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Jeffrey Witzel

Name

[Witzel, Jeffrey]
  • Distinguished Teaching Professor
  • Associate Professor, Linguistics & TESOL

Professional Preparation

    • 2002 MA in English as a Second LanguageUniversity of Hawaii
    • 2007 MA in LinguisticsUniversity of Arizona
    • 1997 BA in EnglishUniversity of Massachusetts at Amherst
    • 2010 PhD in LinguisticsUniversity of Arizona

Appointments

    • Sept 2016 to Present Associate Professor, Tenured
      University of Texas at Arlington   Department of Linguistics and TESOL
    • Aug 2010 to Aug 2016 Assistant Professor
      University of Texas at Arlington
    • Aug 2006 to May 2010 Graduate Associate in Teaching/Research
      University of Arizona   Social and Behavioral Sciences   Linguistics / Cognitive Science
    • Aug 2008 to May 2009 TRIF Imaging Fellow
      University of Arizona
    • Aug 2005 to May 2006 Graduate College Fellow
      University of Arizona
    • Apr 2004 to Mar 2005 Adjunct Lecturer
      Tokyo University of Foreign Studies   Department of English
    • Apr 2004 to Mar 2005 Adjunct Lecturer
      Tokyo Woman’s Christian University   Department of English Literature
    • Apr 2003 to Mar 2005 Adjunct Lecturer
      University of Electro-Communications   Human Communications
    • Apr 2003 to Mar 2005 Adjunct Lecturer
      Sophia University   Department of English Literature
    • Aug 2000 to May 2002 Graduate Assistant in Teaching/Research
      University of Hawaii   Languages, Linguistics, and Literatures   Second Language Studies

Memberships

  • Membership
    • 2010 to Present Association for Research in Memory, Attention, Decision making, Intelligence, Language, Learning, and Organization (ARMADILLO)
    • 2009 to Present Linguistic Society of America (LSA)
    • 2003 to Present Japanese Cognitive Science Society
  • Honor Society
    • 1997 to Present Phi Beta Kappa
    • 1997 to Present Phi Kappa Phi
  • Membership
    • 2014 to Present Psychonomic Society

Awards and Honors

    • Mar  2017 Academy of Distinguished Teachers sponsored by University of Texas at Arlington
      Description:

      “Inaugurated in 1996, the Academy of Distinguished Teachers is comprised of tenured faculty at UT Arlington who have been selected for membership for their outstanding teaching, personal commitment to students and the learning process, and the ability to inspire and motivate students.”

    • Aug  2015 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award sponsored by University of Texas System (UT System)
      Description:

      “Offered annually in recognition of faculty members at the nine academic and six health University of Texas System institutions who have demonstrated extraordinary classroom performance and innovation in undergraduate instruction, the Regents' Outstanding Teaching Awards are the Board of Regents' highest honor.” (US$25,000)

    • May  2013 Dean’s Accolade Award sponsored by College of Liberal ArtsOffice of the Provost and Vice President for Academic AffairsOffice of the PresidentUniversity of Texas at Arlington
      Description:

      In recognition of faculty members “whose expertise in research scholarship or creative activity combined with their teaching abilities inspires students to create work of exceptional merit which goes beyond the ordinary expectations for class assignments.”

    • May  2013 Faculty Service-Learning Award sponsored by Center for Community Service LearningStudent AffairsOffice of the Provost and Vice President for Academic AffairsOffice of the PresidentUniversity of Texas at Arlington
      Description:

      Awarded to “an outstanding faculty member for innovations in engaged scholarship that integrate service learning into the curriculum” (US$2000).

    • Dec  2002 Harry Whitten Prize for Scholarly Excellence sponsored by Second Language Studies Department, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI
      Description:

      Awarded for outstanding scholarly paper in completion of M.A. degree requirements (US$75).

    • May  1997 Sanderson Prize sponsored by Department of English, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
      Description:

      Awarded for the best essay in an undergraduate English class during AY96-97 (US$150).

Research and Expertise

  • Research Interests
    My research interests include psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, second language acquisition and teaching, and research methods.

Publications

      Journal Article Forthcoming
      • Dubey, N., Witzel, N., & Witzel, J. Script differences and masked translation priming: Evidence from Hindi English bilinguals. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2017
      • Price, I.K., & Witzel, J. Sources of relative clause processing difficulty: Evidence from Russian. Journal of Memory and Language, 97, 208-244.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2016
      • Witzel, J., & Witzel, N. Incremental sentence processing in Japanese: A maze investigation into scrambled and control sentences. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 45, 475-505.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2015
      • Price, I.K., Witzel, J., & Witzel, N. Orthographic and phonological form interference during silent reading. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 41, 1628-1647.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Book Chapter 2015
      • Witzel, J., Cornelius, S., Witzel, N., Forster, K.I., & Forster, J.C. Testing the viability of webDMDX for masked priming experiments. In G. Jarema & G. Libben (Eds.), Phonological and phonetic considerations of lexical processing (pp. 169-198). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.  [also published as J. Witzel, Cornelius, N. Witzel, Forster, and Forster (2013); reissued at the publisher’s request in this Benjamins Current Topics book series]

        {Book Chapter} [Refereed/Juried]
      2015
      • Witzel, N., Witzel, J., & Choi, Y. The locus of the masked onset priming effect: Evidence from Korean. In G. Jarema & G. Libben (Eds.), Phonological and phonetic considerations of lexical processing (pp. 87-100). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.  [also published as N. Witzel, J. Witzel, and Choi (2013); reissued at the publisher’s request in this Benjamins Current Topics book series]

        {Book Chapter} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2014
      • Witzel, J., & Forster, K. Lexical co-occurrence and ambiguity resolution. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 29, 158-185.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2013
      • Witzel, N., Witzel, J., & Choi, Y. The locus of the masked onset priming effect: Evidence from Korean. The Mental Lexicon, 8, 339-352.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2013
      • Witzel, J., Cornelius, S., Witzel, N., Forster, K.I., & Forster, J.C. Testing the viability of webDMDX for masked priming experiments. The Mental Lexicon, 8, 421-449.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2012
      • Witzel, J., Witzel, N., & Nicol, J. Deeper than shallow: Evidence for structure-based parsing biases in L2 sentence processing. Applied Psycholinguistics, 33, 419-456.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2012
      • Witzel, N., Witzel, J., & Forster, K. Comparisons of online reading paradigms: Eye tracking, moving-window, and maze. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 41, 105-128.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Book Chapter 2011
      • Witzel, J., & Witzel, N. The processing of Japanese control sentences. In H. Yamashita, Y. Hirose, & J. Packard (Eds.), Processing and producing head-final structures (pp. 23-47). Dordrecht: Springer.

        {Book Chapter} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2009
      • Barto-Sisamout, K., Nicol, J., Witzel, J., & Witzel, N. (2009). Transfer effects in bilingual sentence processing. Arizona Working Papers in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching, 16, 1-26.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2008
      • Witzel, J. D. & Witzel, N. O. (2008). Wanna contraction in intermediate-level Japanese learners of English. Arizona Working Papers in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching, 15, 121-138.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2007
      • Witzel, J. & Witzel, N. O. (2007). Phonological recoding in intermediate Japanese learners of English. Studies in Language Sciences, 6, 163-178.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Conference Proceeding 2004
      • Witzel, J. & Witzel, N. O. (2004). Conceptual access from the L2 in fluent and less-fluent bilinguals. In Y. Otsu. (Eds.), Proceedings of the Fifth Annual Tokyo Conference of Psycholinguistics (pp. 303-327). Tokyo: Hitsuji Shobo.
        {Conference Proceeding} [Refereed/Juried]

Presentations

    • May  2017
      Witzel, J. Agreement and illusions of grammaticality in sentence comprehension.
      Invited talk at the University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.
    • March  2017
      Lee, Y., & Witzel, J. Plausibility and structural reanalysis in online L1/L2 sentence processing.
      Poster presented at the American Association for Applied Linguistics, Portland, Oregon.
    • October  2016
      Johnson, K., Skoczen, I, & Witzel, J. Masked morphological priming with regular, irregular, and suppletive primes: Evidence from Polish.
      Poster presented at the 10th International Conference on the Mental Lexicon, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada.
    • February  2016
      Price, I.K., & Witzel, J. Misalignment of offline and online measures in Russian relative clause processing.
      Paper presented at the 38th Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft meeting, Konstanz, Germany.
    • December  2015
      Price, I.K., & Witzel, J. Sources of processing difficulty in relative clauses: Evidence from Russian.
      Paper presented at the 3rd St. Petersburg Winter Symposium on Experimental Studies of Speech & Language, St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia.
    • November  2015
      Price, I.K., & Witzel, J. Stages of processing for complex sentences: Evidence from Russian.
      Paper presented at the University of Texas at Arlington Linguistics & TESOL Graduate Student Showcase, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX.
    • November  2015
      Price, I.K., & Witzel, J. Stages of processing for complex sentences: Evidence from Russian.
      Invited talk at the DFW Metroplex Linguistics Conference, University of North Texas, Denton, TX.
    • March  2015
      Price, I.K., & Witzel, J. Independent sources of relative clause processing difficulty: Evidence from Russian.
      Poster presented at the 28th Annual Meeting of the CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA.
    • March  2015
      Eversole, N., & Witzel, J. The time course of long-distance agreement attraction effects.
      Poster presented at the 28th Annual Meeting of the CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA.
    • October  2014
      Dubey, N., Witzel, J., & Witzel, N. Asymmetrical translation priming in highly-proficient early bilinguals.
      Poster presented at the 9th International Conference on the Mental Lexicon, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada.
    • March  2014
      Price, I.K., & Witzel, J. Relative clause processing: Evidence from Russian.
      Poster presented at the 2nd St. Petersburg Winter Symposium on Experimental Studies of Speech & Language, St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia.
    • March  2014
      Eversole, N., & Witzel, J. Long-distance attraction effects in subject-verb agreement processing.
      Poster presented at the 27th Annual Meeting of the CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
    • June  2013
      Witzel, J. Deeper than shallow and beyond: Investigations into L2 sentence comprehension.
      Invited talk at Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan.
    • March  2013
      Khelm, I., Witzel, N., & Witzel, J. Form interference effects during silent reading.
      Poster presented at the 26th Annual Meeting of the CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC.
    • March  2013
      Witzel, J., & Forster, K. The locus and nature of the object-extracted relative clause penalty.
      Poster presented at the 26th Annual Meeting of the CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC.
    • February  2013
      Khelm, I., Witzel, N., & Witzel, J. Phonological and orthographic interference during silent reading.
      Poster presented at the 20th Annual University of Texas at Arlington Student Conference in Linguistics and TESOL, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX.
    • November  2012
      Khelm, I., Witzel, N., & Witzel, J. Phonological interference during silent reading.
      Paper presented at the DFW Metroplex Linguistics Conference, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX.
    • October  2012
      Choi, Y., Witzel, N., & Witzel, J. Masked onset priming in Korean: Evidence for syllable- and phoneme-level effects.
      Poster presented at the 8th International Conference on the Mental Lexicon, Université de Montréal and McGill University, Montreal, Canada.
    • October  2012
      Cornelius, S., Witzel, J., Witzel, N., Forster, K., & Forster, J. Testing the viability of webDMDX for masked priming experiments.
      Poster presented at the 8th International Conference on the Mental Lexicon, Université de Montréal and McGill University, Montreal, Canada.
    • March  2012
      Mansbridge, M.P., & Witzel, J. Binding accessibility and online anaphora processing.
      Poster presented at the 25th Annual Meeting of the CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, City University of New York, New York, NY.
    • January  2012
      Witzel, J. Statistics for linguists.
      Panel presentation at the 86th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Portland, OR.
    • April  2011
      Witzel, J. The object-extracted relative clause (ORC) penalty rerevisited.
      Invited talk at the Cognitive Science Initiative, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX.
    • November  2010
      Witzel, J. The processing of forward and backward anaphora: Evidence from event-related potentials (ERPs).
      Invited talk at the DFW Metroplex Linguistics Conference, Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics, Dallas, TX.
    • March  2010
      Witzel, N., Witzel, J., & Forster, K. Comparisons of online reading paradigms: Eye tracking, moving-window, and maze.
      Poster presented at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, New York University, New York, NY.
    • February  2010
      Witzel, J. When where indicates why: The nature of the subject-object asymmetry in relative clause processing.
      Invited talk at the Cognitive Science Brown Bag Colloquium, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.
    • May  2009
      Witzel, J.D., Witzel, N.O., & Nicol, J. The reading of structurally ambiguous sentences by English language learners.
      Paper presented at the Second Language Processing and Parsing: State of the Science Conference, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.
    • March  2009
      Witzel, J.D., & Forster, K.I. Lexical co-occurrence and ambiguity resolution.
      Poster presented at the 22nd Annual Meeting of the CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, University of California, Davis, CA.
    • March  2009
      Witzel, J.D., & Witzel, N.O. Pre-head gap filling in Japanese sentence processing.
      Poster presented at the 22nd Annual Meeting of the CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, University of California, Davis, CA.
    • March  2009
      Witzel, J.D., Witzel, N.O., & Nicol, J. Deeper than shallow: Evidence for structurally-based parsing biases in L2 sentence processing.
      Poster presented at the 22nd Annual Meeting of the CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, University of California, Davis, CA.
    • October  2008
      Forster, K.I., & Witzel, J. Using lexical co-occurrence statistics for rapid sense selection.
      Paper presented at the 6th International Conference on the Mental Lexicon, Banff, Canada.
    • April  2008
      Callahan, S.M., Nicol, J., Love, T., Witzel, J., & Swinney, D. The effects of anaphor form and antecedent type on anaphoric processing.
      Poster presented at the 15th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, CA.
    • October  2007
      Witzel, J.D., Witzel, N.O., Barto-Sisamout, K., & Nicol, J.L. L1-to-L2 transfer in bilingual sentence processing.
      Paper presented at the 30th Annual Second Language Research Forum (SLRF), University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL.
    • September  2007
      Witzel, J.D., & Witzel, N.O. The processing of Japanese Control sentences.
      Poster presented at the International Conference on the Processing of Head-Final Structures, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY.
    • July  2006
      Witzel, J.D., & Nicol, J.L. Processing English number agreement.
      Paper presented at the 5th International Workshop on Evolutionary Cognitive Sciences: Human Sentence Processing and Production, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.
    • July  2006
      Witzel, J.D., & Witzel, N.O. Wanna contraction in intermediate Japanese learners of English.
      Paper presented at the 5th Pacific Second Language Research Forum (PacSLRF), University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.
    • October  2004
      Witzel, J., & Witzel, N.O. Phonological recoding in high-level Japanese EFL learners.
      Paper presented at the 27th Annual Second Language Research Forum (SLRF), Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA.
    • June  2004
      Witzel, J., & Witzel, N.O. Phonological recoding in intermediate Japanese-English bilinguals.
      Paper presented at the 6th Annual International Conference of the Japanese Society for Language Sciences (JSLS), Aichi Shukutoku University, Nagoya, Japan.
    • June  2004
      Witzel, J. Rethinking Japanese control sentences: A proposal for the examination of online processing preferences.
      Paper presented at the Japanese Language Processing Workshop, University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, Japan.
    • March  2004
      Witzel, J., & Witzel, N.O. Conceptual access from the L2 in fluent and less-fluent bilinguals.
      Paper presented at the 5th Annual Tokyo Conference of Psycholinguistics (TCP), Keio University, Tokyo, Japan.
    • October  2003
      Witzel, J., & Witzel, N.O. Access to the concept from the L2 in bilinguals.
      Poster presented at the 26th Annual Second Language Research Forum (SLRF), University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.
    • October  2003
      Witzel, J., & Ono, L. Recasts, salience, and morpheme acquisition.
      Paper presented at the 26th Annual Second Language Research Forum (SLRF), University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.
    • March  2003
      Witzel, J., & Ono, L. Recasts, morpheme acquisition, and salience of form.
      Poster presented at the 20th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Cognitive Science Society (JCCS), University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, Japan.
    • February  2001
      Witzel, J. This class is a joke: Target language humor in the foreign language classroom.
      Paper presented at the Hawaii TESOL Conference, University of Hawaii, Manoa, HI.
  • Past
    •  
      Johnson, K., Skoczen, I, & Witzel, J. Masked morphological priming with regular, irregular, and suppletive primes: Evidence from Polish.
      Poster presented at the 10th International Conference on the Mental Lexicon, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada.

Support & Funding

This data is entered manually by the author of the profile and may duplicate data in the Sponsored Projects section.
    • June 2016 to May 2018 Second language reading development and eye movement control sponsored by  - $9750
    • May 2013 to Aug 2013 Linguistic Correlates of Proficiency 2 sponsored by  - $15393
    • July 2012 to Dec 2012 Linguistic Correlates of Proficiency sponsored by  - $81456
    • Aug 2010 to May 2011 Backwards and Forwards: Behavioral and Neurophysiological Investigations into Dependency Processing sponsored by  - $29000
    • Feb 2010 to July 2010 Backwards and Forwards: Behavioral and Neurophysiological Investigations into Dependency Processing sponsored by  - $350
    • Aug 2008 to May 2009 EEG/ERP Investigations into Dependency Processing sponsored by  - $20000
    • Mar 2009 to Mar 2009 East Asian Sentence Processing sponsored by  - $300
    • Jan 2007 to Aug 2007 Processing Japanese Control Sentences sponsored by  - $600
    • June 2006 to Aug 2006 Processing Japanese Control Sentences sponsored by  - $13000

Students Supervised

Courses

      • LING 3311-002 Introduction To Linguistic Science (X-listed With Ling 5300-001)

        This course is an introduction to linguistic analysis. Drawing on data from a variety of languages, we will examine the sound patterns of languages (phonetics and phonology), words and word formation (morphology), sentence structure (syntax), meaning (semantics), and language in context (pragmatics). We will focus on understanding methods of linguistic analysis and using these methods to solve problems in each of the above areas.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • LING 5302-001 Methods and Materials for TESOL

        This course will be an in-depth study of how to design ESL/EFL reading and writing classes and how to create instruction and assessment materials for these classes based on sound pedagogical principles. Much of the course will include hands-on experience, discussion, and practical application of course topics. A key component of the course is the student’s participation in volunteer ESL teaching.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • LING 5302-001 Methods and Materials for TESOL

        This course will be an in-depth study of how to design ESL/EFL reading and writing classes and how to create instruction and assessment materials for these classes based on sound pedagogical principles. Much of the course will include hands-on experience, discussion, and practical application of course topics. A key component of the course is the student’s participation in volunteer ESL teaching.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • LING 3311-002 Introduction to Linguistic Science (X-listed With Ling 5300-001)

        Introduction to linguistic analysis, primarily including core areas such as the sound patterns of languages (Phonetics and Phonology), words and word formation (Morphology), sentence structure (Syntax), and meaning (Semantics and Pragmatics). Drawing upon data from a variety of languages, this course will emphasize the methods of linguistic analysis and ability to solve problems in each of the above areas.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • LING 6390-001 Linguistics Seminar: Sentence Processing

        This seminar will focus on understanding the processes that underlie the real-time production and comprehension of sentences. Particular emphasis will be placed on the processing of sentences involving long-distance dependencies.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • LING 5304-001 Pedagogical Grammar of English

        This course is a study of English sentence structure. Topics will include article use, phrase structure, verb tense, agreement, pronouns, question forms, and embedded (relative and subordinate) clauses. We will focus on the second-language (L2) acquisition and processing of these structures as well as on ways that they can be addressed during ES/FL grammar instruction.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • LING 6381-001 Seminar in Research Design and Statistics

        This course is a study of English sentence structure. Topics will include article use, phrase structure, verb tense, agreement, pronouns, question forms, and embedded (relative and subordinate) clauses. We will focus on the second-language (L2) acquisition and processing of these structures as well as on ways that they can be addressed during ES/FL grammar instruction.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • LING 5304-001 Pedagogical Grammar of English

        This course is a study of English sentence structure. Topics will include article use, phrase structure, verb tense, agreement, pronouns, question forms, and embedded (relative and subordinate) clauses. We will focus on the second-language acquisition and processing of these structures as well as on ways that they can be addressed during EFL/ESL grammar instruction.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • LING 5305-001 Second Language Acquistion (x-listed with LING 4327-001)

        This course will focus on second language acquisition. Topics will include the similarities and differences between first and second language acquisition, perception and production in native and non-native languages, and the implications of second language acquisition and processing research for theoretical linguistics and language teaching.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • LING 5346-001 Topics in Linguistics / Applied Linguistics: Psycholinguistics (x-listed with LING 4389-001)

        This course will introduce you to psycholinguistics, or the study of the cognitive processes involved in the acquisition, comprehension, and production of language. The class will focus mainly on language perception and production by native speakers, but will also address issues related to bilingual/second language processing. You will learn about major topics in these areas, read and report on primary literature related to these topics, gain hands-on experience in a number of different experimental methods, and design and run a small-scale psycholinguistics research project.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • LING 5302-001 Methods and Materials for Tesol (x-listed with LING 4354-001 and HONR-LA 4303-002)

        This course will be an in-depth study of how to design ESL/EFL reading and writing classes and how to create instruction and assessment materials for these classes based on sound pedagogical principles. Much of the course will include hands-on experience, discussion, and practical application of course topics. A key component of the course is the student’s participation in volunteer ESL teaching.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • LING 5304-001 Pedagogical Grammar of English

        This course is a study of English sentence structure. Topics will include phrase structure, agreement, coreference, question forms, and relative (and other subordinate) clauses. The course will focus on the second-language (L2) acquisition and processing of these structures as well as on the ways that they can be addressed during EFL/ESL grammar instruction. Prerequisite: LING 5300 and LING 5301.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • LING 6381-001 Seminar in Research Design and Statistics

        In this course, students will learn the fundamentals of quantitatively-oriented research in linguistics and language-related fields. Students will learn how to develop viable research hypotheses, how to collect (and manage) the data necessary to evaluate these hypotheses, and how to analyze these data using standard statistical tests (with R statistical computing software).

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • LING 5302-001 Methods and Materials for TESOL

         [Cross-listed with LING 4354-001]

        This course will be an in-depth study of how to design ESL/EFL reading and writing classes and how to create instruction and assessment materials for these classes based on sound pedagogical principles. Much of the course will include hands-on experience, discussion, and practical application of course topics. A key component of the course is the student's participation in volunteer ESL teaching.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010 Download Syllabus

Service to the Community

  • Other
    • Aug 2017 to  Dec 2018 Linguistics 5302 Service-Learning Project: Volunteer English Teaching

      As part of Linguistics 5302 Methods and Materials for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), students participated in a service-learning project in which they volunteered to teach English classes at local schools and other institutions/agencies. This service-learning opportunity gave students the chance to gain hands-on teaching experience and to use the knowledge that they have gained in their linguistics and TESOL classes to give back to the community.

      Project details:
      # of students involved in the project: 12
      # of hours each student served: at least 10
      # of total service-learning hours: 215
      # of community members who benefited from this service: ~135

      Service Partners: Arlington Reads Literacy House, Catholic Charities of Fort Worth, Dallas Public Library, English Language Institute, International Leadership of Texas, Literacy Instruction for Texas, North Dallas Shared Ministries, North Lake College, St. Joseph Vietnamese Catholic Church

    • Jan 2017 to  May 2017 LING 4395/5110/5393/5395 Service-Learning Project: Volunteer English Teaching

      As part of the undergraduate- and graduate-level teaching practicum classes (LING 4395/5110/5393/5395), students participated in a service-learning project in which they volunteered to teach English classes at local schools and other institutions/agencies. This service-learning opportunity gave students the chance to gain hands-on teaching experience and to use the knowledge that they have gained in their linguistics and TESOL classes to give back to the community.

      Project details:
      # of students involved in the project: 15
      # of hours each student served: at least 15
      # of total service-learning hours: 735
      # of community members who benefited from this service: ~170

      Service Partners: Aberg Center for Literacy, Arlington Reads Literacy House, English Language Institute, Grace Community Church, Literacy Instruction for Texas, North Dallas Shared Ministries, St. Mark Catholic Church, St. Joseph Vietnamese Catholic Church, Tarrant County College, TCU Intensive English Program

    • Aug 2015 to  Dec 2015 Linguistics 5302 Service-Learning Project: Volunteer English Teaching

      As part of Linguistics 5302 Methods and Materials for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), students participated in a service-learning project in which they volunteered to teach English classes at local schools and other institutions/agencies. This service-learning opportunity gave students the chance to gain hands-on teaching experience and to use the knowledge that they have gained in their linguistics and TESOL classes to give back to the community.

      Project details:
      # of students involved in the project: 13
      # of hours each student served: at least 10
      # of total service-learning hours: 151
      # of community members who benefited from this service: ~188

      Service Partners: English Language Institute, Fort Worth Public Library - Riverside, Grace Community Church ESL Program, Literacy Instruction for Texas, North Lake College, Northwest ESL Center, Tarrant County College, UTA Baptist Student Ministry

    • Aug 2014 to  Dec 2014 Linguistics 5302 Service-Learning Project: Volunteer English Teaching

      As part of Linguistics 5302 Methods and Materials for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), students participated in a service-learning project in which they volunteered to teach English classes at local schools and other institutions/agencies. This service-learning opportunity gave students the chance to gain hands-on teaching experience and to use the knowledge that they have gained in their linguistics and TESOL classes to give back to the community.

      Project details:
      # of students involved in the project: 6
      # of hours each student served: at least 10
      # of total service-learning hours: 103
      # of community members who benefited from this service: ~90

      Service Partners: Bethel Chinese Baptist Church, English Language Institute, Euless Public Library, Northwest Christian Church, Wesley United Methodist Church

    • Aug 2013 to  Dec 2013 Linguistics 5302 Service-Learning Project: Volunteer English Teaching

      As part of Linguistics 5302 Methods and Materials for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), students participated in a service-learning project in which they volunteered to teach English classes at local schools and other institutions/agencies. This service-learning opportunity gave students the chance to gain hands-on teaching experience and to use the knowledge that they have gained in their linguistics and TESOL classes to give back to the community.

      Project details:
      # of students involved in the project: 8
      # of hours each student served: at least 10
      # of total service-learning hours: 80
      # of community members who benefited from this service: ~50

      Service Partners: Arlington Public Library, Grace Community Church, English Language Institute, Vickery Meadow Learning Center, John Ed Keeter Public Library of Saginaw

    • Jan 2012 to  May 2012 LING 4395/5110/5393/5395 Service-Learning Project: Volunteer English Teaching

      As part of the undergraduate- and graduate-level teaching practicum classes (LING 4395/5110/5393/5395), students participated in a service-learning project in which they volunteered to teach English classes at local schools and other institutions/agencies. This service-learning opportunity gave students the chance to gain hands-on teaching experience and to use the knowledge that they have gained in their linguistics and TESOL classes to give back to the community.

      Project details:
      # of students involved in the project: 16
      # of hours each student served: at least 40
      # of total service-learning hours: 880
      # of community members who benefited from this service: ~150

      Service Partners: Arlington Reads, Catholic Charities Fort Worth, Grace Community Church, LIFT at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, LIFT at First United Methodist Church, English Language Institute, Northlake Community College, Richardson Adult Literacy Center, South Hills High School, Tarrant County College Language Center, UT Southwestern International Office, Vickery Meadow Learning Center, W.E. Greiner Elementary School

    • Aug 2011 to  Dec 2011 Linguistics 5302/4354 and Linguistics 5110 Service-Learning Project: Volunteer English Teaching

      As part of Linguistics 5302/4354 Methods and Materials for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and Linguistics 5110 TESOL Practicum, students participated in a service-learning project in which they volunteered to teach English classes at local schools and other institutions/agencies. This service-learning opportunity gave students the chance to gain hands-on teaching experience and to use the knowledge that they have gained in their linguistics and TESOL classes to give back to the community.

      Project details:
      # of students involved in the project: 25
      # of hours each student served: at least 10
      # of total service-learning hours: 270
      # of community members who benefited from this service: ~150

      Service Partners: Arlington Reads, English Language Institute, Euless Public Library, Grace Community Church, HOPE Tutoring Center, Northlake Community College, Park Cities Presbyterian Church, UT Southwestern Medical Center, UTA Baptist Student Ministry, Vickery Meadow Learning Center, W.E. Greiner Elementary School

    • Aug 2010 to  Dec 2010 Linguistics 5302/4354 Service-Learning Project: Volunteer English Teaching

      As part of Linguistics 5302/4354 Methods and Materials for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), students participated in a service-learning project in which they volunteered to teach English classes at local schools and other institutions/agencies. This service-learning opportunity gave students the chance to gain hands-on teaching experience and to use the knowledge that they gained in the classroom to give back to the community.

      Project details:
      # of students involved in the project: 13
      # of hours each student served: at least 10
      # of total service-learning hours: 215
      # of community members who benefited from this service: ~80

      Service Partners: Arlington Life Shelter, Arlington Reads, Bellaire Elementary, Birdville Independent School District, Catholic Charities of Fort Worth, English Language Institute, Gateway Church, Grace Community Church, North Dallas Shared Ministries, Richardson Independent School District, South Hills High School, Webb Elementary

Service to the Profession

  • Other
    • Apr 2012 to  Present Grant Reviewer

      Linguistics Program, National Science Foundation (NSF)

      Linguistics Program (Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants), NSF

    • June 2011 to  Present Journal Reviewer

      Applied Psycholinguistics

      Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics

      Frontiers in Psychology

      International Journal of Bilingualism

      Journal of Cognitive Science

      Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance

      Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition

      Journal of Psycholinguistic Research

      Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism

      Reading in a Foreign Language

      Studies in Second Language Acquisition

      Second Language Research

      The Mental Lexicon

    • Feb 2007 to  Present Conference Abstract Reviewer

      Annual Meeting of the Japanese Cognitive Science Society

      International Conference of Korean Linguistics

      International Conference on the Mental Lexicon

      Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting

Service to the University

  • Other
    • Aug 2010 to  Present University Service (Current)

      F17-           Member, Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award Selection Committee
      F16-           Member, Research Committee, College of Liberal Arts (COLA)
      S16            Chair, Ad-hoc Academic Grievance Committee, COLA
      S16            Member, Non-compliance Subcommittee, UTA Institutional Review Board
      AY15-16     Member, Dean’s Committee on COLA Branding and Communications
      S15            Member, Search Committee for the Dean of COLA
      F14-S17     Alternate Member (for Dr. Naoko Witzel), UTA Institutional Review Board
      F13            Member, EFL/ESL Bridge Program Task Force
      S12-S15    Member, Office of Graduate Studies Dissertation Fellowship Committee
      F11-S14     Member, UTA Institutional Review Board
      S11-           Judge, Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students (ACES) conference
      F10-S11     Alternate Member (for Dr. Jerold Edmondson), Institutional Review Board
      F10-           Member, Cognitive Science Initiative

    • Aug 2010 to  Present Departmental Service (Current)

      Summer 17  Interim MA/PhD Advisor
      F16-             Member, Advisory Committee on Tenure and Promotion (ACTP)
      F16-             Chair, Departmental Research Committee
      F16-             Unit Effectiveness Process (UEP) Reporter
      F16              Interim Undergraduate Advisor
      Summer 16  Interim MA/PhD Advisor
      AY15-16       Member, Sociophonology/Sociophonetics Search Committee
      F14-             Graduate Admissions and Recruitment Coordinator
      F14-S17       Information Security Administrator
      S14-             Grader, PhD Oral Diagnostic Exams
      F12-S14       PhD Advisor
      F12-             Chair, Scholarships and Awards Committee
      AY12-13       Chair, Syntax/Semantics Search Committee
      F11-S13       Chair, Events Committee
      F11-             Graduate Teaching Assistant Observer
      F11-F12       Information Security Administrator
      S11-             Judge, UTASCILT conference
      S11-             Organizer, Language Processing Group (LPG)
      F11-S12       Member, Scholarships and Awards Committee
      F10-F14       Grader, PhD Qualifying Papers
      F10-F13       Trainer, Graduate Teaching Assistant Training
      F10-             Director, Psycholinguistics Lab
      F10-             Grader, MA Linguistics Comprehensive Exams
      F10-             Grader, MA TESOL Portfolios
      F10-             Member, Graduate Studies Committee
      F10-             Member, Second Language Acquisition and TESOL Curriculum Committee