Research Summary

My research interests fall into two related categories: the acquisition and assessment of second language pragmatics. My training and research over the years have convinced me that the target of second language acquisition should be authentic language use in context. Therefore, I have been primarily studying the pragmatic aspects of second language production at the interactional level, and I consider research design and data interpretation from an assessment perspective.


  • Ph.D, Second Language Studies, Indiana University Bloomington