I am an applied linguist and a linguistic anthropologist. My research examines the social and cultural patterning of learning and language development in communities whose members use multiple languages and participate in multiple learning traditions.
I am affiliated with four graduate interdisciplinary specializations: Language Sciences, Literacy Studies, Second Language Studies, and Applied Developmental Science. Within the Department of Teaching and Learning, I am a core faculty member of two areas of study: Language, Education, & Society (LES) and Foreign & Second Language Education (FSLED).
I teach courses on language socialization, second language acquisition, ethnography of communication, linguistic diversity in education, linguistics for literacy and language education, and informal language science outreach.
For a brief overview of my work, see my T&L/EHE profile.
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In AU 2016 I teach EDUTL 8610 Second Language Acquisition. My office hours this semester are Tuesdays 3 to 4 pm and by appointment.