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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, bi/multilingual education, classroom ethnography, critical pedagogy     Selected Publications: Mendoza, A., & Phung, H. (2019). Motivation to learn languages other than English: A critical research synthesis. Foreign Language Annals, 52(1), 121-140. Mendoza, A. (2018). Preparing preservice educators for critical, …

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Bethany Faye Schwartz

MS in Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire Research Interests: child Pidgin (Hawaiʻi Creole), child second language acquisition in typical and disordered populations, narrative development, and teacher education Selected Publications: Schwartz, B. F., Fiestas, C. E., & Grüter, T. (2020). Tense and finiteness in contemporary child Pidgin (Hawai‘i Creole): Distinguishing …

Carrie K. Bach

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

Dan Holden

MA in Second Language Studies, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Selected Publications: Zheng, D., Liu, Y., Lambert, A., Lu, A., Tomei, J. & Holden, D. (2018). An ecological community becoming: Language learning as first-order experiencing with place and mobile technologies. In Linguistics and Education 44 (pp. 45–57). Liu, Y., Holden, D. & Zheng, D. (2016). …

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Fred Zenker

MA in Second Language Studies, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Research Interests: second language acquisition, applied psycholinguistics   Selected 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. Bertolini & …

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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     Selected 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. In …

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 and English Language …

Huy V. Phung

MA in Second Language Studies, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa Research Interests:task-based interaction, TBLT, motivation, assessment literacy Selected Publications: Ziegler, N., & Phung, H. (2019). Technology-mediated task-based interaction: The role of modality. ITL – International Journal of Applied Linguistics, 170(2), 252-277. Doi: 10.1075/itl.19014.zie Mendoza, A., & Phung, H. (2019). Motivation to learn languages other …

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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   Selected 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 & Cha, Kyung-Whan. …

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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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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: multimodal conversation analysis, CA-SLA (e.g., language learning in the wild), ethnomethodology (e.g., instructions, instructed actions), ethnomusicology, sociology of music, sociology of sport, language education (e.g., ESL, EFL, Japanese as a Foreign Language)

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 …

Kristen Urada

MA in Second Language Studies, University of Hawai’i at Manoa Research Interests: task-based language teaching, research syntheses/meta-analyses, research dissemination, second language teacher education, global Englishes

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Kristin Rock

Recipient of Fulbright Student Research Award, Spain MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Monterey Institute of International Studies, Monterey, CA MA in Spanish, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT Research Interests: second language writing, task-based language teaching, language assessment, gender and language, Hispanic linguistics Publications: Rock, K., & McBride, S. (2019). Building graduate …

Lin Chen

MA in Second Language Studies, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Research Interests: natural language use, conversation analysis, sociolinguistics

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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 Foreign Language …

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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

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: task-based language teaching, computer-assisted language learning, gaming and SLA, learner corpus research, and teacher education

Micah Mizukami

MA in Linguistics, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Research Interests: sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, linguistic landscapes

Michaela Nuesser

MEd in English and German, RWTH Aachen University MA in German, University of Alabama Research Interests: distributed language, ecological linguistics, cognitive linguistics, VR technologies and language learning

Michelle Kunkel

MA in TESOL, Arizona State University Selected publications: Markwicka, A., Jolley, C., Chavoshan, I., Lasher, J., Gleisberg, K., Kunkel, M., Ottaviano, R., Devenney, R. (2018). What we do together matters: A story about teamwork during Panama Teacher Match. The Teacher Trainer Journal. 32(2). 20-22. Kunkel, M. A. & Smith, S. K. (2017, December). Improve student …

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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

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

Susanne DeVore

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

Thu Ha Nguyen

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

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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   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 Sciences, 228, …

Yanxin (Alice) Zhu

MA in Chinese Linguistics, Peking University Research Interests: psycholinguistics, bilingualism, heritage language, second language acquisition Selected 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   Selected Publications: Lin, Y.-H. (2018). Identity politics and popular culture in Taiwan – A sajiao generation [Review of the book Identity Politics and …

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Yuka Matsutani

MA in Language and Communication, Osaka University Research Interests:conversation analysis, second language writing, writing center pedagogy, curriculum development       Selected Publications: Matsutani, Y. (2019). Regrading on and through timescales, Journal of Pragmatics, 150, 150-166 Matsutani, Y. (2019). Jissentekina gakujutsueigonouryoku syuutoku no tame no daigaku raitingu kyouiku no jissen: TBLT no raitingu kyouiku eno …