Category Archives: Linguistics News

Major Awards won by Anna Lawrence, Amanda Keating, and Daniel Franch

Anna A. Lawrence, a May 2016 ECU graduate with dual degrees in anthropology and Hispanic studies, has been selected by the Phi Kappa Phi national honor society as a graduate fellow. Lawrence was the ECU chapter winner in the spring of 2016 and worked with Dr. Holly Mathews, Chair of the Phi Kappa Phi Student Awards Committee at ECU, to

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Faculty Teaching Awards, Grants and Recognitions, Spring 2016

Prof. Laura Levi Altstaedter was named a 2015-16 Board of Governors Distinguished Professor for Teaching, and is the winner of the Robert L. Jones Award for Outstanding Teaching. · ECU News Story about the Founders Day Awards Ceremony The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures recognized two faculty for their Outstanding Commitment to Teaching for 2015-16: Lisa Ellison (Classical Studies)

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April 4-8, 2016. Research and Creative Achievement Week

Presentations at Research and Creative Achievement Week by FLL students: Tuesday April 5. INTERSECTION: ARTS AND SCIENCES. MSC 244. Mia Willis, BA MULT: Classical Civilization. Oral Presentation. 9:20-9:30am. “Greco-Roman Paganism in the Architectural Culture of the Southern Levant During the Roman Empire” Wednesday April 6. NATURAL SCIENCES Elisa Alfonso, Double major Music and BA Hispanic Studies. Oral Presentation. MSC Great

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FLL Students Best Paper at TESOL 2016

Two ECU students, Anna Lawrence (undergraduate) and Ashley Meehan (graduate), won the “Best Paper Presentation Award” at the 13th Annual TESOL / Applied Linguistics Graduate Students Conference hosted at East Carolina University on February 13, 2016. Their paper, entitled Morphosyntactic Variation in an Emerging Dialect of Spanish in Eastern North Carolina, reports on findings from an ongoing study that investigates

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Stephen Fafulas Co-PI of Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration Award

Stephen Fafulas will be Co-principal investigator for a collaborative interdisciplinary investigation on “Assessing levels of nasality among children whose primary language is Spanish.” The PI will be Jamie Perry, Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the College of Allied Health Sciences. They are joined by Lucia Mendez and Yolanda Holt, also of CAHS. The Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration Award

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Two Way Immersion Programs

Pitt County Schools is launching a dual language immersion program at Belvoir Elementary School in the fall, where 48% of students are native Hispanic speakers. The program, with rotating instruction in Spanish and English, will be offered to all incoming kindergartners with parent approval. Pitt County Schools World Language Coordinator, Ann Borisoff, says research shows there are scholastic benefits to

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