Ph.D., Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Kansas
M.A., Russian Language and Literature, University of Arizona
B.A., International Studies, Illinois Wesleyan University
Russian language, Slavic folklore, linguistics, and Russian culture.
My research focuses on classroom-based research projects exploring how intermediate students acquire Russian. My previous studies have focused on inter-rater reliability of the writing of Russian students, instrumental case acquisition, and reading strategies of Russian students. My current research project involves the reading strategies of novice to advanced students of Russian and the influence of L1 reading habits on L2 reading comprehension rates and strategy use.
Other Relevant Activities:
I am an active member of the Program Committee for AATSEEL (American Association for the Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages) and serve as the editor for the online program for the annual conference.
Selected Publications or Papers:
“Letter -Sound Correspondence Acquisition in First Semester Russian,” co-authored with William Comer, Canadian Slavonic Papers Volume XLVI, no. 1-2.
“Far North Tales: Stories of the Peoples of the Arctic Circle,” by Marshall, Bonnic C., trans. Van Deusen, Karen, ed. Folklorica, volume TBD.