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    United Kingdom

Accepting PhD Students

20152020

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Research Focus

Dr. Engman's research interests address questions related to Indigenous/heritage language maintenance and reclamation, materials use, identity, and policy in a variety of language teaching and learning contexts.  She draws on her years of experience with Native and settler educators in the Upper Midwest of the United States to examine the intersections of language, sign, and power in the social and material world.

Recent and current work include a linguistic ethnography of bilingual pedagogies in an Ojibwe tribal school, a critical multimodal social semiotic analysis of the social media practices of high-profile Instagram teachers, and a study of intergenerational Indigenous language use on and with the land.  Dr. Engman draws on critical and qualitative methods to better understand of how expertise, relationships, and meaning emerge in interaction. 

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Research Output

  • 4 Article
  • 2 Chapter
  • 2 Chapter (peer-reviewed)
  • 1 Book/Film/Article review

Sociomaterial perspectives on materials use across language learning and teaching contexts

Guerrettaz, A. M., Engman, M. & Matsumoto, Y., 01 Jun 2020, (Accepted) In : Modern Language Journal .

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Exposing vacancies: Interactive agency in adult education language policy

    Vanek, J., Cushing-Leubner, J., Engman, M. & Kaiper, A., 2019, Agency in Language Policy and Planning: Critical Inquiries. Bouchard, J. & Glasgow, G. P. (eds.). Routledge, p. 267-296

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

    Ideological disjunctures and institutional repertoire at one Ojibwe kindergarten graduation

    Engman, M., 2018, Second Language Teaching and Learning: Diversity and Advocacy: Proceedings of the 2017 Annual Second Language Acquisition Graduate Student Symposium. Minneapolis, MN: Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA)

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

    Erasure and sovereignty in American higher education

    Engman, M. & Stemper, K., 2017, Language policy or the politics of language : Re-imagining the role of language in neoliberal society. Djuraeva, M. & Tochon, F. (eds.). Deep University Press

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Prizes

    Global Research Training Program

    Engman, Mel (Recipient), Dec 2019

    Prize: Other distinction

  • Activities

    • 14 Oral presentation
    • 3 Editorial activity
    • 2 Participation in conference
    • 1 Invited talk

    American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Annual Meeting 2021

    Mel Engman (Organiser)

    2021

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Modern Language Journal (Journal)

    Anne Marie Guerrettaz (Guest editor), , Mel Engman (Guest editor), & Kathleen Graves (Guest editor)

    Jan 2021

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

    Materiality and land-based learning in Indigenous language reclamation

    Mel Engman (Presenter), & Mary Hermes (Presenter)

    2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Language and Education (Journal)

    Mel Engman (Reviews editor)

    01 Mar 2020

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

    Land as Interlocutor: Transcribing and analyzing material participation in interaction.

    Mel Engman (Speaker), & Mary Hermes (Speaker)

    2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation