Executive Committee

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  • Latin American & Iberian Studies
  • Chicana/o Studies

Spanish-language Media, Radio and Sound Practices, Language Politics, Migration and Masculinity, Latino/a popular culture. Latino Popular Culture.

Dorothy Chun
  • Education

Second language acquisition, L2 phonology and intonation, L2 reading and vocabulary acquisition, intercultural exchange, computer-assisted language learning, teaching and learning with digital media.

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  • Spanish and Portuguese

Translation, Interpreting, and Cognition; Written Translation; Oral Interpreting; Bilingualism; Heritage Languages and Languages of Limited Diffusion; Second Language Acquisition; Study Abroad 

Jan Frodesen
  • Linguistics
  • Director of EMS Program

Second language writing, pedagogical grammar, teacher education.

Karen Lunsford
  • Writing Program

Qualitative/ethnographic studies, business writing, technical writing, scientific writing, argumentation, knowledge ecologies, collaboration, multimedia communication.

Laura Marques-Pascual
  • Spanish & Portuguese
  • Director of Applied Linguistics Emphasis

Second language acquisition, language teaching methods and pedagogy, Spanish as a heritage language.

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  • Germanic & Slavic Studies

Slavic linguistics, discourse, language acquisition, language and gender, folklore, women in Russian and East European society and literature.

Jean Schultz
  • French & Italian
  • Director of French Language Program

Foreign language acquisition; cognitive aspects of foreign language learning; transition from language to literature study; foreign language writing.

Hsiao-jung Yu
  • East Asian Languages & Cultural Studies
  • Director of Applied Linguistics Emphasis

Historical Chinese linguistics (grammar and lexicon), applied linguistics (language teaching theory and methodology, context and culture in language learning, and the use of computers in teaching foreign languages.