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Anne Marie Guerrettaz

Anne Marie Guerrettaz

Assistant Professor
Pullman campus
Cleveland hall 339
PO box 642114
pullman, WA  99164


Research interests

Anne Marie Guerrettaz pioneers research in two general areas of educational linguistics.  Dr. Guerrettaz investigates language teaching materials (e.g. textbooks and teacher created materials) and the ways that these are deployed in classroom interactions by teachers and learners.  Her other major area of study is Indigenous language planning and bilingual education, including Yucatec Maya language teaching and revitalization in southeastern Mexico.

Select publications

  • Guerrettaz, A. M. (In press). Yucatec Maya language planning and the struggle of the linguistic standardization process. International Journal of the Sociology of Language.
  • Guerrettaz, A. M., & Zahler, T. (2017). Black Lives Matter in TESOL: De-silencing race in a second language academic literacy course. TESOL Quarterly, 51, 193–207.
  • Guerrettaz, A.M. (2015). Ownership of Language in Yucatec Maya Revitalization Pedagogy. Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 46, 167-185.
  • Guerrettaz, A.M., & Johnston, B. (2014). A Response: The Concept of the Classroom Ecology and the Roles of Teachers in Materials Use.  The Modern Language Journal, 98, 671-672.
  • Guerrettaz, A.M., & Johnston, B. (2013). Materials in the Second Language Classroom Ecology.  The Modern Language Journal, 97, 779-796.

Teaching/professional interests

Dr. Guerrettaz was a language teacher—of ELL (ESL), Spanish, and French—for ten years before beginning her appointment at Washington State University.  Her teaching experiences and interests at the graduate and undergraduate levels also include diverse areas of applied linguistics, including language pedagogy, classroom discourse, and language politics.

Anne Marie Guerrettaz is also a founder of MUSE International (Materials Use in Language Classrooms: An International Research Group), which has members from five continents who study the use of materials in actual language classrooms. Members include researchers, language teachers, and materials writers interested in the intended and unintended impacts of instructional materials on classroom language teaching and learning.

Media Appearances

(English Translation “Maya Teachers in Precarious Position“)

Educational background

  • PhD, Second Language Studies, Indiana University, 2013
  • MAT, TESOL/Spanish/French endorsements, Notre Dame of Maryland University, 2006
  • BA, French Literature and Culture, St. Mary’s College of Notre Dame, 2004
Washington State University