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Graduate Faculty

Departmental Graduate Faculty

Robert Bley-Vroman

Professor
syntax and second language acquisition theory

On sabbatical AY2016–2017

JD Brown

Professor
language testing, curriculum development, research methods, connected speech

Graham Crookes

Professor & Department Chair
methodology of second language teaching

Kathryn A. Davis

Professor
language policy and planning

Richard R. Day

Professor
second language reading, teacher development

Betsy Gilliland

Assistant Professor
adolescent and academic literacy, language teacher education, second language writing

Theres Grüter

Associate Professor
psycholinguistics, sentence processing, eye-tracking, childhood bilingualism

Christina Higgins

Professor & Graduate Chair
sociolinguistics of multilingualism, discourse analysis, critical language awareness

Gabriele Kasper

Professor
multilingual speakers’ social interaction, conversation analysis

Kristopher Kyle

Assistant Professor
second language acquisition, syntactic complexity

Geoffrey LaFlair

Assistant Professor
corpus linguistics, language assessment, quantitative research methods

Bonnie D. Schwartz

Professor
generative approaches to language acquisition
On sabbatical AY2016–2017

Dongping Zheng

Associate Professor
virtual and game-based second language acquisition

Nicole Ziegler

Assistant Professor
instructed second language acquisition, task-based language teaching, computer-mediated communication

Cooperating Graduate Faculty

Level 3 Cooperating Graduate Faculty

Level 3 members may chair master’s and doctoral committees in SLS.

Haruko Cook

Professor, Japanese, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Japanese sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, language socialization and pragmatics

Kazue Kanno

Associate Professor, Japanese, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Japanese SLA, pedagogical grammar, language analysis

Kimi Kondo-Brown

Associate Dean, College of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature; Professor, Japanese, Department of East Asian Languages and Literature, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
heritage language learning, assessment, Japanese language learning

Amy Schafer

Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
sentence comprehension and production across languages (including Korean, Japanese, and Austronesian languages); sentence prosody; information structure; psycholinguistic approaches to language documentation and conservation

Level 2 Cooperating Graduate Faculty

Level 2 members may chair Plan A master’s thesis committees as well as serve as a member on any graduate master’s or doctoral committee in SLS. Level 2 graduate faculty may not chair doctoral committees or serve as the University Representative.

William O’Grady

Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
syntax, first and second language acquisition, Korean

Affiliate Graduate Faculty

Eric Hauser

Associate Professor, Division of General Education, School of Informatics and Engineering, University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo
conversation analysis

Sandra McKay

Professor Emeritus, San Francisco State University
English as an international language, SL methods and materials, macro-sociolinguistics

Hanh Thi Nguyen

Associate Professor, Department of Languages and Applied Linguistics, Hawaiʻi Pacific University
interactional competence, classroom discourse, conversation analysis

John Norris

Principal Research Scientist, Educational Testing Service
language program evaluation

Lourdes Ortega

Professor, Department of Linguistics, Georgetown University
second language acquisition

Peter Robinson

Professor, Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition, Department of English, Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo
cognitive second language acquisition, task-based language learning