Members

Permanent members

Emilia Alonso-Marks
Modern Languages, A&S

markse@ohio.edu
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Emilia Alonso-Marks is Full Professor of Spanish at Ohio University, USA, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Spanish linguistics. Her main research interests include speech perception and lexical access, phonetics, language understanding, second language acquisition, and foreign language methodology. She received her PhD in applied linguistics from the University of Seville, Spain, after doing graduate work in linguistics and applied linguistics at Harvard University and the University of Oregon. Dr. Alonso-Marks has given talks at both national and international professional meetings. She is the author of numerous publications and serves as a reviewer for the US journal Hispania.




Mary Beaton
Modern Languages, A&S
beaton@ohio.edu

Mary Beaton is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Modern Languages at OU. She completed her PhD at Ohio State University in Hispanic Linguistics in 2015. Her work examines language variation through both quantitative and qualitative sociolinguistic methods. Specifically, she is interested in how society, grammar, and lexical frequency condition the use of socially-stigmatized vs. 'standard' language features. Her most recent projects include a sociopragmatic approach to variation between the Brazilian Portuguese terms 'favelado' and 'morador de favela' (both mean 'slum dweller') and an analysis of the production and perception of Puerto Rican syllable-final liquids.
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Zinny S. Bond
Linguistics, A&S 

bond@ohio.edu


Zinny Bond is Professor Emerita at Ohio University and Adjunct Professor at Ohio State University. Ph.D. from Ohio State University in linguistics, with psychology and speech and hearing science as concentrations. Research in phonetics, psychology of language, speech perception, and language contact. Currently examining changes in pronunciation changes influenced by language contact. Member of Acoustical Society of America, Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies, Linguistic Society of America.




Brooke Hallowell
Communication Sciences
& Disorders, HS&P
hallowel@ohio.edu
Brooke Hallowell, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is Professor and Coordinator of Ph.D. Programs and Director of the Neurolinguistics Laboratory in Communication Sciences and Disorders,. She served over eight years as Associate Dean for Research and Sponsored Programs in Ohio University’s College of Health and Human Services and six years as Director of the School of Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences. Her primary expertise is in neurogenic communication disorders in adults, including aphasia, dementia, and age-related communication issues. She is active in research and advocacy related to the development of technology to aid persons with disabilities, hospice care, and training for caregivers of adults with disabilities. Additionally she consults on technology transfer, research career development, and international collaboration in communication sciences and disorders. She holds a B.A. from Brown University, an M.S. from Lamar University, a certificate of Etudes Supérieures from the Conservatoire National de France, and Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. Prof. Hallowell chaired the first-ever Global Summit on Higher Education in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2012 and is deeply engaged in developing new academic and clinical programs, especially in underserved regions of the world. She is a former Fulbright Fellow and US national Finalist for the Thomas Ehrlich Award for Service Learning (National Campus Compact). She is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and Past President of the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders.





Scott H. Jarvis
Linguistics, A&S 

jarvis@ohio.edu

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Scott Jarvis holds the rank of professor in the Department of Linguistics at Ohio University, where he teaches courses in second language acquisition and language assessment. His current research interests deal primarily with crosslinguistic influence and lexical diversity, and within these areas he has focused on modeling and measuring the relevant constructs. He completed his PhD in linguistics at Indiana University in 1997 with a concentration in second language acquisition and a minor in semiotics. From 2007 to 2011, he served as associate editor for Language Learning, and since 2011 has served on the Board of Directors for this journal.





Chao-Yang Lee
Communication Sciences
& Disorders, HS&P
leecl@ohio.edu

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Chao-Yang Lee is an Associate Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Ohio University. He holds a Ph.D. in Cognitive Science from Brown University, M.A. in Linguistics from Brown University, and B.S. in Psychology from National Chengchi University. He also received postdoctoral training from the Speech Communication Group at MIT’s Research Laboratory of Electronics. His research explores the contribution of phonetic and cognitive knowledge to speech perception and spoken word recognition, particularly pertaining to the processing of lexical tones. He teaches phonetics, speech science, and experimental phonetics at Ohio University.





Sally Marinellie
Communication Sciences
& Disorders, HS&P
marinels@ohio.edu
Sally Marinellie is an Associate Professor at Ohio University in the Division of Communication Sciences and Disorders. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in language development, school-age language development/disorders, and administration for school speech-language pathologists. She received her PhD in speech-language pathology from the University, after working as a practicing speech-language pathologist in the public schools for several years. Dr. Marinellie’s research interests include school-age children’s syntactic and lexical development. She is the is the author of numerous publications and serves as a reviewer for the journal Language, Speech and Hearing Services in Schools.




Danny R. Moates
Psychology, A&S
moates@ohio.edu
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Danny R. Moates, Associate Professor Emeritus, Ohio University. Before retiring, Dr. Moates taught psycholinguistics, cognitive psychology, and history and systems of psychology in the Department of Psychology. His research interests lie in psycholinguistics, especially the recognition of spoken words. His current research projects focus on vowel mutability, feature distance in spoken word recognition, and the processing of derivationally suffixed words. He earned his AB from Harvard University and his MS and Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University in experimental psychology.




Liang-Tao
Linguistics, A&S
tao@ohio.edu
Liang Tao is an associate professor in the Department of Linguistics. She received her PhD in Linguistics from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She also received training as a postdoctoral research associate in Cognitive Psychology in the Psychology Department at CU Boulder. Her research follows discourse-functional studies of language, including grammar and syntax in discourse, conversational analyses, language development, and psycholinguistics. Her current research includes relative clauses and prosody in conversations of American English and Mandarin Chinese, and psycholinguistics in reading development.





Li Xu
Communication Sciences
& Disorders, HS&P
xul@ohio.edu
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Dr. Li Xu was trained as an Otolaryngologist in China and then completed an ENT research fellowship at University of Basel, Switzerland. He obtained a Ph.D. in Neuroscience at University of Florida, USA in 1999 and then completed a 2.5-year postdoctoral fellowship at University of Michigan. He is now an Associate Professor in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Ohio University, USA. His current research focuses on speech, lexical-tone, and music perception with cochlear implants. His research has been funded by the NIH.






Student members



Ariadna Sánchez-Hernández
English Applied Linguistics, Universidad Jaume I
ariadna.sanchez@uji.es
Ariadna Sánchez is a Ph.D. student in English Applied Linguistics at Jaume I University, where she teaches courses in Applied Linguistics and mentors study abroad studentsShe holds a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Shawnee State University, and completed graduate work in Spanish Linguistics, Pedagogy and Literature at Ohio UniversityAriadna’s research interests include interlanguage pragmatics, pragmatic routines, individual differences, intercultural competence and the study abroad context. In particular, she is conducting research on how university students develop their pragmatic and intercultural competences while participating in study abroad programs, and how they acculturate to the new environment during the sojourn.
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Alexa Patton
Communication Sciences and Disorders, HS&P
ap966511@ohio.ed

Alexa Patton
is a third year doctorate of audiology student in the department of Communication, Sciences, and Disorders at Ohio University. Alexa has been working in the Auditory Prosthesis Lab at Ohio University for the last 5 years under the direction of Dr. Li Xu. Alexa's research interests include speech perception, lexical-tones, and cross-linguistic comparisons of cochlear implant users.