[A work in progress . . . check back later for more publications as I update this page]

Literacy (General)

McQuillan, J. (1998). The literacy crisis: False claims, real solutions. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Vocabulary Acquisition

McQuillan, J. (2020). Do good readers acquire words more efficiently than poor readers?: A comment on Joseph & Nation (2018) Journal of English Language Teaching, 62(3), 9-13.

McQuillan, J. (2019). We don’t need no stinkin’ exercises: The impact of extended instruction and storybook reading on vocabulary acquisition. Language and Language Teaching8(1), 22-34.

McQuillan, J. (2019). Where do we get our academic vocabulary? Comparing the efficiency of direct instruction and free voluntary reading. The Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal19(1), 129-138.

McQuillan, J. L. (2019). The Inefficiency of Vocabulary Instruction. International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education11(4), 309-318.

McQuillan, J., & Ediger, W. (2018). The Markov Estimation of semantic association (MESA): Good for vocabulary measurement, ineffective for vocabulary teaching. The Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal18(1), 27-40.

McQuillan, J. (2016). Time, Texts, and Teaching in Vocabulary Acquisition: A Rebuttal to Cobb (2016). Reading in a Foreign Language28(2), 307-318.

Foreign Language Teaching

McQuillan, J. (2008). Does anyone finish the Berlitz tapes? A novel measure of perseverance for commercial language courses. International Journal of Foreign Language Teaching, 4(1), 2-5.








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