Conference Program

Friday, September
12, 2014

(Link to abstracts)

11:00-12:15 Registration (in front of The Gallery Room)

Gallery Room
12:15-12:35 Words of welcome:
Barbara Ching (English
Department Chair), Tammy Slater (Iowa State
12:40-1:10 A computational perspective on linguistic form
and meaning
Evgeny Chukharev-Hudilainen

State University)
1:15-1:45 Computational analysis of word choice errors in
a learner corpus of Spanish students of EnglishFiorella Dotti

(Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
1:50-2:20 Capturing L2 learners negotiating for meaningAurora Mroz

(Colby College)
2:25-2:55 The role of the interpersonal in modes of
technology-mediated feedback in ESL writingKelly Cunningham
(Iowa State University)
3:00-3:30 Coffee break

(Ice water, and decaf and regular coffee
available in The Gallery Room)

3:30-4:00 The use of grammatical metaphors in native and
non-native PhD dissertations

(Iowa State University)
4:05-4:35 (Re)claiming voices: Digital storytelling (DST)
and second language learnersYurimi Grigsby, Carolyn Theard-Griggs,
Christopher Lilly

(Concordia University)
4:40-5:10 Why do(n’t) language learners enjoy serious
Arthur Wendorf

(University of Texas at Arlington)

Campanile Room
5:30-7:30 Poster sessions and

(Ice water, lemonade, and chips available)
State Exams in Spain:
New Perspectives For Fairer Language Tests
through the OPENPAU Project

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Miguel Fernandez

(Chicago State

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Jesus Garcia Laborda

(University of Alcala
de Henares, Spain)

L2 as Computer Display
Language: Incidental Vocabulary Acquisition
through Computer Tasks Unrelated to Language

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Margaret Godwin-Jones

(Pyatigorsk State Linguistic University)

Rethinking Intermediate
Language Instruction Through a Modular

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Robert Godwin-Jones
Commonwealth University)

Maximizing Vocabulary
Instruction through Screencasts

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Kate Finegan,

Kyle Talbot

of Iowa)

Weblogs in the ESL
Speaking Classroom

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Yuchiao Huang, Diana

(Northern Arizona University)

Ideational meaning in
“instructional discourse” on a speaking test for
prospective ITAs

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Zhi Li
(Iowa State University)

Using YouTube to Enhance
L2 Listening Skills: Animated Cartoons in the
Italian Classroom

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Stefano Maranzana
(University of Arizona)

The development of an
automated speech recognition supported video
game for learning Spanish vocabulary

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Todd Paben

(University of Texas
at Arlington)

Saturday, September 13, 2014

7:30-8:30 Registration (in front of The Gallery Room)

Gallery Room
8:30-9:30 Keynote Speech:Michael (Mick) O’Donnell

(Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
9:30-9:50 Morning coffee (Ice water, and decaf and regular
coffee available, as well as light breakfast
fare in The Gallery Room)
9:50-10:20 Chinese language learners’ online communication
with native speakers for the purpose of
completing a culture project: An exploratory
Shenglan Zhang (Iowa State University)
10:25-10:55 @LanguageUser#L2_4_me_2:
Jennifer Gray and
Lauren Primuth (University of Wisconsin Madison)
11:00-12:05 Parallel Sessions:


Gallery Room

Gold Room
11:00-11:30 Toward improving L2
phonetic skills using speech recognition                    Faizah Sari
A linguistic analysis of
aviation English in Korean English as a foreign
language context                                                                           Moonyoung Park
State University)
11:35-12:05 Utilizing technology to
facilitate learner autonomy                                                            Kyle Talbot & Kate

(University of Iowa)
Promoting positive
classroom dynamics and performance in second
language teaching: Connecting learning
environments with the ACTIVote component of
interactive whiteboard technology                                                           Fan-Wei Kung
University Belfast)
12:10-1:15 Lunch in the Great Hall

(The Food Court in the lower level of the
Memorial Union is open for cash sales.)

Gallery Room
1:15-1:45 Grounded ethnography
and functional discourse analysis for foreign
language curricular


Jesse Gleason

(Southern Connecticut State University)


Measuring Second Language Writing Development:
The Emergence of Functionality

Stephanie Link

(Iowa State University)


The contribution of
parallel corpora to the development of academic

Leticia Giesta

(Federal University of Campina Grande)

Coffee break

(Ice water, and decaf and regular coffee
available in The Gallery Room)


Addressing article
errors in a corpus of Spanish learners of
English: An alternative approach

Fiorella Dotti
and Mick O’Donnell

(Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
3:55-4:30Closing remarks:
Carol Chapelle
State University)

6:00-8:30 Closing party, location TBA

Special thanks goes out to the ISU College of Liberal
Arts and Science for their generous support for this
conference. Thank you also to Ames Visitors Bureau,
Oxford University Press, Taylor & Francis Books, Equinox
Publishing, and John Benjamins Publishing Company.

sincere thank you also to our abstract reviewers: Carol
Chapelle, Kelly Cunningham, Bethany Gray, Volker
Hegelheimer, Hye Won Lee, Zhi Li, Edna Lima, David
Oakey, Mandy Qian, Jim Ranalli, Saricaoglu, Barbara

 TSLL 2014 organizing committee

Stacy Amling, Kelly Cunningham, Joe Geluso, Sarah
Huffman, Kadir Karakaya, Edna Lima, Zhi Li,
Link, Monica Richards, and Tammy Slater.