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Rafael Salaberry
Professor
Mary Gibbs Jones Professor of the Humanities and Professor of Spanish and Portuguese
 
e-mail:salaberry@rice.edu
 
  • MA, PhD, Cornell University Applied Linguistics (1997) , Ithaca, NY
 
Primary Department
   Center for Languages and Intercultural Communication
   Department of Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin American Studies
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Department Affiliations
 
  • Center for Languages and Intercultural Communication
  • Department of Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin American Studies
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    Websites
     Salaberry-Webpage
     
    Research Areas
     Second Language Acquisition and Linguistics
     

    Research Statement

     

    I conduct research in a number of areas associated with various aspects of the general field of second language acquisition/development, and its corresponding applied field of second language teaching. Currently, I am on the Editorial Board of the peer-reviewed journals Language@Internet and Journal of Spanish Language Teaching. The following are the most relevant areas of research I have developed:



    1. The analysis of morphological, syntactic and discursive knowledge of tense and aspect among adult second language (L2) learners. This topic is covered by five books published by John Benjamins (2000, 2002, 2005), Continuum Press (2008), de Gruyter (2013) and several articles in various professional journals and book chapters in refereed books.

    2. Second language learning/teaching among adult learners, including methodology, testing and the use of electronic media for second language learning. These topics are presented in two books published by  Georgetown University Press (2003, 2006)  as well as several refereed articles. I am also the author of a Spanish first year textbook, Conectándonos, published by Kendall-Hunt.

    3. Conceptual aspects of dialects in contact, with a special emphasis on social and political implications of bilingual education in the US. This is a topic covered by a book published by Multilingual Matters (2009) and a video documentary titled “The Choosers.”

     
    Teaching Areas
     same as research areas
     
    Selected Publications
     Refereed articles
     

    Salaberry, M. Rafael "The Elephant in the Room: The Hierarchical Division of Spoken and Written “Grammars”." Hispanic Issues On Line, 6 (2016) : 38-56.

     
     

    Granda, Beatriz, and M. Rafael Salaberry. 2013. "Funciones narrativas y verbos de estado en español como Lengua extranjera.” Estudios de Lingüística Aplicada 57: 30-42.

     
     

    Salaberry, M. Rafael. 2013. "Contrasting Preterite and Imperfect use among advanced L2 learners: Judgments of iterated eventualities in Spanish." International Review of Applied Linguistics 54 (3): 243-270.

     
     

    Rafael Salaberry and Dalila Ayoun "The acquisition of English tense-aspect morphology by French instructed learners." Language LearningSubmitted

     
     

    Rafael Salaberry and Manel Lacorte "Unpacking language and learning in second language learning." Applied LinguisticsSubmitted

     
     

    "Parents' views on dual language programs." Spanish in ContextSubmitted

     
     

    Salaberry, M. "The selection of L2 Spanish past tense endings in texts with different distributions of lexical aspectual classes." Hispania (2002) In Press

     
     

    Salaberry, M. "What gets processed in processing instruction? A commentary on Bill VanPatten's "Update."." Language Learning (2002) In Press

     
     Articles
     

    Rafael Salaberry "The benefits of web-based teaching: Why the electronic class will not replace the face-to-face classroom." The Essential Teacher, (1) 2 (2003) In Press

     
     

    Rafael Salaberry "La Posible (In)Consecuencia de la Controversia Generada por Dame Edna." Hispanic Newsletter,, 11 (2): 3-9.

     
     

    Rafael Salaberry "Tense aspect in Spanish verbal morphology." Hispania, 86 (3) (2003) : 559-573..

     
     Books
     

    Main author: M. Rafael Salaberry. (Co-authors: Catherine Barrette, Marisol Fernández & Celina Nevárez) "Conectándonos - Second Edition [Student Text, Student Activities Manual and Testing Program]. ." 

     
     

    Salaberry, M. Rafael, Catherine Barrette, Marisol Fernández, and Celina Nevárez. 2013. Conectándonos (Student Text, Student Activities Manual and Testing Program). Dubuque, IA: Kendall-Hunt Publishers.

     
     

    Salaberry, M. R. "Marking Past Tense in Second Language Acquisition: A Theoretical Model." Continuum Press/Bloomberg (2008)

     
     

    Rafael Salaberry and Barbara Lafford "Spanish Second Language Acquisition: From research findings to teaching applications."  (2006) In Press

     
     

    Rafael Salaberry and Dalila Ayoun "Tense and Aspect in the Romance Languages: Theoretical and applied perspectives."  (2005)

     
     

    Main author: Rafael Salaberry. Co-authors: Cathy Barrette, Phillip Elliott & Marisol Fernandez "Impresiones:Student Text and Instructor?s Annotated Edition."  (2004)

     
     

    Main author: Rafael Salaberry. Co-authors: Cathy Barrette, Phillip Elliott & Marisol Fern¿ndez "Impresiones:Student Activities Manual."  (2003) In Press

     
     

    Main author: Rafael Salaberry. Co-authors: Cathy Barrette, Phillip Elliott & Marisol Fern¿ndez "Impresiones:Student Text and Instructor¿s Annotated Edition."  (2003)

     
     

    "The Development of Spanish Past Tense Morphology in a Classroom Environment." : 187.

     
     

    Co-edited with A. Pavlenko (Temple University) "Second Language Acquisition and Bilingualism. Vol. 14.." : 167.

     
     Editor of books
     

    Salaberry, M. Rafael, and Llorenç Comajoan, eds. 2013. Research Design and Methodology in Studies on Second Language Tense and Aspect. Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter.

     
     

    Barbara Lafford & Rafael Salaberry "Studies in Spanish Second Language Acquisition: State of the Science."  (2003) : 332.

     
     

    Salaberry, M. "Tense-Aspect Morphology in L2 Acquisition,." Series: Language Acquisition and Language Disorders (2002)

     
     Book chapters
     

    Salaberry, M. Rafael. "The Grammatical Representation of Aspect: Context-Focused Analysis of Decontextualized Prompt Sentences." Tense-Aspect-Modality in a Second Language: 53-73.

     
     

    M. Rafael Salaberry "Enhancing Authentic Texts in Online Environments: A data-driven Approach to Second Language Learning." Refereed PRoceedings from The Asian Conference on Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education (SLATE), : 135-157.

     
     

    Salaberry, M. R. (first author) & Custódio Martins "Cross-linguistic transfer of core aspectual conceptualizations in Portuguese and Spanish: Theoretical and methodological considerations ." Portuguese-Spanish Interfaces (2014) : 335-355.

     
     

    Salaberry, M. Rafael. 2013. "Assessing North-American Spanish." In The Companion to Language Assessment, edited by Antony Kunnan. New York: Wiley-Blackwell.

     
     

    Salaberry, M. Rafael. 2013. "Research Design: Operationalizing and testing hypotheses." In Research Design and Methodology in Studies on Second Language Tense and Aspect, edited by M. Rafael Salaberry and Llorenç Comajoan, 187-218. Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter.

     
     

    Salaberry, M. Rafael, Llorenç Comajoan, and Paz González. 2013. "Integrating the analyses of tense and aspect across research and methodological frameworks." In Research Design and Methodology in Studies on Second Language Tense and Aspect, edited by M. Rafael Salaberry and Llorenç Comajoan, 423-450. Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyte.

     
     

    Salaberry, M. Rafael, and Custódio Martins. 2013. "Differential distribution of Spanish Preterite and Imperfect with iterated eventualities." In Tense, Aspect and Mood in L1 and L2, edited by Emmanuelle Labeau, 219-241. Amsterdam: Rodopi.

     
     

    Rafael Salaberry "Evidence for transfer of knowledge about aspect from L2 Spanish to L3 Portuguese." Tense and Aspect in the Romance Languages: Theoretical and applied perspectives (2005)

     
     

    Rafael Salaberry and Andrew Cohen "Testing Spanish in the second language classroom." Spanish Second Language Acquisition: From research findings to teaching applicationsIn Press

     
     

    Rafael Salaberry and Dalila Ayoun "Bridging the gap between theoretical and empirical findings in the analysis of tense-aspect data in L2 acquisition." Tense and Aspect in the Romance Languages: Theoretical and applied perspectives (2005)

     
     

    Rafael Salaberry and Josep Alba-Salas "Adquisicion del espanol como segunda lengua." Introduccion a la Linguistica Aplicada del Espanol como Segunda LenguaIn Press

     
     

    "Hispanic and mainstream American identities: Conspiring factors against bilingual education." Re-Inventing HispanismIn Press

     
     

    Rafael Salaberry "El uso de las distinciones aspectuales del espa?ol en tres actividades con diferentes grados de control." In M. Lubbers-Quesada and R. Maldonado. Estudios sobre la Adquisicion del Espa?ol. (2004) : 102-127.

     
     

    Rafael Salaberry and Manel Lacorte "Language and learning in second language learning." Spanish Second Language Acquisition: From research findings to teaching applications (2004) In Revision

     
     

    Rafael Salaberry "El uso de las distinciones aspectuales del espa¿ol en tres actividades con diferentes grados de control." In M. Lubbers-Quesada and R. Maldonado. Estudios sobre la Adquisici¿n del Espa¿ol. (2003) In Press

     
     

    Rafael Salaberry and Silvina Montrul "The development of tense-aspect morphology in L2 Spanish." In B. Lafford and R. Salaberry (eds.) Studies in Spanish Second Language Acquisition: State of the Science (2003) : pp. 47-73.

     
     

    Salaberry, M. "El uso de las distinciones aspectuales del espa?ol en tres actividades con diferentes grados de control: datos preliminares." Estudios sobre la adquisicion del espa?ol (2002) In Press

     
     

    Salaberry, M. "Tense and aspect in the selection of past tense verbal morphology." Tense-Aspect Morphology in L2 Acquisition (2002)

     
     Book reviews
     

    "Beyond the Aspect Hypothesis: Tense-aspect development in L2 French, by Emmanuelle Labeau. (2005)." Requested by Modern Language JournalSubmitted

     
     

    "Cognition and Second Language Instruction, edited by Peter Robinson. (2001." ESP Journal,, 23: 90-93.

     
     

    Rafael Salaberry "Cognition and Second Language Instruction." English for Specific Purposes Journal,, 23 (1): 90-93.

     
     Refereed conference papers
     

    Rafael Salaberry and Barbara Lafford "La complementariedad de perspectivas ling¿¿sticas, cognitivas y socio-culturales para el an¿lisis del desarrollo del espa¿ol como segunda lengua." In V. S¿nchez (Ed.) Actas de la Conferencia de ALFAL 2002 (2003) In Press

     
     Conference papers
     

    "La complementariedad de perspectivas linguisticas, cognitivas y socio-culturales para el analisis del desarrollo del espa?ol como segunda lengua.." Actas de la Conferencia de ALFAL 2002

     
     Other
     

    "El uso de las distinciones aspectuales del espa?ol en tres actividades con diferentes grados de control: datos preliminares." Universidad Aut?noma de Quer?taro, M?xico (2001)

     
     

    "Task sequencing in second language acquisition." Texas Papers in Foreign Language Education (2001)

     
     

    "The use of technology for second language learning and teaching: A retrospective." Modern Language Journal, 84 (4) (2001) : 537-554.

     
     

    "L2 morphosyntactic development in text-based computer communication.." Computer Assisted Language Learning., 13 (1) (2000) : 5-27.

     
     

    "Pedagogical design of computer mediated communication tasks: Learning objectives and technological capabilities.." Modern Language Journal., 84 (1) (2000) : 28-37.

     
     

    "Revising the revised format of the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview.." Language Testing., 17 (3) (2000) : 289-310..

     
     

    "The acquisition of English Past tense in an instructional setting: Irregular and frequent morphology.." System., 28 (1) (2000) : 135-152.

     
     

    Salaberry "CALL in the year 2000: Still developing the research agenda.." Language Learning and Technology, 3 (1) (1999) : 104-107.

     
     

    Salaberry "Compositionality in tense-aspectual morphology.." Hispanic Linguistics., 10 (2) (1998) : 1-38.

     
     

    Salaberry "The development of English past tense morphology among classroom learners.." Representation and Process: Proceedings of the 3rd Pacific Second Language Research Forum, 1 (1999) : pp. 139-150.

     
     

    Salaberry "The development of past tense verbal morphology in classroom L2 Spanish.." Applied Linguistics, 20 (2) (1999) : 151-178.

     
     

    Salaberry "The research-pedagogy interface: Implications for Language Program Directors." Research Issues and Language Program Direction (1999) : (pp. 39-59).

     
     

    Salaberry "On input processing, true language competence and pedagogical bandwagons: A reply to Sanz and VanPatten.." Canadian Modern Language Review, 54 (2) (1998) : 274-284.

     
     

    Salaberry "The development of aspectual distinctions in academic L2 French.." Canadian Modern Language Review, 54 (4) (1998) : 508-542.

     
     

    Salaberry "The development of inflectional morphology in L2 acquisition: A cross-linguistic analysis." Cognitive Perspectives on the Learning/Acquisition of a Foreign/Second Language (1998) : (pp. 87-127).

     
     

    Salaberry with N. Lopez-Ortega "Accurate L2 production across language tasks: Focus on form, focus on meaning and communicative control." Modern Language Journal, 82 (4) (1998) : 514-532.

     
     

    Salaberry "The acquisition of aspect in past tense French among L2 classroom learners." In A. Melby (ed.) The 23th LACUS Forum (1997) : (pp. 521-532).

     
     

    Salaberry "The role of input and output practice in second language acquisition.." Canadian Modern Language Review, 53 (2): 422-451..

     
    Presentations
     Conference Committee Member
     

    "Introduction to the Symposium. Symposium on the Teaching and Testing of Interactional Competence. Rice University, Houston, TX." (2016-04-29)

     
     Conference Paper
     

    "Assessing L2 Interactional Competence: Is Local Interactive Knowledge Generalizable? Annual Meeting of the Consortium on Useful Assessment in Language and Humanities Education. Georgetown University, Washington DC.." (2015-10-10)

     
     

    "Enhancing Authentic Texts in Online Environments: A data-driven Approach to Second Language Learning. The Asian Conference on Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education (SLATE). Tokyo, Japan.." (2015-08-04)

     
     

    "Enhancing authentic texts in online environments: A data-driven approach to second language learning." Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan. (March 2014)

     
     Conference abstracts
     

    Salaberry, M. Rafael. "Representing aspectual contrasts associated with animacy and agency in Spanish and English." 31st International Conference of AESLA (Asociación Española de Lingüística Aplicada), Tenerife, España.

     
     Invited Talks
     

    "Conceptualización académica de las distinciones aspectuales: reglas, datos, proceso. Insituto de Cultura y Lengua Españolas. Universidad de Navarra. Pamplona, Spain." (2016-05-06)

     
     

    "Teaching methodology: Revisiting the role of L2 grammar." University of Houston, Houston, TX. (January 2014)

     
     

    "Affirmative Action and Bilingual Education: Culture is not the problem and culture is not the solution." Miami University, Oxford, OH. (May 15)

     
     

    "The secret alchemy of teaching methodology: Beliefs, practices and contexts." Texas Community Colleges Teachers Association (TCCTA) Annual Meeting, Austin, TX. (February 18)

     
     

    "Testing Spanish in the Classroom." Texas Foreign Language Association (TFLA) Annual Meeting, Houston, TX. (November 2004)

     
     Keynote Speaker
     

    "Implementing and managing innovation in second language education. World Languages Conference, K-12 Teachers Association. The Oakridge School, Arlington, TX." (2016-03-14)

     
     

    "La evaluación del español: ¿Qué?, ¿cómo? y ¿para qué? XVII Encuentro de Profesores de Español: Retos en la Enseñanza, UNAM - San Antonio. San Antonio, Texas.." (2016-10-24)

     
     

    "The conceptualization of knowledge about aspect: From monolingual to multilingual representations. Symposium on Multilingualism, Language Proficiency and Age, Stockholm University. Stockholm: Sweden." (2016-12-02)

     
     

    "Broad and narrow conceptualizations of aspect among L1 and L2 speakers. First Bilingualism in the Hispanic and Lusophone World, Leiden University. Leiden: The Netherlands.." (2015-01-15)

     
     

    "Puntos de origen del concepto de aspecto en estudiantes adultos. Second Symposium on Aspect and its Acquisition in Second Languages, Universidad Pablo Olavide, Sevilla, Spain.." (2015-05-17)

     
     

    "Still missing the pedagogical implementation of the “Pedagogical Language Corpus.” First Conference on Spoken Interlanguage Corpora of Chinese, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China.." (2015-07-10)

     
     

    "Moving beyond communicative competence and proficiency outcomes: Designing a life-changing, career-boosting curriculum in second language learning." Texas Community Colleges Teachers Association (TCCTA) Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX. (March 2014)

     
     

    Salaberry, M. Rafael. "¿Es posible  el desarrollo de la competencia intercultural en un curso de español como segunda lengua?" Primera Jornada Académica del Seminario Internacional e Interinstitucional de Estudios Interculturales del CEPE/CELE, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM): Mexico DF, Mexico.

     
     Lectures
     

    "La enorme popularidad de las falacias sobre el espanglish y las variaciones de la lengua esatandar: activismo social o indiferencia academica?." 14o Congreso de la Asociacion Latino Americana de Filologia y Linguistica Aplicada (ALFAL), Monterrey, Mexico. (October 19 2005)

     
     

    "Spanish Second Language Acquisition: From research to application." 2005 Georgetown University Roundtable (GURT), Washington, DC. (March 15)

     
     

    "The acquisition of L2/L3 tense and aspect systems in Romance languages: Theoretical and applied perspectives." 2005 Georgetown University Roundtable (GURT), Washington, DC. (March 15)

     
     

    "The development of past tense morphology in L2 Portuguese." 14th European Association of Second Language Acquisition (EUROSLA) Annual Meeting, San Sebastian, Spain. (September 2004)

     
     

    "The use of past tense morphology in L3 Portuguese." .? American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Annual Meeting, Portland, OR. (May 2004)

     
     Other
     

    "Task sequencing in second language acquisition." Texas Foreign Language Education Conference, University of Texas at Austin, Texas. (March 2001)

     
     

    "Using lexical and grammatical aspect data to trace second language development." 28th Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States (LACUS) Forum, University of Qu?bec at Montreal, Montreal, Canada. (August 2001)

     
     

    "The acquisition of tense-aspect morphology: Description and explanation (Colloquium)." American Association for Applied Linguistics, Stamford, CT. (April 1999) With Yas Shirai

     
     

    "The grammatical impact of the study abroad experience." Third Hispanic Linguistics Conference, Georgetown University, Washington DC. With Ana P?rez-Leroux, Nicole Houser & Tammy Hertel

     
     

    "The use of past tense verbal morphology across levels of proficiency." 19th Second Language Research Forum (SLRF), University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. (September 1999)

     
     

    "Assessing adult L2 development across learning environments." Canadian Association for Applied Linguistics (CAAL) Annual Meeting, Carleton University, Ottawa. (May 1998)

     
     

    "Crosslinguistic research on the L2 acquisition of tense and aspect: Discourse, semantics and morphosyntax (Colloquium)." 3rd Pacific Second Language Research Forum, Tokyo, Japan. With Roger Andersen and Yas Shirai

     
     

    "Some modifications of the ACTFL-OPI test." Pennsylvania Foreign Language Conference, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh. (July 1998)

     
     

    "Task-based instruction: Communication and contingency in L2 acquisition." Departamento de Lingua e Literatura Estrangeira, Universidade Federale de Santa Catarina, Florianopolis, Brazil.

     
     

    "The Validity of the Spanish ACTFL Test: An Agenda for Improvement." Conference on the social responsibility of the language tester, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. (May 1998)

     
     

    "The development of L2 English past tense inflectional morphology." Departamento de Lingua e Literatura Estrangeira, Universidade Federale de Santa Catarina, Santa Catarina, Brazil. (august 1998)

     
     Workshops
     

    "Integrating the teaching of grammar, communication and culture." University of Maryland, Baltimore County. (August 17)

     
    Editorial Positions
     Member of the Editorial Board, Language@Internet (Refereed Journal).. Indiana University. (2007 - 2017)

     Editor, Texas Papers in Foreign Language Education. University of Texas. (2012 - 2013)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Spanish Language Teaching (Refereed Journal).. Taylor and Francis. (2013 - 2017)

     Other, International Advisory Council. International Education for Sustainable Development Alliance, Tokyo, Japan. (2015 - 2019)

     Series Editor, Series Editor, Innovative Approaches to Teaching College-level Spanish. . Kendall Hunt Publishers. (2013 - 2016)

     Delegate, Division of Applied Linguistics, MLA Delegate Assembly, Modern Language Association., (2000 - 2000)

     Book Review Editor, Journal: Language Learning and Technology. (2004 - 2004)

     Book Review Editor, Language Learning and Technology. National Foreign Language Resource Centers. (2003 - 2003)

     Delegate, Division of Applied Linguistics, MLA Delegate Assembly, Modern Language Association. (2001 - 2001)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Language LEarning and Technology. National Foreign Language Resource Centers. (2003 - 2003)

     Executive Committee (elected), Division of Applied Linguistics., Modern Language Association. (2001 - 2001)

     Executive Committee (elected), Division of Applied Linguistics, Modern Language Association., (2000 - 2000)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Language Learning and Technology. (2004 - 2004)

     Editorial Board, LLT Journal, Language Learning and Technology. (2001 - 2001)

    Supervised Theses & Dissertations
     Genevieve Gonzales, MA Tense aspect in L2 classroom Spanish. (2004) (Thesis Director)

     PhD The acquisition of tense aspect in English. (2004) (Thesis Director)

     Mark Amengual, PhD An Experimental Approach to Phonetic Transfer in the Production and Perception of Early Spanish-Catalan Bilinguals. (2013) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Jocelly Guie Meiners, PhD Sympathy and Compassion in Spanish and English: Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Perspectives on Emotional Expression. (2013) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Robert Sauveur , PhD Emergence of Comprehension of Spanish Second Language Requests. (2013) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Lama Nasif , PhD Output-induced Noticing and Language Anxiety: An investigation of L2 Acquisition Processes. (2014) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Adele Doughlin, PhD What Really Happens during Study Abroad? An In-Depth analysis of Learners' Interactions during a Short-Term Sojourn in Spain. (2014) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Lama Nasif, PhD “Anxiety in the Noticing and Production of L2 Forms: A Study of Beginning Learners of Arabic.”. (2015) (Thesis Director)

    Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
     Distinguished Associate, Lovett College (May 2003)

    Positions Held
     Advisory Board, Consortium on Useful Assessment in Language and Humanities Education. (Member Universities: Georgetown, Emory, Notre Dame, Rice University).. (2015 - 2016)

     PhD Program Advisory Board, Universitat de Vic-Mondragon Unibertsitatea, Cataluña and Basque Country, Spain. (2012 - 2016)

     International Advisory Board, Second Language Research Center - Instituto de Lengua y Cultura Españolas, Universidad de Navarra.. (2015 - 2016)

     International Advisory Council, International Education for Sustainable Development Alliance, Tokyo, Japan.. (2015 - 2016)

     Advisory Board, La Poderosa Project, Communty-based visual arts programs to promote intercultural and language learning.. (2012 - 2016)