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Stephen D. Looney

Stephen D. Looney

Associate Teaching Professor in Applied Linguistics

Director, ITA Program

227A Sparks Building
Office Phone: (814) 863-5904

Curriculum Vitae

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  • Ph. D., Linguistics, University of Georgia
  • M.A., TESOL, Carson-Newman

Areas of Specialization

  • International Teaching Assistants 
  • Conversation Analysis
  • Second Language Development

Recent Courses

  • APLNG 410 Teaching American English Pronunciation
  • APLNG 597 Introduction to Conversation Analysis

Selected Publications

Looney, S. D. and Kim, J. (2018). Humor, Uncertainty, and Affiliation: Cooperative and Co-Operative Action in the University Science Lab. Linguistics and Education 46, 56-69.

Looney, S. D., Jia, D. and Kimura, D. (2017). Self-Directed Okay in Mathematics Lectures. Journal of Pragmatics, 107, 46-59.

Looney, S. D. (2015). Interaction and discourse markers in the ITA-led Physics Laboratory. In G. Gorsuch  (Ed.), Talking matters: Research on talk and communication of international teaching assistants.  Stillwater, OK: New Forums Press.