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Lori R Pierce

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[Pierce, Lori R]
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant

Professional Preparation

    • 2003 BA in English (Modern Languages - Spanish),  Texas A&M Univesity
    • 2009 MA in LinguisticsUniversity of Texas at Arlington
    • In Progress PhD (ABD) in LinguisticsUniversity of Texas at Arlington

Appointments

    • Aug 2010 to Present Enhanced GTA
      University of Texas at Arlington
    • Aug 2013 to Aug 2014 Graduate Research Assistant
      University of Texas at Arlington

Publications

      Journal Article 2014
      • Kilpatrick, Cynthia D. and Lori McLain Pierce.  2014.  Focused Instruction in Spanish Syllabification.   Foreign Language Annals 47.286-99.

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Presentations

    • March  2015
      Phonotactic Effects in Monolingual and Bilingual Priming

      Kilpatrick, Cynthia, Lori McLain Pierce, and Jessica Rohr. 2015. Phonotactic effects in monolingual and bilingual priming. Poster presented at the 2015 Conference of the American Association for Applied Linguistics, March 21-24, 2015, in Toronto, Canada.

    • March  2014
      Priming and Phonological Onsets

      Kilpatrick, Cynthia, Lori McLain Pierce, and Jessica Rohr. Poster presented at the 2014 Conference of the American Association for Applied Linguistics, March 22-25, 2014, in Portland, Oregon.

    • January  2014
      Vowel Centralization in Choctaw

      Pierce, Lori McLain.  Vowel Centralization in Choctaw.  Paper presented at The Society for the Study of Indigenous Languages of the Americas (SSILA).  Minneapolis, MN.  Jan 2014.

    • November  2013
      Choctaw Vowels

      Pierce, Lori McLain.  Paper presented at Metroplex Conference.  Nov 2013.  Dallas, TX.  

    • April  2013
      Choctaw Vowel Centralization

      Pierce, Lori McLain.  Paper presented at the Workshop on American Indigenous Languages (WAIL).  April 2013.  Santa Barbara, CA.

    • January  2013
      Collaborative Databasing Using FLEx: A Case Study in Choctaw

      Pierce, Lori McLain and Nathaniel Eversole.  Poster presented at The Society for the Study of Indigenous Languages of the Americas (SSILA).  Jan 2013.  Boston, MA.

    • April  2012
      An Acoustic Study of Nasal Vowels in Choctaw

      Pierce, Lori McLain.  Poster presented at Oklahoma Workshop on Native American Linguistics (OWNAL).  April 2012. Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, OK.

    • April  2012
      Collaborative Databasing using Fieldworks Language Explorer (FLEx)

      Pierce, Lori McLain.  Poster presented at Oklahoma Workshop on Native American Linguistics (OWNAL). April 2012.  Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, OK.

    • March  2012
      Improving Spanish Diphthongs through Syllabification Instruction

      Pierce, Lori McLain and Justin Fuller.  Poster presented at The Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students (ACES). March 2012.  Arlington, TX.

    • February  2012
      Por and Para: Using Corpus Consultation to Decipher Meaning

      Pierce, Lori McLain.  Paper presented at University of Texas at Arlington Student Conference in Linguistics & TESOL (UTASCILT).  February 2012.  University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX.

    • February  2012
      Diphthongs and Focused Instruction in Spanish Syllabification

      Kilpatrick, Cynthia, Lori McLain Pierce, and Justin Fuller. Diphthongs and Focused Instruction in Spanish Syllabification. Paper presented at CASPSLaP 2012: Current Approaches to Spanish and Portuguese Second Language Phonology, 16-19 February 2012, Columbia, SC.

    • January  2012
      Narrative and Prosodic Phrasing in Tohono O'odham

      Fitzgerald, Colleen and Lori McLain Pierce.  Paper presented at The Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas (SSILA).  January 2012.  Portland, OR.

    • November  2011
      Prosodic Phrasing in Tohono O'odham Narrative

      Pierce, Lori McLain and Colleen Fitzgerald.  Poster presented at Metroplex Conference.  November 2011.  University of North Texas, Denton, TX. 

    • April  2011
      Tohono O'odham Prosodic Phrasing: A view from Narrative

      Fitzgerald, Colleen and Lori McLain Pierce.  Paper presented at Oklahoma Workshop on Native American Linguistics (OWNAL). April 2011.  Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, OK.

    • March  2011
      Service Learning and Language Sustainability in the Community

      Pierce, Lori McLain and Sean Cooper.  Poster presented at The Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students (ACES). March 2011.  Arlington, TX.

    • November  2010
      Intensive Student Engagement: Service-Learning with Indigenous Language Communities

      Fitzgerald, Colleen, Ashley Lober McKeever, Lori McLain Pierce and Sean Cooper.  Poster presented at Engaging Students Conference. November 2010. Arlington, TX.

    • April  2010
      Language Endangerment and Service Learning: a student perspective

      Pierce, Lori McLain.  Paper presented at Oklahoma Workshop on Native American Languages. April 2010.  Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, OK.

    • March  2010
      Sustainability and Endangered Languages

      Pierce, Lori McLain.  Paper presented at The Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students (ACES) Symposium. March 2010.  Arlington, TX.

Courses

      • LING 4354-001 METHODS AND MATERIALS TO TEACH ENGLISH AS A SECOND OR FOREIGN LANGUAGE

        This course will introduce students to methods and materials for TESOL, with particular attention paid to the teaching of different skills within a Communicative Language Teaching framework. In addition, the course continues building on the skills first learned in LING 4353, including effective lesson planning, needs analysis, goals & objectives, lesson procedures, task facilitation, materials development, and assessment/evaluation tools. Much of the course will include hands-on experience, discussion, and practical application of course topics. A required component of the course is participation in a minimum of 10 hours of practical training that includes observation of master teachers and practice in teaching English in the local community. 

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • LING 4354-001 METHODS AND MATERIALS TO TEACH ENGLISH AS A SECOND OR FOREIGN LANGUAGE

        This course will introduce students to methods and materials for TESOL, with particular attention paid to the teaching of different skills within a Communicative Language Teaching framework. In addition, the course continues building on the skills first learned in LING 4353, including effective lesson planning, needs analysis, goals & objectives, lesson procedures, task facilitation, materials development, and assessment/evaluation tools. Much of the course will include hands-on experience, discussion, and practical application of course topics. A required component of the course is participation in a minimum of 10 hours of practical training that includes observation of master teachers and practice in teaching English in the local community. 

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • LING 4354-001 METHODS AND MATERIALS TO TEACH ENGLISH AS A SECOND OR FOREIGN LANGUAGE

        This course will introduce students to methods and materials for TESOL, with particular attention paid to the teaching of different skills within a Communicative Language Teaching framework. In addition, the course continues building on the skills first learned in LING 4353, including effective lesson planning, needs analysis, goals & objectives, lesson procedures, task facilitation, materials development, and assessment/evaluation tools. Much of the course will include hands-on experience, discussion, and practical application of course topics. A required component of the course is participation in a minimum of 10 hours of practical training that includes observation of master teachers and practice in teaching English in the local community. 

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • LING 4353-001 TEACHING ENGLISH AS A SECOND OR FOREIGN LANGUAGE

        This course presents an introduction to and a critique of current and traditional methodologies of teaching English to speakers of other languages, with emphasis on techniques of teaching aural comprehension; speaking, reading, and writing skills; attention to testing and assessment; and linguistic-cultural differences. In addition, the course focuses on the components of effective lesson planning, including needs analysis, goals & objectives, lesson procedures, task facilitation, materials development, and assessment/evaluation tools. Much of the course will include hands-on experience, discussion, and practical application of course topics.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • LING 4353-001 TEACHING ENGLISH AS A SECOND OR FOREIGN LANGUAGE
        This course presents an introduction to and a critique of current and traditional methodologies of teaching English to speakers of other languages, with emphasis on techniques of teaching aural comprehension; speaking, reading, and writing skills; attention to testing and assessment; and linguistic-cultural differences. In addition, the course focuses on the components of effective lesson planning, including needs analysis, goals & objectives, lesson procedures, task facilitation, materials development, and assessment/evaluation tools. Much of the course will include hands-on experience, discussion, and practical application of course topics.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus
      • LING 2371-001 LANGUAGE IN A MULTICULTURAL USA
        This multiculturalism course examines the relationship of language in the U.S.A. to race, ethnicity, class, religion and gender. Topics typically covered include African-American English, Spanish-English bilingualism and code-switching, Texas English, Asian language communities, and American Sign Language and Deaf culture. Additional topics vary.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • LING 2371-001 LANGUAGE IN A MULTICULTURAL USA
        This multiculturalism course examines the relationship of language in the U.S.A. to race, ethnicity, class, religion and gender. Topics typically covered include African-American English, Spanish-English bilingualism and code-switching, Texas English, Asian language communities, and American Sign Language and Deaf culture. Additional topics vary.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • LING 2371-001 LANGUAGE IN A MULTICULTURAL USA
        This multiculturalism course examines the relationship of language in the U.S.A. to race, ethnicity, class, religion and gender. Topics typically covered include African-American English, Spanish-English bilingualism and code-switching, Texas English, Asian language communities, and American Sign Language and Deaf culture. Additional topics vary.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus
      • LING 2301-001 Introduction to the Study of Human Language
        A variety of languages presented as a basis for discussion of topics such as: how languages are alike, and how different; how new languages arise; how human languages are reflections of human beings; how infants and adults acquire languages; how computers relate to human languages.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus
      • LING 2301-002 INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF HUMAN LANGUAGES
        A variety of languages presented as a basis for discussion of topics such as: how languages are alike, and how different; how new languages arise; how human languages are reflections of human beings; how infants and adults acquire languages; how computers relate to human languages.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010 Download Syllabus
      • LING 2301-003 INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF HUMAN LANGUAGES
        A variety of languages presented as a basis for discussion of topics such as: how languages are alike, and how different; how new languages arise; how human languages are reflections of human beings; how infants and adults acquire languages; how computers relate to human languages.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 20101 Link
      • LING 2301-001 Introduction to the Study of Human Language
        A variety of languages presented as a basis for discussion of topics such as: how languages are alike, and how different; how new languages arise; how human languages are reflections of human beings; how infants and adults acquire languages; how computers relate to human languages.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009 Download Syllabus