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Jean Wong

PH.D.,  ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Scholarly Interests: topics in applied linguistics, second language development and
(multilingual) interactional competence; the intersection of CA and second language pedagogy; use of conversation analysis (CA) as a resource for understanding mundane common-sense practices of talk-in-interaction.

Courses Taught:  ESLM 525: Second Language Acquisition; ESLM 577: Sociolinguistics &
Cultural Foundations of English as a Second Language; ESLM 579: Language & Literacy for
English as a Second Language; ESLM 578: Theory and Practice of Teaching English as a
Second Language; ESLM 688: Field Supervision.

Teaching and Service Awards: Special Recognition Award, Trenton, New Jersey, Board of Education (2012). Recognized for the establishment of Adopt-a-Student, an after-school English as a Second Language tutoring program in Trenton and Ewing public school districts. The focus was on helping refugee ESL
children and their parents, primarily from Burma, Thailand, Bhutan, Nepal, and Guatemala. The
program ran for four years with Wong as faculty mentor.

Research Fellow, Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec), Centre for Languages, Hamilton, New Zealand (July 2018).
Publications (selected)
Wong, J., &  Waring, H.Z. (Eds.). (Contracted). Storytelling in multilingual interaction: A conversation analysis perspective. New York: Routledge.

Wong, J., & Waring, H.Z. (Contracted). Conversation analysis and second language pedagogy: A guide for ESL/EFL teachers, Second edition. New York, Routledge.

Lynch, M., & Wong, J. (2016c). Reverting to a hidden interactional order: Epistemics, informationism, and conversation analysis. Discourse Studies, Special Volume: The epistemics of Epistemics, 18(5), 526-549.

Macbeth, D., & Wong, J., & Lynch, M. (2016b). The story of ‘Oh’, Part 1: Indexing structure, animating transcript, Discourse Studies, Special Volume: The epistemics of Epistemics, 18(5), 550-573.

Macbeth, D., & Wong, J.(2016a). The story of ‘Oh’, Part 2: Animating transcript, Discourse Studies, Special Volume: The epistemics of Epistemics, 18(5), 574-596.

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.

PRESENTATIONS (selected)

Wong, J. (2018b). Storytelling as a window onto second language interactional competence. Paper delivered at Waikato Institute of Technology, Hamilton, New Zealand, in capacity as invited Research Fellow.

Wong, J. (2018a). Focus on Action: Insights from Conversation Analysis for Second/Foreign Language Teachers. Workshop delivered at Waikato Institute for Technology, Hamilton, New Zealand, in capacity as invited Research Fellow.

Macbeth, D., & Wong, J. (2017d). Conversation analysis and its heresies. Paper delivered at 7th international conference of Language and Social Interaction Working Group (LANSI), Teachers College, Columbia University.

Macbeth, D., & Wong, J. (2017c). Alternative analyses: Seeing transcript differently. Paper delivered as part of a special panel, “On Knowledge as a Constructed Corpus,” at the international conference of International Institute for Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis (IIEMCA), Otterbein University, Columbus, OH.

Wong, J., & Waring, H.Z. (2017b). Pause and preference in second language talk. Paper delivered as part of an invited colloquium, “Applied Linguistics and Conversation Analysis: Ways of Problematizing the Monolingual Standard,” Annual Meeting of American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL), Portland, OR.  

Macbeth, D., & Wong, J. (2017a). “The Epistemic critique of conversation analysis (CA): Whither CA’s ‘next turn procedure’?” Paper presented at Annual Meeting of American Association for Applied Linguistics, Portland, OR.  

Macbeth, D., & Wong, J. (2016e). Assessment sequences in Epistemic Conversation Analysis. Paper delivered at 6th Annual Meeting of Language and Social Interaction Working Group (LANSI), Teachers College, Columbia University.  

Wong, J. (2016d). What goes into a grammar of interaction? Opening Plenary Address, 15th Biennial Meeting of Community Languages and English to Speakers of Other Languages Association (CLESOL), University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.

Wong, J. (2016c). Focus on Action: Insights from Conversation Analysis for Second/Foreign Language Pedagogy. Pre-conference workshop,15th Biennial Meeting of New Zealand CLESOL (Community Languages & English to Speakers of Other Languages) Association, Waikato Institute of Technology, Hamilton, New Zealand.

Lo, C., & Wong, J. (2016b). Situating teaching in situated learning: Group work in an ESL classroom. Invited paper delivered at Pennsylvania State, The Study of Interactional Competence for Teaching and Learning Research Symposium.

Wong, J. (2016a). Storytelling as a window onto interactional competence. Invited paper delivered as part of International Teaching Assistants (ITA) Interest Section, Academic session, 50th Annual Convention of TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages), Baltimore, MD.

Wong, J., & Macbeth, D. (2015d). Leveraging structure from Jeffersonian transcript. Paper delivered at 5th Annual Meeting of Language and Social Interaction Working Group (LANSI), Teachers College, Columbia University.

Ivarsson, J., Lindwall, O., Lymer, G., Lynch, M., Macbeth, D., Sherman-Heckler, W., & Wong, J. (2015c). The epistemics of Epistemics, Invited 4-hour Keynote Symposium, International Institute for Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis (IIECMA), Kolding, Denmark.

Wong, J. (2015b). Interactional Know-How in Storytelling: A Look at L1-L2 English Conversation. Paper delivered at International Institute for Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis (IIEMCA), Kolding, Denmark.

Wong, J. (2015a). Interactional Know-How in Storytelling: A Look at L1-L2 English Conversation.  Presented at 14th International Pragmatics Association Conference, Antwerp, Belgium.

Wong, J. (2014c). Our storied lives: Micro-moments of creation and connection in L1-L2 English conversation. 4th International Conference on Conversation Analysis, University of California, Los Angeles.

Wong, J. (2014b). Rethinking language competence. Invited Keynote Address. 1st Annual ESL and Foreign Language Workshop, Burlington County Community College, Mt. Laurel, NJ.

Wong, J. (2014a). What does it take to ‘do’ the talk. Guest lecture, Duke University, Department of East Asian Languages and Middle Eastern Studies. East Asian Language Pedagogy Research Cluster.

Wong, J. (2013). Doing friendship: Storytelling in L1-L2 English conversation. Paper delivered at 3rd Annual Meeting of Language and Social Interaction Working Group (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,” International Pragmatics Festival Conference, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

Wong, J. (2011c). Conversation Analysis in comparative perspective: Adjacency on the loose. Paper presented at 12th International Pragmatics Association Conference, Manchester, UK.

Wong, J. (2011b). Connecting the dots through language. Invited Convocation Address, Asian-Pacific Islander Month, Connecticut College, New London, CT.

Wong, J. (2011a). Conversation analysis and sequencing practices. Temple University, Tokyo and Osaka campuses, Distinguished Lecturer Series, Invited Speaker.

Wong, J. (2010). The coming of age of conversation analysis and applied linguistics. Opening Plenary Address, 18th International Pragmatics and Language Learning Conference, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan.

Degrees: Ph.D. Applied Linguistics, University of California (Los Angeles);  M.A., Teaching English as a Second Language, University of California (Los Angeles);  B.A. Chinese Language & Literature, Connecticut College (Summa cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and Honors).

 

 

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