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Linguistics Department News

PHD BOUND!

Three CSULB Linguistics alumni are beginning PhD programs in Fall 2014:

Jed Pizarro-Guevara (MA ’14) in Linguistics at UC Santa Cruz; Lisa Kemp (MA ’13) in Cognitive Psychology at Louisiana State University; and Ibrahim Alluhaybi (MA ’14) in Linguistics at University of Texas Arlington.

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NEW MINOR: TEACHING ENGLISH TO SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES

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As of Fall 2015, Linguistics will offer a new minor in TESOL. This minor is excellent preparation for students who would like to teach English abroad, or prepare for an M.A. degree or graduate certificate in TESOL.

The minor consists of LING 170, 325, 329, 420, 460 and 486.

Students can begin taking courses towards the minor now, although it’s not possible to officially declare the minor until Fall 2015.

Contact Dr. Wendy Klein (Wendy.Klein@csulb.edu) for more details.

FEATURED ALUMNUS: VUTH RETH

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Vuth Reth (MA ’99) is Dean of the Faculty of English at Cambodia‚Äôs National University of Management. He works closely with Cambodia’s education minister, Hang Choun Naron, on educational reforms at the national level. He is also an advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Defense, regarding foreign affairs.

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LINGUISTICS RECOGNIZED FOR “HIGH ACHIEVEMENT IN STUDENT SUCCESS FOR 2014″

The Linguistics department was recognized as one of the
CSULB departments with the highest graduation rates over the past 3 years.

As a relatively small department, Linguistics is able to offer small classes, personalized advising and a high degree of student-faculty interaction.

The $20,000 reward for this achievement will be used to further strengthen our student success initiatives.

CONTE HERSE WINS AT BERKELEY

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Linguistics student Vanessa Conte Herse won the Danesha McCoy award for her presentation at the Berkeley Sociological Research Symposium in April 2014. Her talk “Hedging in Court: A Corpus-based Study of Gender Effects on Testimony Language” was based on her final project in LING 501 Corpus Linguistics.

CAREER FOCUS: TESOL

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Lane Igoudin (MA ’06) is Associate Professor of English/ESL at Los Angeles City College.

Dr. Igoudin recently spoke to CSULB linguists on career opportunities in TESOL.

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