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Ludovic M. Kovalik

Dr. Diona Kovalik

Doina M. Kovalik

Associate Professor

Office: Anderson Center 104
Phone: (336) 750-3450 
E-mail: kovalikd@wssu.edu  

Curriculum Vitae













Educational History

PhD in English (TESL/Linguistics), Oklahoma State University, May 2004

MA in English (TESL/Linguistics), Oklahoma State University, December 2001

BA in English and French Languages and Literatures, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania, June 1979

Profile

Research interests in

  • applied linguistics and TESL
  • discourse analysis
  • language and culture
  • language simulations
  • conceptual metaphor

Courses Taught

  • ESL 5302: Social and Psychological Aspects of Language
  • ESL 5303: Discourse Analysis
  • ESL 5305: Language and Gender
  • ESL 5310: Language Acquisition and Language Learning
  • ESL 5311: Language and Culture in ESL
  • ESL 5313: Principles and Methods in Teaching ESL
  • ESL 5318: Differentiated Instruction in ESL
  • ESL 6303: Research Methods in Linguistics
  • ESL 6302: Special Topics in ESL

Selected Publications

  • Age of participants: Is it relevant in classroom simulation? (forthcoming). Journal of Simulation/Gaming for Education and Development. (with Ludovic M. Kovalik & Manuelita Cardona)
  • TOWN-HALL MEETING: An incursion into the role of reading in everyday life. (forthcoming). Journal of Simulation/Gaming for Education and Development. (with Ludovic M. Kovalik & Manuelita Cardona)
  • A lesson learned through gaming. (2008). Simulation & Gaming: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Theory, Practice, and Research, 39, 118-125. (with Ludovic M. Kovalik)
  • Language simulation: The blending space of critical thinking and writing. (2007). Simulation & Gaming: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Theory, Practice, and Research, 38, 310-322. (with Ludovic M. Kovalik)
  • Language learning simulations: A Piagetian perspective. (2002). Simulation & Gaming: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Theory, Practice, and Research, 33, 345-352. (with Ludovic M. Kovalik)
  • Teaching relative clauses to an ESL class. (2001). Buletinul Ştiinţific al Universităţii Baia Mare, 15, 353-361. (with Ludovic M. Kovalik)
  • EFL Teaching in Romania. (2000). TESOL Matters, 11(1), 1, 5. Reprinted in TESOL Greece Newsletter, 72(4), 13. (with Ludovic M. Kovalik)
  • The need for metaphor: An inborn human attitude. (1999). In I. A. Preda, A. Cornilescu, & S. Avădanei (Eds.), British and American studies (pp.234-238). Constanţa, Romania: Ovidius University Press.
  • Progressive vs. perfective in English. (1997). Buletinul Ştiinţific al Universităţii Baia Mare, 11, 13-26. (with Ludovic M. Kovalik)
  • Hortensia Pârlog's The sound of sounds [review of the book]. (1997). Buletinul Ştiinţific al Universităţii Baia Mare, 11, 153-154.
  • Reading: A complex skill. (1994). Buletinul Ştiinţific al Universităţii Baia Mare, 9, 174-180.

Conference Presentations

  • Language simulation: A learning environment for grade-level ESL classroom settings, panel discussion, The 8th Annual TALGS Conference, Greenville, NC, February 19, 2011. (with Ludovic M. Kovalik et al.)
  • Texting: A blend of technology and linguistically-creative young minds, The American Association for Applied Linguistics Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, March 6-9, 2010. (with Ludovic M. Kovalik & Manuelita Cardona)
  • Expression of elicited surprise: A cross-cultural study, The American Association for Applied Linguistics Annual Conference, Denver, CO, March 21-24, 2009. (with Ludovic M. Kovalik
  • Satellites, path, and manner: How verbs encode metaphor, The American Association for Applied Linguistics Annual Conference, Costa Mesa, CA, April 21-24, 2007.
  • Critical thinking in language simulations, presented under the symposium "Adapting simulation techniques in ESL composition classes," The 41st TESOL Annual Convention, Seattle, WA, March 20-24, 2007. (with Ludovic M. Kovalik)
  • The human mosaic: Specificity and generality in primary conceptual mappings, presented under the symposium "Cognitive approaches to cross-linguistic discourse analysis," The 14th World Congress of Applied Linguistics, Madison, WI, July 24-29, 2005.
  • Metaphor is a cultural journey, The Sixth High Desert Linguistics Conference, Albuquerque, NM, November 4-6, 2004.
  • Primary metaphor and cultural models in English and Romanian, The American Association for Applied Linguistics Annual Conference, Arlington, VA, March 22-25, 2003.
  • Primary metaphor and language in use, The Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics, Washington, D.C., February 15-17, 2003.
  • Stripped of medals at the Games: Primary metaphor and linguistic form in Romanian and American English newspaper discourse, The American Association of Applied Linguists Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, April 6-9, 2002.
  • Sewn with white thread: Primary metaphor and linguistic form in Romanian and English, The International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Santa Barbara, CA, July 22-27, 2001. (with Carol L. Moder)
  • Anxiety in the ESL composition class, The 2001 OABE/OKTESOL Joint Conference, Tulsa, OK, November 8-10, 2001.
  • Teaching English behind the former Iron Curtain, The 19th Annual OKTESOL Conference, Edmond, OK, October 13-14, 2000. (with Ludovic M. Kovalik)
  • The eye helps the mind, The 18th Annual OKTESOL Conference, Midwest City, OK, November 5-6, 1999.
  • The need for metaphor: An inborn human attitude, The Biennial Conference of the Romanian Society for English and American Studies, Constanta, Romania, May 29 – June 2, 1996.
  • Reading fiction: A means of perceiving the tale of life, The Annual Conference of the University of Oradea, Romania, June 2-4, 1995.
  • Reading: A premise of developing the students' capacity for intellectual work, presented under the symposium "Creativity and Efficiency in Teaching", Baia Mare, Romania, April 15-16, 1989.
  • The role of semantics in teaching foreign languages, The 14th National Conference of Students' Scientific Societies, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, April 6-9, 1979.
  • Selection restrictions and their role in teaching English as a foreign language, The Joint Annual Conference of Faculty and Students, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, May 13-21, 1977.

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