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Faculty Research

July 2014

Dr. Martina Lindseth and Dr. Josh Brown had their article, titled "An Uplifting Experience: A Course Sequence Designed to Facilitate Proficiency Development" published in the spring 2014 issue (Vol. 47, No.1, pages 49-55) of Die Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, the official journal of the American Association of Teachers of German.

June 2014

Dr. Josh Brown's article "Portfolio Assessment in College-level Business German Courses," co-authored with Beate Brunow (Wofford College), was published in the German as a Foreign Language Journal, 2014, Issue 1, pages 93-117.

May 2014

Dr. Jessica Miller co-presented a paper titled "Spoken French in a Pronunciation Course: Impressions and Applications" with Dr.Frédérique Grim (Colorado State University) at the Southwest Conference on Language Teaching April 24-26 in Snowbird, Utah.

Dr. Analisa DeGrave's paper "'Not Nowhere': 'Walking Bridges' in an AmeRícan Utopia" was published in The AmeRícan Poet: Essays on the Work of Tato Laviera, edited by Stephanie Alvarez and William Luis, New York: Center for Puerto Rican Studies, 2014, pages 82-121. 

April 2014

Dr. Tomomi Kakegawa and her three co-authors' workbook, titled "Modern Japanese Grammar Workbook," was published by Routledge in April 2014. This workbook can be used both independently and alongside the "Modern Japanese Grammar: A Practical Guide," also written by the same authors and published by Routledge. The workbook contains grammar exercises and language tasks for learners of Japanese from beginning to advanced level.

Dr. Matt Waters' article "Earth, Water, and Friendship with the King: Argos and Persia in the Mid-fifth Century" was published in "Extraction and Control: Studies in Honor of Matthew W. Stolper," ed. M. Kozuh et al., The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, 2014, pages 331-336.

Dr. Paul J. Hoff gave a presentation titled "Culinaria: El arte de cocinar y el placer de comer" at the 2014 Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, held March 20-22 in St. Louis, Mo. This was an invited "all-star session" based on the success of the presentation at 2013 Central States Conference in Columbus, Ohio.

Dr. Dominique Thévenin's book review of Alice Ferney's "Cherchez la femme" was published in The French Review, Vol. 86, No. 7, March 2014.

 

February 2014

Dr. Jessica Miller had her article, titled "Encounters with the Cajun Culture Through a Domestic Intercultural Immersion Experience," published in The Language Educator, January 2014, 9(1), pages 50-53.

Dr. Dominique Thévenin had an article titled "Un Secret" published in "Allons au Cinéma: Promoting French Through Films," published by the American Association of Teachers of French, 2014.

Dr. Jessica Miller had her pedagogical article, titled "The Artist," published in "Allons au cinéma: Promoting French through Film," a publication of the American Association of Teachers of French. It presents teaching material to develop language proficiency around the award-winning film "The Artist." 

Dr. Tomomi Kakegawa co-authored a reference book titled "Modern Japanese Grammar: A Practical Guide" with Naomi McGloin (UW-Madison), Mutsuko Endo Hudson (Michigan State University) and Fumiko Nazikian (Columbia University), which was published by Routledge in November 2013.

Dr. Matt Waters' book, titled "Ancient Persia: A Concise History of the Achaemenid Empire 550-330 BCE," has been published by Cambridge University Press.

December 2013

Dr. Dominique Thévenin's review of Bernard Pivot's "Oui, mais quelle est la question" was published in The French Review, Vol. 87, No. 2, December 2013.

November 2013

Dr. Matt Waters' article "Elam, Assyria, and Babylonia in the first millennium BC" was published in the "Oxford Handbook of Ancient Iran," ed. D.T. Potts, Oxford University Press, 2013, pages 478-492. He also gave an invited lecture titled "From Elam to Persia: Cyrus Rising" at the Cyrus the Great: Life and Lore international conference Oct. 28-29 at UCLA,  in conjunction with the touring exhibition of the Cyrus Cylinder at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles.

Dr. Anne Hlas and Dr. Jessica Miller co-authored an article titled "Language Learning and Video Games: Wii Can't Get Enough of Technology," which was published in Language Educator, Vol. 8, No. 5, pages 39-40.

 

October 2013

Dr. Jessica Miller had her paper titled "Improving Oral Proficiency with Technology by Raising Metacognitive Awareness" published in the Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference.

Dr. Marcela Depiante presented "Unexpected agreement patterns with 'parecer'" with co-author Adolfo Ausín (Michigan State University) at the 2013 Hispanic Linguistics Symposium Oct. 17-20 at the University of Ottawa, Canada.

Dr. Dominique Thévenin's book review of Vassilis Alexakis' "L'enfant grec" was published in The French Review, Vol. 87, No. 1, October 2013.

September 2013

Dr. Jessica Sertling Miller had her article, titled "Cinq techniques simples pour se rendre indispensable," published in The French Review, 86 (6), 1197-1207, May 2013.

Dr. Jessica Sertling Miller and co-authors Anne Violin-Wigent (Michigan State University) and Frédérique Grim (Colorado State University) had their textbook titled "Sons et sens: La prononciation du français en contexte" published by Georgetown University Press. This textbook on French pronunciation presents a unique approach to second language pronunciation acquisition. Each chapter presents a new cultural topic, such as the French education system, vernacular French and cooking in the francophone world, in order to enhance students' pronunciation skills within the context of French and francophone culture. Phonetic explanations and rules throughout the textbook are anchored in recent research on French phonology, reflecting contemporary French as well as elements of nonstandard variation from around the francophone world. The authors' approach derives from current research on second language acquisition and pedagogy as well as contemporary research on French linguistics — especially sociolinguistics.Dr. Emilia B. Oswalt presented "Bridging Russian and American Culture" at the conference devoted to the 40th Congress of Russian Americans, held July 26-28 in San Francisco, Calif.

August 2013

Dr. Dominique Thévenin's book review of Franck Nouchi's 'Le cerveau de Voltaire' was published in The French Review, Vol. 86, No. 6, May 2013.

Dr. Josh Brown (German) presented "Amish-Mennonite Religious Change and Language Shift" at the 75th Annual Meeting of the Association for the Sociology of Religion, held in conjunction with the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting in New York from Aug. 10-12, 2013.

 

 

 

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