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Assistant Professor
College of Arts and Sciences
Expertise 
Second Language Acquisition, Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language
Courses Taught 
TESL 301-The English Language for Teachers
TESL 341-Principles of Language Teaching
TESL 414-Theories of Teaching English as a Second Language
TESL 451-Lexically based Instruction
TESL 452-Content-based Instruction
TESL 460-Second Language Acquisition
Research Interests 
Second Language Acquisition (SLA), Language Teaching Methodology, Research Methodology, Speech Perception and Production, Teacher Education and Curriculum Development, Language Assessment
Education 

Ph.D., Second Language Studies, Michigan State University

Selected Publications 

(2016). The role of phrasal phonology in speech perception: What perceptual epenthesis shows us. Journal of Phonetics, 54, 15-34. (with Durvasula, K.)

(in press). Phonological alternations modulate illusory vowels in perceptual epenthesis. Phonology. (with Durvasula, K.)

(2015). The accuracy of computer-assisted feedback and students’ responses to it. Language Learning & Technology, 19, 50-68. (with Lavolette, B. & Polio, C.)

(2014). Exploring utterance and cognitive fluency of L1 and L2 English speakers: Temporal measures and stimulated recall. Language Learning, 64, 809-854.

(2012). A review of Criterion. Language Learning and Technology, 16(2), 38-45. (with Lim, H.)

(2006). Needs analysis of 6th-9th graders for an English writing camp: English writing proficiency and needs on English writing. English Teaching, 61(3), 59-82.

(2006). The effect of pronunciation training on Korean adults' perception and production of English vowels, /i/, /ɪ/, /u/, and /ʊ/. Foreign Languages Education, 13(1), 45-65

Additional Information 

Selected Presentations

(March, 2014). Oral fluency in second language and pause phenomena. Paper presented at the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) 2014, Portland, OR, USA. 

(November, 2013). Relationship between L2 perceived fluency and pause phenomena: Frequency, duration, and distribution of silent pauses. Paper presented at the Second Language Research Forum (SLRF) 2013, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, USA.

(October, 2013). Allophony modulates perceptual epenthesis. Paper presented at Japanese/Korean Linguistics 23, MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA. (with Durvasula, D.)

(August, 2013). Effects of frequency, duration, and distribution of pauses on the perception of L2 oral fluency. Proposal presented at the Annual Conference of the European Second Language Association (EUROSLA) 23, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

(May, 2013). Investigating utterance fluency and cognitive fluency in second language speech. Paper presented at the New Sounds 2013: International Symposium on the Acquisition of Second Language Speech, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.

(April, 2013). Allophonic features modulate perceptual epenthesis. Paper presented at the Chicago Linguistic Society (CLS) 49, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA. (with Durvasula, K.)

(November, 2012). How long should a pause be? Effects of cut-off points of pause length on analyzing L2 utterance fluency. Poster presented at the Workshop Fluent Speech: Combining cognitive and educational approaches, Universiteit Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands.    

(September, 2012). What is going on when L2 speakers pause: Pausing and L2 proficiency. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the European Second Language Association (EUROSLA) 22, Poznań, Poland.

(March, 2012). Quantitative and qualitative analysis of fluency in L1 and L2 speakers’ speech. Paper presented at the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) 2012, Boston, MA. USA.    

(October, 2011). Perceptual epenthesis and epenthesis in production by advanced L2 learners. Paper presented at the Second Language Research Forum (SLRF) 2011, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, USA.

(August, 2011). Effects of speech style on advanced L2 learners’ production of English syllable codas. Paper presented at the 16th World Congress of Applied Linguistics (AILA), Beijing, China.

(October, 2010). Advanced L2 learners' production of English syllable codas: A stylistic perspective. Paper presented at the Second Language Research Forum (SLRF) 2010, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA. 

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