Montserrat Mir, PhD
I am an Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics and Spanish and the Language Coordinator at the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.
I received my MA and PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I completed a Masters Degree in TESOL and wrote a MA thesis entitled “The case of Apology and its English use by native Spanish speakers.” My Doctoral degree was in Education with a concentration in Second Language Acquisition Teacher Education (SLATE). My PhD thesis is entitled ¨The use of English requests by native Spanish speakers and its relation to politeness values.” My BA degree in English Philology comes from the University of Barcelona, Spain.
I teach courses in Foreign Language Pedagogy, Language Assessment, and Spanish Language and Linguistics. I train and supervise Teaching Assistants in the department. My research focuses on Spanish L1 and L2 pragmatics, oral discourse and teaching practices.
Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Illinois State University
Campus Box 4300
Normal, IL 61790-4300