PhD student Huy Phung received graduate student award at AAAL

Huy Phung, one of our PhD students, received an award at the American Association for Applied Linguistics for Distinguished Service and/or Engaged Research Graduate Student Award in Relation to Diversity Efforts. His research focuses on how languages are learned, and…

Hitoshi Nishizawa receives JASSO award for dissertation research

Congratulations to PhD student Hitoshi Nishizawa who recently received a scholarship from the Japanese Student Services Organization (JASSO) to support his dissertation research titled “Adaptation to foreign accents by English language learners’. To learn more about JASSO, please see the…

New Publication in Language TestingBy PhD Student Hitoshi Nishizawa, Dr. Daniel Isbell, and Dr. Yuichi Suzuki

PhD student Hitoshi Nishizawa recently published an article in Language Testing with SLS faculty member Dr. Daniel Isbell and current visiting scholar Dr. Yuichi Suzuki. Hitoshi et. al’s article titled “Review of the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test” reviews a commonly used…

Yuka Matsutani received the International Writing Center Association Dissertation Grant

Yuka Matsutani, one of our PhD candidates, received a dissertation grant from the International Writing Center Association. Only one recipient is awarded per academic year. Congratulations to Yuka for receiving this highly competitive award! For more details on this award,…

New Book: Diversifying Family Language PolicyEdited by Lyn Wright and Christina Higgins

Professor Christina Higgins co-edited a new book “Diversifying Family Language Policy” with Dr. Lyn Wright (University of Memphis), which was released at the end of last year. Also, one of our PhD alumna, Dr. Hakyoon Lee, authored a chapter in…

PhD Student Fred Zenker awarded NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Award

SLS PhD student Fred Zenker has been awarded an NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Award for his dissertation project titled “Resumptive Relative Clause Dependencies in the Processing of Second Language English.” To learn more about his dissertation project and award,…

New Book: The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition and TechnologyEdited by Nicole Ziegler and Marta González-Lloret

Professors Nicole Ziegler and Marta González-Lloret co-edited a new book “The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition and Technology”, which was just released this month. Recent PhD graduate Kristin Rock co-authored a chapter titled “Tasks in Technology-Mediated Contexts” with Professor…

Sera Chun and Jieun Kim shortlisted for British Council student assessment award

Congratulations to PhD students In Ji Sera Chun and Jieun Kim, who were both shortlisted for “The New Directions East Asia Best Student Research Idea 2021” award, sponsored by British Council. In support of their proposal, both Sera and Jieun…