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Montserrat Mir, PhD

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Montserrat Mir

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.

Contact Information:

Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Illinois State University
Campus Box 4300
Normal, IL 61790-4300

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