Research interests:
educational responses to linguistic diversity; linguistic identity; bilingualism; second language teaching

Upcoming Conferences

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February 2010

1st International Heritage Languages Conference, Los Angeles, California organized by the National Heritage Language Research Centre. I will be presenting on Increasing the Effectiveness of Website Promotion for Heritage Language Bilingual School Programs.

Annual Conference of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft (DGfS), Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany. Dr. Tanja Kupisch (www.tanjakupisch.de) and I will be presenting Why 2L1 may sometimes look like child L2: Effects of input quantity.

August 2010

Traditions and Transitions Conference, Waterloo, Ontario, organized by the Centre for German-Canadian  Studies. My planned presentation is entitled Challenging the Tradition of German Bilingual Programs in Canada: Transitioning to a Dual Immersion Model?


An exciting year of research

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This is my second year as a Ph.D. student and I am thoroughly enjoying it. The end goal is a complete thesis proposal, but along the way I am working on two research projects, several presentations and conference trips as well as two or more publications. While I don’t plan to blog on a regular basis, it is my intention to keep this website up to date.