Scott G Lamanna


Education

  • BA (Wake Forest University 1994)
  • Teacher Licensure (K-12 Spanish) University of North Carolina, Greensboro 1997
  • MA (Indiana University 2005)
  • PhD (Indiana University 2012)

Biography

Hobbies

Singing, dancing, reading, traveling with his family, enjoying good music (Christian, Latin, Classical, '80s pop).

Spanish-speaking countries visited
  • Colombia: spent a semester abroad in Fall 1992, visited in 1996, 1999, 2004, & 2007, dissertation research in 2009, visited again in 2013.
  • Spain: Mission trip to Granada in 2001.
  • Mexico: Interim class in 2014, 2015, and 2016.
  • Peru: Visited in 2015 in preparation for directing Calvin’s semester abroad program in Arequipa in Fall 2016.
Additional information

His wife is an architect from Bogotá, Colombia. They have extensive ties to the Hispanic communities of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and Bloomington, Indiana. They welcomed two Honduran refugee children into their home in the Summer of 2015.

Academic interests

  • Spanish in the United States
  • Language and Dialect Contact
  • Colombian Spanish
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Dialectology
  • Spanish Syntax
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Foreign Language Pedagogy
  • Christian Perspectives on Language/Linguistics
Recent activities
  • Professor Lamanna wrote a review of the book ‘Christian faith and English language teaching and learning: Research on the interrelationship of religion and ELT’ (Eds. M.S. Wong, C. Kristjánsson, & Z. Dörnyei, 2013) for the 2015 edition of the Journal of Christianity and Foreign Languages.
  • Professor Lamanna wrote a chapter for the book Colombian Varieties of Spanish, which was published in 2012 by Iberoamericana/Vervuert. The title is "Second person singular pronoun use during closed role plays by Colombians in the North Carolina Piedmont Triad".
  • He is currently involved in an ongoing research project on the integration of the Christian faith with the field of linguistics that has led to two recent conference presentations. The first, entitled "Preliminary Reflections on the Relevance and Usefulness of Applying a Christian Perspective to the Analysis of Linguistic Variation," was given at the NACFLA (North American Christian Foreign Language Association) annual conference in 2015. In 2016, he presented at the CAWL (Christian Association of World Languages) annual conference on "Integration of Faith and Learning in Linguistics Classes: Challenges and Best Practices." 
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