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Dawn Nordquist
Lecturer III

Dawn has been an instructor at the University of New Mexico since 2006 and joined the Department of Linguistics full-time in 2015.  She enjoys teaching introductory courses that engage students with the discipline and that support the mission of the department.  Her research investigates frequent usage patterns that impact structure, with a particular interest in semantic prosody, collocations and narrative.  She is also interested in researching innovative ways of teaching linguistics.

Educational History:

• 1994, B.A. French, California State University, Sonoma

• 1997, M.A. Linguistics, University of New Mexico

• 2006, Ph.D., Linguistics, University of New Mexico

Activities:

  • Linguistics 101 Course Supervisor
  • Departmental Assesment Coordinator
  • Undergratate Schwa Linguistics Society Advisor
  • Academic Affairs Core Curriculum Faculty Fellow for 2018-2019 in Undergraduate Research/Innovation
  • College Assessment Review Commitee Member
  • UNM Online Course Advisory Council Reviewer
  • Faculty Mentor to Shelby Zubia, Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow
  • Awarded College Assessment Review Committee Learning Improvement Grant (BA program assessment related to innovative online annotation tool; support graduate student Michael Regan; AY 2018-2019)
  • Passed LING 101 online UNM Online Course Advisory Council and National Quality Matters certification; received Golden Paw Award; supported graduate student, Keiko Beers (Fall 2017)
  • Awarded College Assessment Review Committee Learning Imporvement Grant (core LING 101 assessment tool improvement; supported graduate student Motomi Kajitani; Spring 2017
  • UNM Center for Teaching & Learning Teaching Fellow (2016-17); supported undergraduate students, Tori Gibson and Lyndsey Holland (Peer Learning Facilitators)
  • Collaborated on Humanitites Working Group Initiative (proposal: Stories of Migration: Conceptions of Home and PLace; submitted to NEH on 6/16/2017)
  • NEH Next Generation Advisory Committee member (proposal to be submitted October 2017)
  • Member of Bill Croft's Teaching Allocation Grant (AY 2016-2017) to improve LING 322 instruction and to align 322 with 301 and 412 (title: Towards an Online Version fo Grammatical Analysis)
  • Center for Teaching & Learning Teaching Allocation Grant to incorporate narrative pedagogy into LING 301 curriculum (title: Storytelling in the Classroom: Engaging Students through Narrative; 2015-16); supported undergraduate students Mikhaela Smith and Joshua Uffer
  • Awarded College of Arts & Sciences' Undergraduate Student Research Initiative (supported undergraduate student Mark Galik; Spring 2016)

Relevant Publications/Conferences Presentations:

Nordquist, Dawn. (2018). Look up about:  Usage-based processes in lexicalization.  In Smith and Nordquist, (Eds.)

Functionalist and usage-based approaches to the study of language: In honor of Joan L. Bybee, pp. 225-245.Amsterdam: John Benjamins.Smith, Aaron K. and Dawn Nordquist (Eds.) 2018. Functionalist and usage-based approaches to the study of language: In honor of Joan L. Bybee. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Smith, Aaron K. and Dawn Nordquist (Eds.) 2018. Functionalist and usage-based approaches to the study of

language: In honor of Joan L. Bybee. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Nordquist, Dawn. 2017 (September). Narrative as an Instructional Device. 2016-2017 Teaching Fellows

Presentations. University of New Mexico. Albuquerque, NM.

 Nordquist, Dawn. 2017 (April). Narrative Structures in Wine Back Labels. Paper presented at Popular Culture

Association/American Culture Association National. Conference.  San Diego, CA.

Croft, William, Dawn Nordquist, Katherine Looney, Michael Regan. .2017. Linguistic typology meets Universal
       Dependencies.  Paper presented at 15th International Workshop on Treebanks and Linguistic Theories,

Bloomington, IN, January 20-21, 2017.

Smith, Aaron K. and Dawn Nordquist. 2012. A critical and historical investigation into semantic prosody. 

Journal of Historical Pragmatics, 13(2), 291-312.

Nordquist, Dawn. 2009. Investigating elicited data from a usage-based perspective. Corpus Linguistics and

Linguistic Theory, 5(1), 105-130.

Representative Courses:

 • LING 101 Introduction to the Study of Language (paired with English 120
    in Freshman Learning Community program)
 • LING 301 Introduction to Linguistic Analysis
 • LING 322/522  Grammatical Analysis

Peer Learning Facilitators:

To learn more about Dawn's use of Peer Learning Facilitators in her LING 301 classroom, click here.