Alyssa Marie Martoccio
Address: 4080 Foreign Language Building
Urbana, IL 61801
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Specializations / Research Interest(s)
- second language acquisition, classroom research, learner differences
As a researcher of second language acquisition, I examine ways of facilitating the second language learning of adult learners. In general, I am interested in individual learner differences, and I plan to investigate the roles of instruction, feedback, awareness, task-based language instruction, and learner readiness in my future research.
Both learner internal factors, such as prior knowledge of a language or a structure, and learner external factors, such as methods of focusing learner attention, are relevant to this research as well. I analyze these factors in my dissertation research on differential object marking in L2 Spanish learners.
- University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana M.A.
- University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana B.A. (with highest distinction)