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David Bell

Dr. David Bell

Associate Professor & Chair

Linguistics
Gordy 383C
belld@ohio.edu
740-593-4562

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Education

Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics, Boston University, 1994

MA in Linguistics, San Diego State University, 1989

PGCE (Post-Graduate Certificate of Education), University of Sussex, 1975

B.Sc. in Sociology, N.E. London University, 1970

Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor, Linguistics Department, Ohio University 2007-present
  • Undergraduate Chair, Linguistics Department, Ohio University, 2001- 2017
  • Director, COULD (annual Conference of the Ohio University Linguistics Department), Ohio University, 2006-2012
  • Director, Education Abroad, OLEC (Ohio Leipzig European Center), Leipzig, Germany, Spring 2008
  • Assistant Professor, Linguistics Department, Ohio University, 2001-2007
  • Director LCTL (Lesser Commonly Taught Languages), Ohio University, 2003-2006
  • Visiting Professor, Linguistics Department, Ohio University, 1999-2001
  • Assistant Professor, Language Center, Nagoya University of Commerce and Business Administration, Japan, 1995-1999
  • Adjunct Professor, English Department, George Mason University, 1995
  • Lecturer, Department of EFL, George Washington University, 1992-1995
  • Teacher-Trainer, Center for Language Education and Development, Georgetown University, 1993-1994
  • Lecturer, Department of English, Boston University, 1989-1992
  • Teacher-Trainer, University of California San Diego, 1988-1989
  • Lecturer, Department of Linguistics, San Diego State University, 1987-1989
  • Teacher-Trainer, The British School, Rome, Italy, 1985-1987
  • LUISS (Libera Universita Internazionale degli Studi Sociali), Rome, Italy, 1985-1987
  • Director of Studies, International House, Rome, Italy, 1978-1985
  • Teacher of EFL, St. Giles College, Brighton, England, 1975-1978

Publications

Articles

Bell, D. M. (2010). Nevertheless, Still and Yet: Concessive Cancellative Discourse Markers. Journal of Pragmatics, 42/7, 1912-1927.

Bell, D. M. (2009). Mind You. Journal of Pragmatics, 41, 915-920.

Bell, D. M (2009) Another breakthrough, another baby thrown out with the bathwater. ELT Journal, 63/3, 255-262.

Bell, D. M. (2007). Sentence Initial And and But in Academic Writing. Journal of Pragmatics, 17 (2) 183-202.

Bell, D. M. (2007). Do teachers think that methods are dead? ELT Journal 61/2, 35-143.

Bell, D. M. (2004). Correlative and non-correlative “on the other hand.” Journal of Pragmatics 36, 2179-2184.

Bell, D. M. (2003). Selecting TV News items for use in the EFL/ESL Classroom. TESL-EJ, 7 (3).

Bell, D. M. (2003). Method and postmethod: Are they really so incompatible? TESOL Quarterly, 37, 325-336.

Bell, D. M. (2002). Beyond Methods and Back Again. TESOL Teacher Education Interest Section Newsletter,18: 3-4

Bell, D. M. (2001). Using TV News Items in the Second Language Classroom. OHIO TESOL Newsletter 25:3, 19-23.

Bell, D. M. (1999). Rise Sally Rise: Communicating through dance. TESOL Journal, 8:1, 27-31

Bell, D. M. (1998).  Cancellative discourse markers: A core/periphery approach. Journal of Pragmatics, 8:4, 515-542.

Bell, D. M. (1998). Teaching Discourse Markers in EFL Composition. NUCB Journal of Language, Culture and Communication, 1:1, 29-46.

Bell, D. M. (1997). Steps to Dance in the Adult EFL Classroom. Journal of the Imagination in Language Learning Vol. IV, 34-39.

Bell, D. M. (1997).  Innuendo. Journal of Pragmatics 27:1, 35-61.

Bell, D. M. (1997). Amaterasu and the power of dance in the classroom. On JALT96: Crossing Borders. The Proceedings of the 23rd Annual JALT International Conference on Language/Teaching, Hiroshima, Japan Nov. 1996, 111-115.

Bell, D. M. (1997). The Communicative Use of Literature in the Language Classroom: Knowledge versus Experience-based Approaches. Journal of Communication and International Studies, 4:1, 1-19.

Bell, D. M. (1996). "Double TP": The value of teacher trainees repeating their practice lessons. The Teacher Trainer, 10:2, 22-23.    

Bell, D. M. (1996). Literature in the language classroom: A preliminary perspective. Journal of Communication and International Studies, 3:1, 1-11.

Book Reviews

Bell, D. M. (1998). Review of Ranald MacDonald: Pacific Rim Adventurer by Jo Ann Roe. NUCB Journal of Language, Culture and Communication, 1:1, 95-97.

Bell, D. M. (1998). Review of The Only Woman in the Room by Beate Sirota Gordon. NUCB Journal of Language, Culture and Communication, 1:1, 97-99.

Bell, D. M. (1991).  Review of On Humor: Its Nature and Place in Modern Society by Michael Mulkay.  Journal of Pragmatics 15:1, 96-99.

Bell, D. M. (1991). Review of Talking Power: The Politics of Language by Robin Tolmach Lakoff.  The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs 15/2, 191-193.

Presentations

Bell, D. M., & Moran, T. (Oct. 2016). From Combat Ready-to-Eat Rations for Warfighters to On-the-Go Food for Athletes, Workers, and Gamers: How the Military Has Influenced the Way We Talk about Food.  Sixth International Conference on Food Studies. University of California, Berkeley.

Bell, D. M. (May 2016). Developing Pragmatic Competence in the EFL Classroom. University of Cuenca, Ecuador.

Bell, D. M., & Moran, T. (Sept. 2015). Wine Into Words: Comparing The Tasting Notes of Terry Theise and Jancis Robinson Fifth International Conference on Food Studies. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia.

Bell, D. M., & Moran, T. (June 2015). To De- or Re-mystify Wine?: The Tasting Notes of Terry Theise and Jancis Robinson,  Bridging The Past, Cultivating The Future, AFHVS/ASFS/SAFN Annual Conference, Chatham University.

Bell, D. M. (Nov. 2012). Abstraction and Simulation: A Framework for Understanding and Evaluating Language Teaching Methodologies. OHIO TESOL, Columbus, Ohio.

Bell, D. M. (Oct. 2009). POP and OBE: Are they really so incompatible? OHIO TESOL, Columbus, Ohio.

Bell, D. M. (Apr. 2009). Pragmatics and Language Teaching. University of Cuenca, Ecuador.

Bell, D. M. (Apr. 2009). Semantics and Pragmatics. Workshop, University of Cuenca, Ecuador.

Bell, D. M. (Oct. 2008). Commonality and individuality in academic writing: The shared and differing uses of additive and cancellative discourse markers. OHIO TESOL, Columbus, Ohio.

Bell, D. M., & Moran, T. (June 2008). Common and individual uses of additive and contrastive discourse markers in academic writing. CERLIS University of Bergamo, Italy.

Bell, D. M. (June 2008). Mind You as a cancellative discourse marker. Invited speaker. Culture Club, Institut für Anglistik Universität Leipzig.

Bell, D. M. (Nov. 2007). Do we still need native English speaker communicative teachers? Invited speaker at OHIO TESOL, Columbus, Ohio.

Bell, D. M. (July 2007). Mind You. 10th International Pragmatics Conference – Göteborg, Sweden.

Bell, D. M. (Nov. 2006). Just what is content in Content-Based Instruction? OHIO TESOL, Columbus, Ohio.

Bell, D. M. (June 2006). Sentence-Initial “And” and “But” in Academic Writing. The 3rd Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies (IVACS), Nottingham University, UK.

Bell, D. M. (May 2006).Teaching and Assessing Oral Skills. (Two-day Workshop, Invited speaker). PUCMM (Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra), Santiago, Dominican Republic.

Bell, D. M. (Apr. 2006).Teacher Attitudes Towards the Concept of Method. Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, Lexington, KY.

Bell, D. M. (Nov. 2005). What corpus-based research can tell us about teaching discourse markers. OHIO TESOL, Columbus, Ohio.

Bell, D. M. (July 2005). A corpus-based analysis of cancellative discourse markers. AILA 2005 Madison, WI.

Bell, D. M. (May 2005). “Mind You” as a Cancellative Discourse Marker. COULD 2005, Athens, Ohio.

Bell, D. M. (Nov. 2004). Enhancing Grammar Discovery Activities: Using Graphic Organizers To Facilitate Syntactic Parsing. OHIO TESOL, Columbus, Ohio.

Bell, D. M. (May 2004). A corpus analysis of "on the other hand." American Association of Applied Linguistics, Portland, OR.

Bell, D. M. (Apr. 2004). Do Teachers Think That Methods Are dead? TESOL Convention, Long Beach, CA.

Bell, D. M. (Nov. 2003). L2 Learner Comprehension Difficulties with combinations of Words and Pictures in TV news. OHIO TESOL, Columbus, Ohio.

Bell, D. M. (May 2003). The Relevance of Method in the Beliefs and Practices of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages. Ohio University 2nd Annual Education Research Conference, Athens, Ohio.

Bell, D. M. (Mar. 2003). Examining teachers’ use and understanding of the terminology of “method.” American Association of Applied Linguistics, Arlington, VA.

Bell, D. M. (Apr. 2002). Working with longer TV News items. TESOL Convention, Salt Lake City, UT.

Bell, D. M. (Apr. 2001). Towards Communicative Grammar Teaching: using authentic materials and grammar discovery approaches. OHIO TESOL, Athens, Ohio.

Bell, D. M. (Mar. 2001). Gesture, pronunciation and the ESL learner. TESOL Convention, Saint Louis, MO.

Bell, D. M. (Mar. 2001). L2 learner processing difficulties with voice-over TV news sequences. American Association of Applied Linguistics, Saint Louis, MO.

Bell, D. M. (Feb. 2001). Processing difficulties of second language learners with voice-over TV news sequences. Department of Linguistics Colloquium, Ohio University.

Bell, D. M. (Nov. 2000). “So, how do you think it went?”: Negotiating supervisor and peer assessments on a teaching practicum. Department of Linguistics Colloquium, Ohio University.

Bell, D. M. (Oct. 2000). Choosing and Using Longer TV News Items OHIO TESOL, Columbus Ohio.

Bell, D. M. (Mar. 2000). Improving Speech Fluency through Dance. TESOL, Vancouver, Canada.

Bell, D. M. (Mar. 1999). Using TV News in an EFL Context. TESOL, New York.

Bell, D. M. (Mar. 1998). Negotiating assessments in peer and supervisor feedback on a teaching practicum. American Association for Applied Linguistics Conference, Seattle, Washington.

Bell, D. M. (Feb. 1998). Using Movement in the Language Classroom. Workshop. NET, Nagoya.

Bell, D. M. (Oct. 1997). Rise Sally Rise: Pronunciation through dance. JALT, Hamamatsu, Japan.

Bell, D. M. (Mar. 1997). Dance and the power of kinesthetic learning. TESOL, Orlando, FL.

Bell, D. M. (Mar. 1997). Teaching Discourse Markers: A core/periphery approach. TESOL, Orlando, FL.

Bell, D. M. (Mar. 1997). “On the other hand”: Strategies for teaching tricky discourse markers. American Association for Applied Linguistics Conference, Orlando, FL.

Bell, D. M. (Nov. 1996). Amaterasu and the power of dance in the classroom. JALT, Hiroshima, Japan.

Bell, D. M. (Nov. 1996). Double TP:  A way to promote teacher reflection? JALT, Hiroshima, Japan.

Bell, D. M. (Mar. 1996). Steps to Dance in the Adult EFL Classroom. TESOL, Chicago, IL.

Bell, D. M. (Mar. 1996). Double TP: Can repeating lessons enhance teacher reflection? TESOL, Chicago, IL.

Bell, D. M. (Mar. 1996). Cancellative Discourse Markers. American Association for Applied Linguistics Conference, Chicago, IL.

Bell, D. M. (Mar. 1995). Pragmatics and the Teaching of Grammar. Pragmatics and Language Learning, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Bell, D. M. (Mar. 1995). But as a Cancellative Discourse Marker: A Unified Approach. International Linguistics Association, Georgetown University.

Bell, D. M. (Mar. 1994). Innuendo. American Association for Applied Linguistics Conference, Baltimore, MD.

Bell, D. M. (Oct. 1989). The Uses of Literature in the Teaching of Language. Linguistics Colloquium, San Diego State University, CA.

Professional Qualifications

RSA/Cambridge (DTEFLA - Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Adults), Accademia Britannica, Rome, Italy, 1981

RSA/Cambridge (CTEFLA - Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Adults), International House, London, UK, 1978

Service to the Profession

  • CAS Curriculum Committee, Ohio University, 2010-2013
  • Faculty Senate, Ohio University, 2007-2012
  • Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of ELT, Journal, 2006-2011
  • Chair of the Organizing Committee COULD (Conference of the Ohio University Linguistics Department), Ohio University, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

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