Christina Isabelli, Ph.D.

Professor of Modern Languages & Literature—Spanish; Department Chair

Dr. Christina Isabelli teaches courses in Spanish Linguistics and Language. She is the author of Motivation and Extended Interaction in the Study Abroad Context (Edwin Mellen) and has published a variety of articles on second language acquisition in the...

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Education & Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D. University of Texas - Austin, Ibero-Romance Philology and Linguistics

M.A. University of Iowa, Spanish Literature and Linguistics

B.A. Illinois State University, Spanish and Mathematics

Curriculum Vitae

Courses Taught

SPAN 301 Advanced Spanish I

SPAN 481 Seminar (Medical Spanish)

Dr. Christina Isabelli teaches courses in Spanish Linguistics and Language. She is the author of Motivation and Extended Interaction in the Study Abroad Context (Edwin Mellen) and has published a variety of articles on second language acquisition in the study abroad and domestic immersions contexts, identifying processes of forming social networks abroad and how they function as situations for language learning. Dr. Isabelli is currently working on a book project Researching Second Language Acquisition in the Study Abroad Context (Palgrave Macmillan).

Isabelli-García, C. (2017). Key concepts in applied linguistics: Second language acquisition and study abroad learning environments. ELIA: Estudios de Lingüística Inglesa Aplicada, 17, 273-282.

Isabelli-García, C., & Lacorte, M. (2016). Language learners' characteristics, target language use, and linguistic development in a domestic immersion context. Foreign Language Annals, 49(3), 544-556.

Lord, G., & Isabelli-García, C. (2014). [Foreign language] Program articulation and management. In M. Lacorte (Ed.), The Routledge handbook of Hispanic applied linguistics (pp. 150–167). London: Routledge.

Isabelli-García, C., Pan, Y., & Lubkemann, S. (2012). Observing census enumeration of non-English-speaking households in 2010 U.S. Census: Spanish report. Research and Methodology Directorate, Center for Survey Measurement Research Report Series (Survey Methodology #2012-06). U.S. Census Bureau.

Hartweg, D., Isabelli-García, C., McEwen, M., & Piper, R. (2012). Physical activity and its relationship to health: Perceptions of Mexican immigrant women in the US-Mexico border region. Hispanic Health Care International, 10(3), 127–136.

Isabelli-García, C., & Slough, R. (2012). Acquisition of the non-generic definite article by Spanish learners of English as a foreign language. Onomázein: Revista de Lingüística, Filología y Traducción, 25, 95–105.