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Department News

April 1, 2014
Students Ashley Barlev, Lindsay Jenkins and Zlata Katanov present at the Student Research Poster Day at Graduate Center.

Ashley, Lindsay and Zlata presented poster presentations at the event which took place in the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, CUNY Graduate Center on Friday, March 28th. Here are some pix:

Great job!!

March 12, 2014
Karen Ball, Salvatore Brienza and Cecilia Navarra to present at NYSSLHA.

Karen Ball is speaking at a panel discussion on "Outcome Focused Dysphagia Practice: A Presentation of Case Studies". Sal Brienza is presenting on "Treating Childhood Apraxia of Speech with Integral Stimulation." Cecila Navarra's presentation is entitled "I Think I Know Why He Did That: The Role of the Internal State Language in the Comprehension of Character Behavior in Fiction."

Well done, team.

March 3, 2014
Elizabeth Ijalba's invited presentation at NYSABE.

Elizabeth Ijalba will give an invited talk at the New York State Association for Bilingual Educators (NYSABE) on March 6.  The title of her presentation will be:  Parents and teachers as cultural brokers in their children's education.

Well done, Elizabeth!

February 7, 2014
Stanley Gelfand in JSLHR.

Stanley Gelfand and two co-authors have a paper hot off the press in JSLHR. Check it out:

Gelfand, J.T., Christie, R.E., and Gelfand, S.A. (2014). Large-corpus phoneme and word recognition and the generality of lexical context in CVC word perception. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, 57, 297-307.

Well done.

February 5, 2014
Megan Dunn Davison and students Lindsay Jenkins and Zlata Katanov at the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading.

Congratulations to Megan Dunn Davison and QC students Lindsay Jenkins and Zlata Katanov who have been accepted to present at the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading. Their talk is entitled "Writing outcomes in adolescents with language impairment."

Fantastic work!

January 27, 2014
New CUNY-NYSIEB grant.

Congratulations to Kate Menken and the rest of the CUNY-NYSIEB team, who have just been awarded funding from the New York State Department of Education to extend their project for three years. Check out the CUNY-NYSIEB website:

Great news!

January 8, 2014
Undergraduate Tesol students in Dialogue.

Christine Costa, Pauline Cheng and Venessa Garcia are featured in the NYS TESOL Dialogue online journal.  They were asked to talk about their experience at the conference they attended in November. Check it out:

Well done, you three!

January 2, 2014
New journal articles by Bill Haddican.

Bill Haddican has three journal articles just out:
Haddican, B., Holmberg, A., Tsoulas, G. and Tanaka, H.. 2014. Interrogative slifting constructions in English. Lingua online.

D’Arcy, A., Haddican, B., Tagliamonte, S., Richards, H. and Taylor, A. 2013. Asymmetrical trajectories: The past and present of –body/—one. Language Variation and Change. 25(3), 287-310.

Language Variation and Change. 25(3), 371-403.


November 1, 2013
Stanley Gelfand and graduate student Mary Napolitano present two posters at ASHA.

Gelfand SA, & Napolitano M: Lexical Analysis of Monosyllabic Speech Recognition Tests. (designated as a Meritorious Poster Submission.)

Napolitano M, & Gelfand SA: Infant and Child Hearing: Screening and Assessment.

Well done Mary and Stan!

October 16, 2013
Leslie Gruber elected to advisory council of ASHA.

Leslie is the new New York State Representative.  Her 3-year terms begins January 2014. Congratulations, Leslie!

October 14, 2013
Sarah Benor speaks to the Linguistics Club.

Sarah Benor of Hebrew Union College speaks to the Linguistics Club on 10/16. Her talk is entitled "Frumspeak: How Orthodox Jews Speak English in America Today "

October 1, 2013
Yael Neumann-Werth in Neurocase.

Neumann-Werth, Y., Levy, E. S., & Obler, L. K. (2013). Hemispheric processing of vocal emblem sounds. Neurocase, 19(3), 268-281.

Go, Yael!

September 27, 2013
New journal articles by Kate Menken.

Three (count 'em, 3!) new journal articles by Kate Menken have appeared:

Menken, K. (2013). Emergent bilingual students in secondary school: Along the academic language and literacy continuum. Language Teaching, 46(4), 438-476.

Menken, K. (2013). Restrictive language education policies and emergent bilingual youth: A perfect storm with imperfect outcomes. Theory into Practice, 52(3), 160-168.

Koyama, J. & Menken, K. (2013). Emergent bilinguals: Framing students as statistical data? Bilingual Research Journal, 36(1), 82-99.


Sepbember 1, 2013
Megan Dunn Davison joins the department

Megan's research focuses on child language development and disorders, literacy. Welcome, Megan!


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