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PhD Students

Ann Tai Choe

MA in TESOL, Hawaii Pacific University EdM in Applied Linguistics, Teachers College, Columbia University Research Interests: conversation analysis, discourse analysis, second language acquisition, interlanguage development, second language pragmatics, interactional competence, emotion in interaction

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Anna Mendoza

  MA in Teaching English as a Second Language, University of British Columbia Research Interests: sociolinguistics, second language writing, teacher action research, critical pedagogy       Publications: Mendoza, A. (In Press). The practicality of poetry. In E. Hasebe-Ludt & C. Leggo (Eds.), Canadian curriculum studies: A métissage of inspiration/imagination/interconnection. Toronto, ON: Canadian Scholars Press. …

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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: child second language acquisition in typical and disordered populations, child Pidgin (Hawaiʻi Creole), narrative development, teacher education         Publications: Schwartz, B. F. (2018). Where can (and should) English learners and speech-language services intersect? The Word: Newsletter of Hawaiʻi TESOL, …

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Carrie K. Bach

MA in Second Language Studies, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Research Interests: technology-mediated TBLT, second language acquisition, CALL/MALL

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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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Fred Zenker

MA in Second Language Studies, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Research Interests: second language acquisition, applied psycholinguistics https://fredzenker.wixsite.com/home         Publications: Deen, K., Bondoc, I., Camp, A., Estioca, S., Hwang, H., Shin, G.‑H., Takahashi, M., Zenker, F., & Zhong, J. C. (2018). Repetition brings success: Revealing knowledge of the passive voice. In A. B. …

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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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Hoa Vinh Le

MA in Second Language Studies, Specialization in Language Education, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Research Interests: instructed second language acquisition, TBLT, technology-mediated TBLT and other teaching innovations.         Selected Conference Presentations: Le, H. V. & Castro, F. (2018). Developing learner confidence in English oral communication through anime: An ecological approach, TESOL International Convention …

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Huy V. Phung

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

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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: Rah, Yangon & Kim, Hyunwoo. (2018). Construction-based approach to teaching the English resultative construction to Korean EFL learners. System, 72(1), 1–12. Kim, Hyunwoo, Hwang, Haerim & Rah, Yangon. (2017). Young EFL students’ reliance on path-breaking verbs in the use of …

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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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Jing Crystal Zhong

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

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Junichi Yagi

MA in Language and Culture, Osaka University Research Interests: applied conversation analysis (sequential analysis, membership categorization analysis, multimodal CA), music-in/as-interaction, ethnomusicology, sociology of music, CA-SLA (language learning in the wild), language education (ESL, EFL, Japanese as a foreign language) https://www.sites.google.com/site/jyagi18/

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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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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 Selected Conference Presentations: Ho, K. (2017). Developing Multilingual Proficiency through the Workforce Innovation …

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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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Kyle Sasaoka

MA in Applied Foreign Languages, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology Research Interests: sociolinguistics, linguistic landscape, migration, Hawaiʻi Creole English, writing systems and orthography

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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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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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Masaki Eguchi

MA in Education (English Language Teaching), Waseda University, Tokyo Research Interests: corpus linguistics, lexical sophistication, task-based language teaching, usage-based linguistics, systemic functional linguistics, content-based instruction https://masakieguchi.weebly.com Conference Presentations: Eguchi, M., Suzuki, S., Sugita, K., and Suzuki, Y. (Accepted for presentation). Word Association Task Revisited: Exploring Multidimensional Links with Vocabulary Size, Depth, Speed, and Use. Paper presented …

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Mayuko Yusa

MA in Japanese Linguistics, Ohio State University Research Interests: second language acquisition, sentence processing, bilingualism/multilingualism

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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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Susanne DeVore

MA in Chinese Language and Pedagogy, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Research Interests: corpus linguistics, language development, linguistics, writing acquisition

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Thu Ha Nguyen

MA in English, Vietnam National University Research Interests: sociolinguistics, discourse analysis

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Tzu-Hua Chen

MA in English Teaching, National Taiwan Normal University Research Interests: ​s​econd ​l​anguage ​a​cquisition, ​c​om​puter-​assisted language learning​​​, computer-mediated communication, task-based language teaching, second language pragmatics, research methods (including meta-analysis and research synthesis)       Publications: Chen, T.-H.,& Lin,C.-C. (2018). Enhancing L2 English learning through mobile-assisted TBLT: EFL learners’ perspectives. The Journal of Asia TEFL, 15(2), 453–461. …

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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 Research Interests: technology for language education, mobile-assisted language learning games, ecological-dialogical distributed approach https://sites.google.com/a/hawaii.edu/yang-liu/       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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Yanxin (Alice) Zhu

MA in Chinese Linguistics, Peking University Research Interests: psycholinguistics, bilingualism, heritage language, second language acquisition https://sites.google.com/site/yanxinzhualice Publications: Zhu, Y., Zhao, Y. (2016). Acquisition of Chinese Double Object Construction by English and Japanese Speakers. Journal of International Chinese Teaching, 4, 58–67.

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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, Chinese as a second/foreign language teaching and learning, language maintenance, intercultural communication         Publications: Lin, Y.-H. (2018). Identity politics and popular culture in Taiwan – A sajiao generation [Review of the book Identity …

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Yuka Matsutani

MA in Language and Communication, Osaka University Research Interests: Conversation analysis, second language writing, writing center pedagogy         Selected Conference Presentations: Matsutani, Y. (2018). Direct reported speech and thought used for demonstrating understanding, the International Conference on Conversation Analysis (ICCA), Loughborough, United Kingdom Matsutani, Y. (2017). Time formulation: Regrading on timescale, the …

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