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Ines Martin
Professor, Languages and Cultures Department

Ines Martin is a Professor of German in the Languages and Cultures Department. Her research in the field of Applied Linguistics addresses the gap between second language research findings and foreign language teaching practice with the goal to facilitate instructed Second Language Acquisition for both learners and instructors. As part of her research agenda, Dr. Martin has developed a computer-assisted method of pronunciation instruction that allows on-campus­­ learners—but also distance or online students—to improve their pronunciation of German.  Her current research focuses on the role of internal and external motivation in improving language learners’ pronunciation and explores whether peer-feedback on pronunciation is beneficial in foreign language classrooms. To support her scholarly work, Dr. Martin has received several grants (e.g., a Max Kade Fellowship or a Language Learning Dissertation Support Grant) and her research findings have been published in leading refereed journals in her field (e.g., Foreign Language Annals).

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