I teach courses on language processing, language acquisition, and bilingualism, for the Linguistics & Communication Disorders Department at Queens College and occasionally for the PhD Programs I am affiliated with at the Graduate Center.
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: An introduction to the complexity and creativity of the human use of language, this course examines the unconscious processes the underlie the ability of producing and understanding language, as well as the processes that underlie language acquisition.
: Con el objetivo principal de elaborar modelos sobre la arquitectura cognitiva del bilingüe, este curso explora los mecanismos que controlan el desarrollo y procesamiento lingüístico en las personas que hablan más de un idioma.
: The intelligent consumer of the applied literature in linguistics—whether in experimental or developmental psycholinguistics, or in any field where the evaluation of empirical research is at stake—is well-versed in the underlying principles of experimental design, methodology, and quantitative analysis. This course imparts knowledge of such principles, by surveying a range of methods, from the familiar to the esoteric, currently in use in empirical research on language perception, production, and acquisition.
: Introduction to the sound structure of English and applications to teaching ESL. The course surveys the predominant models about the sound system of standard North American English and establishes the value of these models in the training of teachers of English as a second language.
: Introduction to the linguistic and pedagogical theories and methods of teaching ESL. The course fosters an understanding of major theories of second language acquisition and introduces the predominant empirical approaches.
: Sociolinguistic and psycholinguistic properties of bilingualism, legal history, and educational foundations of bilingual education.
: An introduction to the study of speech sounds, focusing on the inventory of sounds in English, and learning how to transcribe speech produced by adult speakers of standard American English as well as the speech of non-native speakers and speakers of a number of vernacular varieties of English.
Experimental methods for the study of bilingualism, 15-hour mini-course taught August 19-20, 2013 at the Programa de Pós-Graduação em Estudos Lingüísticos, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil; a shortened version was taught October 1-2, 2013, at the II EIPA Meeting: Encontro Internacional do GT de Psicolinguística da ANPOLL.
Sentence processing in bilinguals, 3-week seminar taught at the 5th Annual NYI (New York-St. Petersburg Institute of Cognitive and Cultural Studies), July 2-20, 2007, St. Petersburg, Russia.
Bilingual sentence processing — processamento de frases no bilinguismo, 1-week mini-class taught at XVIII Instituto de Lingüística of the linguistics association of Brazil, ABRALIN, February 22-27, 2007, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Teoria e métodos em processamento de frases (Theory and methods in sentence processing), 2-week mini-class co-taught with Marcus Maia at the XVII Instituto de Lingüística of the linguistics association of Brazil, ABRALIN, February 11-25, 2005, Brasilia, Brazil