Executive Committee

  • Linguistics

Typological, functional, and community-based approaches to phonology, morphology, syntax, historical linguistics, language documentation, lexical semantics, lexicography, language and culture, especially regarding Otomanguean languages spoken in Mexico and California

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  • Latin American & Iberian Studies
  • Chicana/o Studies

Spanish-language Media, Radio and Sound Practices, Language Politics, Migration and Masculinity, Latino/a popular culture. Latino Popular Culture.

Dorothy Chun
  • Education

Second language acquisition, L2 phonology and intonation, L2 reading and vocabulary acquisition, intercultural exchange, computer-assisted language learning, teaching and learning with digital media.

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  • Spanish and Portuguese

Translation, Interpreting, and Cognition; Written Translation; Oral Interpreting; Bilingualism; Heritage Languages and Languages of Limited Diffusion; Second Language Acquisition; Study Abroad 

  • Linguistics

Child language acquisition of signed languages, usage-based and ethnographic approaches to acquisition, language socialization and ideologies

Karen Lunsford
  • Writing Program

Qualitative/ethnographic studies, business writing, technical writing, scientific writing, argumentation, knowledge ecologies, collaboration, multimedia communication.

Laura Marques-Pascual
  • Spanish & Portuguese
  • Director of Applied Linguistics Emphasis

Second language acquisition, language teaching methods and pedagogy, Spanish as a heritage language.

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  • Germanic & Slavic Studies

Slavic linguistics, discourse, language acquisition, language and gender, folklore, women in Russian and East European society and literature.

Jean Schultz
  • French & Italian
  • Director of French Language Program

Foreign language acquisition; cognitive aspects of foreign language learning; transition from language to literature study; foreign language writing.