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 Morrison Hall 201

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 Morrison Hall 209

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 Morrison Hall 201

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Isabelle Darcy

Associate Professor of Second Language Studies

idarcy@indiana.edu (812) 855-0033 Morrison Hall 231

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 Morrison Hall 214

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 Morrison Hall 207

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 Morrison Hall 201

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

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 Morrison Hall 234

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 Morrison Hall 201

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 Morrison Hall 205

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
Director of Undergraduate Studies of Second Language Studies

ds6@indiana.edu (812) 855-5992 Morrison Hall 233

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

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Yucel Yilmaz

Associate Professor of Second Language Studies

yyilmaz@indiana.edu (812) 855-4968 Morrison Hall 203

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Michelle Adams

adamsmia@indiana.edu

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Jae Hyun Ahn

jhahn17@iu.edu

Jae Hyun Ahn is a PhD student in Second Language Studies. Her research interests are sentence processing in psycholinguistics, language acquisition and language assessment. She has an M.A. in English Education from Korea University.

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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

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Bihua Chen

bc1@iu.edu

Bihua Chen is a Ph.D. student in Second Language Studies. She spent six years teaching English as a second language after graduating with an M.A. in Applied Linguistics. Her research interests include psycholinguistics, language teaching, and language assessment.

Hunter Brakovec

hzbrakov@iu.edu

Jih-Ho Cha

jihcha@iu.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.

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Kenna Daniel

kedaniel@indiana.edu

Kenna Daniel is an MA student in Second Language Studies whose research interests include second language acquisition and pedagogy with an emphasis on L2 grammar acquisition. She has an MA in Italian from Indiana University (2011) where she began teaching Italian, and an MA in TESL from the University of Mississippi (2014) during which time she taught Italian and ESL courses. She hopes to continue her studies and pursue a PhD in SLS.

Lucas Derry

ljderry@iu.edu

Hannah Goodwill

hgoodwil@iu.edu

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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Chi Lung Lee

cl62@iu.edu

Chi Lung Lee is an M.A. student in Second Language Studies, whose interests particularly lie in the acquisition of L2 lexis and syntax, contrastive analysis (especially between Mandarin and English), and L2 literacy assessment. He received his B.A. in Journalism and English from National Chengchi University, Taiwan, in 2016.

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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.

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.

Liu Fengming

fl7@iu.edu

Houston McClure

hfmcclur@iu.edu

Jeanne McGill

jeagilbe@indiana.edu

Jeanne McGill is a Ph.D student in SLS. Her research areas include L3 acquisition, L2 pronunciation, and instructed SLA (especially individual differences like learning disabilities and anxiety). She is also interested in the syntax of verbs and language revitalization. She has an M.A. in German from UNC-CH and has nearly ten years’ experience teaching Spanish, German, and academic English.

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.

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Emily Moscaritolo

emoscari@indiana.edu

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

lumurphy@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.

Sadi Phillips

sadiphil@iu.edu

Tory Robinson

toryroby@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.

Brian Rocca

brocca@iu.edu

John Rothgerber

rothegerj@indiana.edu

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.

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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 .

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Shaye Smith

sns13@iu.edu

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. .

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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.

Kimberly Wan

kfwan@iu.edu

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.

Alex Williams

aw14@iu.edu

Madison Wray

mewray@indiana.edu

Lijuan Zhang

zhanliju@iu.edu

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Laurent Dekydtspotter

Chair
Professor

ldekydts@indiana.edu (812) 855-2221 Morrison Hall 214

Department Administrator
TEPAIC Coordinator

robertbe@indiana.edu (812) 856-0522 Morrison Hall 216

Mandy Stewart

Student Services Assistant

dsls@indiana.edu (812) 855-7951 Morrison Hall 216

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Michelle Fleener

Director, Budget and Administration
Assistant Director, Intensive English Program

fleenerm@iu.edu (812) 855-0419 Morrison Hall 202

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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.