Identity and Empowerment

My latest research article is out. In this article, I continue my study of language use in social media to construct identities. For this particular case, I examined why young Mexican bilinguals use vernacular language traits in their Facebook posts. This time, I decided to use an ethnolinguistic approach because it will allow me toContinue reading “Identity and Empowerment”

Discourse Oriented qualitative research/analysis in Facebook, TikTok, etc?

The last resource on the series. If you have decided to use a social media platform such as Facebook or TikTok for your qualitative research, here are some resources that you may want to check out. These resources will give you a systematic way to look for, collect, curate, download, and organize data. Remember, youContinue reading “Discourse Oriented qualitative research/analysis in Facebook, TikTok, etc?”

So, you want to conduct research in social media sites?

Many students who have decided to modify and continue doing research during the pandemic are choosing to research social network sites including Facebook Groups, YouTube, etc. Before they engage in data collection, I remind them that just as any other qualitative research, they need to follow a sound methodology and ethic guidelines. They need toContinue reading “So, you want to conduct research in social media sites?”

Qualitative research during a pandemic?

Most of my research is conducted by online ethnographic methods. Thus, when the pandemic hit, I really did not have to change anything that I used to do. This is not the same for many students, colleagues, and researchers in general. Teaching my methods class (which is not about online ethnographic methods), many of myContinue reading “Qualitative research during a pandemic?”

Los XV de Rubí

To access this article free of charge for the next month go to –> Abstract Communication technologies aid transnational communities in maintaining their relationships and strengthening their identities across borders. For example, by using digital media, communities can transcend both place and time to enter social spaces where they co-create shared experiences. This articleContinue reading “Los XV de Rubí”

TexLER conference at #UTSA – Workshop #Kahoot #Quizziz: More than just a game #ESL #EFL #CALL

Today is the day!!! Our students have been doing a great job organizing this year’s TexLER conference. They have prepared an incredible agenda with excellent keynote speakers. We are happy to welcome Dr. Wayne Wright who was a faculty member at BBL before going to Purdue. The workshop I was invited to give is onContinue reading “TexLER conference at #UTSA – Workshop #Kahoot #Quizziz: More than just a game #ESL #EFL #CALL”

Normalizing #nativespeakerism? Not on my watch

#raciolingustics #nativespeakerism #linguisticdiscrimination in two latest @RandyRainbow videos-Why I ❤️ his satire, but I have to call this one out Sociolinguistic diaries… Is it only me or what? 😠🙄 I’m all for satirizing politics. Those who know me would know that I sure enjoy a good laugh at expense of less than deserving politicians or their spouses. So what is myContinue reading “Normalizing #nativespeakerism? Not on my watch”

Interviewed by Ser Lumen, programa de radio de la UAA

On October 8th, 2017, I was interviewed by the staff of Ser Lumen, a radio program  hosted by the Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes. In this live interview, I explained some of the activities I am doing at the UAA as a Fulbright Scholar. Thank you Piry for inviting me to the program! Here is a completeContinue reading “Interviewed by Ser Lumen, programa de radio de la UAA”

Teaching Online – Special Topics Class Fall 2017

This fall I will be teaching ESL 6973 Teaching ESL Online, an online class that would teach you best practices to do distance learning.  The class will explore virtual classroom platforms such as Blackboard Collaborate or Adobe Connect. Also, students will get hands on experience teaching English to students in Mexico. Requirements and a list ofContinue reading “Teaching Online – Special Topics Class Fall 2017”