Research

Publications – Applied Linguistics

My main research focus is second language development as measured in performance data (speeches). I assess language performance using measures of complexity, accuracy, and fluency. Some of my data can be found under Vercellotti in SLA/English section of the TalkBank corpora.

Vercellotti, M. L. (2018). Finding variation: Assessing the development of syntactic complexity in ESL speech. International Journal of Applied Linguistics. doi: 10.1111/ijal.12225

Vercellotti, M. L. & McCormick, D. E. (2018). During production corrections, abandoned utterances, and post-production self-corrections: Multiple-case longitudinal study of self-correction profiles in L2 English learners. TEFL-EJ, 22(3). Retrieved from http://tesl-ej.org/wordpress/issues/volume22/ej87/ej87a3/.

Vercellotti, M. L. (2017). The development of complexity, accuracy, and fluency in second language performance: A longitudinal study. Applied Linguistics, 38(1), 90-111. doi:10.1093/applin/amv002.

Vercellotti, M. L. & Packer, J. (2016). Shifting structural complexity: The production of clause types in speeches given by English for Academic Purposes students. Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 22, 179-190. doi: 10.1016/j.jeap2016.04.004.

De Jong, N. & Vercellotti, M. L. (2016). Similar prompts may not be similar in the performance they elicit: Examining fluency, complexity, accuracy, and lexis in narratives from five picture prompts. Language Teaching Research, 20(3), 387-404. doi: 10.1177/1362168815606161.

Vercellotti, M. L. & de Jong, N. (2013). Use and accuracy of verb complements in English L2 speech. Dutch Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2(2), 243-250. doi: 10.1075/dujal.2.2.05lou.

McCormick, D. E. & Vercellotti, M. L. (2013). Examining the impact of self-correction notes on grammatical accuracy in speaking. TESOL Quarterly, 92, 410-420. doi: 10.1002/tesq.92.

Shirai, Y. & Vercellotti, M. L. (2013). Language acquisition and language assessment. In A. J. Kunnan (Ed.). The Companion to Language Assessment. (pp. 1477-1491). Malden, UK:  Wiley-Blackwell.

Publications – Linguistics

Vercellotti, M. L. & Mortensen, D. (2012). A classification of compounds in American Sign Language: An evaluation of the Bisetto and Scalise framework. Morphology, 22(4), 545-579.

Publications – SoTL

With my experience in classroom-based (in-vivo) research, I also conduct Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) research and writing.

Griffith, J., Vercellotti, M. L., & Folkers, H. (2019). What’s in a question? A Comparison of student questions in two learning spaces. Teaching and Learning in Communication Sciences & Disorders 3(1). Available at: https://ir.library.illinoisstate.edu/tlcsd/vol3/iss1/7.

Vercellotti, M. L. (2018). Do interactive learning spaces increase student achievement? A comparison of classroom context. Active Learning in Higher Education, 19(3), 197-210. doi: 10.1177/1469787417735606.

Vercellotti, M. L. (2017). Research Support Faculty Fellow. In H. Blythe C. Sweet, and R. Carpenters, It works for me with SoTL. Stillwater, OK: New Forums Press, Inc.

Vercellotti, M. L. (2017). Taking Steps to Control Variables in Quantitative Quasi Experiment. In H. Blythe C. Sweet, and R. Carpenters, It works for me with SoTL. Stillwater, OK: New Forums Press, Inc.

Ballart, A. & Vercellotti, M. L. (2017). Interdepartmental Faculty Collaboration. In H. Blythe C. Sweet, and R. Carpenters, It works for me with SoTL. Stillwater, OK: New Forums Press, Inc.

Hall, S. S., Largent, D. L. & Vercellotti, M. L. (2017). Building Institutional Support for SoTL. In H. Blythe C. Sweet, and R. Carpenters, It works for me with SoTL. Stillwater, OK: New Forums Press, Inc.