Faculty Specializations

Corpus Linguistics

Description: Corpus linguistics is the study of language using natural samples of language data (corpora).

Faculty:

Viviana Cortes

Scott Crossley

Eric Friginal

Ute Römer

Discourse Analysis

Description: Discourse Analysis focuses on various approaches to analyze writing, speech, and communicative events.

Faculty:

Viviana Cortes

Eric Friginal

Stephanie Lindemann

Ute Römer

Educational Technology

Description: Educational technology involves the use of technology to teach or research language related skills.

Faculty:

Scott Crossley

Eric Friginal

English for Specific Purpose

Description: English for specific purposes is the study of teaching and learning of discourse in specific communities (e.g., academic or occupational communities).

Faculty:

Diane Belcher

Viviana Cortes

Eric Friginal

John Murphy

L2 Teacher Development

Description: L2 Teacher Education examine theory, research, and practice in the professional development of second language and foreign language teachers (e.g., Teachers of English to speakers of other languages; teachers of other second and foreign languages)

Faculty:

John Murphy

YouJin Kim

Language Assessment

Description: Language assessment focuses on the assessment of first or second language speakers in school or workplace environments.

Faculty:

Scott Crossley

Sara Cushing Weigle

Lexicon and Phraseology

Description: Lexical and phraseology studies examine how people acquire and use words and combinations of words.

Faculty:

Viviana Cortes

Scott Crossley

Ute Römer

L2 Pronunciation

Description:

L2 Pronunciation examines how people acquire and use the phonological system of a new language (e.g., the pronunciation of English as either a second, foreign, or international language)

Faculty:

Stephanie Lindemann

John Murphy

Psycholinguistics

Description: Psycholinguistics is the study of the cognitive mechanisms that allow people to comprehend, use, acquire, produce and story language.

Faculty:

Scott Crossley

YouJin Kim

Qualitative Research Methods

Description: Qualitative research employs a wide range of naturalistic inquiry methods and interpretive practices informed by postmodernist theory.

Faculty:

Diane Belcher

Eric Friginal

Gayle Nelson

John Murphy

Quantitative Research Methods

Description: Quantitative studies is the systematic and empirical examination of observable data through mathematical, statistical, and computational methods.

Faculty:

Scott Crossley

Eric Friginal

Second Language Acquisition

Description: Second language acquisition is the study of the processes that people use to learn a second language.

Faculty:

YouJin Kim

Scott Crossley

Ute Römer

John Murphy

Second Language Writing

Description: Second language writing is the study of how non-native speakers of English develop writing proficiency in academic, personal, or workplace settings.

Faculty:

Diane Belcher

Scott Crossley

Eric Friginal

Ute Römer

Sara Cushing Weigle

Gayle Nelson

Sociolinguistics and Intercultural Communication

Description: Sociolinguistics is the study of variation in language form and use that is associated with social, situational, attitudinal, temporal, and geographic influences. Intercultural Communication examines the intersections of culture, language, and communicative contexts.

Faculty:

Eric Friginal

Stephanie Lindemann

Gayle Nelson