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Faculty

Amani Attia

University of Alexandria, Egypt; University College Dublin, Ireland

Arabic Language Coordinator and Arabic Language and Linguistics Certificate Advisor: the modern Arabic novel and modern critical theory

Shelome Gooden

PhD, The Ohio State University

Department chair of linguistics and associate professor of linguistics: Prosody and intonation, sociophonetics, language variation, language and dialect contact, pidgins and creoles sociolinguistics

Na-Rae Han

PhD, University of Pennsylvania

Robert Henderson Language Media Center director and lecturer in linguistics: Computational linguistics, corpus linguistics, NLP (natural language processing) methods for educational assessment and instruction

Alan Juffs

PhD, McGill University

Professor of Linguistics: Linguistic theory and second language acquisition, semantics-syntax correspondences, lexical semantics, second language sentence processing, Chinese linguistics, TEFL/TESOL, Intensive English Program Administration

Matthew Kanwit

PhD, Indiana University

Assistant professor of linguistics: Hispanic Linguistics focusing on the intersection of second language (L2) acquisition and sociolinguistic variation. L2 acquisition of variable morphosyntactic structures, the effect of study abroad on acquisition, and native-speaker morphosyntactic variation in Spanish.

Scott F. Kiesling

PhD, Georgetown University

Associate professor of linguistics and graduate advisor: Sociolinguistics, language and gender/ethnicity, language variation and change, discourse analysis, sociophonetics, Australian English, Western Pennsylvania dialect, acquisition of dialect

Dawn E. McCormick

PhD, University of Pittsburgh

Lecturer in linguistics and English Language Institute faculty: Classroom discourse, developmental teaching portfolios, student self-correction, computer-assisted language learning

Claude E. Mauk

PhD, University of Texas at Austin

Less-Commonly-Taught Languages Center director and lecturer in linguistics: Phonetics, linguistics of signed languages, first language acquisition

Gregory Mizera

PhD, University of Pittsburgh

Lecturer & ELI Supervisor Second language acquisition, L2 oral production and fluency

Marta Ortega-Llebaria

PhD, Indiana University, Bloomington

Assistant professor of Hispanic linguistics: Intonation, acquisition of L2 prosody, laboratory approaches to the phonology of Catalan, Spanish and English, cross language speech perception and production.

Karen E. Park

DPhil, University of Oxford

Assistant professor of linguistics: Syntax, Lexical Functional Grammar, Austronesian languages, sociolinguistics, language change, language loss, and ethnobiology.

Jonathan Smart

PhD, Northern Arizona University

Lecturer in linguistics and university assessment coordinator: using corpora in language learning, computer-assisted language learning, second language writing.

Yasuhiro Shirai

PhD, University of California at Los Angeles

Professor of linguistics: Second language acquisition, first language acquisition, tense and aspect, cognitive models of language acquisition


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