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Shannon Hilliker

Assistant Professor

Department of Teaching, Learning and Educational Leadership

Research Interests

  • ESL after school programs
  • Content area teacher perceptions of ESL students
  • ESL teacher identity and online language and cross cultural exchange
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Bryan Kirschen

Assistant Professor

Linguistics Program; Romance Languages and Literatures; Translation Research and Instruction Program (TRIP)

Research Interests

  • Sociolinguistics
  • Contact Linguistics
  • Language Variation
  • Documentary Linguistics
  • Language Ideologies
  • Sephardic Studies
  • Aljamiado Texts
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Katherine Martineau

Assistant Professor

Department of Asian and Asian American Studies; Translation Research and Instruction Program (TRIP)

Research Interests

  • Contemporary India
  • Colonial South Asia
  • Semiotic Processes of Social Life (Language and Media Practice)
  • Free Speech in Cultural and Historical Perspective
  • The Global Circulation of Asian Religions
  • Gender
  • Sexuality
  • Kinship
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Sabina Perrino

Assistant Professor

Anthropology; Linguistics Program

Research Interests

  • Intimacy in Interaction
  • Language use in Ethnomedical Encounters & Political Speeches
  • Oral Narratives as Discursive Practices
  • Racialized Language in Everyday Conversation
  • Spatiotemporal Relations (Chronotope)
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Chenqing Song

Associate Professor; Director

Department of Asian and Asian American Studies; Translation Research and Instruction Program (TRIP)

Research Interests

  • Chinese phonology
  • Historical linguistics
  • Tones in poetic prosody
  • Chinese as a foreign language teaching
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Cyma K. Van Petten

Professor

Psychology

Research Interests

  • Language processing focusing on sentence comprehension and the interface between semantic processing and spoken word identification
  • Memory with an emphasis on executive processes that contribute to memory and the role of prefrontal cortex
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