Christina Isabelli is Professor of Hispanic Studies at Illinois Wesleyan University where she teaches courses on topics such as Second Language Acquisition, History of the Spanish Language, Spanish Linguistics and Spanish in the United States. Dr. Isabelli’s latest published work appears in Foreign Language Annals and Hispanic Health Care International. She is a book and manuscript reviewer for The Modern Language Journal and Spanish in Context and has served on the Hispanic Families Work Group of McLean County, IL and the National Fulbright Screening Committee. Dr. Isabelli recently served as principal investigator for a US Census Bureau funded investigation on observing census enumeration of non-English-speaking households in 2010 Census and has taught applied linguistics courses for the last 3 summers in Middlebury College's graduate program in Vermont. Her research interests relate to sociolinguistic issues regarding Hispanics in the US as well as second language acquisition in the study-abroad context, identifying processes of forming social networks abroad and how they function as contexts for language learning. Visit my website for more information: www.iwu.edu/~cisabell
A case study of the factors in the development of Spanish linguistic accuracy and oral communication skills: Motivation and extended interaction in the study abroad context. (2004)
Acquisition of the non-generic definite article by Spanish learners of English as a foreign language (with Rachel Slough), Onomázein (2012)
This study explains the acquisition of the non-generic uses of the English definite article the...
Being physically active: Perceptions of recent Mexican immigrant women on the Arizona-Mexico border (with Donna Hartweg, Marylyn McEwen, and Rosie Piper), Hispanic Health Care International (2012)
Mexican immigrant women report being physically active prior to arrival in the United States. However,...
Observing Census Enumeration of Non-English Speaking Households in the 2010 Census: Spanish Report (with Yuling Pan and Lubkemann Stephen), Research and Methodology Directorate, Center for Survey Measurement Research Report Series (2012)
This study was part of an ethnographic research project in the 2010 Census Assessment and...
Acquisition of Spanish gender agreement in two learning contexts: Study abroad and at home., Foreign Language Annals (2010)
Estudiar en el extranjero: La influencia del contacto con hablantes nativos en el desarrollo de la habilidad de producir actos de habla. (with Clarissa Kastner), Proceedings of the 10th international symposium on social communication (2007)
Study abroad social networks, motivation and attitudes: Implications for second language acquisition., Language learners in study abroad contexts (2006)
Spanish Study Guide
Second-Year Spanish II - Oral Expression, Reading and Composition: A Study Guide. (with Guillermo Irizarry) (2009)
Observing census enumeration of Spanish-speaking households in the 2010 Census., U.S. Census Bureau (2011)
El desarrollo lingüístico de los estudiantes durante una estancia en el extranjero: Una ruptura de las expectativas tradicionales." [Linguistic development in the study-abroad context: A break from traditional expectations], Middlebury College Round Table (2010)
Linguistic development in the study-abroad context: What can we expect?, IIX Congreso Internacional UNINTERlingua Comunicación (2009)
Language Learning Abroad: Acculturation, Integration or Both?, Midwest Modern Language Association (2008)