Title — Assistant Research Professor
Office — 1922 F St., 210
E-mail — Ljwright1972@yahoo.com
Dr. Wright is a sociolinguist who studies issues related to language and education, with diverse learners as a primary focus.
- Examining the relationship between science argumentation and student achievement
- Three related research projects about a computerized assessment intended for English language learners
- Developing assessments to measure the acquisition of academic vocabulary
Ph.D. 2008, Georgetown University (Linguistics)
M.A. 2001, Northern Illinois University
B.A. 1994, Moody Bible Institute
2011 Wright, L.J., J. Kuipers, and G.B. Viechnicki. "Argumentation and the negotiation of scientific authority in classrooms." In M. Pollock & B.A.U. Levinson, eds., Companion to the Anthropology of Education. Malden, MA: Blackwell.
2008 Wright, L.J. "Writing science and objectification: Selecting, organizing, and decontextualizing knowledge," Linguistics and Education 19(3):265-293.
Anth 3602 (old 162): Ethnographic Analysis of Speech
Anth 3691 (169): Language and Education