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Welcome to the Instructed Second Language Acquisition Lab!

See Mandy Faretta-Stutenberg on Academia.edu and ResearchGate

See Karen Lichtman on Academia.edu and ResearchGate


Selected Publications

Lichtman, K.  (in press.)  Age and learning environment: Are children implicit second language learners?  Journal of Child Language.  

Ettlinger, M., Morgan-Short, K., Faretta-Stutenberg, M., & Wong, P.C.M. (2015). "The relationship between artificial and natural language learning." Cognitive Science. DOI: 10.1111/cogs.12257.

Morgan-Short, K., Deng, Z., Brill-Schuetz, K. A., Faretta-Stutenberg, M., Wong, P. C. M., & Wong, F. C. K. (2015). "A view of the neural representation of second language syntax through artificial language learning under implicit conditions." Special issue article for Studies in Second Language Acquisition.

Morgan-Short, K., Faretta-Stutenberg, M., & Bartlett-Hsu, L. (2015). "Contributions of event-related potential research to issues in explicit and implicit second language acquisition." In P. Rebuschat (Ed.), Implicit and Explicit Learning of Languages (349-384). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Lichtman, K.  (2015).  Research on TPR Storytelling.  In B. Ray & C. Seely, Fluency Through TPR Storytelling, 7th ed.  Berkeley: Command Performance Language Institute.

Lichtman, K.  (2013).  Developmental Comparisons of Implicit and Explicit Language Learning.  Language Acquisition, 20(2), 93-108.  Available at http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10489223.2013.766740

 

Conference presentations

Presentations

2016    

Lichtman, K. & Scarpace, D.  “Child-adult differences in the acquisition of L2 Spanish diphthongs.”  ILLS (Illinois Language and Linguistics Society) 8, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, April 21-24, 2016. 

Lichtman, K. & Scarpace, D.  “Spanish diphthongs: When transparent orthography is not transparent.”  Sound to Word in Bilingual and Second Language Speech Perception, University of Iowa, April 1-2, 2016. 

2015

Lichtman, K. “What about fluency? Production speed under implicit and explicit L2 training conditions.” SLRF (Second Language Research Forum), Georgia State University, October 31, 2015.  

Faretta-Stutenberg, M., Tanner, D., & Morgan-Short, K. “Working memory and context of learning: Accounting for individual differences in second-langauge processing signatures over time.” Poster presented at the 7th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, Chicago, Illinois, October 15-17, 2015.

Faretta-Stutenberg, M., Tanner, D., & Morgan-Short, K. “Working memory, context of learning, and changes in second-language processing signatures over time: Examining individual differences.” Paper presented at the 10thInternational Symposium on Bilingualism, Rutgers University, New Jersey, May 20-24, 2015.

Kohnke, E., Faretta-Stutenberg, M., & Morgan-Short, K. “Brain-based language processing signals over time: A study of the retest reliability of the N400 and P600 event-related potential components.” Poster presented at the University of Illinois at Chicago Student Research Forum, Chicago, Illinois April 2, 2015. **One of ten student presentations from UIC selected to present at the First Annual University of Illinois Undergraduate Research Day, Springfield, Illinois, May 1, 2015**

Sands, A. & Lichtman, K.  “Fluency in Child and Adult Language Learning.”  Poster, Undergraduate Research & Artistry Day, Northern Illinois University, April 21, 2015. 

Trejo, G., Lamb, C., & Lichtman, K.  “Two studies of Heritage Spanish in the U.S.”  Poster, Undergraduate Research & Artistry Day, Northern Illinois University, April 21, 2015. 

Gibney-Desmaison, M., & Lichtman, K.  “Motivation influences L1 English-L2 Spanish learners’ production of Spanish vowels.”  2015 SLA Graduate Student Symposium, University of Iowa, April 10, 2015.

2014

Zalbidea, J., Faretta-Stutenberg, M., Issa, B., & Bartlett-Hsu, L. “Aptitude and L2 development: A longitudinal investigation of classroom learners.” Paper presented at the 33rd Annual Second Language Research Forum, Columbia, South Carolina, October 23-25, 2014.

Donley, D., Lichtman, K., Boesen, M., & Scarpace, D.  “Perception and Production of L2 Spanish Diphthongs by Learners of Different Ages.”  Poster, Undergraduate Research & Artistry Day, Northern Illinois University, April 22, 2014.  **2nd prize winner, Humanities Category**  

2013

Lichtman, K. “Reaction
 times: Evidence of child-adult similarities in instructed second language learning.” SLRF (Second Language Research Forum), Brigham Young University, November 2, 2013. 

Birmantas, R., Moteau, J., Reichle, R., & Lichtman, K. “Student and teacher opinions on grammar and games in foreign language instruction.” SLRF (Second Language Research Forum), Brigham Young University, November 2, 2013. 

Lichtman, K., & Scarpace, D.  “Child and adult acquisition of L2 Spanish diphthongs.”  New Sounds, Concordia University, Montreal, May 19, 2013.

Birmantas, R., Moteau, J., Reichle, R., & Lichtman, K.  “Grammar learning and teaching in a foreign language: A necessary evil?”  Poster, Graduate Student Research Association Conference, Northern Illinois University, April 27, 2013.

2012

Lichtman, K. “Implicit and explicit instruction in child L2 learning.” SLRF (Second Language Research Forum), Carnegie Mellon University, October 19, 2012.