Cooperating Graduate Faculty

Marta González-Lloret, PhD; University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAMarta González-Lloret is a graduate of the PhD program in Second Language Studies at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (2008). She is an Associate Professor in Spanish at the Department of Languages and Literatures of Europe and the Americas and Affiliate Researcher in the Center for Advanced Study of Languages (CASL) at the University of Maryland. Marta’s main area of interest is in CALL (Computer-assisted Language Learning) focusing on intersections of technology and TBLT (Task-based Language Teaching), technology and L2 pragmatics, and Conversation Analysis for computer-mediated interaction. Marta teaches courses in Spanish applied linguistics, pragmatics, second language teaching methodology, and several CALL-related topics, including a recent seminar on computer-mediated communication. She regularly trains DOE language teachers in Hawai‘i and teachers from different ASEAN countries through the East-West Center in all aspects of CALL. She has published several chapters and articles on these topics and has given presentations in national and international venues. She has served/serves as area editor for “Pragmatics” in the Wiley Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics (2012) and as editorial board of several journals, including CALICO Journal. Her most recent work, to appear in 2014, is Technology-mediated TBLT: Researching technology and tasks, a co-edited volume with Lourdes Ortega for John Benjamins’ book series on Task-based Language Teaching.


Amy Schafer, PhD; University of Massachusetts – Amherst

ASchaferDr. Schafer specializes in psycholinguistics and spoken language processing, with particular attention to prosody/intonation and information structure (e.g., given, new, and focused information). Her interests include adult, child, native, non-native, and bilingual sentence and discourse processing in a range of languages (especially English, Korean, Japanese, and Austronesian languages). She is also exploring psycholinguistic topics in language documentation (field psycholinguistics), including detecting early signs of language endangerment (see the HALA Project) and attrition in heritage speakers. Much of her research is conducted in the College of LLL’s Language Analysis and Experimentation Laboratories (LAE Labs), which she co-founded in 2001 and co-directs, and which contain facilities for recording, subject running, freehead eyetracking, and other common experimental tasks. Professor Schafer regularly teaches LING 412, an undergraduate introduction to psycholinguistics; LING 640Y, a graduate introduction to psycholinguistics; LING 632, a graduate introduction to experimental methods for language research; and seminars in psycholinguistics, including methods in eyetracking. One of her current projects examines prosody, event structure, and referential processing in native English speakers versus Japanese- and Korean-speaking learners of English.


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