Vocabulary Archive

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Association for Asian Studies (AAS)

From March 26-28, I attended the annual Association for Asian Studies (AAS) conference in Chicago, made possible in part by a travel grant from the Berkeley Language Center. This was my first AAS conference as president of the Council of Teachers of Southeast Asian Languages (COTSEAL), a position I will hold for three years. I…

Western Association of Asian Studies

On Oct. 4, I attended the Western Association of Asian Studies Conference at Arizona State University, Tempe, with a travel grant from the Berkeley Language Center. I organized and chaired a panel entitled Using Authentic Materials in the Southeast Asian Language Classroom, and I presented a paper myself on that panel, entitled My Right to…

BLC Travel Grant Report

Thanks to the BLC and its generous travel grant, I was able to attend the 2012 Chinese Language Teachers Association Conference held in Philadelphia. During the three-day conference, hundreds of Chinese language teachers shared their research results and different views of how to teach Chinese effectively. I was honored to have the opportunity to share…

Results in L2 Journal Articles

Researching Vocabulary Development: A Conversation Analytic Approach

This paper contributes to the much debated yet still largely unanswered question of how second language (L2) learning is anchored and configured in and through social interaction. Using a socio-interactional approach to second language (L2) learning (e.g., Hellermann, 2008; Mondada & Pekarek Doehler, 2004; Pekarek Doehler, 2010), I examine students’ search for the meaning of a lexical item and ...