Interests include prosodic systems in natural human communication; second language production and perception; speaking/listening and variation across individuals; phonetic facts as historical pressures
Interests include Psycholinguistics: behavioral (judgments, reading times, reaction times, etc.) and brain (event related potential) measures; Grammatical area: phrasal semantics and grammatically computed pragmatic inferences; Second language theory: Fundamental properties of second language grammar and processing, and parser-grammar relations
Interests include Hispanic Linguistics, Pragmatics and Discourse Analysis, Second Language Acquisition (interlanguage pragmatics), Pragmatic Variation in First and Second Language Contexts, Cross-Cultural and Intercultural Communication, Instruction and Assessment, Pragmatic Development in Study Abroad Contexts
Interests include second and multilingual language socialization; second language pedagogy; social, political, and ideological aspects of second language education; heritage language education; qualitative research methods
Interests include second language acquisition (issues in the acquisition of Spanish by English-speakers); intersection of sociolinguistics and second language acquisition (language variation and change)
Interests include Interests include outcomes of bilingualism: adult second language acquisition, third language acquisition, heritage language, and first language attrition; acquisition and development of morphosyntax in non-native languages; Spanish and Portuguese; statistical methods in experimental linguistic research
Interests include second language acquisition (with emphasis on Turkish); Phonology and Phonetics (with an emphasis on prosody); Turkish and Turkic languages; prosody-syntax interface; phonology-morphology interface
Interests include L2 assessment, English for academic purposes, Language program evaluation, Web-based language teaching and testing, Standard Setting, and Statistical analyses for language study
Interests: Social, political, moral, and ideological aspects of second language education, writing as an identity-forming practice, jewish literatures in Eastern Europe and translation of poetry.
Interests include second language acquisition; structure and history of the languages of Western Europe (Germanic, Romance, Celtic) and Turkic languages; syntactic theory; language contact.
Interests include first and second language acquisition; syntax, morphology, lexical semantics; World Englishes; language attrition; biocultural diversity
Alejandra Aguilar Perez is pursuing a Master’s degree in TESOL and Applied Linguistics. She holds B.As from Indiana University in International Studies and Germanic Studies. Alejandra completed a Fulbright ETA grant in 2018 where she taught English at a public federal university in Brazil. Her interests include adult second language acquisition and language pedagogy.
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Hannah Alt is an MA student in TESOL & Applied Linguistics, with interests in psycholinguistics, language cognition, and adult second language acquisition. Her background includes BAs in English Linguistics and Cognitive Psychology from Miami University of Ohio.
Diana Arroyo is a PhD student in SLS with a focus on instructed second language acquisition. Her research interests include aptitude-treatment interactions, Task-based language teaching, and measures of explicit and implicit language knowledge. More specifically, she is interested in effects of corrective feedback in SLA in interactional contexts.
Bihua Chen is a Ph.D. student in Second Language Studies. She received her M.A. in Applied Linguistics at Sun Yat-sen University in China and taught English there for six year. Her research interests include L2 phonology and language testing. She is currently teaching first year Japanese.
Hunter Brakovec is a Ph.D. student in Second Language Studies whose research interests are L2 syntax and phonology. His background includes an M.A. in Second Language Studies from Indiana University and a B.A. in Russian from the University of Pennsylvania.
Jaesu Choi is a Ph.D. student in Second Language Studies. His areas of interest are in the fields of representations of implicit/explicit knowledge, task complexity in the testing context, development and validation of educational, psychological, and linguistic measurement, and psychometric modeling: Structural Equation Modeling (SEM), Item Response Theory (IRT), and Bayesian models.
Jean Young Chun is a Ph.D. student in Second Language Studies with a concentration in language assessment. She attained her masters degree in Second Language Studies at University of Hawaii.
Kenna Daniel is a PhD student in Second Language Studies whose research interests include Italian second language acquisition and pedagogy. She has been teaching Italian language and ESL courses for the past ten years. She has an MA in Italian from Indiana University, an MA in TESL from the University of Mississippi, and an MA in SLS from Indiana University.
Hannah Goodwin is an MA student in Second Language Studies whose interests include second language acquisition and phonology, as well as American Sign Language. She has her BA in linguistics from Ohio University.
Daniel Graff is an MA student in Second Language Studies whose research interests include pragmatics and instructed language pedagogy. He earned a B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, taught EFL in Japan on the JET Programme, and currently teaches Elementary Japanese.
Keiji Iwamoto is a Ph.D. student in SLS. He is from Kasukabe, Saitama, Japan. His research interests are L2 phonological acquisition and pronunciation instruction. He received BA in Education at Waseda University (Tokyo) and MA in Applied Linguistics/TESOL at University of Mississippi. He is currently teaching first year Japanese.
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Billy holds a B.A. in French and Classics and a M.A. in French from the University of Arizona. He is currently a Ph.D. student in both Second Language Studies and French Linguistics. His interests lie in the acquisition of tense-aspect, specifically progressivity, in L2 French.
Ryan Lidster is a PhD candidate in SLS with a focus on the assessment of second language listening and speaking. His research explores issues in the acquisition of non-native sound systems on the one hand, as well as the use of language assessments for decision-making purposes, including validity argumentation and measurement theory, on the other, with particular focus on English and Japanese.
Fengming Liu is a PhD student in Second Language Studies. She received her M.A. in Applied Linguistics from Beijing Language and Culture University. Her research interests include psycholinguistics and phonological acquisition.
Houston McClure is a PhD student in Second Language Studies with a minor in French Linguistics. His research interests include L2 Pragmatics and L2 Syntax of Romance Languages, English, and Norwegian. His background includes a BA in French and World Business and an MA in French from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Houston has taught various undergraduate language courses in French and English in both the United States and France.
Jeanne McGill, a PhD candidate in SLS, is currently working on her dissertation entitled Do Words Matter? How Lexical Input Influences German/English Bilinguals’ Syntax in Beginning Swedish. Besides L3 acquisition, she is interested in language revitalization and classroom language teaching and learning. She has an MA in German and has also taught Spanish and academic English.
Hunter McKenzie is a Ph.D. student with an MA in Second Language Studies from Indiana University. His research focuses on the acquisition of L2 argument structure, with a special interest in the dative alternation and the comparative syntax of ditransitive constructions. He also is interested in theoretical connections between second language acquisition and diachronic language change.
Nora McNamara is an MA student in Second Language Studies whose interests include adult second language acquisition, sociocultural aspects of language acquisition and typology. She has coached adults learning a variety of languages overseas for the past 10 years. Her languages are French and Spanish, and she is currently learning American Sign Language.
Liana is pursuing an M.A. in TESOL/ Applied Linguistics. She holds a B.A. in Anthropology and a Master's degree in Library Science. She has been a tutor through the Monroe County Public Library's VITAL program and has also been a volunteer teacher with a refugee resettlement agency. Her interests are second language acquisition and teaching English in non-profit contexts.
Yena Park is a PhD candidate in Second Language Studies. She has an M.A. in Second Language Studies from Indiana University and a B.A. in Comparative Literature from Underwood International College at Yonsei University. Her interests include test development and validation, assessing oral proficiency, and L2 acquisition of suprasegmentals.
Tory Robinson is a Ph.D. student in Second Language Studies whose research interests are psycholinguistics and second language phonology. Her background includes an M.A. in Spanish, and a B.A. in Psychology and Spanish from the University of Mississippi, as well as two years teaching both English and Spanish at the University level.
Paul Richards is a Doctoral Student in Second Language Studies. He received an M.A. in Second Language Studies from Indiana University in 2015. His primary research interests revolve around the acquisition of syntax and semantics in second language. Further interests include theoretical and practical issues in computational linguistics, particularly relating to how annotation schemes affect SLA corpus research; and Japanese Linguistics.
Brian Rocca is a Ph.D. student in Second Language Studies. His main research interests are second language phonology and pedagogy with a focus on pronunciation instruction. Brian has an M.A. in Linguistics/TESOL from the University of Illinois at Chicago and has taught ESL/EFL in the United States, Indonesia, and Chile.
Suchada Sanonguthai is a PhD student in Second Language Studies from Bangkok, Thailand. Her background includes Thai EFL in secondary and university education. Her research interests are high-stakes language assessment, test washback, language policy, and curriculum design.
Annelies is an M.A. student in Second Language Studies, with interests in L2 phonetics and phonology. She graduated with a B.A. in Linguistics and Korean from the University of Washington, and has spent time teaching English in South Korea.
Kyle Swanson is a PhD candidate in Second Language Studies. His primary interest is the processing of L2 syntax. His dissertation examines the neuronal activity that underlies the characteristic fragility of L2 parsing. He generally works with judgments, reading/reaction times and EEG, but he is always interested in trying new tools.
Kimberly Wan is a Ph.D. student in Second Language Studies. Her research interests include psycholinguistics, adult foreign language acquisition, technology-assisted language learning and language testing.
The learning of second and foreign languages is a rich and fascinating process involving linguistic, psychological, cultural, and social dimensions. The Indiana University Department of Second Language Studies is dedicated to teaching and research on the structure, acquisition, and use of nonnative language in both instructed and contact contexts.