Graduate Students

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PedroCastroJR

Pedro Castro Jr (he/him)

Email: pedro.castro@csulb.edu
Website: Pedro J. Castro, M.A.Ed. 
Languages: English and Spanish
Interest Areas: Educational Technology and Teaching English as a Second Language

Chuchi Cen

Chuhui Cen (She/Her)

Email:Chuhui.Cen01@student.csulb.edu
Website: linkedin.com
Languages: Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin native), English (Advanced), German (Intermediate)
Interest Areas: Language and Culture (Major), Chinese Language, Teaching Chinese as a Second Language (Undergraduate major), Language Comparison, Intercultural communication

 

Foster Jaelynn Van Deventer

Email: foster.lackie@gmail.com
Languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese
Interest Areas: Second Language Acquisition, Language Pedagogy, Language and Culture, Etymology, Historical Linguistics, Phonology

Esra Eldem2

Esra Eldem (she/her)

Email: Esra.Eldem-SA@csulb.edu
Website: linkedin.com/in/esra-eldem
Languages: Turkish (native), English (proficient), German (intermediate)
Interest Areas: Psycholinguistics, Morphological and Syntactic Processing, First and Second Language Acquisition, Language Attrition, Heritage Speakers

KristenHernandez

Kirsten Hernandez (she/her/ella)

Email: Kirsten.hernandez@student.csulb.edu
Website: kirstenhernandez.com
Languages: English, American Sign Language
Interest Areas: Signed language linguistics, language policy, late first language acquisition

Langdon Holmes

Langdon Holmes (he/him)

Email: Langdon.Holmes@student.csulb.edu
Website: langdonholmes.info
Languages: English, Spanish (proficient), French (intermediate)
Interest Areas: Formulaic Language, Learner Feedback, Dynamic Assessment, Lexical Decision Tasks, Corpus Methods, and Chilean Spanish

Cyrus Lai

Cyrus Lai (he/him)

Email: cyrusjlai@ucla.edu
Website: linkedin.com/in/clai/
Languages: English (native), Cantonese (proficient), Mandarin (proficient), Japanese (intermediate)
Interest Areas: Bilingualism, Language Variation, Optimality Theory, Translation, Teaching English as a Second Language

Andie Niederecker Portrait

Andriana (Andie) Niederecker (she/they)

Email: andie.niederecker-SA@csulb.edu
Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andriana-niederecker-79a95068/
Languages: English (native), Spanish (advanced), Arabic (beginner)
Interest Areas: Language Documentation & Description, Semantics/Pragmatics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax, Discourse Analysis, Interdisciplinary Applications

Max Payne

Max Payne (He/Him/His)

Email: Max.Payne01@student.csulb.edu
Languages: Latin, Ancient Greek, Italian, Irish, Mandarin Chinese
Interest Areas: Second language acquisition and instruction, Indo-European linguistics

Cassie Pham

Cassandra (Cassie) Pham (she/her)

Email: cassandra.pham01@student.csulb.edu
Languages: Vietnamese, English, Chinese Mandarin
Interest Areas:  Linguistics, Computational Linguistics, Technology, Productivity, Arts

Juan Rosas

Juan Rosas (he/him)

Email: Juan.Rosas@student.csulb.edu
Website: @Juan_LunaDD
Languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Interest Areas: Linguistic Anthropology, Language and Race, Mexican-American communities, Brazil

Mara Smith

Mara Smith 

Email: msmithtesol@gmail.com
Languages: English, Spanish (intermediate)
Interest Areas: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

MichaelValentekovic

Michael Valentekovic

Email: Michael.Valentekovic01@student.csulb.edu
Website: linkedin.com/in/michael-valentekovic
Languages: Russian, Croatian, French, German, Spanish
Interest Areas: Computational Linguistics, Language and Music, Phonology, Phonetics, Language Processing