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drs. M.P. (Margarita) Steinel


  • Faculty of Humanities
    Capaciteitsgroep Taalwetenschap
  • Visiting address
    Bungehuis,
    Spuistraat 210  
  • Postal address:
    Spuistraat  210
    1012 VT  Amsterdam
  • M.P.Steinel@uva.nl

Research topics

1. Second language (L2) speaking proficiency: components and assessment. The main aim of this project is to probe into the compositional nature of L2 speaking proficiency. In keeping with the 'interactionalist' view of second language assessment, the role of factors which have to do with L2 offline knowledge (productive knowledge of vocabulary and grammar), online processing skills (lexical access and sentence production) and communicative context (formal vs. informal) will be investigated. The mediating role of personality in L2 speaking proficiency will also be considered. Taking levels of proficiency as specified in the Common European Framework of Reference: Learning, Teaching, Assessment (CEF) as a starting point with regard to the selection of the samples, we will compare the relative weight of the aforementioned factors in a cross-sectional design (this study is referredtoas Study 1 in the original projectdescription). Further, in an in-depth study (Study 2) we will examine the role of L1 transfer (Turkish and English learners of Dutch will participate in the study) in L2 speaking proficiency and try to integrate what is known about L1 transfer and stages of interlanguage development with the ideas which inform current L2 assessment practices. Together with the members of the project team, I'm working on the large-scale study (Study 1). Also, I will be specifically responsible for the in-depth study (Study 2).

2. Earlier (MA) research
L2 idiom learning: the effect of productive and receptive learning on performance on productive and receptive test tasks, the role of imageability and transparency of idioms on learning

Currently involved in the following NWO-funded research project:

Unraveling second language proficiency.

Project team: Prof. Dr. J. Hulstijn, Dr. R. Schoonen, Dr. A. Florijn and Dr. N. de Jong.  Duration: November 2004 - January 2010.

Publications

Terziyska, M. P. (2004). When the whole is different from the sum of its parts: Productive and receptive aspects of L2 idiom learning. Unpublished M.A. thesis, University of Amsterdam.

Steinel, M. P. , Hulstijn, J. H ., & Steinel, W. (2007). Second-language idiom learning in a paired-associate paradigm: Effects of direction of learning, direction of testing, idiom imageability, and idiom transparency. Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 29, 449-484 .  

De Jong, N. H., Steinel, M. P, Florijn, A., Schoonen, R., & Hulstijn, J. H. (2007). The effect of task complexity on fluency and functional adequacy of speaking performance. In S. Van Daele, A. Housen, M.  Pierrard, F. Kuiken & I. Vedder (Eds.), Complexity, accuracy and fluency in second language use, learning and teaching (pp. 53-63). Brussels, Belgium: Koninklijke Vlaamse Academie van België voor Wetenschappen en Kunsten.

De Jong, N.H., Steinel, M. P., Florijn, A., Schoonen, R., & Hulstijn, J. H. (in press). Facets of speaking proficiency. Studies in Second Language Acquisition.

De Jong, N.H., Steinel, M. P., Florijn, A., Schoonen, R., & Hulstijn, J. H. (in press). The effect of task complexity on functional adequacy, fluency and lexical diversity in speaking performances of native and nonnative speakers. In A. Housen, F. Kuiken, & I. Vedder (eds.), Dimensions of L2 performance and proficiency. Investigating complexity, accuracy and fluency in SLA . Amsterdam : John Benjamins Publishing Company.

Presentations

Steinel, M. P. , Schoonen, R., De Jong, N., & Florijn, A. (2006, June). A multifaceted analysis of L2 speaking performance. In J. Kormos (Chair), Current issues in second language production research. Symposium conducted at the Joint Conference of the American Association for Applied Linguistics and the Association Canadienne de Linguistique Appliquée/Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics, Montréal, Canada.

2013

  • de Jong, N. H., Steinel, M. P., Florijn, A., Schoonen, R., & Hulstijn, J. H. (2013). Linguistic skills and speaking fluency in a second language. Applied Psycholinguistics, 34(5), 893-916. DOI: 10.1017/S0142716412000069  [details] 

2012

  • Hulstijn, J. H., Schoonen, R., de Jong, N. H., Steinel, M. P., & Florijn, A. (2012). Linguistic competences of learners of Dutch as a second language at the B1 and B2 levels of speaking proficiency of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Language Testing, 29(2), 203-221. DOI: 10.1177/0265532211419826  [details] 
  • Hulstijn, J. H., de Jong, N. H., Steinel, M. P., Florijn, A., & Schoonen, R. (2012). Hoe groot is het verschil tussen B1 en B2? Verschillen in kennis van woordenschat en grammatica tussen NT2-leerders op B1-B2-niveau van spreekvaardigheid. Internationale Neerlandistiek, 50(3), 201-217. [details] 
  • de Jong, N. H., Steinel, M. P., Florijn, A. F., Schoonen, R., & Hulstijn, J. H. (2012). Facets of speaking proficiency. Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 34(1), 5-34. DOI: 10.1017/S0272263111000489  [details] 
  • de Jong, N. H., Steinel, M. P., Florijn, A., Schoonen, R., & Hulstijn, J. H. (2012). The effect of task complexity on functional adequacy, fluency and lexical diversity in speaking performances of native and non-native speakers. In A. Housen, F. Kuiken, & I. Vedder (Eds.), Dimensions of L2 performance and proficiency: complexity, accuracy and fluency in SLA (pp. 121-142). (Language learning & language teaching; No. 32). Amsterdam: Benjamins. [details] 

2007

  • Steinel, M. P., Hulstijn, J. H., & Steinel, W. (2007). Second language idiom learning in a paired-associate paradigm: Effects of direction of learning, direction of testing, idiom imageability, and idiom transparency. Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 29, 449-484. DOI: 10.1017/S0272263107070271  [details] 
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