Ph.D., Applied Linguistics, AUT University, New Zealand
MPS, Language Teaching, University of Auckland, New Zealand
BA, Philosophy, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Dr. Mark W. Frear joined AUD in January of 2017. Previously, he taught in Qatar, New Zealand, and Taiwan. His PhD. is in Applied Linguistics, focusing on writing development. Dr. Frear teaches academic writing, critical thinking, and research skills. His areas of research are the development of complex written language, the effects of planning time on writing complexity, and the relationships between task complexity, motivation, and complex language.
Frear, M.W. & Bitchener, J. (2015). The effects of cognitive task complexity
on writing. The Journal of Second Language Writing. 30, 45-57.
Frear, M.W. (working paper). The effects of cognitive task complexity and pre-
task planning time on complex written output. System.
Frear, M. W. (2011, September, 9). The effects of task complexity on written output. Paper presented at 1st Postgraduate Conference on Applied Linguistics, Auckland New Zealand.
Frear, M. W. (2010, July, 6). The effects of task complexity on written output. Paper presented at ALANZ Regional Seminar, Waikato, New Zealand.
Frear, M. W. (2015, November, 19). The effects of planning time and task complexity on writing complexity. Paper presented at the Symposium of Second Language Writing, Auckland, New Zealand.
Frear, M. W. (2012, May, 18). Publishing your research as you go. Panel member at the 10th Annual Faculty of Culture and Society Postgraduate Student Conference.
Invited speaker presentations to faculty
Frear, M. W. (2014, October, 8). Cognitive task complexity, writing complexity, and planning time. Paper presented to Department of English and Writing Studies, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Frear, M. W. (2014, October, 7). Task complexity and linguistic output. Paper presented to Department of English and Writing Studies, Dubai, UAE.