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Kimberly Becker


     English Writing Consultant


     Office: 423 Ross Hall

     Email: kpb@iastate.edu

    


 

 

Education

PhD Student, Applied Linguistics & Technology, Iowa State University

MA Teaching English as a Second Language, Northern Arizona University

BA English, Millsaps College, Jackson, Mississippi


Research Areas

Corpus linguistics, academic/disciplinary writing, computer-assisted language learning


Publications

Liang, X., and Becker, K. (forthcoming). A Functional Analysis of Causal Explanations in Physics Lectures. Manuscript in preparation.

Silva dos Santos, L., Becker, K., Muhammad, A., Hegelheimer, V., Kochem, T. (2018).Technology integration and pedagogical practice in English language teaching: Lessons learned. The European Journal of Applied Linguistics and TEFL (2018) 2, p. 25-51.

Becker, K. and Nguyen, P. (2017, October). [Review of Technology-enhanced language learning for specialized domains: Practical applications and mobility, by Martín-Monje, E., Elorza, I., & Riaza, B. G. (Eds.)]. Language Learning & Technology, 21(3), pp. 67–71.

Becker, K. (2017). [Review of Electronic lexicography, by Granger, S., & Paquot, M. (Eds.)]. Corpora, 12(3), pp. 523-526.


Select Conference Presentations

Becker K. & Feng, H. H. (2018, September). Stance in unpublished student writing: An exploration of MICUSP. Paper presented at the American Association for Corpus Linguistics (AACL) 2018 Conference at  Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA.

Becker, K., Silva Dos Santos, L., Muhammad, A., and Hegelheimer, V. (2018, May). The Globalization of Teacher Training: The Development of a Global Online Course in Technology and Language Education. Presentation at the Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO). Urbana-Champagne, IL.

Becker, K., and Gray, B. (2018, March). A Situational and Linguistic Analysis of Evaluative and Primary Research Articles: Exploring Academic Journal Article Registers. Paper Presentation at the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL). Chicago, IL.

Cunningham, K., Becker, K., and Huffman, S. (2017, October). Connecting appraisal and technology in second language writing research. Colloquium at the Second Language Research Forum (SLRF). Columbus, OH.

Becker, K. (2017, September). The language resources of reflection: A corpus-based appraisal analysis of student reflective blog posts. Paper presented at the Technology in Second Language Learning Conference (TSLL). Ames, IA.

Becker, K.P., and Lucic, I. (2017, October). ePortfolio Affordances: Innovative Technological Opportunities in the ESL Classroom. Poster presented at the Technology in Second Language Learning Conference (TSLL). Ames, IA.

Ballard, T., Becker, K., and Smith, J. (2017, June). The words with which we reflect: A study of the language used in student ePortfolios. Panel presentation at the Computers and Writing Conference. Findlay, OH.

Becker, K.P. (2017, May). The language resources of reflection: A corpus-based appraisal analysis of student reflective blog posts. Paper presented at the Computer-Assisted Language Instruction Consortium Conference (CALICO). Flagstaff, AZ.

Becker, K.P., and Lucic, I. (2016, October). ePortfolio Affordances: Innovative Technological Opportunities in the ESL Classroom. Paper presented at the MidWest TESOL Conference, Kansas City, MO.

Becker, K.P. (2016, September). A corpus-based study of reporting verbs in two disciplines: Graduate-Level Engineering and Political Science Papers from MICUSP. Paper presented at the American Association for Corpus Linguistics Conference, Ames, IA.

Cotos, E., Chung, Y., Simpson, E., Becker, K. (2016, September). Domain Description: Language Functions of Knowledge Structures in ITA and TOEFL iBT ® Speech Corpora. Paper presented at the American Association for Corpus Linguistics Conference, Ames, IA.

Becker, K.P. (2013, January).  ESL issues in the Developmental Writing classroom.  Paper presented at Nashville State Community College Faculty In-Service Session, Nashville, TN.

Becker, K.P., & Longwood, L. (2012, August).  Preparing for ESL students in Developmental Reading and Writing. Paper presented at Nashville State Community College Faculty In-Service Session, Nashville, TN.

Becker, K. P., & Stein, E. (2011, October).  Word study intervention for adult English language learners. Paper presented at Thinking into the Future: A Critical Thinking Symposium, Nashville, TN.

Stein, R. E. & K. Becker. (2011, March). Word study intervention with ESL learners at a community college. Paper presented at Tennessee TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages), Murfreesboro, TN.

Becker, K. P., Flood, C., Longwood, L., Manier, D., & Stein, E. (2009, March).  Changes and challenges in teaching ESL in Tennessee: A community college perspective.  Paper presented at the Tennessee TESOL Conference, Nashville, TN.

Shaw, D. M., Stein, E., & Becker, K. P. (2008, December).  Word study intervention for adult English language learners. Paper presented at the National Reading Conference, Orlando, FL.


Awards and Scholarships

Miller Fellowship, Department of English, Iowa State University (2015-2018)

ALT/TESL Small Research Grant Recipient, Iowa State University (Spring, 2018)