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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

Daniel Hatfield

MA, Linguistics

2nd year

Email: dah96@pitt.edu

Applied Linguistics, TESOL

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 Lii

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

Katherine I. Martin

MA-PhD, Applied Linguistics with TESOL Certificate

(Doctoral candidate, 5th year; currently working on her dissertation)
E-mail: kim20@pitt.edu

Second language acquisition, L2 reading, word recognition, phonological processing, working memory, cognitive individual differences, vocabulary learning, L2 morphosyntax, bilingualism, language processing, implicit knowledge, ESL, Arabic as a foreign language

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

Sarah Ramsey

(licensed speech pathologist)
MA, Hispanic Linguistics

2nd year

Email: ser46@pitt.edu

TESOL, SLA, Spanish dialectology
and speech and language disorders in multilingual speakers

Hector Ramirez-Cruz

PhD, Hispanic Linguistics
2nd 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

Hillary Schepps

MA, Applied Linguistics with TESOL Certificate

Email: hbs12@pitt.edu

Second language acquisition; the interface of implicit and explicit L2 knowledge; Italian linguistics

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)
Jing Wang
PhD, Applied Linguistics (Currently working on revising dissertation)
E-mail: jiw45@pitt.edu

Psycholinguistics, Second Language Acquisition, Second Language Pedagogy, Chinese Linguistics

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