SLA Summer Research Partnerships

SLA Summer Research Partnerships

 

Second Language Acquisition Summer Research Partnerships give graduate students in SLA and other programs the opportunity to work with experienced researchers and collaborate with faculty to advance their projects. With generous funding from the Language Institute, we are pleased to have supported 18 summer research projects from 2015-2018.

 

2018

 

Tim Cavnar and Kate Vieira
An ethnographic study of writing’s potential to develop peace-building capacities in an after-school program for youth whose lives have been touched by violence

 

Sara Farsiu and Katrina Daly Thompson

Examining how progressive Muslims use different languages to talk about and/or practice Islam, as well as how they use metalanguage to discuss their own and other’s language practices

 

Gordon West and Maggie Hawkins
Examining existing transnational, translocal and classroom data to develop a methodological approach for analyzing transmodalities-in-practice, to leverage insights from various methodological approaches (e.g., narrative and discourse analysis) to push the current analytical trends in multi/transmodal research

 

2017

 

Amy Clay and Jacee Cho
Examining the interaction between different types of adverbs and their placement in a sentence and the mental restrictions that determine whether a sentence is seen as acceptable as a possible English sentence

 

Ryan Goble and Cathy Stafford
Mid-aged Latinas/Latinos in the US Midwest cultivating sustained bilingualism through figured worlds of advocacy and career advancement

 

Colleen Hamilton and Mariana Pacheco
Analysis of a study on translanguaging practices in a third-grade classroom

 

Colleen Hamilton and Gail Prasad
Multilingualism in schools

 

Kazeem Sanuth and Katrina Daly Thompson
How progressive Muslims use different languages (mainly Arabic and English) to talk about and/or practice Islam, as well as how they use metalanguage to discuss their own and others’ language practices

 

2016

Amy Clay and Jacee Cho
Investigating the L2 processing mechanism and its role in L2 acquisition by examining the timing (online vs offline) and strategies for integrating pragmatic information when parsing sentences containing the definite article (the) with entities that have not been previously mentioned (referred to as discourse-new definites)

 

Lauren Goodspeed and Heather Willis Allen
Investigating high-leverage teaching practices among experienced teaching assistants

 

Kathryn Mara (Department of African Cultural Studies) and Katrina Daly Thompson
Social media discussions of online communities of progressive Muslims

 

Chen Sun and Richard Young
History in Person: Moments of Language Teaching in the Personal Histories of Teachers

 

Snezhana Zheltoukhova and Francois Tochon
Implementing internet technologies for deep language learning to inform policy makers on ways to increase language learner autonomy

 

2015

Amy Clay and Jacee Cho
Korean, Russian, and Spanish speakers’ semantic judgments on different types of definite noun phrases in L2-English

 

Lauren Goodspeed and Heather Willis Allen
Evaluating student perceptions and learning outcomes in French courses

 

Sandrine Pell and Richard Young
Reading French theorists Bourdieu and Foucault in the original

 

Glenn Starr (Department of English) and Jacee Cho
Examining the interaction between different types of adverbs and their placement in a sentence and the mental restrictions that determine whether a sentence is seen as acceptable as a possible English sentence

 

Bingjie Zheng and Maggie Hawkins
Language in Ugandan education