My name is Laurel Schenkoske. I recently moved to Tucson from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where I was working on a PhD in Linguistics, specializing in Second Language Acquisition. While I miss Wisconsin's weather, UA's SLAT Program is better suited to my research interests, where I can more closely focus on SLA, and at the same time work across various disciplines.
I am interested in second-language processing and statistical learning, especially at the morpho-syntactic level. Another area of interest is L2 pedagogy – particularly in Computer Assisted Language Learning, where researchers and practitioners often stand across a great abyss.
I have taught German for several years, at all age and proficiency levels, as well as some university English Composition and Introductory Linguistics.