Emilia Alonso-Marks (also Emilia Alonso-Sameño)

Professor

Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

Address

Department of Modern Languages, 247 Gordy Hall
Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701
Tel: (740) 593-2765 / Fax: 593-0729
Email: markse@ohio.edu
http://www.ohio.edu/people/markse/vita_files/vita.html

Education

1992                Ph.D. Applied Linguistics, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain.

1989-90           Graduate course work in Second Language Acquisition and Language Teaching Methods, University of Oregon.

1987-88           Graduate course work in Psycholinguistics and Second/Foreign Language Pedagogy, Harvard University.

1987                BA English, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain.

Certificate of Pedagogical Aptitude, Institute of Educational Sciences, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain.

1985               Undergraduate course work in English Phonetics, University College of London.

Professional Appointments

2012-Present

Professor, Department of Modern Languages, Ohio University.

·       Graduate Chair (2012-2015).

·       Director, Institute for the Empirical Study of Language, Ohio University

2002-2011

Associate Professor, Department of Modern Languages, Ohio University.

·       Director, Education Abroad Program, OU-Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Toledo, Spain. (Spring Quarter 2010-2011, 2008-2009).

·       Co-Director, Education Abroad Program, OU–Universidad Pública de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain (2004-2005).

·       Co-Director, Education Abroad Program, OU–Universidad Pública de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain (2002-2003).

1996-2002

Assistant Professor, Department of Modern Languages, Ohio University.

·       Co-Director, Education Abroad Program, OU–Universidad Pública de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain (1999-2000).

1993-1996

Instructor, English Department, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain.

·       Coordinator, Erasmus European Student-Exchange Program with the University of Strasbourg II and the University of Athens, Greece (1994-1996).

1992-1993

Assistant Director, Basic Spanish Program, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Arizona.

·       Visiting Lecturer, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Arizona.

·       ESL instructor, Pima Community College, Tucson, Arizona.

1990-1992

Instructor, Spanish-American Institute (University of Wisconsin-Platteville), Sevilla, Spain.

1989-1990

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Romance Languages, University of Oregon.

1988-1989

Instructor, English Department, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain.

·       Instructor, School of Tourism (C.E.N.P.), Sevilla, Spain (September-December).

1987-1988

Teaching Assistant, Department of Romance Languages, Harvard University.

Courses I Regularly Teach

·       Spanish 3110 & 3120 "Advanced Composition and Conversation"

·       Spanish 3460/5460 "Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics"

·       Spanish 4437/5437 "Applied Phonetics"

·       Spanish 4438/5438 "Hispanic Dialectology and Sociolinguistics"

Research Interests

·       Speech perception and language understanding

·       First and second language acquisition

·       Spanish phonetics and phonology

·       Language pedagogy

·       Dialectology and Sociolinguistics (identity and exile)

Current Research

Selected Refereed Journal Articles, Selected Proceedings, and Book Chapters

*Designates a student

·      Subjunctive use variation among monolingual speakers: A cross-dialect analysis,” Muriel Gallego and Emilia Alonso-Marks. Spanish in Context. Resubmitted. December 2013.

 

·      El universo estético de Isaac del Vando Villar:  De la Andalucía moderna a las películas de Gardel, el jazz de Paul Whiteman, el bastón de Fred Astaire” [The aesthetic universe of Isaac del Vando Villar: From modern Andalusia to Gardel's films, Paul Whiteman's jazz, Fred Astaire's cane], Thoma R Franz and Emilia Alonso-Marks. Accepted for publication. October 2013.

 

·      Los hablantes por herencia,” Emilia Alonso-Marks. Forthcoming. Enciclopedia de lingüística hispánica. Ed. Javier Gutiérrez-Rexach. Routledge Publishing Co.

 

·      Heritage Spanish speakers in school settings: Are their needs being met?” J.E. Espinoza Moore* and E. Alonso-Marks. Bilingual and Multilingual Education in the 21st century: Building on Experience. Ed. C. Abello-Contesse, P. Chandler, M.D. López-Jiménez and R. Chacón-Beltrán. Multilingual Matters, 2013. 299-314. Print. ISBN 9781783090693

 

·      Assessing the impact of a short-term study abroad program on gains in cross-cultural sensitivity,” Emilia Alonso-Marks. La Lingüística aplicada en la era de la globalización [Applied Linguistics in the Age of Globalization]. Ed. by A. Llanes-Baró, L. Astrid Ciro, L. Gallego Balsà and R.M. Mateu Serra. Lleida: Edicions de la Universitat de Lleida, Spain. 2013. ISBN 978-84-8409-593-4.

 

·      Vowel mutability in print in English and Spanish,” Danny R. Moates and Emilia Alonso-Marks.  The Mental Lexicon 7:3, 326-350, December 2012.

 

·      Una mirada a fondo al proceso de la contra-urbanización: Patrones migratorios en la Andalucía rural” [A closer look at the counter-urbanization process: Migratory patterns in rural Andalucía], Emilia Alonso-Marks and Mariche G. Bayonas (University of North Carolina, Greensboro). El español, integrador de culturas. Ensayos. Serie Reflexión 15. [Spanish, integrator of cultures. Essays. Reflection Series 15]. Ed. by J. H. Valdivieso and E. Ruiz-Fornells. Editorial Orbis Press, 2012. ISBN: 978-1-931139-70-0.

 

·      Heritage Language Speakers,” Emilia Alonso-Marks. ELIA 11, 183-187, 2011.

 

·      Perceived writing likes and needs in Spanish and English as Foreign Languages,” Anthony Bruton (Universidad de Sevilla, Spain), Emilia Alonso-Marks and Ángeles Broca (Universidad de Sevilla, Spain). Hispania, 93, 3, 471-489, September 2010.

 

·       Integrating communication skills: Meaningful projects for beginning writing and conversation students,” Emilia Alonso-Marks. Ways and Modes of Human Communication. Colección estudios 129, XX. Ed. by R. Caballero and M.J. Pinar. Cuenca: Ediciones de la Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Asociación Española de Lingüística Aplicada, 2010. ISBN: 978-84-8427-759-0.

 

·      Exilio y patria en la última poesía de Ernestina de Champourcin” [Exile and homeland in the last poems of Ernestina de Champourcin], Emilia Alonso-Marks and Thomas Franz. Ojáncano, 35, 31-45, April 2009.

 

·      Monolingual and bilingual children’s abilities to distinguish novel languages,” Emilia Alonso-Marks, Nekane Oroz-Bretón (Universidad Pública de Navarra, Spain), Z.S. Bond, Verna Stockmal and Liz McKenna.* Trends in Cognitive Linguistics: Theoretical and Applied Models, 277-291. Ed. by J. Valenzuela, A. Rojo and C. Soriano. Peter Lang, 2009. ISBN: 978-3-631-57307-5.

· Rhythmic characteristics of prose and verse in varieties of Portuguese,” Z.S. Bond, Verna Stockmal, Emilia Alonso-Marks and Audra Woods.* Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 123, 5, 3337, 2008.

·      Incorporating service-learning in the Spanish classroom: Challenges and solutions,” Emilia Alonso-Marks. Porta Linguarum, 9, 157-165, January 2008.

 

Book in Preparation

·       Las palomas de San Blas” [Saint Blaise's doves], Emilia Alonso Marks. Book project. I started writing this book in the spring of 2009. The book is based on data I collected over a two-year period and analyzed over another two-year period. It deals with identity issues pertaining to two communities that have become in contact in rural Spain, a community of old-time residents and a community of recently arrived residents. This project will contribute to the on-going dialogue in the discipline, about identity and exile.


Articles Submitted, Revising to Resubmit, Resubmitted, or in Preparation

·     “Perception of differences in rhythmic properties in Portuguese,” Emilia Alonso-Marks, Zinny S. Bond, and Verna Stockmal. IRB approved in June 2010. Pilot study conducted in winter 2011, and data collected in winter 2012. In fall 2012 we presented a paper at the Laboratory Approaches to Romance Phonology (LARP) Conference in Mexico City, and another set of data at the Ohio Latin-Americanist Conference in February 2013. The final project will be presented at the PLUS (Portuguese Linguistics in the United States) Conference in November 2013. Manuscript in preparation.

·    Losing the Fear of Speaking: Tackling Anxiety in the Foreign Language Classroom,” Irene Ramos Arbolí* and Emilia Alonso-Marks. IRB approved in April 2012. Data collection began in fall 2012. Data analysis and interpretation under way. Subset of data presented in February 2013. Manuscript in preparation.

·    Comprehension and Production of Morphologically Complex Words and the Relation to Reading and Academic Achievement in Monolingual and Second Language Learners,” María Dolores García-Torres,* Emilia Alonso-Marks, and Sally Marinellie. IRB approved in February 2013. Data collection completed in summer 2013. Data analysis and interpretation began in fall 2013.

·    Peer Word Definition Strategies in Monolingual and Bilingual Adolescents,” Sally Marinellie, Emilia Alonso-Marks, Rebecca Warhola,* and Anita Belfiore.* Data coding began in winter 2012 and continued through spring 2013. Data interpretation began in fall 2013.

·    Pragmatic routines during study abroad programs: The impact of acculturation and intensity of interaction.” E. Ariadna Sánchez-Hernández,* Ph.D. candidate; Eva Alarcón (Universitat Jaume I, Castelló, Spain); Emilia Alonso-Marks. IRB approved in September 2013. Data collection began in fall 2013.

·     “Perception of differences in rhythmic properties in Portuguese,” Emilia Alonso-Marks, Zinny S. Bond, and Verna Stockmal. IRB approved in June 2010. Pilot study conducted in winter 2011, and data collected in winter 2012. In fall 2012 we presented a paper at the Laboratory Approaches to Romance Phonology (LARP) Conference in Mexico City, and another set of data at the Ohio Latin-Americanist Conference in February 2013. The final project will be presented at the PLUS (Portuguese Linguistics in the United States) Conference in November 2013. Manuscript in preparation.

Conferences

Recent Papers and Posters

·      The effect of productivity and opacity in Spanish derived words,” Puli García-Torres* and Emilia Alonso-Marks. Abstract accepted for presentation. XXXII Asociación Española de Lingüística Aplicada (AESLA) [Spanish Association of Applied Linguistics] Conference, Sevilla, Spain, April 2014.

 

·       “Frequency of subjunctive use in oral production in two varieties of Spanish.” Muriel Gallego and Emilia Alonso-Marks. Abstract accepted for presentation. XXXII Asociación Española de Lingüística Aplicada (AESLA) [Spanish Association of Applied Linguistics] Conference, Sevilla, Spain, April 2014.

 

·      Non-native perspectives on the perception of rhythm: Genre in two varieties of Portuguese.” Emilia Alonso-Marks, Zinny S. Bond and Verna Stockmal. Presented by Emilia Alonso-Marks. Portuguese Linguistics in the United States (PLUS) Conference, Athens, GA, November 2013.

 

·       “Knowledge, use, variation, and change in subjunctive complement clauses by native speakers of Spanish of two varieties,” Muriel Gallego and Emilia Alonso-Marks. Co-presented. Kentucky Foreign Language Conference (KFLC), Lexington, Kentucky, April 2013.

 

·      Informes de jueces no-nativos sobre dos variedades de portugués,” Emilia Alonso-Marks, Zinny S. Bond and Verna Stockmal. Presented by Emilia Alonso-Marks. Ohio Latin-Americanist Conference (OLAC), Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio, February 2013.

 

·      Non-native judgments of speaking genres and dialects in two varieties of Portuguese,” Emilia Alonso-Marks, Zinny S. Bond and Verna Stockmal. Presented by Emilia Alonso Marks. Laboratory Approaches to Romance Phonology (LARP) Conference, Mexico City, Mexico, October 2012.

 

·      Isaac del Vando-Villar: Hombre de letras pero ante todo, poeta,” Thomas R. Franz and Emilia Alonso-Marks. Co-presented. Asociación Hispánica de Humanidades (Hispanic Association for the Humanities) Conference, Madrid, Spain, June 2012.

 

·      Assessing the impact of a short-term study abroad program on gains in cross-cultural sensitivity,” Emilia Alonso-Marks. Asociación Española de Lingüística Aplicada (AESLA) [Spanish Applied Linguistics Association] Conference, Lleida, Spain, April 2012.

 

·      Gains in cross-cultural sensitivity and cultural awareness in the study abroad context,” Emilia Alonso-Marks. American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Conference, Boston, MA, March 24-26, 2012.

 

·      The effects of attitudes and motivation on EFL learning: Ecuatorian students at CEDEI,” Rosa M. Piqueres-Gilabert* (Indiana University) and Emilia Alonso-Marks. Presented by Rosa M. Piqueres-Gilabert.* 12th Annual Graduate Symposium: Global Perspectives in Linguistic Studies. Purdue University, March 2012.

 

·      La influencia de los programas de estudio en el extranjero en el desarrollo de la sensibilidad croscultural” [The impact of study abroad programs on the development of cross-cultural sensitivity], Emilia Alonso-Marks. Congreso Mundial de Profesores de Español (COMPROFES) [World Spanish Teachers Conference], Instituto Cervantes, November, 21-23, 2011.

 

·      Attitudes and motivation in successful EFL learning: The case of Ecuadorian students at CEDEI,” Rosa M. Piqueres Gilabert* and Emilia Alonso-Marks. Presented by Rosa M. Piqueres Gilabert*. Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, Lexington, KY, April 2011.

 

·      Measures of cross-cultural sensitivity in successful EFL learning: The case of Ecuadorian students at CEDEI,” Rosa M Piqueres Gilabert* and Emilia Alonso-Marks. Co-presented. 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Colloquium on Spanish, Portuguese and Catalan Linguistics, Literatures, and Cultures, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, February 2011.

 

·      Designing meaningful projects that integrate writing and conversation skills,” Emilia Alonso-Marks. American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Conference, Boston, MA, November 2010.

 

·      Vowel mutability in print in English and Spanish,” Danny Moates and Emilia Alonso-Marks. Co-presented. Laboratory Approaches to Romance Phonology (LARP) Conference, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, September 2010.

 

·      Linguistic signs of identity among itinerant societies in rural Andalucía,” Mariche G. Bayonas (University of North Carolina, Greensboro) and Emilia Alonso-Marks. Presented by Mariche G. Bayonas. Spanish in Society Conference: Mediating Spaces, 5th International Conference of Hispanic Linguistics, University of Limerick, Ireland, July 2010.

 

·      Heritage Spanish Speakers in School Settings: Are We Meeting the Needs of These Students?” Jaime E. Espinoza Moore* and Emilia Alonso-Marks. Co-presented. 11th Biennial ELIA International Conference: Bilingualism and Multilingualism in School Settings, Sevilla, Spain, March 18-19, 2010.

 

·      Writing in a Foreign Language: Addressing Students’ Likes and Needs,” Anthony Bruton (Universidad de Sevilla, Spain), Emilia Alonso-Marks and Ángeles Broca (Universidad de Sevilla, Spain)]. Presented by Emilia Alonso Marks. 9th Ohio Latin Americanist Conference, Athens, OH, February 27, 2010.

 

·      Una mirada a fondo al proceso de la contra-urbanización: Patrones migratorios en la Andalucía rural” [A closer look at the counter-urbanization process: Migratory patterns in rural Andalucía], Emilia Alonso-Marks and Mariche G. Bayonas (University of North Carolina, Greensboro). Presented by Emilia Alonso Marks. V International Conference of the Hispanic Association for the Humanities (AHH), Sevilla, Spain, June 2009.

 

·      Integrating communication skills: Meaningful projects for beginning writing and conversation students,” Emilia Alonso-Marks. XXVII AESLA (Spanish Association of Applied Linguistics) International Conference, Ciudad Real, Spain, March 2009.

 

·      Counter-urbanization into rural Spain: Linguistic signs of identity,” Mariche G. Bayonas (University of North Carolina, Greensboro) and Emilia Alonso-Marks. Presented by Mariche G. Bayonas. AAAL (American Association of Applied Linguistics) Conference, University of Colorado, Denver, March 2009.

 

·      Características rítmicas de la prosa y el verso en dos variedades del portugués: el portugués europeo y el portugués brasileño” [Rhythmic features in prose and verse of two varieties of Portuguese: European Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese], Z.S. Bond, V. Stockmal, Emilia Alonso-Marks and A. Woods.* Presented by Emilia Alonso Marks. 8th Ohio Latin-Americanist Conference, Ohio University, Athens, February 2009.

 

·      The counter-urbanization experience: Migration in rural Spain,” Mariche G. Bayonas (University of North Carolina, Greensboro) and Emilia Alonso-Marks. Presented by Mariche G. Bayonas. MIFLC (Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference), University of North Carolina, Wilmington, October 2008.

 

·      Rhythmic characteristics of prose and verse in varieties of Portuguese,” Z.S. Bond, Verna Stockmal, Emilia Alonso-Marks and A. Woods.* Presented by Emilia Alonso Marks. Acoustics 08 (Acoustical Society of America Meeting), Paris, July 2008.

 

·      The influence of the feature [sonorant] in lexical access in Spanish,” Danny Moates, Emilia Alonso-Marks and Darío Barrera (Universidad de Sevilla, Spain). Co-presented. Acoustics 08 (Acoustical Society of America Meeting), Paris, July 2008.

 

·      Examining counterurbanization: Sociolinguistic adaptation of the local community,” Emilia Alonso Marks and Mariche G. Bayonas (University of North Carolina, Greensboro). Presented by Emilia Alonso-Marks. Arizona Linguistics and Anthropology Symposium, University of Arizona, Tucson, May 9-11, 2008.

 

Recent Invited Talks

·       "Designing Cooperative Communicative Activities for the Foreign Language Classroom," Language Learning Series, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, February 2012.

·       Writing in English and Spanish as Foreign Languages,” Colloquium, Department of Modern Languages, Ohio University, October 2010.

·       Implementing Cooperative Communicative Activities for Foreign Language Learners,” Foreign Language Unit, College of Arts and Sciences, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Sintok, Malaysia, June 2010.

·       The rhythm of two varieties of Portuguese: Its sensitivity to task demands,” Colloquium, Department of Linguistics, Ohio University, October 2008.

·       Children’s Language Identification Ability,” Colloquium, Department of English Language and Linguistics, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain, June 2008.

Interviews

·       Guest speaker at Conversations From Studio B, a WOUB radio talk show, with host Kelee Riesbeck, May 2008.

·       Guest speaker at Rise! Radio Talk Show hosted by Burnette Clingman of Burnette Clingman Enterprises, Dayton, Ohio, June 2006.

Recent and Current Sponsored Research Projects, Awards and Grants

2012-2016

Ohio University: Presidential Teacher Award

2010-2013

Ministry of Education and Innovation, Government of Spain: Research Project, “Percepción de los sonidos del inglés y del español por estudiantes de segundas lenguas” [Perception of Spanish and English Sounds by Second Language Learners]. PI: Dr. Teresa López Soto (Universidad de Sevilla). I am a co-investigator in this project.

2010-2013

Ministry of Education and Innovation, Government of Spain: Research Project, “La Enseñanza de Lenguas Extranjeras: Tareas con Contenido” [Foreign Language Teaching: Adding Content to Task]. PI: Dr. Anthony Bruton (Universidad de Sevilla). I am a co-investigator in this project.

2012

Ohio University: Faculty Fellowship Leave (spring).

·       International Travel Fund

Scholarly Outreach

Recent and Current Editorships/Membership in Scientific Committees

2013-Present

Member, Scientific Committee, Spanish Association for Applied Linguistics

2009-Present

Reviewer, Hispania (AATSP Journal)

2007

Reviewer, Selected Proceedings of the Hispanic Linguistics Symposium, San Antonio, TX, published with Cascadilla Press in 2008.

 

Recent Guest speaker Co-sponsorships and Co-organizations

2013

Dr. Haralambos Symeonidis, Associate Professor of Spanish Linguistics, University of Kentucky. Colloquium sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages and the Latin American Studies Program [fall].

Dr. Mary L. Zampini, Associate Professor of Spanish, LeMoyne College. Colloquium sponsored by the Institute for the Empirical Study of Language, the Department of Linguistics and the Department of Psychology [spring].

2012

Dr. Anna Babel, Assistant Professor of Spanish, The Ohio State University. Colloquium sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages, Latin American Studies, and the College of Arts and Sciences [fall].

2011

Dr. Rajiv Saxena, Fulbright Senior Scholar, Spanish and Latin American Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. Visit co-sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages, Latin American Studies, the Center for International Studies, the Office of Diversity, Access and Equity, and the College of Arts and Sciences [winter].

2010

Dr. Terrell Morgan, Professor of Hispanic Linguistics, The Ohio State University. Colloquium sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages, Latin American Studies, and the Department of Linguistics [winter].

2008

Dr. Teresa López Soto, Associate Professor of English Language and Linguistics, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain. Colloquium sponsored by the Institute for the Empirical Study of Language [summer].

Organizations

American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP)

American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL)

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)

Hispanic Association for the Humanities (AHH)

Linguistic Society of America (LSA)

Spanish Association of Applied Linguistics (AESLA)

Spanish Association for the Teaching of Spanish as a Foreign Language (ASELE)

Ohio Foreign Language Association (OFLA)

Ohio Foreign Language Alliance (OVFLA)