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Steven L. Thorne

Professor of Second Language Acquisition

Department of World Languages and Literatures

Portland State University

&

Department of Applied Linguistics

University of Groningen, the Netherlands


Interact:

Email: sthorne[at]pdx[dot]edu


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Thanks for visiting. I hold faculty appointments in the Department of World Languages and Literatures at Portland State University (USA), and secondarily, in the Department of Applied Linguistics at the University of Groningen (the Netherlands). In 2014, I was selected to receive the inaugural Faculty Research Excellence Award for Assistant and Associate Professors at Portland State University. I received an M.A. (in Hindi and Urdu) and Ph.D. (in Language, Literacy, and Culture) from the University of California at Berkeley. My interests include cultural-historical and usage-based approaches to language development, language use and learning in social media and online gaming environments, and research that examines human activity at the nexus of technologies-cultures. I'm currently working on a variety of projects that examine technology-mediated language learning occurring within and outside of formal educational settings, indigenous language maintenance and revitalization, and exploring the conceptual and social-material consequences of divergent theories of second language development. In a prior incarnation, I taught Hindi and Urdu (at UC Berkeley and in Pakistan). Over the years I've presented talks, plenaries, workshops and seminars on a variety of language-related topics including new media communication and information technologies, gaming and game-based learning, intercultural communication, Vygotskian and cultural-historical activity theory, corpus linguistics, second language development and pedagogy, and ancestral/indigenous language revitalization.


Read a profile describing my current research projects here (page 6 of PDF).


C U R R E N T & R E C E N T G R A N T P R O J E C T S & R E S E A R C H N E T W O R K S

Improvisation Training to Enhance Student Communication Skills in Applied Linguistics, World Languages, and Speech & Hearing Sciences (2020-2022)

Role: Co-PI

Funding Source: Portland State University Provost's Office

Status: Awarded $4880 for pilot study

Evidence-Validated Online Learning through Virtual Exchange (EVOLVE) (2018-2020) [website]

Role: Investigator

Funding Agency: European Union Erasmus+

Status: Awarded € 463,804

503 Design Collective (2013-present/ongoing) [website]

Description: A Portland-based team of undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff and community members that is interested in social interaction around mobile digital technology, place-based learning, and augmented reality.

Role: Co-director, with John Hellermann

Knowledge for Network-based Education, Cognition & Teaching (KONECT) (2014-2018) [website]

Role: Investigator

Funding Agency: Spanish Ministry of Economics and Competitiveness [Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad: Proyectos I+D del Programa Estatal de Fomento de la Investigación Científica y Técnica de Excelencia]

Status: Awarded € 110,000

Mobile and Augmented Reality Resources for Learning (2013-2014) [intro video] [project-end video]

Role: Principal Investigator/Faculty Lead

Funding Agency: reThink PSU Provost's Challenge (Portland State University)

Status: Awarded $20,000

Improving Alaska Native Education through Computer Assisted Language Learning (2012-2016)

Role: Coordinator for Computer Assisted Language Learning

Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Education, Alaska Native Education Program

Status: Awarded $1,998,544

Integrating Telecollaborative Networks into University Foreign Language Education (2011-2014) [website]

Role: Investigator

Funding Agency: European Commission Life Long Learning Programme

Status: Awarded € 339,513

Piciryaramta Elicungcallra: Teaching our Way of Life through our Language (Yup’ik-medium education) [website]

Role: Investigator for research

Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Education, Alaska Native Education Program

Status: Awarded $1,700,000

Distributed Language Group [website]

Description: An international research network, with multiple clusters, examining interactivity, language, and cognition

Role: Co-coordinator of the Second Language Development cluster [website]


P U B L I C A T I O N S [PDFs of most pubs are available on academia.edu and researchgate.net; see citation indexing here]


Books

Thorne, S. L., & May, S. (Eds.) (2017). Volume 9: Language, Education, and Technology. Encyclopedia of Language and Education, 3rd Edition. New York: Springer.

Dubreil, S., & Thorne, S. L. (Eds.) (2017). Engaging the World: Social Pedagogies and Language Learning. Boston, MA.: Cengage. [LINK]

Lantolf, J., & Thorne, S. L. (2006). Sociocultural Theory and the Genesis of Second Language Development. New York: Oxford University Press.

Licensed reprint in China by Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press (2013)

Belz, J. A., & Thorne, S. L. (Eds.) (2006). Internet-mediated Intercultural Foreign Language Education. Boston, MA: Heinle & Heinle.


Journal Special Issues Edited

Thorne, S. L., Cornillie, F., & Piet, D. (Eds.) (2012). Digital Games for Language Learning: Challenges and Opportunities. ReCALL Journal, 24(3).

Thorne, S. L., & Smith, B. (Eds.) (2011). Second Language Acquisition Theories, Technologies, and Language Learning. CALICO Journal, 28(2).

Thorne, S. L., & Payne, J. S. (Eds.) (2005). Computer-mediated Communication and Foreign Language Learning: Context, Research and Practice. CALICO Journal 22(3).


Articles, Proceedings, & Chapters

2021-2022

Thorne, S. L., & Hellermann, J. (2022). Coda: The Interactional Affordances and Constraints of Technology-Rich Teaching and Learning Environments. Classroom Discourse, 13(2), 231-239.

Thorne, S. L., & Hellermann, J. (2022). Interfacing Formal Education and Language Learning Beyond the Classroom. In H. Reinders, C. Lai, & P. Sundqvist (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Language Learning Beyond the Classroom (pp. 36-51). New York: Routledge.

Hellermann, J., & Thorne, S. L. (2022). Collaborative Mobilizations of Interbodied Communication for Cooperative Action. Modern Language Journal, 106(S1), 89-112.

Sykes, J., & Thorne, S. L. (2022). La Réalité Augmentée Géolocalisée Mobile pour l’Apprentissage des Langues. In H. Silva (Ed.), Regards Sur le Jeu en Didactique des Langues et des Cultures (pp. 147-159). Berlin: Peter Lang.

Thorne, S. L., Hellermann, J., & Jakonen, T. (2021). Rewilding Language Education: Emergent Assemblages and Entangled Actions. Modern Language Journal, 105(S1), 106-125. [PDF] [HTML]

Sydorenko, T., Thorne, S. L., Hellermann, J., Sanchez, A., & Howe, V. (2021). Directives and the Organization of Task Formation in Augmented Reality Game Interaction. Modern Language Journal, 105(3), 720-739.

2019-2020

Sauro, S., & Thorne, S. L. (2020). Pedagogically Mediating Engagement in the Wild: Trajectories of Fandom-based Curricular Innovation. In V. Werner & F. Tegge (Eds.), Pop Culture in Language Education: Theory, Research, Practice (pp. 226-238). London: Routledge.

Hellermann, J., & Thorne, S. L. (2020). Distributed Language for Learning in the Wild. In S. Conrad, A. Hartig, & L. Santelmann (Eds.)., Cambridge Introduction to Applied Linguistics (pp. 264-277). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Peng, H., Jager, S., Thorne, S. L., & Lowie, W. (2020). A Holistic Person-Centered Approach to Mobile-Assisted Language Learning. In W. Lowie, M. Michel, A. Rousse-Malpat, M. Keijzer, & R. Steinkrauss (Eds.), Usage-Based Dynamics in Second Language Development (pp. 87-106). Bristol: Multilingual Matters.

Sydorenko, T., Jones, Z., Daurio, P., & Thorne, S. L. (2020). Beyond the Curriculum: Extended Discourse Practice through Self-Access Pragmatics Simulations. Language Learning & Technology, 24(4), 49-69. [PDF]

Lantolf, J., Poehner, M., & Thorne, S. L. (2020). Sociocultural Theory and L2 Development. In B. VanPatten, G. Keating, & S. Wulff (Eds.), Theories in Second Language Acquisition (pp. 223-247). 3rd Edition. New York: Routledge.

Reinhardt, J., & Thorne, S. L. (2020). Digital Games as Language-Learning Environments. In J. Plass, R. Mayer, & B. Homer (Eds.), Handbook of Game-Based Learning (pp. 409-435). Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.

Thorne, S. L. (2020). Forward. In R. Blake & G. Guillén (Eds.), Brave New Digital Classroom: Technology and Foreign Language Learning, 3rd Edition (pp. ix-xi). Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press.

Hellermann, J., Thorne, S. L., & Haley, J. (2019). Building Socio-environmental Infrastructures for Learning in the Wild. In J. Hellermann, S. Eskildsen, S. Pekarek-Doehler, & A. Piirainen-Marsh (Eds.), Language Learning ‘in the wild’: Using Conversation Analysis to Discover the Complex Ecology of Learning-in-Action (pp. 193-218). New York: Springer.

Sydorenko, T., Hellermann, J., Thorne, S. L., & Howe, V. (2019). Mobile Augmented Reality and Language-Related Episodes. TESOL Quarterly, 53(3), 712-740. (early view).

Reinhardt, J., & Thorne, S. L. (2019). Digital Literacies as Emergent Multifarious Literacies. In N. Arnold & L. Ducate (Eds.), Engaging Language Learners through CALL (pp. 208-239). London, U.K.: Equinox.

2017-2018

Sydorenko, T., Daurio, P., & Thorne, S. L. (2018). Refining Pragmatically-Appropriate Oral Communication via Computer-Simulated Conversations. Computer Assisted Language Learning, 31(1-2), 157-180. DOI: 10.1080/09588221.2017.1394326 [PDF]

Dooly, M., & Thorne, S. L. (2018). Knowledge for Network-based Education, Cognition & Teaching: Key Competences for the 21st Century. KONECT white paper. Barcelona: KONECT. ISBN: 978-84-09-00970-1. [PDF] [also available in English, Catalan, Spanish, and Chinese]

Thorne, S. L., & Hellermann, J. (2017). Mobile Augmented Reality: Hyper Contextualization and Situated Language Usage Events. Proceedings of the XVIII International CALL Conference: CALL in Context, 721-730. ISBN 9789057285509

Hellermann, J., Thorne, S. L., & Fodor, P. (2017). Mobile Reading as Social and Embodied Practice. Classroom Discourse, 8(2), 99-121. [Link]

Thorne, S. L. (2017). Kielenoppiminen, ekologinen validiteetti ja innovaatio superdiversiteetin aikana. In S. Latomaa, E. Luukka & N. Lilja (Eds.), Kielitietoisuus eriarvoistuvassa yhteiskunnassa – Language Awareness in an Increasingly Unequal Society. AFinLA Yearbook 2017 (pp. 30-53). Jyväskylä: AFinLA.

Dubreil, S., & Thorne, S. L. (2017). Social Pedagogies and Entwining Language with the World. In S. Dubreil & S. L. Thorne (Eds.), Engaging the World: Social Pedagogies and Language Learning (pp. 1-11). Boston, MA.: Cengage.

Thorne, S. L. (2017). Volume Editor's Introduction to Language, Education, and Technology. In S. L. Thorne & S. May (Eds.), Volume 9: Language, Education, and Technology. Encyclopedia of Language and Education, 3rd Edition (pp. ix-xxi). New York: Springer. [PDF]

Little, D., & Thorne, S. L. (2017). From Learner Autonomy to Rewilding: A Discussion. In M. Cappellini, T. Lewis, and A. R. Mompean (Eds.), Learner Autonomy and Web 2.0 (pp. 12-35). Sheffield, UK: Equinox.

Reinhardt, J., & Thorne, S. L. (2017). Language Socialization in Digital Contexts. In P. Duff & S. May (Eds.), Volume 8: Language Socialization. The Encyclopedia of Language and Education, 3rd Edition. New York: Springer.

2015-2016

Thorne, S. L. (2016). Cultures-of-use and Morphologies of Communicative Action. Language Learning & Technology, 20(2), 185-191. [PDF]

Thorne, S. L. (2016). Epilogue: Open Education, Social Practices, and Ecologies of Hope. Apprentissage des langues et systèmes d'information et de communication (Alsic), Vol. 16, n° 1. URL: http://alsic.revues.org/2965

Thorne, S. L. (2016). Afterword: Engineering Conditions of Possibility in Technology-enhanced Language Learning. In C. Caws & M.-J. Hamel (Eds.), Language-learner Computer Interactions: Theory, Methodology and CALL Applications (pp. 241-246). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Thorne, S. L. (2016). Forward: The Virtual Internationalization Turn in Language Study. In R. O'Dowd & T. Lewis (Eds.), Online Intercultural Exchange: Policy, Pedagogy, Practice (pp. ix-xi). New York: Routledge.

Reinhardt, J., & Thorne, S. L. (2016). Metaphors for Digital Games and Language Learning. In F. Farr & L. Murray (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Language Learning and Technology (pp. 415-430). London: Routledge.

Sykes, J., Oskoz, A., & Thorne, S. L. (2016). Web 2.0, Synthetic Immersive Environments, and Mobile Resources for Language Education. In G. Kessler (Ed.), Landmarks in CALL Research: Looking Back to Prepare for the Future: 1995-2015 (pp. 160-183). London: Equinox Publishing. [Reprint of 2008 article]

Thorne, S. L., & Payne, J. S. (2016). Evolutionary Trajectories, Internet-mediated Expression, and Language Education. In G. Kessler (Ed.), Landmarks in CALL Research: Looking Back to Prepare for the Future: 1995-2015 (pp. 71-100). London: Equinox Publishing. [Reprint of 2005 article]

Holden, C., Sykes, J., & Thorne, S. L. (2016). Mentira – The Death and Life of an Augmented Reality Curriculum. Proceedings of GLS 12: Games + Learning + Society Conference.

Thorne, S. L., Sauro, S., & Smith, B. (2015). Technologies, Identities, and Expressive Activity. Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, 35, 215-233.

Thorne, S. L., Hellermann, J., Jones A. & Lester D. (2015). Interactional Practices and Artifact Orientation in Mobile Augmented Reality Game Play. PsychNology Journal, 13(2-3), 259-286. [PDF]

Thorne, S. L. (2015). Mediated Life Activity, Double Stimulation, and the Question of Agency. Learning, Culture and Social Interaction, 4, 62-66.

Thorne, S. L., Siekmann, S., & Charles, W. (2015). Ethical Issues in Indigenous Language Research and Interventions. In De Costa, P. I. (Ed.), Ethics in Applied Linguistics Research: Language Researcher Narratives (pp. 142-160). New York: Routledge.

Thorne, S. L., & Ivković, D. (2015). Multilingual Eurovision Meets Plurilingual YouTube: Linguascaping Discursive Ontologies. In D. Koike & C. Blyth (Eds.), Dialogue in Multilingual and Multimodal Communities (pp. 167-192). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Thorne, S. L., & Hellermann, J. (2015). Sociocultural Approaches to Expert-Novice Relationships in Second Language Interaction. In N. Markee (Ed.), Handbook of Classroom Interaction (pp. 281-298). Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Lantolf, J., Thorne, S. L., & Poehner, M. (2015). Sociocultural Theory and Second Language Development. In B. van Patten & J. Williams (Eds.), Theories in Second Language Acquisition (pp. 207-226). New York: Routledge.

Thorne, S. L., Hellermann, J., Jones, A., & Lester, D. (2015). Walking and Talking as a Group: Interactional Practices for Playing an Augmented Reality Game on a Mobile Digital Device. Proceedings of GLS 11: Games + Learning + Society Conference, 215-222.

2013-2014

Prior, P., & Thorne, S. L. (2014). Research Paradigms: Product, Process, and Social Activity. In Eva-Maria Jakobs and Daniel Perrin (Eds.), Handbook of Writing and Text Production (pp. 31-54). The Mouton de Gruyter Handbooks of Applied Linguistics Series, Volume 10. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Thorne, S. L. (2013). Digital Literacies. In M. Hawkins (Ed.), Framing Languages and Literacies: Socially Situated Views and Perspectives (pp. 192-218). New York: Routledge.

Yuldashev, A., Fernandez, J., & Thorne, S. L. (2013). Second Language Learners’ Contiguous and Discontiguous Multi-Word Unit Use Over Time. Modern Language Journal, 97(1): 31-45.

Thorne, S. L. (2013). Catalyzing Plurilingualism and University-level Academic Discourse Competence: The Language-Integrated Knowledge Education (LIKE) Approach. In P. Hubbard, M. Schulz, & B. Smith (Eds.), Learner-Computer Interaction in Language Education: A Festschrift in Honor of Robert Fischer (pp. 263-271). CALICO Monograph: San Marcos, Texas.

de Bot, K., Lowie, W., Thorne, S. L., & Verspoor, M. (2013). Dynamic Systems Theory as a Theory of Second Language Development. In M. Mayo, M. Gutierrez-Mangado, & M. Adrián (Eds.), Contemporary Approaches to Second Language Acquisition (pp. 199-220). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Thorne, S. L. (2013). Language Learning, Ecological Validity, and Innovation Under Conditions of Superdiversity. Bellaterra Journal of Teaching & Learning Language & Literature, 6(2): 1-27. [PDF] [Invited article]

Thorne, S. L. (2013). Distributed Cognition. In P. Robinson (Ed.), Routledge Encyclopedia of Second Language Acquisition (pp. 194-195). New York: Routledge.

Thorne, S. L. (2013). Embodiment. In P. Robinson (Ed.), Routledge Encyclopedia of Second Language Acquisition (pp. 202-203). New York: Routledge.

Siekmann, S., Thorne, S. L., et al. (2013). Supporting Yup’ik Medium Education: Progress and Challenges in a University-School Collaboration. In S. May (ed.), LED2011: Refereed conference proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Language, Education and Diversity (pp. 1-25). Auckland, New Zealand: The University of Auckland. ISBN 978-0-473-24021-9

Thorne, S. L. (2013). Awareness, Appropriacy, and Living Language Use. In Pattison, T. (Ed.). IATEFL Glasgow Conference Selections 2012 (pp. 94-102). Canterbury, UK: IATEFL.

2011-2012

Thorne, S. L., Fischer, I., & Lu, X. (2012). The Semiotic Ecology and Linguistic Complexity of an Online Game World. ReCALL Journal, 24(3): 279-301. [PDF, proofs version]

Cornillie, F., Thorne, S. L., & Desmet, P. (2012). Digital Games for Language Learning: From Hype to Insight? ReCALL Journal, 24(3): 243-256.

Thorne, S. L., & Fischer, I. (2012). Online Gaming as Sociable Media. Apprentissage des Langues et Systèmes d’Information et de Communication (Alsic), Vol. 15, n° 1. URL: http://alsic.revues.org/2450; DOI: 10.4000/alsic.2450

Thorne, S. L. (2012). Gaming Writing: Supervernaculars, Stylization, and Semiotic Remediation. In G. Kessler, A. Oskoz, & I. Elola, (Eds.), Technology Across Writing Contexts and Tasks (pp. 297–316). CALICO Monograph: San Marcos, Texas. [PDF]

Thorne, S. L. (2012). Massively Semiotic Ecologies and L2 Development: Gaming Cases and Issues. In S. De Wannemacker, S. Vandercruysse, G. Clarebout (eds.), Serious Games: The Challenge, Vol. CCIS 280 (pp. 18-31). Berlin Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag. [PDF]

Thorne, S. L. (2011). Community Formation and the World as its Own Model. Modern Language Journal, 95: 304-307. [Invited article] [PDF]

Thorne, S. L., & Smith, B. (2011). Second Language Development Theories and Technology-mediated Language Learning. CALICO Journal, 28(2): 268-277. [PDF]

Thorne, S. L., & Black, R. W. (2011). Identity and Interaction in Internet-Mediated Contexts. In C. Higgins (Ed.), Identity Formation in Globalizing Contexts (pp. 257-277). New York: Mouton de Gruyter. [PDF]

Steinbach-Koehler, F., & Thorne, S. L. (2011). The Social Life of Self-Directed Talk: A Sequential Phenomenon? In J. Hall, J. Hellermann, S. Pekarek Doehler, & D. Olsher (Eds.), L2 Interactional Competence and Development (pp. 66-92). Bristol, UK: Multilingual Matters. [PDF]

Reinhardt, J., & Thorne, S. L. (2011). Beyond Comparisons: Frameworks for Developing Digital L2 Literacies. In Arnold, N., & Ducate, L. (Eds.), Calling on CALL: From Theory and Research to New Directions in Foreign Language Teaching, 2nd edition (pp. 257-280). San Marcos, TX: CALICO. [PDF]

Thorne, S. L., & Tasker, T. (2011). Sociocultural and Cultural-Historical Theories of Language Development. In J. Simpson (Ed.), Routledge Handbook of Applied Linguistics (pp. 487-500). New York: Routledge. [PDF]

2009-2010

Thorne, S. L. (2010). The ‘Intercultural Turn’ and Language Learning in the Crucible of New Media. In F. Helm & S. Guth (Eds.), Telecollaboration 2.0 for Language and Intercultural Learning (pp. 139-164). Bern: Peter Lang. [PDF]

Sykes, J., Reinhardt, J., & Thorne, S. L. (2010). Multiplayer Digital Games as Sites for Research and Practice. In F. Hult (Ed.), Directions and Prospects for Educational Linguistics (pp. 117-135). New York: Springer. [PDF]

Thorne, S. L., Black, R. W., & Sykes, J. (2009). Second Language Use, Socialization, and Learning in Internet Interest Communities and Online Games. Modern Language Journal, 93: 802-821. [PDF]

Thorne, S. L. (2009). ‘Community’, Semiotic Flows, and Mediated Contribution to Activity. Language Teaching, 42(1): 81-94. [PDF]

Eslinger, P., Blair, C., Wang, J., Lipovsky, B., Realmuto, J., Baker, D., Thorne, S. L., Gamson, D., Zimmerman, E., Rohrer, L., Yang, Q. X. (2009). Developmental Shifts in fMRI Activations during Visuospatial Relational Reasoning. Brain and Cognition, 69(1): 1-10. [PDF]

Thorne, S. L., & Payne, J. S. (2009). Evolutionary Trajectories, Internet-mediated Expression, and Language Education. In Hubbard, P. (Ed.), Computer Assisted Language Learning: Critical Concepts in Linguistics, Volume 4. Abingdon: Routledge. [Reprint of 2005 article]

Thorne, S. L. (2009). Artifacts and Cultures-of-Use in Intercultural Communication. In Hubbard, P. (Ed.), Computer Assisted Language Learning: Critical Concepts in Linguistics, Volume 3. Abingdon: Routledge. [Reprint of 2003 article]

2007-2008

Thorne, S. L. & Reinhardt, J. (2008). “Bridging Activities,” New Media Literacies and Advanced Foreign Language Proficiency. CALICO Journal, 25(3): 558-572. [PDF]

Thorne, S. L., Reinhardt, J., & Golombek, P. (2008). Mediation as Objectification in the Development of Professional Discourse: A Corpus-Informed Curricular Innovation. In J. P. Lantolf & M. Poehner (Eds.), Sociocultural Theory and the Teaching of Second Languages (pp. 256-284). London: Equinox. [PDF]

Thorne, S. L. (2008). Mediating Technologies and Second Language Learning. In J. Coiro, M. Knobel , C. Lankshear, & D. Leu, (Eds.), Handbook of Research on New Literacies (pp. 417-449). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum. [PDF]

Thorne, S. L. (2008). Transcultural Communication in Open Internet Environments and Massively Multiplayer Online Games. In S. Magnan (Ed.), Mediating Discourse Online (pp. 305-327). Amsterdam: John Benjamins. [PDF]

Thorne, S. L. (2008). Computer-Mediated Communication. In N. Hornberger & N. Van Duesen-Scholl (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Language and Education, 2nd Edition, Volume 4: Second and Foreign Language Education (pp. 325-336). New York: Springer.

Sykes, J., Oskoz, A., & Thorne, S. L. (2008). Web 2.0, Synthetic Immersive Environments, and Mobile Resources for Language Education. CALICO Journal, 25(3): 528-546. [PDF]

Thorne, S. L. (2008). New Media Language Use and “Bridging Activities”: Implications for Plurilingual Life in a (Partially) Digital World. Multi-Media Assisted Language Learning, 11(1): 35-60.

Thorne, S. L., & Black, R. (2007). Language and Literacy Development in Computer-mediated Contexts and Communities. Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, 27: 133-160. [PDF]

Thorne, S. L., & Lantolf, J. (2007). A Linguistics of Communicative Activity. In S. Makoni & A. Pennycook (Eds.), Disinventing and Reconstituting Languages (pp. 170-195). Clevedon: Multilingual Matters. [PDF]

Blair, C., Knipe, H., Cummings, E., Baker, D., Eslinger, P., Gamson, D., & Thorne, S. L. (2007). A Developmental Neuroscience Approach to the Study of School Readiness. In. R. Pianta, M. Cox, & K. Snow (Eds.), School Readiness, Early Learning, and the Transition to Kindergarten (pp. 149-174). Baltimore, MD: Brookes.

Lantolf, J. & Thorne, S. L. (2007). Sociocultural Theory and Second Language Learning. In. B. van Patten & J. Williams (Eds.), Theories in Second Language Acquisition (pp. 201-224). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum. [PDF]

Eslinger, P., Blair, C., Wang, J., Realmuto, J., Baker, D., Thorne, S. L., Gamson, D., Yang, Q. X., & Rohrer, L. (2007). Developmental fMRI Patterns Associated with Visuospatial Working Memory and Response Inhibition. Proceedings of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 15, 554. [PDF]

2005-2006

Thorne, S. L. (2006). Pedagogical and Praxiological Lessons from Internet-Mediated Intercultural Foreign Language Education Research. In J. A. Belz & S. L. Thorne (eds.), Internet-Mediated Intercultural Foreign Language Education (pp. 2-30). Annual Volume of the American Association of University Supervisors and Coordinators. Boston, MA: Heinle & Heinle. [PDF]

Belz, J. A., & Thorne, S. L. (2006). Introduction: Internet-Mediated Intercultural Foreign Language Education and the Intercultural Speaker. In J. A. Belz & S. L. Thorne (eds.), Internet-Mediated Intercultural Foreign Language Education (pp. iix-xxv). Annual Volume of the American Association of University Supervisors and Coordinators. Boston, MA: Heinle & Heinle. [PDF]

Eslinger, P., Wang, J., Blair, C., Lipovsky, B., Baker, D., Thorne, S. L., Gamson, D., Yang, Q. X., & Rohrer, L. (2006). Developmental fMRI Changes Associated with Relational Reasoning. Proceedings of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 14, 1120. [PDF]

Thorne, S. L. (2005). Epistemology, Politics, and Ethics in Sociocultural Theory. Modern Language Journal, 89: 393-409. [PDF]

Thorne, S. L., & Payne, J. S. (2005). Evolutionary Trajectories, Internet-mediated Expression, and Language Education. CALICO Journal, 22(3): 371-397. (selected by CALICO Editorial Board as the outstanding article for year 2004-05, Vol. 22) [PDF]

Blair, C., Gamson, D., Thorne, S. L., & Baker, D. (2005). Rising Mean IQ: Cognitive Demand of Mathematics Education, Population Exposure to Formal Schooling, and the Neurobiology of the Prefrontal Cortex. Intelligence, 33: 93-106. [PDF]

2000-2004

Thorne, S. L. (2004). Cultural Historical Activity Theory and the Object of Innovation. In Oliver St. John, Kees van Esch, & Eus Schalkwijk (Eds). New Insights into Foreign Language Learning and Teaching (pp. 51-70). Peter Lang Verlag, Frankfurt (Germany). [PDF]

Thorne, S. L. (2003). Artifacts and Cultures-of-Use in Intercultural Communication. Language Learning & Technology, 7(2): 38-67. [PDF]

Kramsch, C., & Thorne, S. L. (2002). Foreign Language Learning as Global Communicative Practice. In D. Block and D. Cameron (Eds.), Globalization and Language Teaching (pp. 83-100). London: Routledge.

Thorne, S. L. (2000). Second Language Acquisition Theory and some Truth(s) about Relativity. In J. Lantolf (Ed.), Sociocultural Theory and Second Language Learning (pp. 219-243). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Thorne, S. L. (2000). Beyond Bounded Activity Systems: Heterogeneous Cultures in Instructional Uses of Persistent Conversation. Proceedings of the Thirty-Third Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Los Alamitos, IEEE Computer Society. [PDF]


Reviews, Interviews, Working Papers & other Publications

Thorne, S. L. (2016). Bridging Activities: Bringing the World into the Language Classroom. CASLS Intercom. Available from http://caslsintercom.uoregon.edu/content/21297.

Published Interview: Wang, D. (2014). Social Media, Fandom and Language Learning: A Roundtable with Shannon Sauro and Steven L.Thorne. Bellaterra Journal of Teaching & Leaming Language & Literature, 7(3), 71-81.

Thorne, S. L., & Watters, E. (2013). Review of Language at Play: Digital Games in Second and Foreign Language Teaching and Learning. Language Learning & Technology, 17(3): 47-51. [PDF]

Published Interview: Antoniadou, V. (2011). New Media, New Communicative Genres, and Inclusive Technology-Mediated L2 Pedagogy: An Interview with Steve Thorne. Bellaterra Journal of Teaching & Learning Language & Literature, 4(4): 99-109. [PDF]

Thorne, S. L. (2011). Open Courseware: Pro Arguments. Artes Letterenmagazine: University of Groningen. [Invited editorial]

Purushotma, R., Thorne, S. L., & Wheatley, J. (2009). 10 Key Principles for Designing Video Games for Foreign Language Learning. Paper produced for the Open Language & Learning Games Project, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. [PDF]

Thorne, S. L. (2008). Review of Educating for Advanced Foreign Language Capacities: Constructs, Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment (edited by Heidi Byrnes, Heather Weger-Guntharp, and Katherine A. Sprang). Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 30(2): 263-265.

Thorne, S. L. (2007). Mediated Communication and Synthetic Immersion Environments as Contexts for Language Learning. Proceedings of the 2007 International KAMALL (Korea Association of Multimedia-Assisted Language Learning) – KSET (Korean Society for Educational Technology) Conference. Seoul, Korea.

Thorne, S. L., & Black. R. W. (2007). New Media Literacies, Online Gaming, and Language Education. CALPER Working Paper Series, No. 8. The Pennsylvania State University: Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research.

Reinhardt, J., & Thorne, S. L. (2007). SCMC, Blogs, & Wikis: A Manual for Professional Teacher Development. The Pennsylvania State University: Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research.

Thorne, S. L. (2006). Review of Ken Beatty 2003: Teaching and Researching Computer-assisted Language Learning. Language Teaching Research, 10(2): 233-236.

Thorne, S. L. (2006). New Technologies and Additional Language Learning. CALPER Working Paper Series, No. 7. The Pennsylvania State University, Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research.

Thorne, S. L. (2005). Internet-mediated Intercultural Foreign Language Education: Approaches, Pedagogy, and Research. CALPER Working Paper Series No. 6. The Pennsylvania State University, Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research.

Thorne, S. L., & Payne, J. S. (2005). Introduction to the Special Issue on Computer-mediated Communication and Foreign Language Learning: Context, Research, and Practice. CALICO Journal, 22(3): 369-370.

Thorne, S. L., & Payne, J. S. (2005). Internet-mediated Text and Multi-modal Expression in Foreign Language Education. CALPER Working Paper Series, No. 5. The Pennsylvania State University, Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research.

Thorne, S. L. (2004). Review of Developing Professional-Level Language Proficiency (edited by Betty Lou Leaver and Boris Shekhtman). Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 26: 627-629.

Thorne, S. L., (2003). Language and the Internet (by David Crystal): The "biggest language revolution ever" meets Applied Linguistics in the 21st Century. Language Learning & Technology, 7(2): 24-27. [PDF]

Blair, C., Gamson, D., Thorne, S. L., & Baker, D. (2003). Rising Mean IQ: Cognitive Demand of Mathematics Education for Young Children, Population Exposure to Formal Schooling, and the Neurobiology of the Prefrontal Cortex. Working paper, Social Sciences Research Institute, The Pennsylvania State University.

Lemke, J., Ochs, E., Candlin, C., van Lier, L, Thorne, S. L., Gebhard, M., Lantolf, J., Scollon, R. (in order of appearance) (2002). “Commentaries” (edited by E. Bodine and C. Kramsch). In C. Kramsch (ed.), Language Acquisition and Language Socialization: Ecological Perspectives (pp. 165-172). New York: Continuum. [Interactive commentary on a collection of papers]

Thorne, S. L., Candlin, C., Srikant, S., Rampton, B., Gebhard, M., Lemke, J., Lantolf, J., Kramsch, C., Weinberg, A., Larson-Freeman, D. (in order of appearance) (2002). “Commentaries” (edited by E. Bodine and C. Kramsch). In C. Kramsch (ed.), Language Acquisition and Language Socialization: Ecological Perspectives (pp. 228-234). New York: Continuum. [Interactive commentary on a collection of papers]

Thorne, S. L. (1998). Relationality and its Discontents in SLA: Firth and Wagner and their Respondents. Berkeley Language Center Newsletter, 13(2): 4-7.

Thorne, S. L. (1996). Mud, Sweat and Fears (in the akhara): Practices and Prohibitions Among Indian Wrestlers. University of California Martial Arts Publications, 2: 172-187.


K E Y N O T E / P L E N A R Y & I N V I T E D P R E S E N T A T I O N S

Invited Address: "People, Artifacts, and Environments in Interaction." Network on New Materialism for Second Language Learning, Tampere/Orivesi, Finland, June 16, 2022.

Plenary Address: "Adaptive, Agentive, and Amplifying Affordances for Language Learning." Consortium for Language Teaching and Learning, 2022 Spring Workshop, "Future Thinking on Language Teaching and Learning." Harvard University, April 29, 2022.

Featured Speaker: "The Multimodal Organization of Action: Place-based Mobile Augmented Reality. World Congress of Applied Linguistics (AILA), Groningen, Netherlands, August 19, 2021.

Featured Speaker: "Collaborative Mobilizations of Semi-permeable Grammar for Interbodied Cooperative Action." (with John Hellermann). World Congress of Applied Linguistics (AILA), Groningen, Netherlands, August 17, 2021.

Keynote Address: "Technologies and Morphologies of Action: Amplification, the Wild, and Rewilding." The CALICO (Computer-assisted Language Instruction Consortium) Annual Conference, June 4, 2021.

Invited Address: "Mobile Augmented Reality and Language Learning: Context and Assemblages." Harvard University, April 8, 2020.

Keynote Address: "Action, Agency, and Rewilding Language Education." Annual Mercator Institute conference at the University of Cologne: Linguistic Education in a Digital Society, Cologne, Germany, February 18, 2020.

Keynote Address: "Technologies, Morphologies of Communicative Action, and the Rewilding of Language Education." Swiss Association for Applied Linguistics (VALS/ASLA), University of Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland, February 12, 2020.

Keynote Address: "Desire Lines and Rewilding as Catalysts for Language Learning." Institute of World Languages Fall Symposium 2019: Cyberspace: The Final Frontier: Reshaping Language Education through Online and Hybrid Learning. University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, October 25, 2019.

Keynote Address: "Artifacts, Environments, and Humans in Interaction." Interactional Competences and Practices in a Second Language, Västerås, Sweden, May 30, 2019.

Invited Address: "Rewilding Language Education [+ desire lines]." Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, February 22, 2019.

Keynote Address: "From Culture to 'Culturing' in Online Intercultural Exchange." 5th International Conference: Functional Aspects of Cross-Cultural Communication and Translation Problems, Institute of Foreign Languages, RUDN University, Moscow, Russia, November 16, 2018.

Keynote Address: "Mobile Augmented Reality as Enabling Condition: Sequences and Assemblages among Humans, Artifacts, and Environments." AZCALL, Tempe, Arizona, November 10, 2018.

Keynote Address: "Desire Lines, Community Engagement, and Rewilding Language Education." 16th National CLESOL Conference for Community Languages and English for Speakers of Other Languages, Christchurch, New Zealand, October 7, 2018.

Keynote Address: "Interactivity across Persons, Artifacts, and Environments." 4th International Conference on Interactivity, Language & Cognition, Honolulu, Hawaii, August 2, 2018.

Keynote Address: "Mobile Augmented Reality: Designs for Hyper Contextualization and Situated Usage Events." PLIN Linguistics Day, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, May 18, 2018.

Plenary Address: "Desire Lines and Culturing Practices in Online Intercultural Exchange." Roundtable: Critical Perspectives on Internationalization, Globalization, and Language Education (with David Block). Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, May 15, 2018.

Keynote Address: "From Culture to 'Culturing' in Online Intercultural Exchange." Telecollaboration and Virtual Exchange Across Disciplines: In the Service of Social Inclusion and Global Citizenship, Krakow, Poland, April 27, 2018.

Plenary Address: "Technologies, Morphologies of Communicative Action, and the Rewilding of Language Education." American Association for Applied Linguistics, Chicago, Illinois, March 25, 2018.

Invited Address: "Morphologies of Action in Digital Environments." Language Resource Center, Columbia University, New York, New York, February 23, 2018.

Plenary Address: "Multimodality and Embodied Action: The Potential and Controversial Extension of Actor-Network/New Materialism Approaches to Sequential Analysis." Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, February 8, 2018.

Invited Workshop: "Why Conversation Analysis in the Era of Big Data?." (with Olcay Sert, Ufuk Balaram, and Nigel Musk). Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, February 6-8, 2018.

Invited Workshop: "Mobile Place-based Augmented Reality and Hypercontextualization: Research and Design." (with John Hellermann). University of Southern Denmark, Sønderborg, Denmark, December 8, 2017.

Invited Workshop: "Interdisciplinary Approaches to Multilingualism: Bridging the Cognitive and the Social." (with Nick Ellis). Center for Multilingualism in Society Across the Lifespan, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway, August 28 - August 31, 2017.

Keynote Address: "Language, Learning, the Wild, and Rewilding." EUROCALL 2017, Southampton, United Kingdom, August 23-26, 2017.

Invited Address: "Languaging and Linguistic Exostructures: Second Language Development in Digital Environments." Linguistics Department, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, April 14, 2017.

Invited Address: "Living Language and Effortful Engagement as Catalysts for Language Learning." Columbia University, New York, New York, April 7, 2017.

Invited Address: "Living Language and Effortful Engagement as Catalysts for Language Learning." Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, April 6, 2017.

Keynote Address: "Learning in the Wild and the Rewilding of Instructional Practice." Finnish Association for Applied Linguistics: Language Awareness in an Increasingly Unequal Society. Tampere, Finland, November 11, 2016.

Invited Address: "Rewilding Language Education." International Symposium on Language Learning in the Digital Era: Challenges and Opportunities for Global Universities. Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa, November 2, 2016.

Keynote Address: "Technologies and Morphologies of Communicative Action: Method, Investigation, and Transformation." Digital Literacies and Technology Enhanced Language Learning: Interdisciplinary Intersections and Interactions [L2DL and AZCALL], Tucson, Arizona, October 8, 2016. [video]

Keynote Address: "Living Language and Effortful Engagement as Catalysts for Language Learning." New Zealand Association of Language Teachers (NZALT), Nelson, New Zealand, July 10, 2016.

Keynote Address: "Artifact Mediation, Semiotic Bricolage, and Communicative Action in Late Modernity." Processes: How Agents, Acts and Artifacts Interact in Literature, Linguistics, Language Pedagogy and Cultural Studies. World Languages & Literatures Graduate Student Colloquium, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, May 7, 2016.

Keynote Address: "Rewilding Language Education and Catalyzing Futurisms." 4th International Conference on Language, Education and Diversity. University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, November 23-26, 2015.

Keynote Address: "Adaptive Language Education, Superdiversity, and the Future of Language Learning." The Future of Language Learning/Kielen Oppimisen Tulevaisuus, sponsored by the Academy of Finland and the Kone Foundation. Helsinki, Finland, August 27, 2015.

Keynote Address: "Rewilding, Situated, and Usage-based Approaches to Second Language Development and Research." Thinking, Doing, Learning: Usage-based Perspectives on Second Language Learning. Groningen, Netherlands, June 3-5, 2015.

Keynote Address: "Moving Language Education and Innovation to Center Stage." 68th Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, Lexington, Kentucky, April 24, 2015.

Invited Address: "Adaptive Language Education Under Conditions of Superdiversity." University of California, Davis, February 20, 2015.

Keynote Address: "Language Education and Innovation Under Conditions of Superdiversity." Council on Language Instruction, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, September 19, 2014.

Invited Speaker: “Digital Media as a Catalyst for Second Language Development.” 2014 TESOL International Convention, Portland, Oregon, March 27, 2014.

Plenary Address: “Human Development and Semiotic Remediation through Mobile Place-based Gaming.” Learning in the Age of Hyper Connectivity, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, November 27, 2013.

Invited Address: "Languaging and Linguistic Exostructures." Berkeley Language Center Lecture Series, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California, April 12, 2013.

Invited Address: "Aligning Cultural-Historical, Ecological, and Distributed Approaches to L2 Learning." Monterey Institute of International Studies, Monterey, California, April 11, 2013.

Invited Address: "Distributed Cultural-historical Dynamics and the Development of Semiotic Agility." University of Wisconsin Language Institute, Special Lecture Series on Language, Cognition and Sociality, University of Wisconsin, Madison, March 7, 2013.

Plenary Address: "Temporally Interfacing Now with Then: A Distributed Approach to L2 Development." Technologies, Interaction and Interculturality in Foreign Language Learning and Teaching, University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark, March 1, 2013.

Invited Address: "Mutable Patterns and Formulaicity as Fractal Cultural Development: Dynamic and/or Obedient?" A lecture organized by the Center for Interactivity and the Second Language Research Center at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark, February 28, 2013.

Invited Address: "Designed Semiotic Engagement, Verbal Patterns, and Lived Experience." Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, January 25, 2013.

Invited Address: "Digital Semiospheres and L2 Development: Cases and Issues." Pusack-Otto Lecture, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, October 3, 2012. [Video]

Keynote Address: “Designing for Interactivity: Languaging, Place, and Semiotic Agility.” 1st International Conference on Interactivity, Language and Cognition. University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark, September 12-14, 2012.

Keynote Address: “Languaging Phenomenologies of Time, Place, and Space.” Insights into Applied Linguistics: Languaging, Agency and Ecologies: 30th anniversary of the Jyväskylä Summer School of Applied Language Studies, Jyväskylä, Finland, June 7, 2012.

Keynote Address: “The Semiotic Ecology and Linguistic Complexity of an Online Game World.” The Modern Languages Conference: Web 2.0 and Language Learning: Defining the Boundaries, Limerick, Ireland, June 1, 2012.

Keynote Address: “Education in Late Modernity.” South Central Association for Language Learning Technology (SOCALLT), University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, April 14, 2012. [Video]

Keynote Address: “Awareness, Appropriacy, and Living Language Use.” International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL), Glasgow, Scotland, March 22, 2012. [Video]

Keynote Address: “A Distributed Language Approach to L2 Development.” Second Language Acquisition & Teaching Roundtable, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, March 2, 2012.

Keynote Address: “Bringing Living Language into the Classroom: The Bridging Activities Model.” Ohio TESOL Conference, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, November 11, 2011.

Keynote Address: “Massively Semiotic Ecologies and Second Language Development.” International Symposium for ‘Serious’ Online Gaming. K. U. Leuven campus Kortrijk, Belgium, October 20, 2011.

Keynote Address: “Theory and Consequence in Language Use and Development: Cases and Issues.” Symposium on Learning, Interaction and the Development of Narrative Knowing and Remembering, Linköping University, Sweden, October 17, 2011.

Keynote Address: “Theory and Consequence in Applied Linguistics.” Second Language Research Forum (SLRF). Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, October 14, 2011.

Keynote Address: “Second Language Development Theories, Technologies, and Language Learning.” Open Languages Group Research Meetings, Open University, London, United Kingdom, June 23, 2011.

Keynote Address: “Power Genres and Digital Vernaculars: Bridging Language Education with Students’ Lifeworlds.” Language Teacher Competences in CMC Settings: Eurocall CMC & Teacher Education SIGs Annual Workshop, Barcelona, Spain, April 14, 2011.

Keynote Address: “New Media, Remix Culture, and Semiotic Agility.” International Symposium on Digital Communicative Competence, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, April 13, 2011.

Invited Pathways Lecture: “Problems and (Passing) Solutions: Corpora and the World as its Own Model.” Authenticating Language Learning: Web Collaboration Meets Pedagogic Corpora. Conference convened at University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany, February 18, 2011.

Keynote Address: “Sociable Media and Language Learning.” TESOL-Italy, Rome, Italy, November 20, 2010.

Invited Address: “Extending the Event Horizon of Language and Consequence.” University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland, Oct 7, 2010.

Keynote Address: “Avoiding the Worst Game Ever: Media and Emergent Semiospheres.” The CALICO (Computer-assisted Language Instruction Consortium) 27th Annual Conference, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts, June 11, 2010.

Keynote Address: “It’s the people, stupid!” Human Relationships and Social Media.” 2010 Ohio University CALL Conference: 21st Century Technology in the Language Classroom, Athens, Ohio, April 9, 2010.

Invited Address: “Language, Learning, and Mediated Social Practice.” Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, March 23, 2010.

Invited Address: “Use-value and Usage-based Approaches to Language in the Lifeworld.” University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, March 4, 2010.

Invited Address: “Gaming, Social Media, and Theories of Language, Learning, and Mediated Social Practice.” Conference on Information & Communication Technologies and Language Learning, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands, December 16, 2009.

Keynote Address: “Language Learning as Bricolage in New Media Environments.” Eurocall 2009 Conference, Valencia, Spain, September 9-12, 2009. [Video -- scroll down]

Keynote Address: “Culture, Technology, and Mediation.” Web as Culture: Ethnographic, Linguistic, and Didactic Perspectives, International Symposium, Justus-Liebig University, Gießen, Germany, July 16-18, 2009.

Invited Panelist: “Web as Culture.” (with Michael Legutke (chair), Manfred Faßler, Henning Lobin, and Angelika Storrer). Web as Culture: Ethnographic, Linguistic, and Didactic Perspectives, International Symposium, Justus-Liebig University, Gießen, Germany, July 16-18, 2009.

Invited Address: “Gaming through Theories of Language, Learning, and Mediated Social Practice.” Games + Learning + Society Conference, University of Wisconsin, Madison, June 10-12, 2009.

Invited Lansdowne Keynote Speaker: “Online Gaming and Internet Interest Communities in Language Learning.” The Humanities Holodeck Conference, University of Victoria, Canada, April 3, 2009.

Invited Lansdowne Public Lecture: “Computer-mediated Interaction and the New Frontiers of Language and Learning.” Sponsored by the Lansdowne Lecture Series, University of Victoria, Canada, April 2, 2009.

Invited Address: “Semiotic Flows, Bricolage, and Critical Language Awareness.” Texas Language Technology Center Distinguished Lecture Series, University of Texas, Austin, March 27, 2009. [Video]

Invited Address: “Second Language Use and Development in Technology-Mediated Environments.” Foreign Language Education Program, College of Education, University of Texas, Austin, March 5, 2009.

Invited Address: “Computer-mediated Interaction and the New Frontiers of Language Learning.” Duke University, February 20, 2009.

Invited Address: “Genre, Digital Vernaculars, and Critical Language Awareness.” University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 24, 2008.

Keynote Address: “Plurilingual Life and New Media literacies.” Mediating Multilingualism: Meanings and Modalities International Conference, University of Jyväskylä, Finland, June 2, 2008.

Invited Panelist: “Developments in the Study of Societal Multilingualism.” (with Jan Blommaert (chair), Diane Mavers, Ben Rampton, and Crispin Thurlow). Mediating Multilingualism: Meanings and Modalities International Conference, University of Jyväskylä, Finland, June 5, 2008.

Keynote Address: “New Media and the 21st Century Language Learner.” 20th Annual Conference of the Central Association of Teachers of Japanese, University of Wisconsin at Madison, May 31, 2008.

Invited Address: “Power Genres and Vernacular Literacies.” Course Transformation Program Lecture Series, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 5, 2008.

Invited Address: “Sociocultural Theory and Alternative Research Paradigms.” National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan, Nov 26, 2007.

Invited Address: “Sociocultural Theory and Technology in Foreign Language Education.” National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan, Nov 26, 2007.

Keynote Address: “Interculturality and Activity in Internet-mediated Language Education.” TEFL International Conference at National Taichung University: English Teaching in the Age of Globalization, Taichung, Taiwan, November 24, 2007.

Invited Address: “Activity in Internet-mediated Language Education.” Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand, November 19, 2007.

Keynote Address: “Mediated Communication and Synthetic Immersion Environments as Contexts for Language Learning.” 2007 International KAMALL (Korea Association of Multimedia-Assisted Language Learning) – KSET (Korean Society for Educational Technology) Conference, Korea University, Seoul, Korea, November 10, 2007.

Keynote Address: “Second Language Learning as Participation in Knowledge Producing Communities.” Connecticut TESOL Conference, Central Connecticut State University, October 20, 2007.

Invited Address: “Internet-mediated Language Use, Bridging Activities, and L2 Learning.” University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 2, 2007.

Invited Panelist: “Cultural-Historical Activity Theory and Educational Quality.” American Educational Research Association, Chicago, Illinois, April 10, 2007.

Invited Address: “Community as Mediated Participation in Activity.” National Standards and Instructional Strategies for Foreign Language Learning Lecture Series, University of Wisconsin-Madison Language Institute, Madison, Wisconsin, February 7, 2007.

Plenary Address: “Approaches to Developmental Changes in Language Use.” Assessment Tools for Measuring Proficiency Levels in Less Commonly Taught Languages Workshop, the Kevorkian Center, New York University, New York, February 2, 2007.

Invited Panelist. “McGraw Hill Teleconference on Computer-Assisted Language Learning.” Long Beach, California, October 22, 2006.

Invited Address. “Corpus Linguistics and Language Development: Research, Assessment, and Pedagogical Innovation.” (with Scott Payne). University of California, Berkeley, April 28, 2006.

Invited Address. “Corpus Linguistics and Language Development: Research, Assessment, and Pedagogical Innovation.” (with Scott Payne). University of California, Davis, April 26, 2006.

Invited Address. “Technologies and Language Learning: Projects, Principles, and Practices.” (with Scott Payne). University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 4, 2005.

Keynote Address. “Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research.” (with James Lantolf). Inter-Agency Language Roundtable, Washington D.C., March 18, 2004.

Keynote Address. “Internet-Mediated Intercultural Learning: Accounts from France, Germany, Spain, and the US.” (with Julie Belz). European Studies and the Global Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Forum, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, March 28, 2003.

Invited Address. “Materiality, Ideality, and Discourse: Communication and Consciousness.” Special session, 9th Annual Meeting of the Sociocultural Theory Second Language Acquisition Research Group, Tallahassee, Florida, November 2, 2002.

Invited Address. “Language Research and Digital Methodologies.” Digital Language Research Laboratory, College of Education, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, October 21, 2002.

Keynote Address. “Mediated Language Education: People, Text, and Technology.” Penn TESOL East, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, December 1, 2001.


G R A N T A C T I V I T Y A N D F U N D E D R E S E A R C H (full list)

Improvisation Training to Enhance Student Communication Skills in Applied Linguistics, World Languages, and Speech & Hearing Sciences (2020-2022)

Role: Co-PI

Funding Source: Portland State University Provost's Office

Status: Awarded $4880 for pilot study

Evidence-Validated Online Learning through Virtual Exchange (EVOLVE) (2018-2020) [website]

Role: Investigator

Funding Agency: European Union Erasmus+

Status: Awarded € 463,804

Knowledge for Network-based Education, Cognition & Teaching (KONECT) (2014-2018) [website]

Role: Investigator

Funding Agency: Spanish Ministry of Economics and Competitiveness [Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad: Proyectos I+D del Programa Estatal de Fomento de la Investigación Científica y Técnica de Excelencia]

Status: Awarded € 110,000

Mobile and Augmented Reality Resources for Learning (2013-2014) [website] [intro video] [project-end video]

Role: Principal Investigator/Faculty Lead

Funding Agency: reThink PSU Provost's Challenge (Portland State University)

Status: Awarded $20,000

Title: Improving Alaska Native Education through Computer Assisted Language Learning

Role: Coordinator for Computer Assisted Language Learning

Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Education, Alaska Native Education Program

Status: Awarded $1,998,544 (2012-2016)

Title: Integrating Telecollaborative Networks into University Foreign Language Education

Role: Investigator

Funding Agency: European Commission Life Long Learning Programme

Status: Awarded € 339, 513 (2011-2014)

Title: Piciryaramta Elicungcallra: Teaching our Way of Life through our Language (Yup’ik language education)

Role: Investigator for research

Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Education, Alaska Native Education Program

Status: Awarded $1,700,000 (2009-2013)

Title: Agency and Languaging: Perspectives on Learning-in-the-World (2010-2012) [website]

Description: Scientific research network convened to develop interdisciplinary plurilingual language use and learning.

Funding agency: Finnish Ministry of Culture, University of Jyväskylä

Title: Rereading Our Past: The Cognitive Demands of Reading and Reading Comprehension, 1890-2005

Role: Investigator, grant co-author

Funding Agency: Spencer Foundation

Status: Awarded $469,000 (2008-2011)

Title: National Foreign Language Resource Center, Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research (CALPER)

Roles: Project Director; contributing grant author

Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Education, Language Resource Centers (Title VI Award)

Status: Awarded $1,252,000 (2006-2010)

Title: The Increasing Cognitive Demand of the American Mathematics Curriculum, 1890-2005

Role: Investigator, contributing grant author

Funding Agency: Spencer Foundation

Status: Awarded $301,721 (2005-2008)

Title: Developing Academic Discourse Competence in International Teaching Assistants through Corpus-Mediated Instruction

Role: Investigator

Funding Agency: Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence, Penn State University

Status: Awarded $3000 (2006-2007)

Title: National Foreign Language Resource Center, Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research (CALPER)

Role: Associate Director; contributing grant author

Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Education, Language Resource Centers (Title VI Award)

Status: Awarded $1,440,000 (2002-2006)

Title: The PSU Foreign Language Telecollaboration Project

Role: Co-Principal Investigator; primary grant author

Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Education, International Research & Studies Program

Status: Awarded $409,809 (2000-2004)