Melissa A Bowles PhD.

 Melissa Bowles

Contact Information

University of Illinois
Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese, MC-176
707 South Mathews Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801
USA

Office: 4150C Foreign Languages Bldg.
Associate Head, Associate Professor

Additional Campus Affiliations

Research Interests

  • classroom second language acquisition
  • heritage language acquisition
  • language testing and assessment

Education

  • Georgetown University, Ph.D. (with distinction)
  • Georgetown University, M.S.
  • University of Virginia, B.A. (with highest distinction)

Distinctions / Awards

  • Helen Corley Petit Scholar (AY2011-2012), College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Selected Publications

Book Contributions

Montrul, Silvina, and Melissa A. Bowles Instructed heritage language acquisition The Routledge Handbook of Instructed Second Language Acquisition edited by Shawn Loewen, edited by Masatoshi Sato. Instructed heritage language acquisition Edited by Shawn Loewen, Edited by Masatoshi Sato, New York Routledge 2017, p. 488-502.
Bowles, Melissa A, and Rebecca J. Adams An interaction approach to learner-learner interaction in second and foreign language classrooms Handbook on Classroom Discourse edited by Numa Markee. An interaction approach to learner-learner interaction in second and foreign language classrooms Edited by Numa Markee, Boston Wiley 2015, p. 198-212.
Bowles, Melissa A, and Silvina A. Montrul Instructed L2 acquisition of Differential Object Marking in Spanish Georgetown University Roundtable on Linguistics Instructed L2 acquisition of Differential Object Marking in Spanish Washington, DC Georgetown University Press 2009.
Bowles, Melissa A, and Silvina Montrul The role of explicit instruction in the L2 acquisition of the a-personal Proceedings of the 2006 Hispanic Linguistics Symposium The role of explicit instruction in the L2 acquisition of the a-personal Somerville, MA Cascadilla Press 2008, p. 25-35.
Montrul, Silvina, and Melissa A. Bowles Negative evidence in instructed heritage language acquisition: A preliminary study of Differential Object Marking Proceedings of the 2007 Second Language Research Forum Negative evidence in instructed heritage language acquisition: A preliminary study of Differential Object Marking Somerville, MA Cascadilla Proceedings Project 2008, p. 252-262.
Leow, Ronald P, and Melissa A. Bowles Attention and awareness in SLA Mind and context in adult second language acquisition: Methods, theory, and practice Attention and awareness in SLA Washington, DC Georgetown University Press 2005, p. 179-203.

Journal Articles

Bowles, Melissa A, Rebecca J. Adams, and Paul D. Toth A comparison of L2-L2 and L2-HL interactions in Spanish language classrooms. The Modern Language Journal 98 2 2014, p. 497-517.
Bowles, Melissa A Heritage Spanish speakers in university language courses: A decade of difference ADFL Bulletin 43 1 2014, p. 112-122.
Bowles, Melissa A Exploring the role of modality: L2-heritage learner interactions in the Spanish language classroom. The Heritage Language Journal 8 1 2011, p. 30-65.
Measuring implicit and explicit linguistic knowledge: What can heritage language learners contribute? Studies in Second Language Acquisition 33 2011, p. 247-271.
Bowles, Melissa A Concurrent verbal reports in second language research. Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, 30 2010, p. 111-127.
Montrul, Silvina, and Melissa A. Bowles Is grammar instruction beneficial for heritage language learners: Dative case marking in Spanish. The Heritage Language Journal 7 1 2010, p. 47-73.
Montrul, Silvina, and Melissa A. Bowles Back to basics: Incomplete knowledge of Differential Object Marking in Spanish heritage speakers. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition 12 3 2009, p. 363-383.
Bowles, Melissa A Task type and reactivity of verbal reports in SLA: A first look at an L2 task other than reading. Studies in Second Language Acquisition 30 3 2008, p. 359-387.
Bowles, Melissa A, and Ronald P. Leow Reactivity and type of verbal report in SLA research methodology: Expanding the scope of investigation. Studies in Second Language Acquisition 27 3 2005, p. 415-440.

Encyclopedia Entries

Bowles, Melissa A Awareness Encyclopedia of Second Language Acquisition New York Routledge 2012.
Bowles, Melissa A Protocol analysis Encyclopedia of Second Language Acquisition New York Routledge 2012.

Books

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Bowles, Melissa A The think-aloud controversy in language acquisition research Routledge 2010.