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Paul Edmunds

Adjunct

My CV

Educational History:

  • 2009, Department of Linguistics, UNM, PhD
  • 2003, Department of Linguistics, UNM, MA
  • 1996, Departments of English and Spanish, University of Minnesota, BA (double major)

Dissertation: ESL speakers’ production of lexical stress in English: Effects of acoustic correlates on perceived intelligibility and nativenes; Director of dissertation: Caroline Smith

Research Interests:

English as a Second Language, Speech Intelligibility, Prosody, Phonetics

Academic Publications:

  • Smith, C. and Edmunds, P. (2013) Native English listerners’ perception of prosody in L1 and L2 reading (in press).
  • Edmunds, P. (2006). Buen- -- Buena gente: Repair in the Spanish of the Southwest. In T. L. Face & C. A. Klee (Eds.), Selected Proceedings of the 8th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium (pp. 204-213). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.
  • Edmunds, P. (2005). The use of the Spanish preposition en in monolingual and contact varieties. In D. Eddington (Ed.), Selected proceedings of the 7th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium (pp. 22-30). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.

ESL Publications:

Primary author:

  • Edmunds, P., & McKinnon, N. (2009). Developing skills for the TOEFL iBT: Intermediate. 2nd Edition. Seoul: Compass Publishing.
  • Edmunds, P. (2009) Developing Listening Skills 3. Seoul: Compass Publishing.
  • Edmunds, P., & Taylor, A. (2004). Step by step TOEIC Bridge - Reading 2A. Seoul, South Korea: Compass Publishing.
  • Edmunds, P., & Taylor, A. (2004). Step by step TOEIC Bridge - Reading 2B. Seoul, South Korea: Compass Publishing.
  • Edmunds, P., Janzen, J., & Sinats, K. (2004). Step by Step TOEIC Bridge - Reading 3A. Seoul, South Korea: Compass Publishing.
  • Edmunds, P., Janzen, J., & Sinats, K. (2004). Step by Step TOEIC Bridge - Reading 3B. Seoul, South Korea: Compass Publishing.
  • Edmunds, P., & Stone, L. (2004). Intermediate TOEIC. Seoul, South Korea: Compass Publishing.

Contributing author:

  • Reading Challenge, books 1-3; Reading for the Real World, books 1-3; Super Easy Reading; Speed Reading books 1-3; Reading Starter books 1-3; Dictation for Middle School Students; Daily Language Skills; Compass Classics (Compass Publishing, Seoul)
  • Content and Copy Editing: Compass Publishing, Seoul, South Korea
  • Compass Classics - Classic American Short Stories; Voice of America Listening Series

Conference Presentations:

  • August 25, 2013 Interspeech 2013, Lyon, France: Native English listeners’ perceptions of prosody in L1 and L2 reading (poster with Caroline Smith, UNM; not present)
  • March 1, 2013 Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) 10th International Conference, San Antonio, TX: Panel Discussion (Moderator): Best Practices for Implementing Successful International Short-term Study Programs
  • November 27, 2012 International Education Connects Symposium, Austrian-American Educational Cooperation Association and Ministry of Education, Vienna, Austria: English as a Second Language in New Mexico
  • October 21, 2012 Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) 26th Annual Conference, Washington, DC: Panel Discussion (Moderator): UNM & Latin American Universities: A history of successful collaboration
  • July 30, 2012 Advancing Prosodic Transcription for Spoken Language Science and Technology (in association with LabPhon13), Stuttgart, Germany: Listeners’ perceptions of phrasing produced by native and non-native readers in English (poster with Caroline Smith, UNM; not present)
  • October 29, 2011 Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) 25th Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX: HACU-UNM Collaboration for English Immersion Programs
  • March 23, 2011 Working With Writers: UNM Department of English, Albuquerque, NM: Intra-university collaboration and language learners: CELAC, CAPS, and ESL students at UNM
  • February 25, 2011 Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) 9th International Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico: Innovation in international education at the University of New Mexico and in the State of Mexico-SEIEM
  • February 17, 2010 Office for Support of Effective Teaching, Success in the Classroom Conference, Albuquerque, NM: Techniques for evaluating second-language writing and supporting L2 writers (poster)
  • May 22, 2009 Acoustic Society of America; Special Session on Cross-Language Speech Communication, Portland, OR: Relationship of prosody and the perception of speech intelligibility and nativeness (poster)
  • July 10, 2008 Linguistic Society of America, Summer Meeting, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, The production of acoustic correlates of lexical stress by Spanish ESL speakers (poster)
  • June 5, 2007 Acoustic Society of America Meeting 153, Salt Lake City, Utah, Production of lexical stress by Spanish speakers of English as a Second Language and its effect on perceptual judgments of intelligibility and accentedness (poster)
  • November 9-11, 2006 High Desert Linguistics Society 7, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, Realization of lexical stress by Spanish speakers of English as a second language
  • October 14-17, 2004 Hispanic Linguistics Symposium 8, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, Buen- -- Buena gente: Repair in the Spanish of the Southwest
  • October 16-18, 2003 Hispanic Linguistics Symposium 7, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, A comparison of the usage of the Spanish preposition en in monolingual and contact varieties
  • November 1-2, 2002 High Desert Linguistic Society 5, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, Shakespeare, Dickens and Christie: A diachronic study of English contractions
  • October 4-6, 2002 Linguistics Association of the Southwest (LASSO) XXXI, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, Personal Reference and Address Terms in Japanese and Spanish: A Cross-Linguistic Study
  • April 13, 2002 High Desert Linguistic Society In-house Conference, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, From Shakespeare to Dickens: A diachronic study of English contractions
  • December 6, 2000 1st Graduate Colloquium on Second Language Acquisition, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, The Effects of Mind Mapping on L2 Reading Comprehension for Beginning University Level Spanish Students

Awards:

  • Travel stipend, May 2008 ASA conference, Portland, Oregon from the Department of Linguistics, UNM
  • College of Arts & Sciences Graduate Dean’s Dissertation Scholarship from the Office of Graduate Studies, UNM, 2008-2009. $1,000.
  • Travel stipend, June 2008 LSA conference from the Ohio State University
  • Travel stipend, June 2008 LSA conference from the Department of Linguistics, UNM
  • Travel stipend, June 2007 ASA conference from the Department of Linguistics, UNM
  • Travel stipend, October 2004 HLS conference from the Department of Linguistics, UNM
  • Research grant (RPT Grant) from the Office of Graduate Studies, UNM, October, 2006 - Collection of recordings for dissertation - $980 to pay participant expenses
  • Research stipend (RTA Grant), May 2004 – Collection of conversational Venezuelan Spanish - $600 to pay for travel expenses to Venezuela
  • Travel stipend, October 2002 LASSO conference from the Department of Linguistics, UNM