Cynthia L. Blood


Degrees

  • M.A. Linguistics, University of Texas at Arlington, 1987
  • B.A. Wheaton College 1981

Current positions

  • Instructor, GIAL,(2003– )

Other experience

  • Field Linguist (1989 – 1999)
  • Associate Instructor 2000 – 2003

Memberships

  • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

Language proficiency

  • Bahasa Indonesia (2+ production, 3+ comprehension)
  • Oku (2 production, 3 comprehension)
  • French (1+ production, 2 comprehension)
  • Spanish (high school & college only)

Research interests

  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Learning styles & strategies
  • Culture acquisition
  • Language assessment
  • Conflict resolution

Selected publications

Publications in SIL International Bibliography

1992. “Subject-Verb Agreement in Kisar ” NUSA, An Indonesian Linguistic Journal 34:1-21.

Selected Papers Presented

2004. “How can twelve pre-field weeks really impact language and culture learning? ” Oral Presentation at the International Congress on Language Learning 5, Colorado Springs, CO October 14, 2004

2007. “Training Penyegaran Pelatih-Pelatih ” (Refreshment Training for Language Teachers). Presentation at the KPN Language Exchange, Bandung, Indonesia July 9 – 13, 2007.