Granted: Kimi Nakatsukasa
Kimi Nakatsukasa, Lead PI and Assistant Professor of Gestures/Language Pedagogy in the Department of Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures; Aaron Braver, Assistant Professor specializing in Phonetics and Phonology in the Department of English; Miranda Scolari, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences); Tommy Dang, Assistant Professor in the Edward E. Whitacre College of Engineering.
In Her Words
"It was particularly helpful to get the "outsider view" from Brendan to make the proposal more accessible and attractive to the readers."
—Dr. Kimi Nakatsukasa
Teaching Foreign Language Pronunciation through Educational Avatars
What This Research Will Accomplish
This Seed Grant for Interdisciplinary Research (SGIR) through Texas Tech University was awarded for a project that seeks to bring physical gesturing into the digital realm of language pedagogy. As digital language learning has taken off—with somewhat mixed results in practice—a simultaneous set of studies have revealed such strategies as vowel timing via handclapping to be highly useful in the physical classroom. This project will test whether these worlds can be united.
Texas Tech University SGIR competition
Summer 2017 – Fall 2018
How Grant Editing Made the Difference
Revisions were centered on the basic sales pitch of the proposal: what is the story we are telling about our project? Organization and phrasing were also developed in this successful proposal.
Brendan Allison, Grant Editor
College of Arts & Sciences