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Associate Professor & Spanish TA Supervisor
Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
University of South Carolina
In my research I have combined the areas of Computer-Assisted Language
Learning (CALL) and Second Language Acquisition (SLA) to study the impact of
different types of feedback on various types of computer-delivered tasks. I
also work with the attentional framework and investigate the degrees of
awareness that foreign language learners allocate simultaneously to form vs
meaning in the input. More recently, I have begun exploring inter- and
intra-ethnic linguistic attitudes among heritage speakers of Spanish and L1
Spanish speakers within the local Hispanic community.
I have taught basic language Spanish courses as well as Special Topics
courses that have included "Spanish in Society," "Spanish Language and
Hispanic Cultures in the US," and "Spanish Oral Proficiency."
I have also taught courses that are part of our MAT and Undergraduate
Teaching Certification Programs, most of which are cross-listed with courses
in the Linguistics Program ("Introduction to Spanish Linguistics," and
"Second Language Acquisition and Foreign Language Teaching," among others).
For further details on current publications and research interests, please
refer to my CV above.