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Graduate students group photo (2014).

Below is a list of our current graduate students.
Student Interest
Beth Baldys
MA, Linguistics
E-mail: ejb44@pitt.edu

Sociolinguistics, medical discourse, language and gender

Cass Lowry
MA, Applied Linguistics with TESOL Certification
E-mail: cbl13@pitt.edu

Morphosyntax, Semantics, Heritage Languages and Learners, Bilingualism, Georgian, Turkish, Psycholinguistics

Jessica Craft
PhD, Hispanic Linguistics
E-mail:jmc287@pitt.edu

Phonetics and phonology, second language acquisition of Spanish intonation, intonation of Spanish and across languages, study abroad, bilingualism, languages in contact with Spanish, the phonology-syntax interface, and morphology.

Jie Cui
PhD, Sociolinguistics

(comprehensive papers & proposal)

E-mail: jic34@pitt.edu

or icuijie@gmail.com

Chinese sociophonetics; diasporic linguistic minorities in China; CDA (power, gender, stance); Chinese pedagogy and acquisition of Chinese morphology and phonology; primarily interested in Hakka-Gan, Cantonese, Hokkien, Wu, Huo Nte; also Korean, Hungarian-German

M. Darden
PhD, Sociolinguistics

Email:mad272@pitt.edu

Sociolinguistics; language and gender; linguistic practices of transness and sexuality; digital communication, online communities, and language; identity, community, solidarity; discourse analysis; epistemology; syntax.

Lorraine Denman
PhD, Applied Linguistics

(currently working on Dissertation proposal)
E-mail: denman@pitt.edu

SLA, second language pedagogy, technology in the classroom, order of acquisition, motivation, L1 interference, Romance languages, Italian L2 acquisition

Alana DeLoge
PhD, Sociolinguistics

Email:and86@pitt.edu

Sociolinguistics of language contact, including the implications for identity, health, multilingualism, language planning and policy efforts, and language ideologies Quechua and indigenous languages

Jim Fitzpatrick
MA-PhD, Hispanic Linguistics & Sociolinguistics

Email:jbf24@pitt.edu

 

language and identity, bilingualism, and language and gender

Li-Fang Lai
PhD, Sociolinguistics

Email:lil91@pitt.edu

Language contact, language variation and change, sociophonetics, prosody and intonation, documentation and description of endangered languages, field methods, Yami

Matthew John Hadodo

PhD, Sociolinguistics
2nd year

Email: mjh145@pitt.edu
Webpage: https://sites.google.com/site/matthewjohnhadodo/

 

Language and identity; style, stance and ideologies; diminutive morphology; variation and discourse analysis; Istanbul Greek dialect; dialectal maintenance and shift; language documentation.

Jamie Hudzik

PhD, Sociolinguistics

2nd year

Email: jbh49@pitt.edu

(or jamie.hudzik@gmail.com)

Discourse Analysis, Organizational Narratives, Branding & Identity, American Dialects (Pittsburghese), Language Variation, Forensic Linguistics, Polish

Meghan Huff

MA-PhD, Hispanic Linguistics (SLA)

Email: mvh9@pitt.edu

L2 acquisition of Spanish, L2 pronunciation, phonetics, instructional interventions in L2 pronunciation, classroom input, language pedagogy, teacher talk (student-directed speech), explicit/implicit knowledge among classroom L2 learners

Andy Jeske

MA-PhD, SLA

2nd year

Email: arj36@pitt.edu

SLA, Phonetics and Phonology

Sally Kim

MA-PhD, Applied Linguistics with TESOL Certificate (On leave during 2015)

2nd year

Email: sjk70@pitt.edu or

sallyjkim@gmail.com

Second Language Acquisition, TESOL

Maria Laura Lenardon
MA-PhD, Hispanic Linguistics, ABD

TESOL Certificate
CLAS Certificate

E-mail: mll32@pitt.edu

or laulenard@yahoo.com

Spanish Sociolinguistics (Cordobese Spanish, Language Attitudes and Ideologies, Spanish Intonation Patterns) , Translation Studies & SLA (Acquisition of morphosyntactic features of Spanish).

Noriyasu Harada Li

PhD, Applied Linguistics, TESOL Certificate, Asian Studies Certificate

3rd year

Email: nhl3@pitt.edu
Webpage:http://noriyasuli.wix.com/homepage

Second Language Acquisition, Moraic Theory, L2 Phonetics and Phonology, Japanese as a Foreign Language, English as a Foreign Language, Japanese and Korean Syntax, Binding Theory, L2 Writing and Literacy

Verónica Lifrieri
PhD, Hispanic Linguistics (Sociolinguistics)

ABD
E-mail: vel1@pitt.edu

The construction and transformation of language ideologies related to national identity; dialect contact among Spanish speakers of different regional varieties (especially in situations of transnational migration); Spanish phonologies; autochthonous and diasporic linguistic minorities; language policy for education; discourse analysis

Maritza Nemoga Moreno
PhD, Hispanic Linguistics


E-mail: ymn3@pitt.edu
or mnemoga@gmail.com

Second language acquisition of Spanish phonetics and phonology, especially intonation. Effects of instruction on Second language acquisition of Spanish pronunciation.

Farrah Neumann
MA-PhD, Hispanic Linguistics

Email: fan9@pitt.edu

            

L2 phonology, cross-linguistic speech perception, foreign-accented speech, L2 acquisition of variable morphosyntactic structures, bilingualism, psycholinguistics

Sean Nonnenmacher
MA-PhD, Sociolinguistics

Email: sen40@pitt.edu

Language and identity (especially gender and sexuality), critical discourse analysis, Eastern Armenian, diaspora studies, youth studies, queer theory

Mike Olsen
PhD, Hispanic Linguistics
E-mail: mko4@pitt.edu
Second language acquisition of Spanish phonetics, phonology, and morphology; Second language acquisition of Spanish pronominal object clitics; Effect of instruction on Second language acquisition of Spanish morphology and pronunciation

Gina Peirce
MA, Applied Linguistics

E-mail: gbpeirce@pitt.edu

Second language acquisition, psycholinguistics and L2 processing, attainment of advanced L2 Russian proficiency and Russian morphosyntactic structures by L1 English learners

 

Silvia Pisabarro Sarrió
PhD, Hispanic Linguistics

2nd year PhD

Email: sip23@pitt.edu

Language contact especially Spanish-Catalan, Spanish-English, language variation and change, phonetics, phonology and intonation of Spanish and Catalan.

 

William C. Price
MA-PhD in Applied Linguistics and TESOL certificate

(currently working on his MA thesis)

E-mail: wcp5@pitt.edu

Second language acquisition, bilingualism, psycholinguistics, memory and cognition, computer-aided learning and rehearsal

Hector Ramirez-Cruz
PhD, Hispanic Linguistics
Andrew Mellon Fellow
4th year
ABD

Email:
her33@pitt.edu

webpage: http://heracruz.wix.com/hectorramirezcruz

Language contact (English-Spanish, Spanish-Indigenous & Creole Languages), Sociolinguistics & Ethnography, Spanish Syntax, Spanish Semantics

Virginia Teran
PhD, Hispanic Linguistics

Email: vit14@pitt.edu

Morphosyntactic variation (the study of past time expression: present perfect vs preterite) and intensifier variation (muy-bien) in urban Tucuma¡n Spanish (NW Argentina)- Second/Foreign Language Acquisition of tense and aspect, especially the acquisition of the Present Perfect in terms of the Aspect Hypothesis (Shirai & Andersen, 1994)- Documentation of Tucumán Spanish prosodic system (broad and contrastive focus in interrogative utterances)- Prosodic Accommodation of interrogatives in TS speakers relocated in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Holman Tse
PhD, Sociolinguistics

ABD

Email: hbt3@pitt.edu

variation, sound change, contact, bilingualism, heritage languages, phonetics/phonology, dialectology, historical linguistics, Cantonese, Northeastern Bantu languages

Ping Wang
PhD, general and descriptive lingistics

E-mail: piw6@pitt.edu

Phonology, Tonology, Phonetics, Chinese Linguistics

 

Adrienne R. Washington

PhD, Sociolinguistics

(Currently working on Dissertation Proposal)
E-mail: arw36@pitt.edu

Sociocultural aspects of language use in Afro-American communities; Socio-semantic variation and change in racial slurs

Zhaohong Wu

MA-PhD, Applied Linguistics
4th year

E-mail: zhw39@pitt.edu

Psycholinguistics, Second Language Acquisition, L1 and L2 sentence processing, bilingual lexicon