Indiana University

The Department of Second Language Studies

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Linda Abe

Senior Lecturer of Second Language Studies

Language Coordinator of English Language Improvement Program

abels@indiana.edu (812) 855-4974 Ballantine Hall 867

Interests include second language learning and teaching; language instruction coordination; English Language Improvement Program (ELIP)

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Kathleen Bardovi-Harlig

Professor of Second Language Studies

ESL Coordinator

bardovi@indiana.edu (812) 855-9877 Ballantine Hall 877

Interests include second language acquisition; second language temporality and tense-mood-aspect systems; interlanguage pragmatics

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Megan H. Connolly

Lecturer of Second Language Studies

mmhansen@indiana.edu (812) 855-7951 Ballantine Hall 867

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Isabelle Darcy

Associate Professor of Second Language Studies

idarcy@indiana.edu (812) 855-0033 Ballantine Hall 866

Interests include second language phonology and processing; acquisition of phonology; accent; speech perception; word recognition

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Kenneth J. deJong

Adjunct Professor of Second Language Studies
Professor of Linguistics

kdejong@indiana.edu (812) 856-1307 Ballantine Hall 859

Interests include prosodic systems in natural human communication; second language production and perception; speaking/listening and variation across individuals; phonetic facts as historical pressures

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Laurent Dekydtspotter

Chair of Second Language Studies
Professor of French

ldekydts@indiana.edu (812) 855-2221 Ballantine Hall 803

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

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César Félix-Brasdefer

Adjunct Associate Professor of Second Language Studies


Professor of Spanish and Portuguese
Director of Hispanic Linguistics

cfelixbr@indiana.edu (812) 855-9551 Global and International Studies Building 2135

Interests include cross-cultural and interlanguage pragmatics; politeness theory; speech act theory; conversation analysis; instruction of pragmatics

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Debra Friedman

Assistant Professor of Second Language Studies

debfried@indiana.edu (812) 855-2680 Ballantine Hall 870

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

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Kimberly L. Geeslin

Adjunct Associate Professor of Second Language Studies
Interim Chair of Spanish and Poruguese
Professor of Spanish and Portuguese

kgeeslin@indiana.edu (812) 856-5470 Global and International Studies 2173 / 2176

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)

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Mike Iverson

Lecturer of Second Language Studies

mikeiver@iu.edu (812) 855-0032 Ballantine Hall 873

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

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Philip S. LeSourd

Director, Undergraduate Studies of Second Language Studies
Associate Professor of Anthropology

plesourd@indiana.edu (812) 855-4649 Student Building 336

Interests include morphological and syntactic theory; comparative Algonquian linguistics; Maliseet-Passamaquoddy

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Öner Özçelik

Assistant Professor, Central Eurasian Studies
Director, Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Second Language Studies

oozcelik@indiana.edu 812-855-3759 Global and International Studies Building 3019

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

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Sun-Young Shin

Associate Professor of Second Language Studies

shin36@indiana.edu (812) 855-8479 Ballantine Hall 871

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

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Janusz Solarz

Lecturer of Second Language Studies

jsolarz@indiana.edu (812) 855-8479 Ballantine Hall 875

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.

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Rex A. Sprouse

Professor of Second Language Studies
Adjunct Professor of Linguistics and Germanic Studies
Director of Graduate Studies of Department, Second Language Studies

rsprouse@indiana.edu (812) 855-3248 Ballantine Hall 878

Interests include second language acquisition; structure and history of the languages of Western Europe (Germanic, Romance, Celtic) and Turkic languages; syntactic theory; language contact.

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David Stringer

Associate Professor of Second Language Studies

ds6@indiana.edu (812) 855-5992 Ballantine Hall 868

Interests include first and second language acquisition; syntax, morphology, lexical semantics; World Englishes; language attrition; biocultural diversity

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Yucel Yilmaz

Assistant Professor of Second Language Studies

yyilmaz@indiana.edu (812) 855-4968 Ballantine Hall 869

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Michelle Adams

adamsmia@indiana.edu

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Abdullah Alamri

asalamri@indiana.edu

Abdullah Alamri is an M.A. student in the TESOL and Applied Linguistics Program in the Department of Second Language Studies at IUB. He is also a teaching assistant in the subject of Arabic as a Second Language at King Saud University in Saudi Arabia. His interests include second language acquisition and political linguistics. He plans to do his Ph.D. with the same interests.

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Will Allendorfer

wallendo@indiana.edu

Will Allendorfer is a Ph.D. student in Second Language Studies. His research focuses on second language acquisition and use in online discourse. His other interests include computer-mediated communication, Arabic, language pedagogy, and pragmatics. Will has an M.A. in TESOL/Linguistics from West Virginia University and over 11 years of classroom experience as an ESL/EFL instructor.

Diana Arroyo Ensuncho

dcarroyo@indiana.edu

Jaesu Choi

choi253@indiana.edu

Jean Young Chun

jeanchun@indiana.edu

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.

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Danielle Daidone

ddaidone@indiana.edu

Danielle Daidone is a Ph.D. student in Second Language Studies and Hispanic Linguistics. Her main research area is second language phonology, with a particular focus on lexical representations and spoken word recognition. She also works on individual differences in second language phonological acquisition, as well as first and second language sociolinguistics.

Samuel Dicken

dickens@indiana.edu

Zachary Frost

zacfrost@indiana.edu

Jeanne Gilbert

jeagilbe@indiana.edu

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Becky Halloran

hallorar@indiana.edu

Becky Halloran is a PhD Student in Second Language Studies, whose interests include cognitive/theoretical aspects of multilingualism; second/heritage/third language acquisition; and Hispanic linguistics. She has an M.A. in Hispanic Linguistics from the University of Florida (2012), a Certificate in the Teaching of English as a Second Language from the University of Florida, and an M.A. in Relaciones Transatlánticas from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (2006).

Alex Huffman

alryhuff@iu.edu

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Yılmaz Köylü

ykoylu@indiana.edu

Yılmaz Köylü is a PhD student in the Department of Second Language Studies at IU. His interests lie in the domains of first and second language acquisition, syntax, semantics and Turkish linguistics. More specifically, he is interested in syntax-semantics interface and count/mass noun distinction across languages.

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Tess Kuntz

tmkuntz@indiana.edu

Tess Kuntz is an M.A. student in Second Language Studies. She graduated from IU in 2013 with degrees in Spanish and history. She then spent three years teaching, first high school Spanish and then elementary English as a second language. Her primary interest is in language immersion programs in K-12 schools.

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Senyung Lee

leesen@indiana.edu

Senyung Lee is a PhD Student in Second Language Studies. Her interests include high-stakes language assessments, validity argumentation, assessing L2 writing, and the acquisition of L2 multiword units. She has experience in EFL and ESL teaching. Currently, she is a test developer of the new Indiana Academic English Test.

Mpolokeng Leselta

mlesetla@indiana.edu

Billy Lebbs

blebbs@iu.edu

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Ryan Lidster

rflidste@indiana.edu

Ryan Lidster is a PhD Student whose interests include language assessment, validity argumentation, measurement theory, and psychometrics in applied linguistics, with particular focus on the assessment of learning outcomes and L2 phonology, especially concerning factors that affect learner and rater behavior in oral communication and listening and speaking tasks.

Hunter McKenzie

hunmcken@indiana.edu

Hunter McKenzie is a MA student in Second Language Studies. His interests currently include arts and literature in the language classroom, L2 writing, and L2 Spanish acquisition. He studied Spanish, French, Ancient Greek, and Latin and taught K-12 literature as well as Spanish as a foreign language. Outside of classes, he's currently working on developing proficiency in Modern Irish and German.

Lila Michaels

lsmichae@iu.edu

Sabrina Mossman

mossmans@umail.iu.edu

Yena Park

parkyena@indiana.edu

Yena Park is an M.A. student in Second Language Studies, with interests in second language assessment particularly in validity argumentation and assessing oral proficiency. She received a B.A. in Comparative Literature and Culture from Yonsei University. She is currently working as a test developer for the new Indiana Academic English Test.

Katarina Reese

katarowl@umail.iu.edu

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Paul Richards

pauricha@indiana.edu

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.

John Rothgerber

rothegerj@indiana.edu

John Rothgerber is a PhD student with broad interests in the second language acquisition of syntax and semantics, as well as in linguistic processing by both native speakers and language learners. In particular, he is interested in the acquisition of English by Japanese speakers.

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Suchada Sanonguthai

koonsuchada@indiana.edu

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.

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John H. G. Scott

scottjh@indiana.edu

John Scott is a Ph.D. student in Second Language Studies with minors in Linguistics and Germanic Studies. His research is in L2 phonology, focusing on phonotactics in interlanguage phonology, psycholinguistic experimental methods for L2 phonology, and phonological aspects of lexical acquisition. His primary teaching experience is in L2 German, and he has also developed courses on constructed languages and linguistic miscommunication. Read more about John on his website .

Jenna Smith

js243@indiana.edu

Amy Soto

dsls@indiana.edu

Amy Soto is an MA student in TESOL and Applied Linguistics. She received a B.A. in Romance Language and a B.S. in Linguistics at Truman State University. Her interests include second language acquisition, multiculturalism, and language teaching. .

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Kyle Swanson

krswans@indiana.edu

Kyle Swanson is a second-year student pursuing a Master of Arts in Second Language Studies. He is particularly interested in morphosyntax and phonology.

Jack Wehmeier

jjwehmei@indiana.edu

Madison Wray

mewray@indiana.edu

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Laurent Dekydtspotter

Chair
Professor

ldekydts@indiana.edu (812) 855-2221 Ballantine Hall 803

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Bryan Roberts

Department Administrator
TEPAIC Coordinator

robertbe@indiana.edu (812) 856-0522 Ballantine Hall 802

Mandy Stewart

Student Services Assistant

dsls@indiana.edu (812) 855-7951 Ballantine Hall 802

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Michelle Fleener

Director, Budget and Administration
Assistant Director, Intensive English Program

fleenerm@iu.edu (812) 855-0419 Ballantine Hall 806

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Jennifer Ashcraft

Undergraduate Academic Advisor

jeashcra@indiana.edu (812) 855-4538 Global and International Studies Building (GA) 1043

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.