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Emilia Alonso-Sameño/Alonso-Marks

Emilia Alonso-Sameño, self portrait
Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies & Director of the Institute of the Empirical Study of Language
Gordy 247
Institute for the Empirical Study of Language

She is also director of the Institute for the Empirical Study of Language and an an affiliated faculty in Latin American Studies.

Find Emilia Alonso-Marks on Research Gate and on Academia.

Education

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

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

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

B.A., English, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain, 1987.

Certificate of Pedagogical Aptitude, Institute of Educational Sciences, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain, 1987.

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

Research Interests

  • Speech perception and language understanding
  • First and Second language acquisition
  • Bilingualism and heritage learners
  • Intercultural competence
  • Pragmatics and language use
  • Study Abroad
  • Language pedagogy (including computer-mediated approaches)
  • Dialectology and Sociolinguistics (identity and exile)

Awards

Faculty Fellowship Leave, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. Spring 2019-20.

Fellow, COIL (Collaborative Online International Learning) Program. Fall 2019-20.

Tenured Fellow, Bruning Teaching Academy, 2016-17.

Service Award, Office of the Nationally Competitive Awards, Spring 2013-14.

Presidential Teacher Award, 2012-15.

Publications

Recent Journal Articles, Selected Proceedings, and Book Chapters

Caldwell, L., Sánchez-Hernández, A. and Alonso-Marks, E. 2021. Written pragmatic competence of heritage language learners and foreign language learners of Spanish: Exploring discourse marker use, Heritage Language Journal. Submitted.

Alonso-Marks, E. and Salazar-Tornez, I. 2021. Rurality from the perspective of its inhabitants: Analyzing participant responses to in-depth questionnaires, photographs and reflections from an ethnographic study in Southern Ecuador, Iberoamerican Journal of Development Studies, 10(1):166-192. DOI: 10.26754/ojs_ried/ijds.515.

Alonso-Marks, E. and Sánchez-Hernández, A. 2020. Intercultural development during short-term study abroad: The role of intensity of interaction on cross-cultural sensitivity, ELIA (Applied English Linguistics Studies), 20, 13-46.

Sánchez-Hernández, A. and Alonso-Marks, E. 2018. Cross-cultural sensitivity and intensity of interaction in study abroad: A developmental approach, Porta Linguarum, 30, 165-175.

Sánchez-Hernández, A. and Alonso-Marks, E. 2018. Factors affecting the acquisition of Spanish pragmatic routines during study abroad. In: Díaz-Pérez, F.J. and Moreno, M.A. (eds.), Languages at the Crossroads: Training, Accreditation and Context of Use. 33-50. Jaén, Spain: Publicaciones de la Universidad de Jaén. ISBN: 978-84-9159-108-5.

Alonso-Marks, E. 2016. Hablantes de herencia. In: Gutiérrez-Rexach, J. (ed.), Enciclopedia de lingüística hispánica. Volume 2. Part III. 527-535. New York: Taylor and Francis Group. Routledge Publishing.

García-Torres, P. and Alonso-Marks, E. 2015. The effect of opacity and productivity of Spanish suffixes on derived words. Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, 173, 154-161.

Gallego, M. and Alonso-Marks, E. 2015. Frequency of subjunctive use in oral production in two varieties of Spanish. Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, 173, 162-167.

Recent Presentations, Workshops

Alonso-Marks, E. and Magadla, S. Developing intercultural sensitivity through collaborative virtual exchange. 8th International Conference on the Development and Assessment of Intercultural Competence (ICC), Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy (CERCLL), University of Arizona, January 27-30, 2022. Online. Abstract accepted for presentation.

Alonso-Marks, E. and Bayonas, M.G. Politeness strategies in the greetings of Spanish L2 learners in online environments. Modern Language Association (MLA) International Symposium on Languages and Cultures Across Borders, Glasgow, Scotland, UK. June 2-4, 2022. Abstract accepted for presentation.

Alonso-Marks, E. and Sánchez-Hernández, A. Development of speech act production during short-term study abroad: US students in Spain. Hispanic Linguistics Symposium (HLS), Wake Forest University, October 7-9, 2021. Online. Abstract accepted for presentation.

Bayonas, M.G. and Alonso-Marks, E. Greetings in L2 Spanish online learning: New challenges and discoveries. Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference (MIFLC), October 7-9, 2021. Online. Abstract accepted for presentation.

Alonso-Marks, E. and Bayonas, M.G. E-chat politeness strategies in the greetings of foreign language learners of Spanish. Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference (MIFLC), October 7-9, 2021. Online. Abstract accepted for presentation.

Sánchez-Hernández, A. and Alonso-Marks, E. Developing Spanish L2 pragmatic skills during global opportunities programs: a focus on compliments and invitations. International Congress of General Linguistics (CILG), Universidad de Sevilla, Spain. June 23-25, 2021. https://cilg2020.es/

Alonso-Marks, E., Sánchez-Hernández, A. and Caldwell, L. Discourse marker use in college compositions: the case of heritage and foreign language learners of Spanish. 8th National Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language, CUNY, New York, May 13-15, 2021. https://8nsshl2021.commons.gc.cuny.edu/.

Alonso-Marks, E. Native language users peer interactions in a COIL pronunciation project: The case of foreign language learners of Spanish in the USA and India, Colloquium, Department of Modern Languages, Ohio University, February 25, 2021. Invited.

Caldwell, L., Sánchez-Hernández, A. and Alonso-Marks, E. Written pragmatic competence of heritage and foreign language learners of Spanish: exploring discourse markers use. Online International Bilingualism, Heritage Languages and Migration Conference, National Distance Education University (UNED), Madrid, Spain, November 12-13, 2020. https://biuned2020.weebly.com/

Magadla, S. and Alonso-Marks, E. COIL Reflections: OHIO and Rhodes University, International Week, Ohio University, November 9, 2020. Invited.

Alonso-Marks, E. Internationalizing the curriculum. Center for International Studies, Latin American Studies Program, Ohio University, October 23, 2020. Invited.

Alonso-Marks, E. Latinx and Hispanic identities are not the same. Latinx and Hispanic Program, Celebrating LGBTQ+ Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Awareness, Division of Diversity & Inclusion, Ohio University, September 28, 2020. Invited.

Alonso-Marks, E. Spanish pronunciation, syllabification and accentuation. Workshop for advanced students of Spanish. Centre of Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and Latin American Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, February 4-March 3, 2020. Invited.

Alonso-Marks, E. Internationalizing the curriculum for the development of global awareness, Amity University, Gurugram, India, February 25, 2020. Invited.

Alonso-Marks, E. La diversidad lingüística de España (=Linguistic diversity in Spain), Amity University, Gurugram, India, February 25, 2020. Invited.

Salazar-Tornez, I. and Alonso-Marks, E. Ruralidad desde la perspectiva de sus habitantes: análisis de respuestas a entrevistas en profundidad y fotografías de un estudio etnográfico en el sur del Ecuador. Ohio Latin Americanist Conference (OLAC), Ohio University, USA, February 2020.

Alonso-Marks, E. Missionary ambassadors in Cusco, Peru, Athens Catholic Community, Benefit Dinner for the Archidiocese of Cusco, Peru, Holy Family Center, Christ the King University Parish, November 8, 2019. Invited.

Alonso-Marks, E. Spanish language learning through telecollaboration: Preparing our students for the digital, global era, Colloquium, Department of Modern Languages, Ohio University, October 10, 2019. Invited.

Alonso-Marks, E. Effects of global opportunity programs on developing inter-cultural competence and L2 pragmatic skills: A focus on invitations, Institute for the Empirical Study of Language, Ohio University, September 20, 2019. Invited.

Alonso-Marks, E. An evening with Óscar Romero: Missionary disciples in El Salvador and how we are linked to the people of Central America in the bonds of global solidarity, Peace and Justice Ministry, Holy Family Center, Christ the King University Parish, April 9, 2019. Invited.

Alonso-Marks, E. and Sánchez-Hernández, A. Effects of short-term study abroad programs on developing intercultural competence and L2 pragmatic skills. 27th Conference on Spanish in the US and 12th Conference on Spanish in Contact with Other Languages, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio. April 4-6, 2019.

Alonso-Marks, E. and Sánchez-Hernández, A. Development of cross-cultural sensitivity during a short-term study abroad program in Spain. 37th Conference of the Asociación Española de Lingüística Aplicada (AESLA) [Spanish Association of Applied Linguistics] Conference, Valladolid, Spain, March 27-29, 2019.

Alonso-Marks, E. and Sánchez-Hernández, A. Intercultural and pragmatic gains during a short-term study abroad program in Spain. Hispanic Linguistics Symposium (HLS), University of Texas at Austin, October 25-27, 2018.

Franz, T. and Alonso-Marls, E. El teresianismo ilusorio de Gertrudis en La tía Tula de Unamuno. 9th  International Conference of the Asociación Hispánica de Humanidades (AHH) [Hispanic Association for the Humanities], Cáceres, Spain, June 19-22, 2018.

Alonso-Marks, E. and Sánchez-Hernández, A. Factors affecting the acquisition of Spanish pragmatic routines during study abroad. Kentucky Foreign Language Conference (KFLC), Lexington, KY, April 2018.

Alonso-Marks, E. and Marken-Gallo, E. Adopting Non-Invasive Preventative Measures against Chagas Disease: Respecting Rural Living Spaces in Southern Ecuador. Ohio Latin Americanist Conference (OLAC), Ohio State University, USA, October 2017.

Alonso-Marks, E. Laudato Si’: On care for our common home, 72th Annual Convention, Diocesan Council of Catholic Women, Holy Family Church, Steubenville, Ohio, June 7, 2017. Invited.

Alonso-Marks, E. and Sánchez-Hernández, A. Acquisition of Spanish pragmatic routines in study abroad. 35th Conference of the Asociación Española de Lingüística Aplicada (AESLA) [Spanish Association of Applied Linguistics], Jaén, Spain, May 2017.

Alonso-Marks, E. and Marken-Gallo, E. Entomological Searches: Reclaiming the Home as a Personal Space. LAGO Conference, Tulane University, USA, January 2017.

Alonso-Marks, E. Intercultural Communication in Study Abroad, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, The Ohio State University, September 2016. Invited.

Alonso-Marks, E. and Sánchez-Hernández, A. Intercultural sensitivity and intensity of interaction in study abroad: A developmental approach. 8th Workshop in Spanish Sociolinguistics. University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, April 2016.

Alonso-Marks, E. and Sánchez-Hernández, A. Cross-cultural sensitivity and target language exposure in study abroad: A developmental approach. Applied English Linguistics Studies (ELIA) Conference, Seville, Spain, July 2015.

Ramos-Silgado, Y., Moates, D. and Alonso-Marks, E. Morphological complexity of derivationally suffixed words. Kentucky Foreign Language Conference (KFLC), Lexington, KY, April 2015.

Sánchez-Hernández, A., García-Torres, P. and Alonso-Marks, E.  Acquisition of Spanish pragmatic routines in a study abroad context: US students in Ecuador. 25th Conference on Spanish in the US, The City College of New York, New York, March 26-29, 2015.

Professional Referees

Professional Memberships

  • Hispanic Association of the Humanities (AHH)
  • Modern Language Association (MLA)
  • Spanish Association for Applied Linguistics (AESLA)
  • Ohio Foreign Language Association (OFLA)
  • Ohio Valley Foreign Language Alliance (OVFLA)
  • Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish Honorary Society)