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 

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

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.