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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


McCabe, A. (2021) A Functional Linguistic Perspective on Developing Language. London: Routledge.

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

Fontaine, L., & McCabe, A. (2023) Systemic Functional Linguistics. In Wei, L., Hua, Z., & Simpson, J. (Eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Applied Linguistics (pp. 332-355). London: Routledge.

Whittaker, R. & McCabe A. (2020) Writing on history in a Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) context: Development of grammatical metaphor as evidence of language learning. In Machón, R.M. (Ed.) Writing and Language Learning: Advancing Research Agendas (pp. 309-332). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

McCabe, A. & Alonso Belmonte, I. (2019) Challenging the concept of pure objectivity in British and Spanish hard news reports: The case of the 2006 Lebanon War. In Sancho Guinda, C. (Ed.) Engagement in Professional Genres (pp. 67-85). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

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.

Journal Articles

Llinares, A. & McCabe, A. (2023) Systemic functional linguistics: the perfect match for content and language integrated learning. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 26(3), 245–250.

Whittaker, R. & McCabe, A.  (2023) Expressing evaluation across disciplines in primary and secondary CLIL writing: a longitudinal study. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 26(3), 345–362.

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.

Research Project

Research member: 2023-25 DisLitAs-CLIL 'Students development of L2 disciplinary literacies and content and language integrated assessment in bilingual secondary schools across socio-economic areas'/'Desarrollo del lenguaje de las disciplinas en la L2 y evaluación integrada de lengua y contenido en centros bilingües de secundaria de diferentes áreas socioeconómicas'. Project financed by the Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (PID2022-140718OB-I00). PI: Dr. Ana Llinares Garcia, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. 

Honors and Awards