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SLA PhD Graduates in Reverse Chronological Order (Name, Dissertation, Current Position/Residence)

2020

Kyoko Hillman: Effects of Different Type of Auditory Input on Incidental Vocabulary Learning by L2 Japanese Learners. Lecturer in the Department of Asian Studies, the University of British Columbia.

Buthainah Al Thowaini: Selectivity in Lexical Access among Bilinguals of Orthographically Distinct Scripts and the Role of Executive Functions. Assistant Professor, King Saud University.

Yi Wei: Attentional Processing and Incidentlal Learning of Semantically Transparent and Opaque Compounds Through Reading: An Eye-Tracking Study. Assistant Professor, School of Chinese as a Second Language, Peking University.

Ekaterina Solovyeva: Cross-Linguistic Differences in the Learning of Inflectional Morphology: Effects of Target Language Paradigm Complexity. Linguistic Insights Researcher, Publicis Health. Philadelphia PA.

Hyojin Jeong: The Effects of Training for Automaticity on Multiword Recognition. Post-Doctoral Studies at Sungkyunkwan University, Korea.

2019

Stephen O'Connell: Comprehension of Conversational Implicature: Examining Evidence of its Separability as a Listening Subskill. Assessment Content Development Manager, WIDA Consortium, University of Wisconsin-Madison WI.

2018 

Eric Pelzl: Investigation of Second Language Lexical Representation and Processing of Tones. Post-Doctoral Studies, Pennsylvania State University PA.

Alia Lancaster: Lexical Competition in Native and Non-Native Auditory Word Recognition. Senior Research and Assessment Analyst, DIT, University of Maryland MD.

Assma Al-Thowani: Speech Modification to Non-Native Speakers and Content Dilution: Implications for English as a Medium of Instruction. King Saud University. 

2017

Megan Masters: Pathways to Proficiency: Examining the Coherence of Initial Acquisition Patterns within the Language Difficulty Categorization Framework. Director of Academic Technology Experience, DIT, University of Maryland MD.

Man Li: Temporal Distribution of Practice and Individual Differences in the Automatization of L2 Mandarin Word Production. Adjunct Faculty, George Mason University VA.

Jeansue Mueller: An Examination of the Influence of Age on L2 Acquisition of English on Sound-Symbolic Patterns. U.S. Department of Defense. 

2016  

Iina Stojanovska: The Role of Rules, Examples, and Individual Differences in the Acquisition of Declarative and Procedural Second Language Knowledge. Macedonia

Payman Vafee: The Relative Significance of Syntactic Knowledge and Vocabulary Knowledge on Second Language Listening Comprehension. Lecturer in Applied Linguistics at Teachers College, Columbia University NY.

Susan Benson: Explicit Written Corrective Feedback and Language Aptitude in SLA: Implications for Improvement in Linguistic Accuracy. Faculty, St. Petersburg College FL.

2015

Sunyoung Ahn: Automatic Activation of Semantic Processing During Second Language Processing. Boston MA.

Suzanne Freynik: Comparing Second Language Learners’ Sensitivity to Arabic Derivational and Inflectional Morphology at the Lexical and Sentence Levels. Adjunct Professorial Lecturer, American University, Washington, DC.

Tom Wagener: The Influences of Aptitude, Learning Context, and Language Difficulty Categorization on Foreign Language Proficiency. Director of Area Studies U.S. Naval Academy, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD.

Yuichi Suzuki: Using New Measures of Implicit L2 Knowledge to Study the Interface of Explicit and Implicit Knowledge. Associate Professor, Kanagawa University, Japan.

2014

Anna Lukianchenko/Chrabaszcz: From Sound to Meaning: Quantifying Contextual Cffects in Resolution of L2 Phonolexical Ambiguity. Post-Doctoral Studies, University of Pittsburgh PA.

Goretti Prieto Botana: The Role of Task-Essentialness and Explicit Information in Processing Instruction. Associate Professor of Spanish, University of Southern California CA.

2013

Natalia Romanova: Investigations of Mechanisms Underlying Lexical Access in Second Language Processing of Gender and Number Agreement. Adjunct Professor, Columbian College for Arts and Science, Washington, DC.

2012

Charles Mueller: Comparison of an Integrative Inductive Approach, Presentation-and Practice Approach, and Two Hybrid Approaches to Instruction of English Prepositions. Fuji Women’s University, Sapporo, Japan.

Gisela Granena: Age Differences and Cognitive Aptitudes for Implicit and Explicit Learning in Ultimate L2 Attainment. CollaboratorInstructed Second Language Acquisition Lab, Indiana University IN.

Jihye Moon: Maturational and Non-maturational Factors in Heritage Language Acquisition. Assistant Professor, George Mason University VA.

Joel Koeth: Mix and Switch Effects in Bilingual Language Processing. U.S. Department of Defense.

Katie Nielson: Planning and Working Memory as Predictors of Accuracy, Fluency, and Complexity. Voxy Inc.

Sunyoung Lee-Ellis: Looking into Bilingualism Through the Heritage Speaker Mind. Foreign Service Institute, Washington, DC.

Svetlana Cook: Phonological Form in L2 Lexical Access: Friend or Foe? National Foreign Language Center, University of Maryland MD.

2011

David Ellis: Item Analysis Methods and their Impications for ILTA Guidelines for Practices: A Comparison of Classical Test Theory and Item Response Theory Models on the Outcomes of a High Stakes Entrance Examination. Executive Director of CENTRL, Takoma Park, MD.

2009

Karen Vatz: Grammatical Gender Representation and Processing in Advanced Second Language Learners of French. Adjunct Faculty, Norwich University VT.

 

SLA MA Graduates

2021

Joyce Du

John Kruse
 
Victoria Richwine
 
 

2020

Eun Kyung Lee: University of Maryland PhD in Linguistics Program

Yana Carver: U.S. Department of Defense

Natalie Sullivan: Houston, TX

Liuan Yang: Kansas, Chinese Instructor 

Yaxin Zhang: St. Vincent Pallotti High School, Laurel, Maryland

 

2019

Matt Coss: National Foreign Language Center, University of Maryland

Rachel Chang: Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland

Yoko Eshita: Japanese Instructor, Richmond, VA

 

2018

Lili Zhang: Chinese Instructor, Kazakstan

Bradford Salen: Georgetown University PhD in Applied Linguistics Program

Ryo Maie: Michigan State University PhD in Second Language Studies Program

Katie Abadie: U.S. Department of Defense

 

2017

Yingzhao Chen: Michigan State University PhD in Second Language Studies Program

Lindsay Cabrera: University of Maryland, Smith School of Business

Helman Tanya: U.S.  Department of Defense

 

2016

Halime Yilmaz: National Foreign Language Center, University of Maryland

Hsin-Yi Lien: University of Illinois  PhD in East Asian Studies Program

Jennifer Freeland: Toledo, OH, TESOL

 

 2015

Jessica Young:Center for the Advanced Study of Language, University of Maryland

Natalie Koval: Michigan State University PhD in Second Language Studies Program