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Domenica L. DelPrete

Professional Background

Educational Background

Ed.D. in Applied Linguistics, Columbia University

Ed.M. in Applied Linguistics, Columbia University

M.A. in Applied Linguistics, Montclair State University

M.A. in Italian Literature, Boston College

B.A. in Italian and French Studies, Fordham University

Scholarly Interests

Discourse analysis, Family Interaction (especially mother-daughter discursive interaction), Interactional Sociolinguistics, Foreign Language Pedagogy, and Italian Renaissance Literature.

 

Selected Publications

Text and Context: The Role of Context in Discourse Analysis, (Co-Editor) The ForumWorking Papers in TESOL & Applied Linguistics, 2010, Vol. 10, No, 1.

Family as Context, (with Rebekah Johnson) The Forum, Working Papers in TESOL & Applied Linguistics, 2010, Vol. 10, No, 1.

Academic Life and Motherhood: A Skillful Balancing Act, The Forum, Working Papers in TESOL & Applied Linguistics, 2009, Vol. 9, No, 1.

Cultural Difference or Male Dominance? (Re)adjusting the Lens on the Maternal Image in Language Socialization Practices," The Forum, Working Papers in TESOL & Applied Linguistics, 2008, Vol. 8, No, 2.

An Interactional Sociolinguistics Perspective, The Forum, Working Papers in TESOL & Applied Linguistics, 2005, Vol. 5, No. 2.

Cross Cultural Humor and Pragmatic Teaching. (with Anita Huang), Idiom, Summer, 2005.

Supplement text to Prego! adapted at Montclair State University (contributing author).

professional presentations

"Good mother that you are!": Managing Maternal Blaming in Mother-Adolescent Daughter      Discourse. Paper to be presented at the IV Conference on Culture, Language, and Social Practice (CLASP), Boulder, CO, October, 2015

Enhancing (Meta)Pragmatic Awareness in the Classroom. Presentation scheduled for Southeast TESOL (SETESOL) Conference, New Orleans, LA, October, 2015

Negotiating Topic Boundaries and Reaffirming Roles within the Family Context: A Exploration of Mother-Daughter Discourse. Paper presented at 14th International Pragmatics Conference Antwerp, Belgium, July 2015 

Negotiating Topic Boundaries and Reaffirming Roles: An Exploration of Mother Adolescent Daughter Discourse. Paper presented at the University of Texas Graduate    Student Conference in Linguistics & TESOL: Arlington, TX, February, 2015

"What are you doing?": Exploring Mother-Adolescent Daughter (Dis)harmonious Discourse,      AAAL Annual Conference, Portland, OR, March 2014. 

Family Discourse: Women's Roles and Empowerment, NYSTESOL Annual Winter Conference,              Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY, April 2007.

Multiple Choice Tests and Communicative Language Teaching: Designing Effective Tests,         AATI Conference, Washington, DC, October 2005.

Intercultural Humor and Pragmatic Teaching, NYSTESOL, Syracuse, NY, October, 2004.

Flouting and Humor in American and Taiwanese Sitcoms: Universal or Cultural Specific?       NYSTESOL, Pace University, April 2004.

INVITED TALKS:

Mother-Adolescent Daughter Interaction: How Maternal Roles Affect Discursive Outcomes. Invited Speaker for the Fall 2015 Brown Bag Lunch Series hosted by the TESOL/Applied Linguistics Program in the Department of Arts & Humanities at Teachers College, Columbia University, November 2015.

Metapragmatic awareness and Second Language Learning 33rd Annual Bilingual/ESL Conference, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ, December 2013.

Saving Face and Telling Fibs: Teaching Cultural Competence to Adolescent ESL Students," Annual Bilingual/ESL Conference, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ, December 2008.