Scholarly Interests: How conversation analysis (CA) may be used as a resource for understanding language-in-use particularly in first and second language interaction; the intersection between CA and second language pedagogy, which includes raising second/foreign language teachers’ awareness of CA and its benefits as a tool in language instruction
Courses Taught: ESLM 525: Second Language Acquisition; ESLM 577: Sociolinguistics & Cultural Foundations of ESL; ESLM 579: Language & Literacy for ESL; modules on TESL in Elementary Education courses
Achievements: Co-authored (with Dr. Hansun Waring) a book that provides an introduction to conversation analysis geared specifically toward second/foreign language instructors; presented with a special recognition award by the Trenton Board of Education for establishing Adopt-a-Student, an after-school English as a Second Language program for ESL learners; has published multiple articles and presented at national and international conferences
Wong, J. (2013). A coming of age of conversation analysis and applied linguistics. In Greer, T., C. Roever, & D. Tatsuki (Eds.), Pragmatics and Language Learning, Volume 13 (pp. 5-13). Manoa, Hawai’i: University of Hawai’i, National Foreign Language Resource Center.
Wong, J. (2011a). Pragmatic competency in telephone conversational openings. In Houck, N., & D. Tatsuki (Eds.), Pragmatics: Teaching Natural Conversation (p. 119-134). Alexandria, VA: TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages).
Wong, J. (2011b). Pragmatic competency in telephone conversational closings. In Houck, N., & D. Tatsuk (Eds.), Pragmatics: Teaching Natural Conversation (pp. 135-152). Alexandria, VA: TESOL.
Wong, J. & Waring, H. Z. (2010). Conversation analysis and second language pedagogy. New York: Routledge.
Wong, J. , & Waring, H. Z. (2009). “Very good” as a teacher response. ELT (English Language Teaching) Journal, 63/3, 195-203.
Wong, J. (2007). Answering my call: A look at telephone closings. In Bowles, H. & P. Seedhouse (Eds.), Conversation Analysis and Language for Specific Purposes (pp. 1-34), Bern: Peter Lang.
Wong, J. (2005). Sidestepping grammar. In Richards, K. & P. Seedhouse (Eds.). Applying conversation analysis (pp. 159 – 173), London: Palgrave Macmillan.
Wong, J. (2004). Some preliminary thoughts on delay as an interactional resource. In Gardner, R. & J. Wagner (Eds.), Second language conversations: Studies of native and non-native interaction (pp. 114 – 131). New York: Continuum.
Wong, J. (2003). A re-examination of (the) same using data from spoken English. In New Issues on the Teaching and Learning of Second/Foreign Languages, Santa Catarina, Brazil: University Press, pp. 185 – 217.
Wong, J. (2002). Applying conversation analysis in applied linguistics: Evaluating dialogue in English as a second language textbooks. International Review of Applied Linguistics, 40/1, 37-60.
Wong, J. (2000a). Delayed next turn repair initiation in native-nonnative speaker English conversation. Applied Linguistics, 21/2, 244-267.
Wong, J. (2000b). The token ‘yeah’ in nonnative speaker English conversation. Research on Language and Social Interaction, 33/1, 39-67.
Wong, J. (2000c). Repetition in conversation: A look at ‘first and second sayings’ Research on Language and Social Interaction, 33/4, 407-424.
Wong, J. , & Olsher, D. (2000d). Reflections on conversation analysis and non-native speaker talk: An interview with Emanuel A. Schegloff, Issues in Applied Linguistics, 11/1, 111-128.
Wong, J. (2013). Doing friendship: Storytelling in L1-L2 English conversation. Paper delivered at the Third Annual Language and Social Interaction (LANSI) conference, Teachers College, Columbia University.
Wong, J. (2012). Problems with the lexicon: Offers that fade away. Paper delivered as part of an invited colloquium, “Classroom Research and the Teaching of Pragmatics,” Pragmatics Festival Conference, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.
Wong, J. (2011a). CA in comparative perspective: Adjacency on the loose. Paper presented at 12th International Pragmatics Association Meeting, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK.
Wong, J. (2011b). Connecting the dots through language. Connecticut College, New London, CT., Convocation address, Asian-Pacific Islander Month.
Wong, J. (2011c). Conversation analysis and applied linguistics: Changing times. English as a Foreign Language Special Interest Group, Invited Academic Session, Annual convention of TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages), Denver, CO.
Wong, J. (2011d). Conversation analysis and sequencing practices. Temple University, Distinguished Lecturer Series, 3- hour public lecture and 14 hour weekend seminars, Tokyo & Osaka campuses.
Wong, J. (2010a). The coming of age of conversation analysis and applied linguistics. Opening plenary address, 18th Pragmatics and Language Learning, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan.
Wong, J. (2010b). Connecting sequencing practices with language pedagogy. Paper delivered as part of an invited colloquium, 18th Pragmatics and Language Learning, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan.
Wong, J. , & Waring, H.Z. (2010c). Conversation analysis and sequencing practices. Paper delivered as part of an invited colloquium, “From Conversation Analysis to Language Learning” Annual convention of TESOL, Boston, MA.
Degrees: Ph.D., Applied Linguistics; M.A.,Teaching English as Second Language, UCLA; B.A, Chinese Language, Connecticut College