The Department of Second Language Studies is happy to announce three additions to our Department. Debra Friedman has accepted the Visiting Assistant Professor position, Yucel Yilmaz has accepted the Assistant Professor position and Jeffery Holliday has accepted the Post Doc Fellowship position. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The Department of Second Language Studies is happy to announce that Three Doctoral Students have received dissertation completion fellowships for 2012-2013. They are: Jihye Lee (Speech and gesture in L2 direction-giving interactions), Boshra ElGhazoly (Feature Reassembly and Forming Syntactic ties: The Acquisition of Noncanonical Agreement in Arabic L2), and Anne Marie Guerrettaz (Language Revitalization Pedagogy in Yucatec Maya Teacher Education). Congratulations. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Faculty Conference Papers Bardovi-Harlig, K. (2012, March). “You had to be there.” Acquisition of Conventional Expressions in L2 Pragmatics: Recognition, Production, and Environment. Plenary presented to the In/Between Conference at University of Illinois, Chicago. Bardovi-Harlig, K. (2012, March). Meaning as a factor in the use of conventional expressions in L2 pragmatics. Paper presented to AAAL, Boston, MA. Bardovi-Harlig, K. (2012, invited for April). Developing L2 Pragmatics. Paper presented at Currents in Language Learning in conjunction with Theme Semester. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Darcy, Isabelle, Laurent Dekydtspotter, Rex A. Sprouse, Danielle Daidone, Christiane Kaden, Franziska Krueger &John H.G. Scott (2012) Asymmetric development in lexical encoding of L1-English L2-German front rounded vowels. Germanic Linguistics Annual Conference (GLAC 18). Indiana University (Bloomington), April 26, 2012. de Jong, K.J., and H. Park (to appear, 2012). “Vowel Epenthesis and Segment Identity in Korean Learners of English.” Studies in Second Language Acquisition. Philip S. LeSourd. Prepositional Phrases in Maliseet-Passamaquoddy. Workshop on American Indigenous Languages, University of California, Santa Barbara, April 27-28, 2012. Sprouse, Rex A. (2012) Lexical transfer, language acquisition, and language learning. Plenary address. North American Association for Celtic Language Teachers (NAACLT). Indiana University (Bloomington). May 30-June 2, 2012. Stringer, D. "L2 English in India: The syntax of embedded interrogatives." Paper to be presented at the 2012 Conference of the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL), Boston, Massachusetts, March 27.