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Good News for March 2015: Grad Student Edition

Every year, so many BSU English grad students do cool stuff, like give public presentations, run media projects, and receive scholarships. We want to use the Good News post for March to honor these expectation-exceeding individuals.

To learn more about our amazing graduate programs, check out our website!


Shane Lanning

  • He attended Navigating Normativity: Queering Institutions and Challenging Inequality at the University of North Carolina. While he was there, he gave a presentation titled, “A Gay/Straight Comparison of Performed Gay Voices.”
  • He also went to a conference run by the American Association for Applied Linguistics in Toronto, Canada. His presentation was titled, “Gay Humor in American and British English: A Gricean Approach.”
  • Last but not least, he gave a group presentation with Phuong Tran, Hana Altahi, Seula Han, and Thomas McAlister at the Second Language Research Forum in South Carolina. Their presentation was called, “Acquiring Non-Lexicalized L2 Words: Strategy and Task Type.”

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