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.
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.
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.
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.
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.