SLS Alumna Peggy Kang Selected as English Language Fellow

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Congratulations to SLS Alumna Peggy Kang, who recently completed an English Language Fellowship in Cameroon with the U.S. Department of State, from 2016-2018.  Peggy’s primary job during her fellowship was to provide English language instruction to university students in medicine, engineering, and computer science at Université des Montagnes.  In addition, she collaborated with the U.S. Embassy …

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November 9: Dissertation Defense – Hyunwoo Kim

Announcing PhD in Second Language Studies Dissertation Defense Hyunwoo Kim Cross-linguistic activation in Korean L2 learners’ processing of remention bias in English Chair: Theres Grüter Friday November 9, 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Moore Hall, Room 258   Abstract Effects of cross-linguistic activation in L2 learners have been demonstrated abundantly at the word level (e.g., Dijkstra, 2005; …

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Reading in a Foreign Language

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The October 2016 issue (Volume 28, Number 2) of the electronic journal Reading in a Foreign Language (RFL) is now online.

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MA Student R. L. Hughes Awarded FLAS Fellowship to Study Indonesian

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Congratulations to MA student R. L. Hughes, who was recently granted a Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship to study Indonesian in Yogyakarta, Central Java this past summer (2018). Hughes attended language classes full-time in her pursuit to attain superior-level proficiency. The FLAS fellowship has given Hughes the opportunity to not only develop her …

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Professor & Graduate Chair Dr. Higgins Named Co-Editor of Applied Linguistics

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Congratulations to Dr. Christina Higgins, who was appointed to serve as co-editor of Applied Linguistics, a prestigious peer-reviewed academic journal published by Oxford University Press. Dr. Higgins joins co-editor Dr. Anna Mauranen (University of Helsinki), for a five-year term. Applied Linguistics publishes research into language that is relevant to real-world problems. Higgins’ appointment marks the …

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PhD Student Wenyi Ling Awarded NSF Grant to Study Learners’ Processing and Use of Tones in Mandarin Chinese

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Congratulations to PhD student Wenyi Ling, who has received a prestigious Doctoral Dissertation Research grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for her project “The Perception, Processing and Learning of Mandarin Tone by Second Language Speakers”! Additional details about Wenyi’s research grant can be found on the National Science Foundation website. ABSTRACT Mandarin Chinese is …

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MA Student Uy-Di Nancy Le Selected for Fulbright Award

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Congratulations to MA student Uy-Di Nancy Le who was recently granted the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Award. Nancy will travel to Germany to assist in teaching American studies and English language to German students. As a Fulbright recipient, Nancy will be joining the “flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government.” Find out …

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Recent Graduate Student Publications

2018 Choe, A. T. (2018). ‘Can anyone help her?’: Managing student embarrassment in the adult ESL classroom. Hacettepe University Journal of Education, 33 (Special Issue), 16-35. DOI: 10.16986/HUJE.2018038794 Kim, H. & Grüter, T. (in press). Crosslinguistic activation of implicit causality biases in Korean learners of English. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition. Lin, Y.-H. (2018). Identity politics and popular culture …

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October 25: Hawaiian-Pidgin Summit

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The Charlene Junko Sato Center for Pidgin, Creole, and Dialect Studies presents: Try come! Welina me ke aloha! Register at:    Many teachers and students of Ōlelo Hawaiʻi make regular use of Pidgin in the classroom. In addition, residents of the state often comment on the similarities between Pidgin and Hawaiian grammar. Scholars of Ōlelo …

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Remembering Professor Emeritus in Linguistics Dr. Roderick “Ricky” Jacobs

Professor Emeritus in Linguistics, Dr. Roderick “Ricky” Jacobs, passed away in his home in Decatur, Georgia, on June 22, 2018. He was 84. Dr. Jacobs served as Professor of Linguistics and ESL from 1973, and chaired the Department of ESL from 1994 to 2000. In 1999, he was appointed Interim Dean of the College of …

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