María José Luzón Marco is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of English and German Studies. She read her PhD thesis on the rhetorical function of the author’s presence in research papers in 1996. She has published papers on academic and professional discourse and on language teaching and learning in the field of English for Specific Purposes in national and international journals. Her interest in language learning had led her to study the use of digital genres and online tasks in the language classroom. Her current research interests include the study of the discursive and rhetorical features of online academic genres, especially academic weblogs. She has explored them from an interdiscursive perspective, focusing on their medium-afforded features and on the features shared with other academic genres.  She is also interested in the comparison of phraseology in different types of academic writing: learner corpora vs. expert corpora; corpora of research papers from different disciplines.


Journal papers and book chapters

Luzón, María José. 2012 (en prensa). “This is an amusing claim”: a contribution to the study of evaluation in academic weblogs”. Text & Talk.Luzón, 

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Luzón, María José. 2011. “’Interesting post, but I disagree’: social presence and antisocial behaviour in academic weblogs". Applied Linguistics, 32 (5): 517-540.

Luzón, María José. 2010. “Bloggers’ status and social presence in academic weblogs “. In Lorés Sanz, Rosa, Mur Dueñas, Pilar y  Lafuente Millán, Enrique. (eds.).  Constructing Interpersonality: Multiple perspectives on written academic genres. Newcastle upon Tyne (Gran Bretaña): Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Luzón Marco, María José. 2010.  “Analysis of organising and rhetorical items in a learner corpus of technical writing”. In Campoy, M.Carmen; Bellés, Begoña; Gea, M. Luisa (eds.). Corpus-Based Approaches to English Language Teaching. 2010. Continuum

Luzón, María José. 2009. Webtasks for Learning Professional and Academic English: Adapting the WebQuest Model”. (Computer resources for language learning).  Publicación electronic.

Luzón, María José. 2009. The use of we in a learner corpus of reports written by EFL Engineering students. Journal of English for Academic Purposes. (8): 192-206.

Luzón, María José. 2008.  “Scholarly hyperwriting: the function of links in academic weblogs”. Journal of the American Society for Information Science. 2008. Volume 60 Issue 1, Pages 75 – 89. 

Luzón, María José. 2008. Learning academic and professional English online: integrating technology, language learning and disciplinary knowledge. In González, María Isabel, Foz, Carmen, Jaime, Merche and 

Luzón, María José. Teaching academic and professional English online. Peter Lang: Frankfurt.Luzón, María José. 2007. “Digital genres in the English language classroom”. In Periñán Pascual, C. (ed.).  Revisiting Language Learning Resources. Cambridge Scholar Publishing: Cambridge, pp. 5-24.

Luzón, María José. 2007. Academic weblogs as tools for e-collaboration among researchers. In Kock, N. (ed.). Encyclopedia of e-collaboration.  Idea Group Inc.: Nueva York. pp. 1-6. 

Luzón, María José. 2007. The added value feature of online scholarly journals. Journal of Technical Writing and Communication.  37(1): 59-73. Luzón, María José. 2006. Providing scaffolding and feedback in online learning environments. Mélanges, CRAPEL. Número especial: TIC et autonomie dans l’apprentissage des langues. 28: 113-122.

Luzón, María José and González, Isabel. 2007. Using the Internet to promote autonomous learning in ESP. In Arnó, E. Et al. (eds.).  Information Technology in Languages for Specific Purposes: Issues and Prospects. Springer: New York. 2005. pp. 177-190.

Luzón, María José. 2005.  Genre analysis in technical communication”. IEEE Transactions on Professional Communications. Special Issue: Research Reality Check . 48 (3): 285-295                               

Luzón, María José. 2005. Aplicación del concepto de “colonia de géneros” a la enseñanza del Inglés para Fines Específicos”. Ibérica. Revista  de la Asociación Europea de Lenguas para Fines Específicos (AELFE). 10: 133-144.Luzón, María José. 2005. Analysis of online product reviews in the field of computing: a user’s perspective. LSP and Professional Communication. 5(2): 28-47. 

Hornero, A.M., Luzón Marco, M.J. and Murillo, S. 2006. Corpus Linguistics: Applications for the study of English. Peter Lang: Frankfurt, New York.


Luzón, María José, Ruiz-Madrid, Noelia and Villanueva, Marisa (eds.). 2010. Digital Genres, New Literacies and Autonomy in Language Learning. Cambridge Scholars Publishing

González, María Isabel, Foz, Carmen, Jaime, Merche and Luzón, María José. 2008. Teaching academic and professional English online. Peter Lang: Frankfurt.

Campoy Cubillo,M.C. and Luzón Marco, M.J. 2007. Spoken corpora in Applied Linguistics. Frankfurt: Peter Lang.

Hornero, A.M., Luzón Marco, M.J. and Murillo, S. 2006. Corpus Linguistics: Applications for the study of English. Peter Lang: Frankfurt, New York. 

Recent conference papers

Luzón Marco, María José (2011). “Disciplinary differences in the use of sub-technical nouns: a corpus-based study”. III Congreso Internacional de Lingüística de corpus. Valencia

Luzón Marco, María José (2011). “Scholarly interaction through comments in academic blogs: combining strategies from online and academic discourse. Cerlis 2011: International Conference. Genre variation in English academic communication. Bérgamo (Italia)

Luzón Marco, María José (2011). Evaluating learners’ response to the use of WebQuests in language learning. 1st International Conference on ESOL, EFL, ESP and CLIL. English for International and Intercultural Communication: Research, Innovation and Employability across Educational Curricula. Zaragoza.

Luzón Marco, María José (2011). Meaningful units and phraseology: the construction of meaning in climate weblogs. Simposio Internacional de Sociología de las Palabras. Murcia.