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Faculty Research

August 2015

Dr. Josh Brown, department of languages (German), co-authored (with Michael T. Putnam) the chapter "Functional Convergence and Extension in Contact: Syntactic and Semantic Attributes of the Progressive Aspect in Pennsylvania Dutch," which was published in "Germanic Heritage Languages in North America: Acquisition, Attrition, and Change," 2015, edited by Janne Bondi Johannessen and Joseph C. Salmons, Amsterdam: John Benjamins, pages 135-160.

May 2015 

Dr. Dominique Thévenin (emerita), department of languages, had her book review of Sophie Chauveau's "Noces de charbon" published in The French Review, Vol. 88, No. 3, March 2015. Her book review of Jean-Pierre Milovanoff''s "Le Visiteur aveugle" was published in The French Review, Vol. 88, No. 4, May 2015.  

Dr. Jessica Sertling Miller, department of languages, recently gave an invited talk at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for the Department of French Alumni Guest Lecture Series. Miller presented the results of her most recent research, "Pronunciation Instruction within the Proficiency Movement," and met with professors and graduate students.  

April 2015

Dr. Martina Lindseth and Dr. Josh Brown of the department of languages (German) were invited by the College of Letters and Science at UW-Stevens Point to give a full-day workshop on program growth through curriculum redesign on April 17. The workshop, "The Development of Oral and Written Proficiency," drew attendees from faculty, staff and students in the department of world languages and literatures and local K-12 teachers.  

Dr. Emilia B. Oswalt, department of languages, presented "An Effective Alternative to Cutural Studies Abroad" at the CLAC (Cultures and Languages across Curriculum) conference April 15-18 at Denison University in Ohio.

Dr. Paul J. Hoff, department of languages, is a contributing writer to the annotated teacher's editions of the textbooks ¡Qué chévere! 1, ¡Qué chévere! 2, and ¡Qué chévere! 3 (EMC Publishing, 2016).

Nuria Ibarrechevea Hoff and Paul J. Hoff of the department of languages are co-authors of ¡Qué chévere! 1: Grammar and Vocabulary. This manual is a component of the new ¡Qué chévere! textbook series developed by EMC Publishing.

March 2015 

Dr. Manuel Fernández, Latin American studies/languages, had his article, titled "Identidad y nación en la música cubana producida fuera de Cuba: Los años setenta," published in the winter 2012-13 issue of the journal Caribe: Revista de Cultura y Literatura, Vol. 15, No. 2, pages 33-47.  

Dr. Kate Mastruserio Reynolds, languages/education studies, had her textbook, "Approaches to Inclusive English Classrooms: A Teacher's Handbook for Content-Based Instruction," published in March 2015 by Multilingual Matters. This accessible guide takes a critical approach toward content-based instruction methods, effectively bridging the gap between theory and practice in order to equip teachers with the necessary information to make an informed decision about best practices for an inclusive classroom. This book is an important resource for both general educators and ESL teachers working within an English learner inclusion environment.

February 2015

Dr. Kate Mastruserio Reynolds, Department of Languages, has had her article, titled "The Privatization of Schooling and the Impact on Children, Families and English Language Learners," published in the MinneTESOL Journal, fall 2014.

Drs. Martina Lindseth (German), Anne Hlas (Spanish) and Jessica Miller (French) published the article "Guided by ACTFL: Moving Instructors and Students Forward" in the January 2015 issue of The Language Educator, 10(1), pages 40-43.

December 2014

Dr. Dominique Thévenin (emerita) had her book review of "Le cas Eduard Einstein" by Laurent Seksik published in The French Review, Vol. 88, No. 2, December 2014.

October 2014

Dr. Dominique Thévenin (emerita) had her book review of "La baie vitrée" by Sébastien Brébel published in The French Review, Vol. 88, No. 1, in October 2014.

September 2014

Dr. Jessica Sertling Miller presented a paper titled "Spoken French in a Phonetics Course: Impressions and Applications" at the fifth annual conference on Pronunciation of Second Language Learning and Teaching, held Sept. 5-6 in Santa Barbara, Calif.

Dr. Kelly Biers presented a paper titled "Vowel and Consonant Epithesis in French" at the 19th Mid-Continental Phonetics and Phonology Conference Sept. 12-14 at UW-Madison.

Dr. Eva Santos-Phillips (emerita) had her interview (including an introduction, filmography and bibliography) on Latina documentary filmmaker Sonia Fritz, titled "Latina Documentarian: An Interview with Sonia Fritz (Web Exclusive)," published in Cineaste: America's Leading Magazine on the Art and Politics of the Cinema, Vol. 39, No. 3, Summer 2014.