Kristen Kennedy Terry
  • Pronouns she, her, her, hers, herself
  • Title
    • Lecturer
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • Writing Program
  • Affiliations Writing Program
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, Room 209
  • Office Hours Spring 2022: Mondays 2-3pm via Zoom and by appointment
  • Mail Stop Writing Program

Research Interests

I am an applied linguist and I work in second language acquisition (SLA) and sociolinguistics, specifically language variation and change. My research focuses on the role of social networks with native speakers in SLA during study abroad and in other target-language learning environments. I am also interested in second language pedagogy and how instructors can most effectively incorporate SLA theory, and evidence from SLA research, in the foreign or second language classroom.

Biography, Education and Training

Ph.D., French (Linguistics) with D.E. in SLA, University of California, Davis

M.B.A., Finance Concentration, Saint Mary's College of California

B.A., Economics/International Area Studies, University of California, Los Angeles

Selected Publications

Books in progress:

Kennedy Terry, K., & Bayley, R. (in contract). Social Network Analysis in Second Language Research: Theory and Methods. Second Language Acquisition Research Series. New York: Routledge.

Peer-reviewed publications:

Kennedy Terry, K. (2022). At the Intersection of SLA and Sociolinguistics: The Predictive Power of Social Networks during Study Abroad. The Modern Language Journal.

Kennedy Terry, K. (2022). Social Networks. In K. Geeslin (Ed.), The Routledge handbook of sociolinguistics and second language acquisition. New York: Routledge.

Kennedy Terry, K. (in press, 2022). Sociolinguistic variation in L2 French: what schwa deletion patterns reveal about language acquisition during study abroad. In R. Bayley, D. R. Preston, & X. Li (Eds.), Variation in second and heritage languages: Crosslinguistic perspectives. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Kennedy Terry, K. (2017). Contact, Context, and Collocation: The Emergence of Sociostylistic Variation in L2 French Learners during Study Abroad. Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 39(3), 553-578.

Kennedy Terry, K., & Russell, E. (2013). Modeling the emergence of a typological anomaly: vowel nasalization in French. Proceedings of the 37th Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society, 155-169.

Teaching Interests

Academic writing (Introduction to Composition, Rhetoric & Inquiry, Writing in the Natural Sciences), sociolinguistics, language & identity, French as a foreign language, English as a second language