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Name: Amanda  Lanier Temples (IPA: /ə'mændə lə'niːɹ tɛmpl̩z/)
Institution: Georgia State University
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State and/or Country: GA
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Specialty: Social & cultural approaches to language learning & learners, qualitative methods, corpus-based discourse analysis, identity construction, biliteracy, intercultural communication, distance learning & CMC, heritage languages, teacher development, Arabic (also speak Czech, French, Serbian/Croatian)
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications: Temples, A.L. (in preparation). Constructing Arabic as heritage: Identity, investment, and imagined communities.
Temples, A.L. & Nelson, G.L. (2013). Engagement at a distance: Investigating interaction in online intercultural communication using corpus-based tools [Book chapter]. In D. D. Belcher & G. L. Nelson (Eds.), Intercultural Rhetoric and Discourse. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Nelson, G.L. & Temples, A.L. (2011). Identity construction as nexus of multimembership: Attempts at reconciliation through an online intercultural course. Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 10(2), 63-82.

Temples, A.L. (2010). Heritage motivation, identity, and the desire to learn Arabic in U.S. early adolescents. Journal of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages, 9, 103-123.
Courses Taught: Language in Society - GSU undergraduates - Spring 2013

Freshman Composition - GSU undergraduates - Fall 2012

Methods of Teaching English as a Foreign Language II - Fall 2011 - GSU B.A. Applied Linguistics/TEFL certificate program

Pre-MBA Reading & Writing intensive courses - Summer 2012 - Georgia Tech and Emory University

(Research Fellow in GSU Language & Literacy Initiative 2009-2012 - no teaching)

EAP - 2006-2009 - GSU Intensive English Progam - content-based courses in reading, writing, speaking, listening, etc. for academic purposes

EFL - full-time 2002-2006 in Czech Republic and Serbia, various general and business courses plus EFL theatre courses
Reviewer of: Second Language Socialization and Learner Agency (LL Issue 24.963)



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