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Nicola Work

Associate Professor

Full-Time Faculty

College of Arts and Sciences: Global Languages and Cultures

Contact

Email: Nicola Work
Phone: 937-229-2520
Website: Visit Site
HM 363

Courses Taught

  • FRN 101
  • FRN 131
  • FRN 141
  • FRN 201
  • FRN 270
  • FRN 301
  • FRN 311
  • FRN 321
  • FRN 325
  • FRN 331
  • FRN 341
  • FRN 361
  • FRN 370
  • FRN 381
  • FRN 450
  • FRN 469
  • FRN 491
  • LNG 468/568

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Wayne State University, Detroit, MI., 2009
  • M.A., Wayne State University, Detroit, MI., 2000
  • B.A., University of Freiburg, Germany, 1998
  • B.A., Universite' de Dijon, 1995

Research Interests

  • Second Language Acquisition Theories
  • Syntax-Pragmatics Interface
  • Pragmatics
  • Foreign Language Teaching
  • Teaching with Technology
  • iPads in Language Instruction
  • Escape Rooms in (language) education

Selected Publications

Work, Nicola. Argument Realization in French and Spanish Second Language Acquisition: A View from the Syntax-Pragmatics Interface. Saarbrücken: Lambert Academic Publishing, 2010. (228 pages)

Work, Nicola. “iPads in the French Language Classroom : Teacher and Student Perceptions,” in Foss, J. (ed.). The Power of Language, The Power of People: Celebrating 50 Years. Selected Papers from the 2018 Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Ashland, VA: Robert M. Terry, 2018. (21 pages)

Work, Nicola. “Parlez-vous francais? iPad apps to develop French speaking skills,” The French Review, 89.3. 2016. (28 pages)

Work, Nicola. “A rank order of accurate use at the syntax-pragmatics interface: Evidence from French and Spanish L2 acquisition,” Linguistik Online, Vol. 70, No. 1. 2015. (33 pages)
https://bop.unibe.ch/linguistik-online/article/view/1750/2972

Work, Nicola. “Rosetta Stone: Compatible with proficiency-oriented language instruction and blended learning?” International Journal of Technology in Teaching & Learning, Vol. 10, No. 1. 2014. http://sicet.org/web/journals/ijttl/issue1401/3_Nicola_Work.pdf

Work, Nicola. “Applying iPad apps in the classroom: Goal? Language proficiency,” FLTMAG, November 15, 2014. (17 pages, single-spaced)
http://fltmag.com/applying-ipad-apps/

Work, Nicola. “Where grammar meets context: Teaching pragmatics in L2 French,” Journal of Second Language Teaching & Research, Vol. 3, No. 1. 2014. (32 pages)
http://pops.uclan.ac.uk/index.php/jsltr/article/view/238

Work, Nicola. “Nonsententials and Second Language Acquisition” in Progovac, L. et al (eds.). The Syntax of Nonsententials: Multidisciplinary Perspectives. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2006. (26 pages)