Associate Professor, Dept.ChairFax: 406-243-4918
Office: Social Sciences 207
SPRING 2015 Monday 12:10 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Friday 12:10 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. FALL 2015
Associate Professor of Linguistics, ESL Supervisor
FALL 2015: LING 472/572 Generative Syntax; LING 477 Bilingualism
PREVIOUSLY: LING 270 Introduction to Linguistics; LING 465 Structure and History of English; LING 466 Pedagogical Grammar; LING 478 Second Language Development; LING 480 Teaching English as a Foreign Language, LING 481 The ESL Professional, LING 489 Morphology, LING 570 Graduate Seminars (Codeswitching, Childhood Bilingualism, Linearization, C-Command & Syntactic Development)
NEW - SPRING 2016: LING 474 Historical Linguistics
In this position, I teach courses in Linguistics and train instructors in teaching English to native and non-native speakers, particularly the latter. Supporting non-native English speakers admitted to university with partial proficency is a mission. As part of this assignment, I'm chiefly interested in using topics in Linguistics (especially development) for Content-Based language Instruction. One consequence of this interest is identifying how language is understood by some as an object of study, either as a fact of the matter ("scientific") or a matter of interpretation ("naturalistic"): Though presumably a philosophical dispute, the two different paths for pursuing knowledge become foundational in defining Academy for a program of study with academic purposes as its target (Bruce 2011:25).
Bruce, Ian. 2011. Theory and concepts of English for academic purposes. New York: Palgrave MacMillan
B.A. English, Arizona State University, 1988 (Honors' College Undergraduate Thesis)
M.A. Linguistics, Pennsylvania State, 1993 (Professional Paper and Comprehensive Examinations)
Ph. D. Second Language Acquisition and Teaching, University of Arizona, 1999 (Doctoral Dissertation)
Field of Study
Most Current: Language Program Administration and Pedagogy, including Linguistic Applications targeting (Non-Native) Language Learners
Gong, Jiang Song, Tully J. Thibeau. 2010. The development of Chinese classifiers by adult English speakers: a pilot study. Academic Exchange Quarterly 14(3). 34-39.
Thibeau, Tully J. 2005. Review: Determinants of grammatical variation in English. G. Rohdenburg and B. Mondorf (Eds.), 2003, Mouton de Gruyter. Studies in Language 29(3). 683-699.
Thibeau, Tully J. 2003. Review: Particle verbs in English: syntax, information structure and intonation, N. Dehé, 2002, John Benjamins. LINGUIST List 14.1078 (Friday, April 11).
- Research Grant, University Grant Program, University of Montana, May 2003 to August 2004
- Research Grant, University Grant Program, University of Montana, May 2002 to August 2003
- Research Scholarship, Marshall Foundation, University of Arizona, Fall-Spring 1998-1999
- Research Award, Dean's Graduate Assistant Teacher Course Release, College of Humanities, Spring 1998
- Tuition Fellowship, Linguistic Society of America 1997 Summer Institute, Cornell University, June 23 to August 1, 1997
- UM Center for Teaching Excellence, Sophomore Seminar, Proposed Experimental Course, Spring 2007 (with Dr. Mizuki Miyashita)
- Honorary Lifetime Membership, Golden Key International Honour Society, nominated October 1, 2003
- Program Planning, English for Academic Purposes; Language Proficiency Description and Language Behavior; Developing Assessment Instruments
- Methods of Linguistic Analysis as well as their Application to the Language Behavior of Learners
Introductory Linguistics, Contact Linguistics (Bilingual Studies and Language Acquisition by Children and Adults), Classroom Applications targeting (English) language knowledge and usage
Plan Program in English for Academic Purposes for in-sessional courses convened for international students whose proficiency scores submitted for admission indicate need for support