Dr. Robert Strong presented a paper on "Real-Time Research as Learning Motivation: The Matched-Guise Model," at the 2013 Spring Conference of the University of Wisconsin System's Office of Professional and Instructional Development (OPID), held April 18-19, 2013 in Madison, Wisconsin.
Dominique Thévenin's book review of Alain Monnier's "Place de la Trinite" was published in The French Review, Vol. 86, No. 5, April 2013.
Dr. José Valero's new book, "Contagio sublime. Manuel José Quintana y el republicanismo clásico," (Madrid: Ediciones del Orto/University of Minnesota, 2013) explores the presence of the classical Republican tradition in the political and literary work of M.J. Quintana and the Spanish "Generation of 1808."
Dr. Paul Hoff presented "Culinaria: el arte de cocinar y el placer de comer" at the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, held March 14-16 in Columbus, Ohio. This was an invited presentation in recognition of the session having been selected as "Best of Wisconsin" at the 2011 conference of the Wisconsin Association for Language Teachers.
Dr. Kate Mastruserio Reynolds, in collaboration with UW-Eau Claire student Jingjing "Summer" Jiao, had their article, "Aha! Measuring Teachers' Content-Based Learning," published in December in the 2012 MinneWITESOL Journal, pages 127-153. The student-faculty research was supported by UW-Eau Claire's Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.
Three faculty members from the foreign languages department presented at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Annual Convention Nov. 16-18 in Philadelphia, Pa. Dr. Anne Hlas with Dr. Kelly Conroy (Northern Illinois University) and LeeAnne Godfrey (University of Minnesota) presented "READ: Successful Strategies for Reading Comprehension"; Dr. Martina Lindseth and Dr. Josh Brown presented "An Uplifting Experience: Fostering Metalinguistic Awareness to Facilitate Proficiency Development"; and Brown also presented "Preserving an Ethnic Language Through Teaching."
Three faculty members from the department of foreign languages presented at the Wisconsin Association for Language Teachers conference Nov. 1-3 in Appleton. Dr. Paul Hoff presented "La edad de oro del deporte español" (The Golden Age of Spanish Sports), Dr. Anne Hlas presented "An Examination of Three High-Leverage Teaching Practices" and Dr. Josh Brown (with students Kelsey Freymiller and Ben Gordon) presented "Teaching Culture with the Soap Opera Lindenstraße."
Dominique Thévenin presented a paper titled "Richesse monétaire ou richesse spirituelle: 'Les promesses du ciel et de la terre' de Claude Michelet" ("Monetary Richness or Spiritual Richness: 'Les promesses du ciel et de la terre' by Claude Michelet") at the 54th Annual Convention of the Midwest Modern Language Association Nov. 8-11 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Dr. David Jones (English, Honors Program), Teresa O'Halloran (Affirmative Action), Dr. David Shih (English) and Dr. Jeff Vahlbusch (Honors Program, Foreign Languages) presented a session and led discussions on "Enhancing Diversity in High Impact Programs: Practical Approaches" at the American Association of Colleges and Universities conference "Modeling Equity, Engaging Difference: New Frameworks for Diversity and Learning" Oct. 18-20 in Baltimore, Md.
Dr. Marcela Depiante presented a paper titled "Spanish Heritage Speakers and Preposition Stranding: Consequences for the Interface Hypothesis" at the Arizona Linguistics Circle 6 conference Oct. 7 at the University of Arizona in Tucson. The paper was co-authored with Dr. Ellen Thompson of Florida International University.
Dr. José Valero presented a paper titled "Classical Republicanism in the Spanish 'Generation of 1808'" at the Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literature Oct. 12-14 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Dr. Carter Smith's article "Like Prisoners in a Cave: A Problematic Search for Identity and Truth in Two Peninsular Novels" was published in the Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, Vol. 89, No. 6, Liverpool University Press, pages 615-625, 2012.
Dr. Paul Hoff and Nuria Hoff are co-authors of the Spanish workbooks "Aventura 1, 2 and 3: Grammar and Vocabulary Exercises," (second edition) published by EMC Publishing. Paul also is a contributing writer to the textbook "Aventura 3" and the Annotated Teacher's Edition of the textbooks "Aventura 1, 2 and 3," (second edition).
Dr. Emilia Bikbulatova Oswalt wrote an article titled "Phonetic Aspects of Reverse Interference: Issues and Problems," which was published in "In Collective Monograph: Man Speaking: Research of the XXI-st Century" (in Russian: Chelovek Govoryashiy: Issledovaniya XXI veka: kollectivnaya monographiya ), edited by L. Verbitskaya and N. Ivanova, Ministry of Education and Science of Russian Federation, St. Petersburg State University, Ivanovo: ISCTU Scholarly Publishing, 2012, pages 145-150.
Dr. Jessica Sertling Miller and UW-Eau Claire student Laura Szymanski presented a poster titled "Improving Oral Proficiency with Technology: A Give and Take" at the 2012 Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching conference Aug. 24-25 in Vancouver, Canada.
Dr. Josh Brown, assistant professor of German, co-edited a new edition of the first professor of American literature Fred Lewis Pattee's 1905 local color novel, "The House of the Black Ring." In addition to co-editing the book, Brown provided the explanatory endnotes, which frame the novel's subject matter within cultural and folkcultural representations of the early German-Americans in northern Appalachia.
June 2012Drs. Anne Hlas (foreign languages) and Chris Hlas (mathematics) had their article titled "A Review of High-Leverage Teaching Practices: Making Connections Between Mathematics and Foreign Languages" published in the Foreign Language Annals, Vol. 45, S1, pages s76-s97, summer 2012.
Dr. Josh Brown presented "Language Maintenance and Shift in Amish Appalachia" and "Constraints on Syntax-Semantics Variance in Language Contact" at the 18th Germanic Linguistics Annual Conference April 26-28 at Indiana University Bloomington
Dr. Josh Brown recently gave two invited lectures: "Verbal Behavior in Negotiating Ethnoreligious Identity" March 16 at Penn State University (sponsored by the Germanic and Slavic, and comparative literature departments) and "Rhetorical Dialect and Authenticity in Dutchified English" March 19 at UW-Madison (sponsored by the Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures, the German and English departments and the Max Kade Institute at UW-Madison).