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 cross-cultural and interlanguage pragmatics; politeness theory; speech act theory; conversation analysis; instruction of pragmatics
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.
Jae Hyun Ahn is a Ph.D. student in Second Language Studies. Her research interests are sentence processing in psycholinguistics, language assessment, and computational linguistics. In particular, she is interested in how sentences are parsed and tested by various syntactic theories in both human and machine languages. Jae Hyun was a secondary school teacher in South Korea and she also has a B.A. and M.A. in English Education from Korea University.
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
Lucas Derry has a B.A. in French and B.S in Linguistics from Truman State University. His interests include psycholinguistics and second language phonology, instructed SLA, and Kartvelian linguistics.
Daniel Graff is an MA student in Second Language Studies whose primary research interests are second language acquisition and pedagogy. He taught English as a Second Language for three years in Japan on the JET Programme, and he earned his B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University (2016).
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 English and Mandarin Chinese double object constructions. He also is interested in empirical connections between second language acquisition and diachronic language change. He currently teaches courses in ESL and American culture.
Emily Moscaritolo is an M.A. student in TESOL and Applied Linguistics. She received her B.A. in Communication Studies and Spanish from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. Her interests include L1 attrition and bilingual education.
Lucas Murphy is pursuing a Master’s degree in TESOL and Applied Linguistics. He holds a B.A from Indiana University and an A.A. in Paralegal Studies. His interests include second language acquisition and language pedagogy.
Bora Nam is a PhD candidate in SLS. Her research interests include L2 syntax, theoretical syntax and semantics, historical linguistics, with particular focus on English and East Asian languages. Her dissertation examines the role of UG and L1 transfer in the nontargetlike use of be-forms by adult EFL learners as a topic marker and/or an inflectional morpheme.
Yena Park is a PhD student in Second Language Studies. She received a 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 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.
John Rothgerber is a PhD candidate in Second Language Studies. His primary research focuses on the perception and lexical encoding of second language speech sounds. He is also interested in pronunciation instruction. He has an M.A. in TESOL and Applied Linguistics from Indiana University and has been teaching ESL/EFL in the United States and Japan for over 13 years.
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.
Shaye Smith is an M.A. student in Second Language Studies. Her research interests include child second language acquisition, dual-language education, and bilingualism. She holds a B.A. in Anthropology from Colorado College and spent several years as a middle school teacher before beginning her studies at IU. .
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.
MA SLS Student
MA SLS Student
Tara Zahler is a Ph.D. candidate in Second Language Studies with a concentration in pedagogy and a minor in English. Her primary research interests include L2 writing, feedback and revision, and language teacher development. Tara has taught graduate-level courses in language teaching methodology and facilitated teacher development workshops in China, Indonesia, Panama, and the United States. Her work can be found in TESOL Quarterly.
MA TESOL Student
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.