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


September 17 Student Showcase

Hunter Brakovec, Hunter McKenzie, Brian Rocca

October 15 Dissertation Defense: "Interplay of working memory and planning time in integrated speaking task performance"

Yena Park

October 22

Seminar Showcase

Jih-ho Cha, Sadi Phillips, Tory Robinson

October 29 The role of L1 and L2 in the acquisition of null subjects by Chinese learners of L3 Italian Alex Cherici
November 5 Grants and grant writing SLS Faculty
November 19 Dissertation Proposal

Jaesu Choi


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