Presentations

Recent Refereed Conference Presentations

2020    Discourses of access to study abroad. Paper to be presented at the Seventh International Conference on the Development and Assessment of Intercultural Competence held January 23-26th. Tucson, AZ. Coauthor: Janice McGregor. 

2018    Perceptions of pragmatic marker use in L2 interactive fluency: Evidence of value and bias. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL), Chicago, IL. Coauthor: Dan Brown. 

2018    Teaching conceptual metaphors of happiness in L2 Spanish. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL), Chicago, IL. Coauthor: Vedran Dronjic and Sofía Wolhein.

2018    The researchers’ experience in study abroad: Two Auto-ethnographic reconstructions. Paper presented as part of the symposium ‘Autoethnographic approaches to study abroad research at the Sixth International Conference on the Development and Assessment of Intercultural Competence held January 25-28th. Tucson, AZ. Coauthor: Janice McGregor.

2018    Teaching Expressions of Love and Happiness in Spanish through Conceptual Metaphor. Paper presented at the Sixth International Conference on the Development and Assessment of Intercultural Competence, January 25th to 28th, Tucson, AZ. Coauthors Vedran Dronjic and Sofía Wolhein.

2017    Teaching Spanish Vocabulary Through Conceptual Metaphor. Paper presented at AZLA 2017 Fall Conference, Glendale, AZ. Coauthors: Sofía Wolhein and Vedran Dronjic.

2017    The pedagogical treatment of vernacular in the study abroad classroom. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL), Portland, OR.

2016    Figurative language in English for Specific Purposes. Paper presented at CATESOL. San Diego, CA. Coauthor: Aziz Yuldashev.

2016    Local engagement in study abroad: A reappraisal of the language contact profile. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL), Orlando, FL.

2016    The influence of pragmatic marker use on perceived L2 fluency. Poster presented at the annual conference of the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL), Orlando, FL. Coauthor: Dan Brown.

2015    Gender and language use in a study abroad context. Poster presented at the Georgetown University Roundtable on Languages and Linguistics (GURT) 2015. Diversity and superdiversity: Sociocultural linguistic perspectives. Washington, DC. Coauthor: Diana Solano-Leitón.

2014    Teaching small words to ITAs: A corpus -informed pedagogical intervention. Paper presented at CATESOL. Santa Clara, CA. Coauthor: Aziz Yuldashev.

2014    Student dispositions toward youngspeak in study abroad. Paper presented at the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL), Portland, OR.