Adjunct Associate Research Scientist

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Dr. Mellom holds a Ph.D. in linguistics specializing in second language acquisition.  Her qualitative analysis explores, through discourse analysis of texts and interviews produced by English language learners and their teachers,  issues of identity and stance

Her current research interests are:

  • Critical discourse analysis of written logs of teachers of English language learners - looking at issues of stance
  • Discourse analysis of college application essays of English language learning high school students - examining of indexicality and identity
  • Qualitative analysis of the impacts of a summer science and language program on the goals and aspirations of English language learning high school students
  • Discourse analysis of reflections of undergraduate students attending a study abroad course in Costa Rica
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