Hi, my name is Dale Koike. I'm a professor in the Spanish and Portuguese Department of the University of Texas at Austin. My interests in research are in pragmatics and discourse analysis and the interface that these have in second language acquisition. I teach Spanish Applied Linguistics to teachers, which is a teacher training course at the undergraduate level and courses in Spanish pragmatics and applied linguistics and acquisition at the graduate level.
Content: acquaint the students with problems and concepts of pragmatical and discourse analytical approaches to language use so as to enable them to process the recent developments in the field independently.
Methodology: the students are expected to be able to apply the acquired theoretical framework in the analysis of textual and conversational fragments.