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Gabriela Appel

Associate Research Professor of Applied Linguistics and German

Associate Director, Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research

305 Sparks Building
Office Phone: (814) 863-3360

Curriculum Vitae

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  • Ph.D., Linguistics, University of Delaware, 1986
  • State Exam, English as a Foreign Language, University of Kassel, Germany, 1979

Areas of Specialization

  • L2 Reading
  • Assessment
  • L2 Vocabulary
  • Language Pedagogy

Recent Courses

  • L2 Reading
  • L2 Vocabulary Learning and Teaching 

Selected Publications

Salaberri, S. M., & Appel, G. (2003). Assessment and diversity: Development of personal identities through portfolios. In M. J. Raya & T. Lamb. (Eds.), Differentiation in the modern languages classroom (pp. 211-229). Frankfurt a.M.: Peter Lang.

Appel, G., & Lantolf, J. P. (1994). Speaking as mediation: A study of L1 and L2 text recall tasks. The Modern Language Journal, 78, 437-452.

Lantolf, J. P., & Appel, G. (Eds.).(1994). Vygotskian approaches to second language research. Norwood NJ: Ablex.

Appel, G., & Dechert, H. W. (Eds.).(1991). A case for psycholinguistics cases. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Professional Awards and Achievements

Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association (PSMLA), Executive Council, 2018-2020

Associate Editor, The Modern Language Journal (2000-2015)