Dr. David J. Beard

David Beard

Dr. David J. Beard
Assistant Professor

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D. Hispanic Linguistics. Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of California, Davis
  • Designated Emphasis in Second Language Acquisition
  • Dissertation: "Taking a Closer Look at English-Spanish Cognates in Word Recognition among
  • Second Language Learners and Bilinguals: Categorization and Individual Differences in Recognition" Advisor: Robert Blake
  • M.A. in Spanish. Middlebury College. Middlebury, VT 2008
  • Project: "Patrones en el desarrollo del subjuntivo en aprendices de español como L2:"
  • B.A. in Spanish Language & Culture. California State University San Marcos 2006

PUBLICATIONS

  • Under review "What Do Our Students See?: Orthographic and Phonological
  • Effects in Bilingual Visual Word Recognition." Publicación en actas: II Congreso Internacional Nebrija en Lingüística Aplicada a la Enseñanza de Lenguas. Universidad Nebrija. Madrid, Spain.


CITATIONS


Forthcoming Blake R. & Zizek E. Applied Linguistics for Second Language Teachers. Georgetown University Press. Spring 2015.


AWARDS AND HONORS

  • 2013 Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award. UC Davis Department of Spanish and Portuguese
  • 2011 Award for Excellence in Education. Associated Student Union of UC Davis
  • 2010 Award for Excellence in Education. Associated Student Unionof UC Davis

GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

  • 2014 Davis Humanities Institute (DHI) Grant for Research Clusters. University of California Davis.
  • 2013-2014 Provost's Dissertation Year Fellowship. University of California Davis
  • 2013 Davis Humanities Institute (DHI) Grant for Research Clusters. University of California Davis.
  • 2013 Summer Dissertation Writing Fellowship, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of California Davis. (declined). 
  • 2012 Tinker Field Research Grant - Hemispheric Institute of the Americas (HIA). University of California Davis


CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION - Papers Presented

  • 2014 "¿Qué ven nuestros estudiantes?: efectos de la ortografía y fonología en el reconocimiento de cognados en estudiantes de lengua heredada." XLIII Meeting of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest. California State University San Marcos.
  • 2014 "¿Qué ven nuestros estudiantes?: efectos de la ortografía y fonología en el reconocimiento de cognados en estudiantes de español como L2. II Congreso Internacional Nebrija en Lingüística Aplicada a la Enseñanza de Lenguas. Universidad Nebrija. Madrid, Spain.
  • 2014 "Effects of Orthography and Phonology in Bilingual Visual Word Recognition: English-Spanish Cognates in a Masked Priming Paradigm with Second Language Learners."1st Annual Symposium on Language Research. University of California Davis.
  • 2014 "Effects of Orthography and Phonology in Bilingual Visual Word Recognition: English-Spanish Cognates in a Masked Priming Paradigm with Second Language Learners." 67th Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference. University of Kentucky, Lexington.
  • 2013 "Effects of Orthography and Phonology in Bilingual Visual Word Recognition: English-Spanish Cognates in a Masked Priming Paradigm with Second Language Learners (Preliminary data)." 15th Annual Lusophone and Hispanic Graduate Student Conference. University of California Santa Barabara.
  • 2012 "Do Beginning L2 Learners Process Cognates Differently than Advanced L2 Learners?" 8th Annual Colloquium on Latin American & Peninsular Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. University of California Davis.
  • 2011 (Co-author) "Connecting Judgments to Usage: Spanish Learners, the Metapragmatics of Usted and Tú, and Social Identity." 7th Annual Colloquium on Latin American & Peninsular Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. University of California Davis.
  • 2011 "On the Development of Conceptual Representations in a Second Language: How Do the Connections between Words and their Meaning Develop with Increased Proficiency in L2? " 7th Annual Colloquium on Latin American & Peninsular Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. University of California Davis.
  • 2010 "Reflections on the Uniqueness of Human Language." 6th Annual Colloquium on Latin American & Peninsular Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. University of California Davis.


TEACHING EXPERIENCE - Spanish

  • 2009-2010, 2010-2011 First Year Spanish (Instructor of record)
  • 2010-2011, 2011-12 Second Year Spanish (Instructor of record)
  • 2012-13 Spanish Composition (Instructor of record) Linguistics
  • 2012-13 History of the Spanish Language (Co-instructor) Online
  • 2011-to present First Year Spanish (Instructor of record)


RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2013-to present Researcher: Traxler Laboratory. UC Davis Department of Psychology. 

SERVICE - University

  • Co-chair: UC Davis Research Cluster on Applied Linguistics
  • Co-director: First Annual UC Davis Symposium on Language Research Departmental
  • UC Davis Spanish Club Graduate Advisor, 2010-to present.
  • Representative of Linguistics: 7th Annual Colloquium on Latin American and Iberian
  • Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. University of California Davis.

RELATED PROFESSIONAL SKILLS - Statistical Analysis


Statistics Software: Intermediate R-user
Webmaster: Webpage design and maintenance


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • 2014 Workshop on L2 Vocabulary Acquisition by Brazilian Portuguese Speaking Learners of Spanish as an L2. II Congreso Internacional Nebrija en Lingüística Aplicada a la Enseñanza de Lenguas. Universidad Nebrija. Madrid, Spain.
  • 2014 Workshop on Statistics in Linguistics: The use of mixed models. XLIII Meeting of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest. California State University San Marcos.
  • 2008 Workshop on History of the Spanish Language. IV Jornadas de Reflexión Filológica. Universidad de Salamanca. Salamanca, España.

LANGUAGES

  • English
    Reading: Native, Speaking: Native, Writing: Native 
  • Spanish
    Reading: Near-native, Speaking: Near-native, Writing: Near-native 
  • Portuguese
    Reading: Good, Speaking: Basic, Writing: Basic
  • French
    Reading: Good, Speaking: Basic, Writing: Basic
  • Latin
    Reading: Basic


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Modern Language Association, 2014.
  • Linguistic Society of America, 2014.
  • Linguistics Association of the Southwest, 2014.
  • American Psychological Association, 2014.
  • Association for Psychological Science, 2014.
  • American Association for Applied Linguistics, 2014.
  • Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium, 2014.