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Montserrat Mir

Professor
Lang Literatures & Cultures
Office
Stevenson Hall - STV 204
Office Hours
Spring 2020 Tuesdays and Thursdays 10-11am
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Biography

Born in Barcelona. Attended the University of Barcelona and majored in English Philology. . Completed my MA in Teaching of English as a Second Language and a PhD in Education: Second Language Teaching and Learning in 1994 from University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. Employed by Illinois State University since 1997.

Current Courses

234.001Advanced Oral Communication in Spanish

111.001Basic Spanish Skills

111.005Basic Spanish Skills

111.006Basic Spanish Skills

112.007Beginning Spanish

112.008Beginning Spanish

112.011Beginning Spanish

243.001Cultura Espanola

305.001Current Topics In Hispanic Civilization & Culture

Teaching Interests & Areas

Spanish language and linguistics

Research Interests & Areas

Teacher Education, Spanish oral discourse, Pragmatics

Ph D Education

University of Illinois
Urbana

MA TESOL

University of Illinois
Urbana

BA English Philology

Universitat de Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain

International Travel Grant

College of Arts and Sciences, ISU
2018

Research Priorities Initiative

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
2016

Travel grant

Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT), Illinois State University
2016

Travel grant

Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT), Illinois State Universit
2012

Travel grant

Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT), Illinois State Universit
2010

Extended University

Illinois State University
2009

Research grant

Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT), Illinois State Universit
2009

Who's Who Among America's Teachers

2009

Travel grant

FEIC, Illinois State University
2008

Who's Who Among America's Teachers

2008

Extended University

Illinois State University
2007

Travel Grant

College of Arts and Sciences, ISU
2007

Teaching resources grant

Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT), Illinois State Universit
2006

Who's Who Among America's Teachers

2004

Travel Grant

Center for Advancement of Teaching, Illinois State University
2001

Research grant

College of Arts and Sciences, ISU
1998

Travel grant

College of Arts and Sciences, ISU
1998

Travel grant

Center for Advancement of Teaching, Illinois State University
1997

Book Review

Mir, M. Taboada, M, Dobal Suarez, S., and Gonzalez Alvarez, E. (eds.) (2013). Contrastive Discourse Analysis: Functional and Corpus Perspectives. Bristol: Equinox. ISBN # 978-1-908049-75-9, xi-356 pp. Ingrid Piller (EDs). Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication (MULTI)

Book, Authored

Mir, M., & Bailey de las Heras, A. Qué me dices. Pearson (2015)

Book, Chapter

Mir, M. Learning about L2 Spanish requests abroad through classroom and ethnography-based pragmatics instruction. J. C. Felix-Brasdefer and R. Shively (EDs), New Directions in Second LanguagePragmatics. Mouton de Gruyter. (2021): 28-57.
Mir, M. Teaching Practices in learning Spanish L2 Pragmatics: What research says, what textbooks offer, what teachers must do”. D. Dumitrescu and P.L. Andueza (EDs), L2 Spanish Pragmatics: From Research to Teaching. Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group. (2018): 33-52.
Mir, M. La lectura como base para la comunicación oral. Santiago Guervós et al (EDs), Del texto a la lengua: La aplicación de los textos a la enseñanza-aprendizaje del español L2-LE. Proceedings from XIX International Convention ASELE (Asociación para la enseñanza del español como lengua extranjera). (2011): 1155-1166.

Journal Article

Mir, M., & Cots, J. The use of humor in Spanish and English compliment responses: A cross-cultural analysis. Humor: International Journal of Humor Research 32.3 (2019): 393-416.
https://benjamins.com/catalog/lic.17.1.06mir/fulltext/lic.17.1.06mir.pdf
Mir, M. Joining forces in constructing meaning in Spanish L2 conversations. Revista Electrónica de Lingüística Aplicada 12 (2013): 37-44.
Mir, M. Negotiation of meaning in Spanish L2 Task-Focused Conversations. Prof. Dr. Thomas Tinnefeld (EDs). Journal of Linguistics and Language Teaching. 4.1 (2013): 77-95.
Mir, M. Teaching and learning about Spanish L2 compliments in short-term study abroad. Abroad Research in Second Language Acquisition and International Education 5.2: 230-257.

Presentations

Borrull, F. and Mir, M. (2023, November 18). An Approach to Board of Education Content Area Test Preparation for Teacher Licensure. ACTFL Convention and World Language Expo. Chicago, IL.

Beyond grammar and vocabulary: Learning about conversation. Speaking about World Languages Event.. Pearson. (2014)
"Well….I’m not that good” Responding to a compliment in Spanish and English L1 and L2.. 19th International Conference on Pragmatics and Language Learning.. (2014)
Hablantes de herencia en los Estados Unidos: Quiénes son, qué quieren, qué reciben. XXI International Convention ASELE (Asociación para la enseñanza del español como lengua extranjera).. University of Girona. (2012)
Taking online research tasks to the conversational level. Language Symposium. University of Illinois. (2012)
Teacher language proficiency and communicative language teaching. ISU Teaching Learning Symposium. (2011)

Grants & Contracts

CTLT Travel Grant. CTLT. Illinois State University.