Pedagogy for Second Language (P4L2) Research group website
The Pedagogy for Second Language (P4L2) Research group provides a forum for MA students in Applied Linguistics and TESOL to discuss issues in teaching and second language acquisition and present their research. Research spans from action research and reflective teaching to research informed by linguistics, second language acquisition, and pedagogical theory as applied to language learning/teaching.
News – Conferences, presentations, publications, defenses, other activities, etc.
Revheim Cunha, V. (January, 2016). Developing Cultural and Communicative
Competences Through a Self-Directed Project. AMTESOL (Alabama-Mississippi Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) Annual Conference, Orange Beach, AL.
Loy, N. & Wawire, G. (April, 2016). Developing Supplemental Materials for Teaching
Less Commonly Taught Languages. National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL) Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.
Revheim Cunha, V. (April, 2016). Developing Communicative and Cultural Competences
in Portuguese as a Foreign Language through Situated Learning and Self-Directed Projects. National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL) Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.
Lepekhova, M., & Watson, N. (September, 2016). Russian Students’ Identities in
Statements of Purpose. Second Language Research Forum, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York.
Loy, N. (November, 2016). Implementing a Backward Curriculum into a Foreign
Language Class. Mississippi Foreign Language Association (MFLA) Northeast Mississippi Conference, Meridian, MS.
Nagata, A. (November, 2016). Acquisition of Japanese Adjective Conjugation. Mississippi
Foreign Language Association (MFLA) Northeast Mississippi Conference, Meridian, MS.
Brunetti, G., Revheim-Cunha, V., & Schaefer, V. (2017, January). Negative Transfer in Learning English as a Second Language. Talk presented at AMTESOL (Alabama Mississippi TESOL), Hattiesburg, MS.
Brunetti, G. (2017, February). Sicilians in Detroit: Intonation patterns and new
vocabulary” In A. Burkette (Organizer), Language and place. Paper presented at Diversity and Variation in Language 2017, Atlanta, GA.
Lepekhova, M., Watson, N., & Tomas-Ruzic, M. (March, 2017). Russian Writers’
Identities in Statements of Purpose. American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL), Portland, Oregon.
Loy, N. (April, 2017). Using Response-cards, Cloze and C-Tests to Check for
Understanding During and After the Lesson. National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL) Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.
Revheim-Cunha, V. (2016). Developing Communicative and Cultural Competences in
Portuguese through an Online Collaborative Project. Journal of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages 21, 241-264. [link]
Summer Activities 2016
Neema Loy and Gorrety Wawire participated in The National African Language Resource Center (NARLC) Summer Institute at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN during summer 2016
Vanessa Revheim Cunha participated as a Language and Communications Programme Intern from June 2016 to August 2016 at the United Nations – New York City, NY/ United States
Progress in MA studies - Defenses April 17-21, 2017
Gorrety Wawire successfully defended her MA thesis: English Swahili Code Switching: An Intersection between Identity and Stance
Giovanna Brunetti successfully defended her MA thesis: Linguistic Analysis of the Sicilian Community Living in Detroit, Michigan: Preservation, Attrition and/or Loss of Sicilian Phonological Features
Vanessa Revheim Cunha successfully defended her MA thesis: Native Speaker Stancetaking in a Multinational Conference Call
May 13 Graduation
MA TESOL: Giovanna Brunetti, Vanessa Revheim Cunha , Yukako Fuji, Charlsie Haire, Cecilia Kyalo, Marina Lepekhova, Neema Loy, Azusa Nagata, Atsuko Sato
MA Linguistics: Gorrety Wawire
Southeast TESOL Regional Conference (SETESOL) – October 4-7 (Weds-Sat) at Birmingham, AL, hosted by Alabama-Mississippi TESOL.
Mississippi Foreign Language Association Conference (MFLA) – November 3-4 (Fri-Sat) at OleMiss, Oxford, MS.
American Association for Applied Linguistics 2018 Conference - March 24-27 (Sat-Tues) at Chicago, IL.
TESOL 2018 International Convention & English Language Expo March 27-30 (Tues-Fri) at Chicago, IL.