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PhD Students

Anna Mendoza

MA in Teaching English as a Second Language, University of British Columbia https://motivatingmaterials.wordpress.com Research Interests: sociolinguistics, learner identity and investment, social class in language education, international higher education, second language writing, rhetoric and composition, narrative and case study research, teacher action research     Publications: Mendoza, A. (2014, March 17). UBC will never be Princeton …

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Aya Takeda

MA in Second Language Studies (Specialization: Second Language Acquisition), University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Research Interests: second language acquisition, applied psycholinguistics, syntax and sentence processing, prosody and discourse interface, language development

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Bethany Schwartz

MS in Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire Research Interests: I am interested in second language acquisition and narrative development in typical and disordered learners, especially in school age and young children.

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Elham Monfaredi

MA in TEFL, Allameh Tabataba’i University Research Interests: cross-cultural pragmatics, interlanguage pragmatics, discourse analysis, conversation analysis

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Eunseok Ro

MA in Applied Linguistics,Teachers College, Columbia University Research Interests: conversation analysis, interactional competence, focus group, second language pedagogy, extensive reading, teacher education         Selected Publications: Ro, E. (2016). Exploring teachers’ practices and students’ perceptions of extensive reading approach in EAP reading classes. Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 22, 32–41. Ro, E., …

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Fred Zenker

MA in Second Language Studies, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa Research Interests: L2 morphosyntax, applied psycholinguistics           Zenker, F. (2015). Tips for addressing grammar errors in L2 writing classes. The Word, 25(2), 20. Available at http://www.hawaiitesol.wildapricot.org/resources/Documents/Word/2016%20Feb.pdf Zenker, F., An, H., & Jung, H. (2014). Working memory capacity and the acquisition of phrasal verbs. In …

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Gavin Lamb

MA in Second Language Studies, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Research Interests: sociolinguistics, multilingual practices, discourse analysis, globalization, identity, language in Hawaiʻi

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George Smith

MA in Applied Linguistics, Concordia University Research Interests: TBLT, instructed SLA, interaction-based approaches to language learning, technology in language learning, applied linguistics         Publications: McDonough, K., Kielstra, P., Crowther, D., & Smith, G. (under review). Structural priming in L2 speech production: Examining relationships among English L2 speakers’ production, cognitive abilities, and awareness. …

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Haerim Hwang

MA in English Language Education, Seoul National University Research Interests: child language acquisition, second language syntax, sentence processing, prosody

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Huy V. Phung

MA in Second Language Studies, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa https://phunghuyedu.wordpress.com Research Interests: individual differences in instructed SLA, task-based language teaching (TBLT), CALL, language assessment

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Hye Young Jung

MA in English Education, Chung Ang University, South Korea Research Interests: critical language pedagogy, translanguaging, bi/multilingualism, language policy, curriculum development, discourse analysis, applied CA, L2 learner and teacher identities         Publications: Jung, Hye-Young & Cha, Kyung-Whan. (2015). Small talk as strategies in the classroom. Modern English Education, 16(2), 121–139. Jung, Hye-Young & …

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Hyunwoo Kim

MA in English Language Education, Seoul National University Research Interests: psycholinguistics, construction grammar, syntax Publications: Kim, H, & Rah, Y. (2016). Effects of verb semantics and proficiency in second language use of constructional knowledge. The Modern Language Journal, 100(3), 716–731. Kim, H., Choi, H., & Yang, H.-K. (2013). Developmental patterns of Korean EFL learners’ English …

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Ivan Banov

MA in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics, Brigham Young University AGC in Second Language Studies, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa Research Interests: technology in the L2 classroom, ecological language learning, TBLT, multimodal pedagogy, phonetics, phonology  

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Jay Tanaka

MA in Second Language Studies, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Research Interests: second language pedagogy, second language writing, genre analysis, critical thinking instruction, teacher education Publications: Tanaka, J. (In press). A dialectical approach to critical thinking in EAP writing. Second Language Studies, 33(1). Tanaka, J. & Shannahan, J. (2015). Reviewed work: Longman academic reading series. …

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Jayson E. Parba

MA in English, Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan, Philippines Research Interests: Critical language pedagogy, bi/multilingualism, language policy and ideologies, translanguaging, heritage language learners, L2 learner and teacher identities Publication: Parba, J., & Crookes, G. V. (forthcoming). A Filipino second language classroom: Negotiating power relations and the role of English in a critical LOTE/world language classroom in …

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Jing Crystal Zhong

MA in Linguistics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Research Interests: second language acquisition, language processing, syntax

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Jing Zhou

MA in Applied Linguistics, Northwest Normal University, China Research Interests: second language acquisition, second language reading, qualitative and quantitative research methodologies  

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Junichi Yagi

MA in Language and Culture, Osaka University Research Interests: applied conversation analysis (including sequential analysis, membership categorization analysis, and discursive psychology), classroom discourse, teacher cognition, second language acquisition (SLA), applied linguistics, English education (ESL, EFL)  

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Junko Imai

MA in Second Language Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto Research Interests: L2 reading and writing, instructed SLA, task-based language teaching, English as an international/global language, language assessment, writing conferences for EAP students

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Justin Cubilo

MA in TESOL, Michigan State University Research Interests: language testing, L2 motivation, Chinese as a foreign language           Publication: Cubilo, J., Winke, P. (2013). Redefining the L2 listening construct within an integrated writing task: Considering the impacts of visual-cue interpretation and note-taking. Language Assessment Quarterly, 10, 371–397.

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Kendi Ho

MA in Second Language Studies, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Research Interests: Language for specific purposes; English for academic, medical, and vocational purposes; program development and evaluation, cross-cultural communication, pragmatics, adult immigrant literacies, low-educated second language and literacy acquisition, mobile-assisted language learning Publications: Ho, K. (2015). Needs analysis for home care workers in Hawai‘i. Hawai‘i …

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Kristin Rock

MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Monterey Institute of International Studies, Monterey, CA MA in Spanish with a specialization in Literature, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT Research Interests: gender and language learning, instructed second language acquisition, second language teacher education, Spanish linguistics

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Lin Zhou

MA in TESOL, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Research Interests: second language writing, testing (dynamic assessment), CALL, and ecological linguistics         Publications: Zhou, L. (2016). Is There a Place for Contrastive Rhetoric in English Academic Writing? Bellaterra Journal of Teaching & Learning Language & Literature, 9(1). Zhou, L. (2015). [Review of the book Computer-Assisted …

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Mari Miyao

MA in Second Language Studies, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Research Interests: sentence and discourse processing, second language acquisition (syntax, phonology), English for academic purposes

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Mark “Maleko” Wilding

MPhil in Computational Linguistics, University of Cambridge, UK MSc in Information Technology, University of Nottingham, UK Research Interests: second language acquisition (SLA), memory and cognition, autonomous language learning, corpus linguistics, vocabulary acquisition, extensive reading, language maintenance and polyglotism, computer-mediated language learning and social computing

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Mery Díez Ortega

MA in Spanish, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa Research Interests: second language pedagogy, teacher education, Spanish linguistics, action research, technology in the L2 classroom, cross-cultural pragmatics and intercultural communication

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Mitsuko Suzuki

MA in TESOL, Soka University; MA in Second Language Studies, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Research Interests: classroom-based assessment; critical pedagogy

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Parvaneh Rezaee

MA in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Alzahra University Research Interests: discourse analysis, conversation analysis, sociolinguistics, multilingualism, world Englishes, identity and L2 learning

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Priscila Leal

MA in Curriculum and Instruction with emphasis in English as a Second Language, Arizona State University http://criticalpedagogy.wix.com/pleal Research Interests: critical language pedagogies, critical consciousness and privileged, sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, applied CA       Publications: Leal, P. (forthcoming). “I hope they have a lot of Vania out there”: Narrative-in-interview, positioning, and ideologies of language and identity …

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Wenyi Ling

MA in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, East China Normal University Research Interests: psycholinguistics, second language development, bilingualism, language online-processing, second language acquisition

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Yang Liu

MA in Second Language Studies, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa https://sites.google.com/a/hawaii.edu/yang-liu/ Research Interests: technology for language education, mobile-assisted language learning games, ecological-dialogical distributed approach       Publications: Liu, Y., Holden, D., & Zheng, D. (2016). Analyzing students’ language learning experience in an augmented reality mobile game: an exploration of an emergent learning environment. Procedia-Social and Behavioral …

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Yu-Han Lin

MA in Applied English Linguistics, University of Wisconsin-Madison EdM in Applied Linguistics, Teachers College, Columbia University Research Interests: conversation analysis, second language classroom interaction, TESOL, Chinese as a second/foreign language teaching and learning         Publications: Lin, Y. (2015). Uses of “Someone:” Beyond Simple Person Reference. Working Papers of the Linguistics Circle, 25(2), 79–87. I …

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Yuka Matsutani

MA in Language and Culture, Osaka University Research Interests: Conversation analysis, applied linguistics, identity construction, storytelling, discourse analysis

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