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Individual Faculty Research Profile: Greta Gorsuch, Ph.D.

Recent Journal Articles

Gorsuch, G., Taguchi, E., & Umehara, H. (2014). Repeated reading for Japanese language learners: Effects on reading speed, comprehension, and comprehension strategies. The Reading Matrix. In press.

Gorsuch, G. (2013). Helping international teaching assistants acquire discourse intonation: Explicit and implicit L2 knowledge. Journal of Teaching English for Specific and Academic Purposes, 1(2), 67-92. Available: http://espeap.junis.ni.ac.rs/index.php/espeap/issue/view/2

Umehara, H. & Gorsuch, G. (2013). A near peer review task for Japanese language learning. Journal of Creative Practices in Language Learning and Teaching, 1(2), 35-51. Available: http://www.kedah.uitm.edu.my/CPLT/images/stories/v1n2/Article3.pdf

Gorsuch, G.J. (2012). International teaching assistants' experiences in educational cultures and their teaching beliefs. TESL-EJ, 16(1), 1-26. Available: http://www.tesl-ej.org/wordpress/issues/volume16/ej61/ej61a1/

Taguchi, E., Gorsuch, G., Takayasu-Maas, M., & Snipp, K. (2012). Assisted repeated reading with an advanced-level Japanese EFL reader: A longitudinal diary study. Reading in a Foreign Language, 24(1), 30-55. Available: http://nflrc.hawaii.edu/rfl/April2012/

Austin, K.A., Gorsuch, G.J., Lawson, W., Newberry, B., & Darwin, T. (2011). Developing and designing online engineering ethics instruction for international graduate students. Instructional Science, 39, 1-23.

Gorsuch, G.J. (2011). Improving speaking fluency for international teaching assistants by increasing input. TESL-EJ, 14(4), 1-25. Retrieved March 30, 2011 from http://www.tesl-ej.org/wordpress/issues/volume14/ej56/ej56a1/

Gorsuch, G.J. & Taguchi, E. (2010). Developing reading fluency and comprehension using repeated reading: Evidence from longitudinal student reports. Language Teaching Research, 14(1), 27-59. This article was reported by Sage Publishers as being the most downloaded article for this journal for 2009 and 2010.

Recent Book Chapters

Gorsuch, G.J. (2012). Introduction to working theories. In G. Gorsuch (Ed.). Working theories for teaching assistant development: Time-tested & robust theories, frameworks, & models for TA & ITA learning (pp. 7-25). Stillwater, OK: New Forums Press.

Gorsuch, G.J. (2012). Does instruction make a difference? Concept development in applied linguistics M.A. students. In G. Gorsuch (Ed.). Working theories for teaching assistant development: Time-tested & robust theories, frameworks, & models for TA & ITA learning (pp. 312-358). Stillwater, OK: New Forums Press.

Gorsuch, G.J. (2012). The roles of teacher theory and domain theory in materials and research in international teaching assistant education. In G. Gorsuch (Ed.). Working theories for teaching assistant development: Time-tested & robust theories, frameworks, & models for TA & ITA learning (pp. 421-474). Stillwater, OK: New Forums Press.

Lee, E. & Gorsuch, G. (2012). Conversation analysis of the classroom communication of a math international teaching assistant. In G. Gorsuch (Ed.). Working theories for teaching assistant development: Time-tested & robust theories, frameworks, & models for TA & ITA learning (pp. 661-689). Stillwater, OK: New Forums Press.

Taguchi, E. & Gorsuch, G.J. (2012). Fluency instruction in reading in a second or foreign language. In T. Rasinsky, C. Blachowicz, & K. Lems (Eds.) Fluency instruction: Research-based best practices (2nd ed.)(pp. 255-288). New York: The Guilford Press.

Recent Edited Books

Gorsuch, G.J. (2012). Working theories for teaching assistant development: Time-tested & robust theories, frameworks, & models for TA & ITA learning. Stillwater, OK: New Forums Press.

Recent Textbooks

Gorsuch, G., Meyers, C., Pickering, L., & Griffee, D.T. (2013). English communication for international teaching assistants (2nd ed.). Long Grove, IL: Waveland Press, Inc.

Meyers, C., Pickering, L., Gorsuch, G., & Griffee, D.T. (2013). English communication for international teaching assistants teacher's manual (2nd ed.). Long Grove, IL: Waveland Press, Inc.

Gorsuch, G., Meyers, C., Pickering, L., & Griffee, D.T. (2010). English communication for international teaching assistants. Long Grove, IL: Waveland Press, Inc. In late 2012, this book is going into a second edition.

Meyers, C., Pickering, L., Gorsuch, G., and Griffee, D.T. (2010). English communication for international teaching assistants teacher's manual. Long Grove, IL: Waveland Press, Inc.

Recent Legal Affidavits

Gorsuch, G.J. (2013). The construction of authority through voir dire talk in a Texas capital murder trial. 25 pages. Presented to P. Wischkaemper, West Texas Regional Defenders for Capital Murder Cases, Lubbock, Texas.

Recent Professional Activities

2014 Additional Reviewer, Applied Linguistics
2013 Additional Reviewer, Perceptual and Motor Skills
2013 Invited Reviewer of entry “Teaching Speaking,” Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics, John Wiley and Sons.
2013 Additional Reviewer, Educational Research and Reviews.
2013 Additional Reviewer, Modern Language Journal.
2013 Invited abstract reviewer for New Sounds 2013 L2 Phonology and Phonetics Conference, Concordia University, Montreal.
2012 Manuscript Reviewer for “Thinking Allowed” column article, Language Teaching.
2012 External Reviewer for tenure and promotion case of Xiangying Jiang, Assistant Professor of TESOL at West Virginia University.
2012 Linguistic Modification Consultant for 3rd - 8th grade science tests, Pearson Assessment.
2012 Screening committee member for the 2012 U.S. Student Fulbright National Competition for Southeast Asia. December 3, 2012, Houston.
2012 Additional Reviewer, Evaluation and Program Planning
2012 Additional Reviewer, Language Testing
2011-present Member, Editorial Board, Reading in a Foreign Language
2011 Additional Reviewer, Language Learning
2011 Additional Reviewer, Foreign Language Annals
2010-present Additional Reviewer, Educational Psychology
2010 Proposal Reader, Teachers and Teacher Education Division, Southwest Educational Research Association Annual Conference.

Recent Invited Presentations

2014 “The role of fluency in second language reading comprehension: Building input and language experience for adult learners of heritage languages.” Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, February 22.
2011 “Teaching English in international contexts: Opportunities for a place in the global community.” With Johnny Laforet, Eunjeong Lee, Andreia Moreira, Aoi Saito & Timothy Turner. Public lecture given for the department of Classical and Modern Language and Literatures, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, December 6.
2011 “Teaching English in international contexts: Opportunities for a place in the global community.” With Johnny Laforet, Eunjeong Lee, Andreia Moreira, Aoi Saito & Timothy Turner. Student Global Connections International Conference, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, November 14.
2010 "Investigating second language learner self-efficacy and future expectancy of second language use." Texas Tech University Applied Linguistics Week, April 14.

Recent Refereed Presentations

2014 “Developing international teaching assistants’ procedural knowledge for talking and teaching in English.” Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Portland, OR, March 28.
2013 “Colloquium: Recent research regarding ITAs: The dynamics of interaction.” Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Dallas, TX, March 21. Gorsuch contribution: “Helping ITAs acquire Discourse Intonation: Challenges raised (and answered?) by research.
2012 “Colloquium: Growing a research agenda to support international teaching assistant programs.” American Association of Applied Linguistics, Boston, MA, March 26. Colloquium organizer with Catherine Smith. Gorsuch contribution: “The roles of teacher theory and domain theory in materials and research in international teaching assistant education.”
2011 “Improving speaking fluency for international teaching assistants by increasing input: What role for prosodic contours?” 3rd Annual Conference for Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching. Ames, Iowa, September 17.
2011 "Exporting English pronunciation from China: The communication needs of young Chinese scientists as teachers in higher education abroad." Oxford Round Table, Harris Manchester College, Oxford, United Kingdom, August 3.
2011 "Improving speaking fluency for international teaching assistants by increasing input." 34th Annual Meeting Southwest Educational Research Association, San Antonio, TX, February 3.