarrollo de la expresión escrita en inglés como lengua extranjera. Estudios de Linguistica Aplicada, 35: 13-28. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

Gallagher, C. & McCabe, A. (2001) Academic register and the nominal group. Language Research Bulletin, 16: 53-67. Tokyo: International Christian University.

McCabe, A. & Alonso Belmonte, I. (2000) Theme, rheme and cognitive representation in Spanish and English texts. Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses, 40: 77-94. Guest Editor: Manuel Augusto Hernández. Special Issue on Systemic Functional Approaches to Language. Reprinted in clac (CÍRCULO de lingüística aplicada a la comunicación), 7 (septiembre, 2001) Revista electrónica de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

Alonso Belmonte, I. & McCabe, A. (1998) Theme-Rheme patterns in L2 writing. Didáctica (Lengua y Literatura): 10: 13-31. Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

Books Reviews

McCabe, A. (2015) Review of The Functional Perspective on Language and Discourse. Functions of Language, 22(3), 408-416.

McCabe, A. (2012) Review of Systemic Functional Grammar of Spanish: A Contrastive Study with English. Atlantis, 34(1), 171-177.

McCabe, A. (2011) Review of The Continuum Companion to Systemic Functional Linguistics. Functions of Language, 18(2): 317-327.

McCabe, A. (2007) Review of Historical Discourse: The Language of Time, Cause and Evaluation. Applied Linguistics, 28(4), 621-624.

Conference Proceedings

McCabe, A. & Hidalgo, E. (2016) Managing learner identity for engaging learning. Place, Rebecca (Ed.) Selected Papers 2014-2015 TESOL-SPAIN: 21st Century Teaching, Always on the Move, Madrid 2014; New Routes in ELT, from Inspiring to Empowering, Salamanca 2015, pp. 230-242. TESOL-SPAIN.

Neff, J., Bunce, C., Gallego, J., Genis, M., McCabe, A., Orduña, E. & Rica, J.P. (2012) Signaling alignment: a corpus study of EFL use of discourse verbs in EAP. In Elorza, I., Carbonell, O., Albarrán, R., García Riaza, B., and Pérez-Veneros, M. (Eds.) Empiricism and Analytical Tools for 21st Century Applied Linguistics (pp. 485-497). Salamanca: Universidad de Salamanca.

McCabe, A., Neff, J., Bunce, C., Dafouz, E., Gallego, J., Rica, J.P., & Genís, M. (2008) Assessing structural and rhetorical features of L2 university level writing. IATEFL TEA SIG Dublin Conference Proceedings: 114-120. University of Dublin Publishing.

Research Project

Member: 2015-2018 ‘Trans-CLIL: Integración y evaluación de contenidos curriculares y lengua extranjera en la transición de la educación primaria a secundaria en contextos bilingües' (Trans-CLIL: Integrating and assessing content and language in the transition from primary to secondary bilingual education). Project financed by the Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (FFI2014-55590-R). Project leader: Dr. Ana Llinares García, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.