Second Language Studies Colloquium

We will meet every Friday during the Fall and Spring semesters via Zoom meeting, for the link please email the Colloquium coordinator, Mike Iverson, at


Talk Title



January 14 

No Colloquium 

First Week

January 21 

No Colloquium 


January 28

Preparing Future Faculty Conference

Student must register

February 25 

 Comparing Rating Types for Roleplays as L2 Chinese Pragmatics Assessment


Yunwen Su (University of Utah) and Sun-Young Shin

March 4  Statistics for Reading Knowledge Sun-Young Shin, Mike Iverson 

March 18 

No Colloquium 


Spring Break

March 25   Development of Language Attitudes Toward Catalan and Spanish: A Longitudinal Study of Attitudes by Primary and Secondary Students

Llorenç Comajoan Colomé (Universitat de Vic)

See abstract

 April 1  Haitian creole and French side by side in Haiti: A case of mismanaged bilingualism Rochambeau Lainy (Rouen University) See abstract 

 April 8    Kenna Daniel Dissertation Proposal

 April 15    No Colloquium Passover/Good Friday

 April 22    Jungyoun Choi Dissertation Proposal

 April 29    Kimberly Wan Dissertation Proposal

SLS Colloquium Policy

The Colloquium constitutes a primary vector of student professionalization as researchers and teacher scholars. The function of the colloquium is to provide a venue for the development of non-native multi-lingual language research by faculty and students leading to publication of research manuscripts and to advancement toward degree requirements. It assumes the full participation of faculty and students dedicated to the advancement of research. Presenting work at the colloquium assumes it can be enhanced cooperatively. The sharing of research as a departmental community is a significant ingredient of the intellectual life. Priority is given to new empirical research work that is going to be presented elsewhere and/or is clearly headed to publication. The colloquium is, therefore, held at the discretion of the faculty. The colloquium seeks to represent the depth and breadth of departmental research activities. Its scope, focus, and schedule are dictated according to these guidelines by the faculty with scheduling delegated to the Colloquium Coordinator.
Colloquium participants (presenters and attendees) are expected to behave in a civil and polite manner following standards in the field: Uncivil behaviors such as bullying, badgering, threats, and heckling are serious infringements upon the learning process and are unacceptable. They undermine the academic mission and could therefore be grounds for a period of exclusion. Following an incident, exclusions require that a motion for exclusion be brought at a faculty meeting and seconded as a resolution. Motions for exclusion must carry a two-thirds majority for exclusion to be enforced by the Colloquium Coordinator. Any such decision will be announced immediately upon the vote. Motions for exclusions are signs of unprofessional behavior to be changed