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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

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

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

Jim Fitzpatrick

MA-PhD, Hispanic Linguistics & Sociolinguistics

Email:jbf24@pitt.edu

 

language and identity, bilingualism, and language and gender

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

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

(SLA & Sociolinguistics)

(currently working on her comprehensive papers)
E-mail: mll32@pitt.edu

or laulenard@yahoo.com

Second language acquisition, bilingualism, use of technology in the foreign language classroom

Noriyasu Harada Li

PhD, Applied Linguistics, TESOL Certificate, Asian Studies Certificate

2nd year

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

Second language acquisition; L2 phonetics and phonology; the influence of suprasegmentals and moraic structure on L2 English prosody and syllable structure; Japanese reflexives and binding theory; Japanese as a foreign language

VerĂ³nica 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.
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

 

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
3rd year

Email: her33@pitt.edu

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

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

Holman Tse

PhD, Sociolinguistics

(4th year, working on dissertation proposal)

Email: hbt3@pitt.edu

Language variation and change, sociophonetics, contact, dialectology, language ideology, language & race/ethnicity, phonetics/phonology interface, L2 phonology, Cantonese, Kizigua (Bantu)
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