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Alyssa Marie Martoccio

Graduate Student

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Contact Information:

  • Address: 4080 Foreign Language Building
    M/C 176
    Urbana, IL 61801
  • Telephone: (217) 333-3391
  • Email:

Specializations / Research Interest(s)

  • second language acquisition, classroom research, learner differences

Research Description

  • 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)