William Acton, PhD, Curriculum Vitae

 I.  EDUCATION

Ph.D. in Linguistics, University of Michigan (1979)    
M.A. in Linguistics, Michigan State University (1974) 
B.A. in Humanities, Michigan State University (1971)  
                                                                           
II. PUBLICATIONS
Acton, W. , Burri, M. and Baker. (2016). Anchoring Academic Vocabulary with a "Hard Hitting" Haptic Pronunciation Teaching Technique, in Jones, T. (Ed.) Integrating pronunciation instruction. New York: TESOL.
Acton, W. (in preparation). Accent on OEI, in Bradshaw, R. A. and Cook, A. (eds ) Toward Integration: One Eye at a Time --- Clinical Applications, Vancouver, B.C.: SightPsych Seminars.
________ . (2015). Acton Haptic - English Pronunciation System,  retrieved April 15, 2014, http://www.actonhaptic.com/
________. (2014), Review of Every Tribe and Tongue: A Biblical Vision for Language and Society by M. Pasquale and N. Bierma. Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2011, International Journal of Christianity and English Language Teaching, 1:March 2014, pp. 99-101.
_______., Baker, A., Burri, M., and Teaman, B. (2013). Preliminaries to haptic-integrated pronunciation instruction. In J. Levis and K. LeVelle (Eds.). Proceedings of the 4th Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference, Aug. 2012. (pp. 234-244). Ames, IA: Iowa State University.
_______., Teaman, B. (2013). Haptic (movement and touch for better) pronunciation. In N. Sonda and A. Krause (Eds.), JALT 2012 Conference Proceedings (pp.402-409). Tokyo: JALT. (2012, October 26).
________. (2001). Integrated English speaking skills, in Murphy, J. and Byrd, P. (Eds.), Particular approaches: Specialists' perspectives on English language instruction. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, pp. 197-217
_______. (2000). Preliminaries to focal stress instruction, Journal of Communication and International Studies (Nagoya University of Commerce) 1(2):1-9.
_______. (1999). Lafcadio Hearn: middle school English language instructor, NUCB Journal of Communication and International Studies (Nagoya University of Commerce) 1(2):1-9.
_______.  and C. Cope. (1999). Cooperative attending skills training for ESL students, in JALT Applied Materials volume, Kluge, D. and S. McGuire (Eds.), Cooperative language teaching in Japan, pp. 50-66.
_______. (1999). Future (Language) learning: some nonessential or pre-postmodern observations--a response to McGroarty, in special 50th Anniversary edition of Language Learning 48 (4):623-630.
_______. (1998). The Syllablettes, Speak Out (IATEFL Pronunciation SIG Newsletter )17:4-8.
_______. (1998). Directed motion in pronunciation instruction, Journal of Communication and International Studies (Nagoya University of Commerce) 5:47-64.
_______. (1997). Direct speaking instruction (and the mora-bound, focal-stress blues). The Language Teacher 21(9):7-12.
_______. (1997). Suggestions only a body could love: The Egoscue method, Metamaps: Journal of the Neurolinguistic Programming Association of Japan 5(1):2-5.
_______. (1997). Seven suggestions of highly successful pronunciation teaching, The Language Teacher 21(2):21-25.
_______. (1996). Notes on stalking the wild African ideophone, Journal of Communication and International Studies (Nagoya University of Commerce) 3:46-57.
_______. (1996). Vowel Ball: introducing American English vowels, The Language Teacher 20(10):30-37. 
_______. (1995). Colloborative second language learning performance and the great communicator's helper, Journal of Communication and International Studies  (Nagoya University of Commerce) 2:51-58.
_______. (1995). Anchoring language learning in sensory creativity, Metamaps: Journal of the Neurolinguistic Programming Association of Japan 3(2):7-11-10
_______. (1994). Reframing dyslexia: part two, Metamaps: Journal of the Neurolinguistic Programming Association of Japan  2(3):6-10.
_______. (1994). Directed movement in language instruction, Journal of Communication and International Studies (Nagoya University of Commerce) 1:43-52. 
_______. (1994). Reframing dyslexia: part one, Metamaps: Journal of the Neurolinguistic Programming Association of Japan 2(2):5-9.
_______.  and J. Brine. (1994). Computers, culture and composition, Proceedings of the Kinjo University International Conference on Composition and Computers, pp. 18-39.
_______. (1993). ESL pronunciation instruction: a 'larger' view, Proceedings of the Fifth annual Japan International University Conference on second language acquisition, pp. 52-61.
_______. (1993). Essential drama in second language teaching, Bulletin of the Faculty of Nagoya University of Commerce 37(2):245-268.
_______. (1992). A kinesthetic approach to teaching English stress and rhythm, Bulletin of the Faculty of Commerce, Nagoya University of Commerce 36(2): 245-274
_______. (1992). Technique entropy in language teaching, Bulletin of the Faculty of Commerce, Nagoya University of Commerce 37(1):45-55. 
_______.  and J. Walker de Felix. (1991). Review of Second language classrooms: Research on teaching and learning, by C. Chaudron, (Cambridge University Press), in Studies in Second Language Acquisition 9:109.
_______. (1990). Forward, in Pronunciation Pairs, by Baker, A. and S. Goldstein, New York: Cambridge University Press, p. i.
_______. (1989). Review of Current issues in pronunciation, J. Morley(Ed.)(Cambridge University Press, 1988), Studies in Second Language Acquisition(7).117-118.
_______. (1988). Accent on the accent business, Standpoints 2(3):8-12.
_______.  and J. Walker de Felix. (1987). Acculturation and mind, in Joyce Valdes (Ed.) Culture bound: language teaching in its cultural perspective, Cambridge University Press, pp. 122-143.
_______. (1985). Review of Foreign and second language learning: language acquisition research and its implications for the classroom, by L. Littlewood, (Cambridge University Press, 1984), Language Learning 35(2):323-324.
_______. (1985). Affect in the communicative classroom: a model, in On TESOL'84, P. Larson, E. Todd and D. Messerschmitt (Eds.), Washington, D.C.: TESOL, pp. 63-74.
_______. (1984). Changing fossilized pronunciation,  TESOL Quarterly 18(1):71-85.
_______. (1984). Attending skills for ESL students, American Language Journal 2(2):17-37.
_______. (1984). Theory to practice: pronunciation pedagogy rides again,  TEXTESOL IV Newsletter, 3(1):1-3.
_______. (1984). Some pragmatic dimensions of ESL writing tutorials, TECFORS Newsletter 7(3):1-7.
_______. (1983). Second language interpersonal communication: paradigm and praxis, in Guiora (Ed.) Special volume of Language Learning, pp. 193-216
Guiora, A., Acton, W., Bober, E., Erard, R. and K. List. (1983b). Is there a general ability to pronounce a foreign language: an experimental inquiry, with , Indian Journal of Applied Linguistics 9(2):28-37..
Guiora, A., Acton, W., Bober, E., Erard, R. and K. List. (1983a). Is there a general ability to pronounce a foreign language: an experimental inquiry, with , Indian Journal of Applied Linguistics 9(3):55-70.
Acton, W. and F Martinez. (1983). Manual for ESL techniques with LEP students, Houston Independent School District, Houston.
_______. (1982). A course for foreign graduate teaching assistants, Curriculum Clearing House Newsletter, pp. 10-11.
_______. , Noonan-Wagner, D. and S. Wood. (1981). Teaching suprasegmentals in context, TESOL Talk 2:38-47.
_______. , Lindemann, M. and V. Phoenix. (1981). Language acquisition heuristics,  Papers from the 1980 Meeting of the Linguistics Association of Canada and the United States, J. Copeland and P. Davis (Eds.), Columbia: Hornbeam Press, pp. 529-535.
Guiora, A., Acton, W., Erard, R. and F. Strickland. (1980). The effects of Benzodiazapine (Valium) on permeability of language ego boundaries, Language Learning 30(2): 351-363.
Guiora, A. and W. Acton. (1979). Personality and language behavior: a restatement, Language Learning 29(1):193-204.
Upshur,J., Arthur, B., Acton, W. and A. Guiora. (1978). Causation or correlation: a reply to Oller and Perkins, Language Learning 28(1): 99-104.
_______. and  B. Imber. (1978). English for foreign professionals: teaching within context, The Innovator 10(2):10-11.
_______. (1977). A conceptual framework for teaching articles in English, in Teaching and learning: Trends in Research and Practice, H.D. Brown, C. Yorio and R. Crymes (Eds.), Washington, D. C.: TESOL, pp. 57-73.

III. INVITED PAPERS
________. (2016) Pronounced Faith, plenary at annual 2016 CELT conference, Baltimore.
_______ . (2014). Digital Readers and eLanguage Learning: eXciting, eXasperating—and inXapable! plenary at the 2014 Qatar TESOL Conference, Doha
_______ . (2014).  Collaborative Professional Development: Networking knowledge and GWIFs!, plenary at the 2014 Bahrain English Language Teaching Professional Network Conference, Manama.
_______ . (2013). E-motional methods, embodiment and cognitive complexity, plenary at the 2013 BCTEAL Regional Conference, Vancouver. 
_______ . (2012) . Post-pronunciation pronunciation integration, invited paper at SPLIS session at the 2012 TESOL Convention, Philadelphia.
_______ . (2010) . Full-bodied, multiple modality pronunciation teaching, invited Luminary session at the 2010 TESOL Convention, Boston.
________. (2009). So you think you can dance your way to good English pronunciation? at Handong Global University (Pohang, Korea).
________. (2008). ESL Pronunciation Teaching for Volunteers, Dummies (and Students!), plenary address at the 2008 Faith-based Volunteer Language Teaching Conference Trinity Western University.
________. (2008). Accord of three strands: Pronunciation teaching, the body and technology, Invited lecture at Cornerstone University.
_______. (1999). Moving pronunciation teaching ahead, at the 1999 TESOL Convention, Salt Lake City.
_______. (1998). Future (Language) learning: some nonessential or pre-postmodern observations, at the 50th Anniversary Language Learning  Symposium, Ann Arbor.
_______. and C. Cope. (1996). Teaching attending skills in large classes, invited presentation at Nagoya University of Commerce, Nagoya, Japan.
_______. (1995). What every body ought to know about language learning, keynote address at the 1995 Korea TESOL Convention, Seoul.
_______. (1994). Technology and the reunion of the family, (in Japanese), at the Nisshin (Japan), International year of the Family Symposium.
_______. and J. Brine. (1993). Composing, computers, and culture,  co-keynote address, at the 1993 Kinjo University International Conference on Computers and Composition, Nagoya, Japan.
_______. (1993). How methods change, invited paper at International Christian University (Tokyo).
_______. (1992). ESL pronunciation: a larger perspective, at the 1992 Japan International University Second Language Research Conference, Tokyo. 
_______. (1990). Fossilized people; fossilized language: applications of linguistics to the business world,  invited paper, Rice Linguistics Forum.
_______. (1989). ESL Composition: with and without peer,  plenary address at the 1989 OKTESOL State Convention (Norman, Ok.).
_______. (1989). Career ladder: ESL,  plenary address at the 1989  TEXTESOL IV Spring Workshop (Woodlands, Texas).
_______. (1988). U.S.I.S Summer English Teaching Seminar, in Pecs, Hungary, June-July.
_______. (1986).  Stress in the ESL Classroom,  invited address at the Defense Language Institute, Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
_______. (1985). Rhythm in ESL: the eyes have it, at the 1985 TEXTESOL IV Conference, Galveston, Texas.
_______. (1985). Pronunciation pedagogy and theoretical linguistics,  at the American Cultural Center, Cairo, Egypt.
_______.  (1985). Acculturation and acquiring  foreign language identity,  at the American University in Cairo, Egypt.
_______. (1985).  Hayakawa and bilingual education, interview on KODA(FM), Houston..
_______. (1985).  Fulbright Summer Seminar,  (for Turkish, English teachers) Istanbul, June-August.
_______. (1984).  Applications of attitude research to the classroom: state of the art,  invited paper at the Applied Linguistics Interest Group Meeting, 1984  TESOL Convention, Houston.
_______. (1983). Theoretical linguistics and the language teacher,  at the 1983 Sophia University English Language Teaching Seminar, Tokyo.
_______. (1983).  Pronunciation change: enjoy yourself-- it's not as late as you think,  plenary address at the 1983 TEXTESOL Region VI Conference, Austin.

IV. PRESENTED PAPERS
_______ & S. Morgan, (2016) Homework: Does yours work? Really?, at 2016 BCTEAL Conference, Vancouver.
_______. (2016) Do your homework!, at 2016 BCTEAL Regional Island Conference, Victoria.
_______., Burri, M. and K. Rauser. (2014). Exploring Research supporting Haptic (movement + touch) Pronunciation teaching, TESOL 2014 Convention, Portland. 
_______., and K. Rauser. (2013). Be happy: get haptic, at the 2013 BCTEAL Regional Conference, Vancouver.
_______. Baker, A., Burri, M., Teaman. B. (2012). Preliminaries to haptic-integrated pronunciation instruction, at the 2012 PSLLT Conference, Vancouver
. _______. Burri, M., Teaman. B., Goertzen, M., Brodie, A. (2012). Getting optimal pronunciation from English learner dictionaries and beyond, at the 2012 TESOL Convention, Philadelphia.
_______. (2008). Prayer in a Second Language in CETC colloquium at the 2008 TESOL Convention, New York.
_______. and S. Acton. (2007). Fluent Kids -Readers Theater, at the 2007 TESOL Convention, Seattle.
_______., Goertzen, P. and C. Kristjansson. (2005) Collaborative online MATESOL design, at the 2005 TESOL Convention, San Antonio.
_______. (2004). Pronunciation survival skills, at the 2004 TESOL convention, Long Beach.
_______. (2002). Movement in English language teaching, at the 2002 TESOL Convention, Salt Lake City.
_______. (2001). Kinesthetic models of pronunciation instruction, at the 2001 TESOL Convention, St Louis.
_______. (2001). Poetry in motion, at the 2001 TESOL Convention, St Louis.
_______. (2000). Systems of motion in pronunciation instruction, at the 2000 TESOL Convention, Vancouver, BC.
_______.  (2000). A kinesthetic bridge to second language speech fluency, at the 2000 TESOL conference, Vancouver, BC.
_______. (1998). Principles of teaching stress and rhythm, at the 1998 TESOL Convention, Seattle.
_______. (1998). Suggestions of successful pronunciation teaching, at the JALT Fukui Chapter.
_______. (1997). Motion in second language learning, at the 1997 TESOL convention, Orlando.
_______. (1996). The 1996 Syllablette's World Road Tour, in pre-convention institute, Communicative pronunciation instruction, at the 1996 TESOL Convention, Chicago.
_______. and J. Fanselow. (1995). Designing (and changing) our methods, at the 1995 JALT National Convention, Nagoya, Japan.
_______. (1994). The effective and affective interactive management of large classes, at Nanzan University English Teachers Conference, Nagoya, Japan.
_______. (1994). Great (kinesthetic) movements in pronunciation teaching, in  Symposium, Intelligible Pronunciation, at the 1994 TESOL Convention, Baltimore.
_______. (1994). My lion is left-handed, in symposium, Culture in the classroom, at the 1994 TESOL Convention, Baltimore.
_______. (1994). Realities of on-site corporate ESP training, in colloquium, Corporate Consulting, at the 1994 TESOL Convention, Baltimore.
_______. (1993). NLP and hypnotic patterns in appreciating dyslexia: a generalizable case history,  at the 1993 NLP in Education Conference, Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan.
_______. and Y. Jolly. (1993). A consumer-oriented English language curriculum,  at the 1993 JACET National Conference, Tokyo.
_______. and K. Townsend. (1992). Hitchhiker's guide to the Quarterly, at the 1992 TESOL Convention, Vancouver.
_______. (1991). The goal: beyond bandwagons, images and options, at the 1991 TESOL Convention, New York.
_______. (1990). Clients and fees,  in the Colloquium on consulting in applied linguistics, at the 1990 TESOL Convention (San Francisco).
_______. (1989)  Changing fossilized pronunciation,  at the 1989 OKTESOL State Convention, Norman.
_______. (1989). ESL refugee pronunciation instruction,  at Houston Community College 1989.
_______. (1989). Communicative activities for low-level ESL,  at Houston Community, College, 1989.
_______. (1988). Basics of ESL listening, at 1988 TEXTESOL State Convention, Houston.
_______.  and G. Tompkins. (1988).  Functional competence in about 79 days, at the 1988 TESOL Convention (Chicago).
_______. (1988). ESL Freshman composition, at the 1988 Texas Association of Junior Colleges State Conference, Dallas
_______. (1987). Essentials of ESL pronunciation,  at 1987 TEXTESOL State Convention, Houston.
_______. (1987). Communicative language teaching with refugee populations, Houston Community College.
_______. (1987). Pronunciation skills for foreign graduate teaching assistants, at Ohio State University.
_______. (1987). Testing ESL in the classroom,  at Houston Independent School District, Houston.
_______. (1987). Group process in ESL composition,  at the 1987 TEXTESOL State Convention, Dallas.
_______. and J. Walker de Felix (1986). Acculturation and second language identity, at the l986 Southwestern Research  Association, Houston.
_______. (1986). Suprasegmentals and kinesics,  at the 1986 TESOL Convention, Anaheim.
_______. (1986). Teaching English pronunciation to speakers of Vietnamese, at the l986 TEXTESOL State Convention, Houston.
_______. (1986). Communicative materials design, at the 1986 TEXTESOL IV Meeting, Houston.
_______. (1985). Acculturation and the elephant, at the 1985 TEXTESOL Convention, Austin.
_______. (1985). Coconut cheeseburger, at the 1985 TESOL Convention, New York.
_______. (1985).  Affect and cognition in communicative L2 teaching, at the 1985 NCTE Spring Conference, Houston.
 _______. (1983). Current research in pedagogical grammar, at the 1983 Sophia University English Language Teaching Seminar, Tokyo.
 _______. (1983). Current approaches in ESL pronunciation,  at the Texas A&M University.
_______. (1983). Pronunciation change: making the fossilized, fluent (and facile),  at the 1983 TESOL Convention, Toronto.
_______. and J. Valdes. (1981). ESL Methods, at Amarillo College.
 _______. (1981). Giving ESL in-services,  at the Workshop on Conducting In-services, sponsored by the University of Houston.
 _______. (1981) Monitoring, the monitor model and language acquisition heuristics,  at the 1981 TESOL Convention, Detroit.
_______. (1981). The monitor as an affective state, at the 1981 TESOL Convention, Detroit.
_______. (1981). Writing technical English as a second language, at the 1981 University of Houston.
_______., D. Noonan-Wagner and S. Wood  (1980).  Teaching suprasegmentals in context, at the 1980 Conference of the TESOL Association of Ontario, Toronto.
_______.(1980). Pragmatic dimensions of the foreigner's written communication, at the 1980 Conference of the TESOL Association of Ontario, Toronto.
_______. (1980). Must language be taught? at the 1980 meeting of the Linguistics Society of the Southwest, El Paso.
_______. (1980). Teaching English to teachers of undergraduates, at the 1980 TESOL Convention, SanFransico.
_______. and B. Imber. (1979). Advanced conversational English for the foreign professional,   at the 1979 TESOL Convention, Boston.
_______. (1978). Three sources of variance in second language attitude research, at the 1978 meeting of the American Association for Applied Linguistics, Boston.
___  ___. (1977). Professed difference in attitude and the good language learner, at the 1977 TESOL Convention, Miami.
_______. (1977). A magic rule or two for teaching the use of articles in English,  at the 1977 TESOL Convention, New York.
_______. (1977). Tools for developing cross-cultural awareness,  at the 1977 Conference of the TESL Association of Ontario, Toronto.
_______. (1977).  Culture shock, death and dying,  at the 1977 meeting of the Michigan Association of Foreign Students Advisors, Adrian, Michigan.
_______. and J. Arnos. (1975). Error correction in writing, at the 1975 meeting of the Michigan Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Detroit.
_______. (1975). On one 'out of sight' verbal gesture: uh-huh, at the 1975 Michigan State University Conference on Second Language Studies, East Lansing.
_______. and M. Baudoin. (1973).  Some arguments for using bilingual experimenters in eliciting spontaneous speech data in child second language acquisition,  at the 1973 Queens College Summer Conference on Language Learning, Queens, N.J.

V. WORKSHOPS
 _______., Hong. S. (2016). Confident speaking fluency: the Rhythm Fight Club! at 2016 BCTEAL conference, Vancouver.
_______., Acton, S. (2015). Haptic Pronunciation Teaching, ULatina University, San Jose, Costa Rica.
_______., Hong, S. (2015). Haptic (English) Pronunciation Teaching Basics for NNESTs, 2016 Tri-TESOL, Seattle. 
_______., Baker, A., Burri, M., Kielstra, N., Rauser, K. (2015). Essentials of Haptic Pronunciation Teaching,  at the 2015 TESOL Convention, Toronto. 
_______., Anderson, K., Choi, J. (2015). Quick change English Consonant Workshop, at TESL Canada 2016, Lake Louise, AB. 
_______., Liu, A. and J. Jeon (2014). Stressing and de-stressing unstressed vowels: haptic “thumb-flick” technique, at the 2014 BCTEAL Regional Conference, Vancouver.
_______., Jancewicz, N., and Mclellan, K. (2014). Conducting Impromptu Rhythm, Stress and Intonation Interventions: Haptic Baton, at the 2014 BCTEAL Annual Conference, Vancouver.
_______., McWilliams, E., Hong, S., and Lam, M. (2014). Basics of haptic-integrated pronunciation, at the 2014 TESL Canada Conference, Regina. 
_______., Mathew, L., and Peace, R. (2014). Using haptic-integrated pronunciation with the Academic Word List, at the 2014 TESL Canada Conference, Regina. 
_______., McWilliams, E., and Makarova, M. (2014) Haptic phonetics, at the 2014 TESL Canada Conference, Regina. 
_______. (2014). Basics of Haptic-integrated Pronunciation Teaching. Cornerstone University
 _______., Baker, A., Burri, M., Kielstra, N., Teaman, B. and K. Rauser (2014). Essentials of Haptic Integrated Pronunciation Instruction,  at the 2014 TESOL Convention, Portland
_______.,  Baker, A., Burri, M., Kielstra, N., Van Dyke, A. and K. Rauser, (2013). Essentials of Haptic (Kinesthetic+Tactile)-Integrated Pronunciation Instruction, Pre-conference Institute at the 2013 TESOL Convention, Dallas.
________., Burri, M. and G. Moulden, (2013). Anchoring Academic Word List Vocabulary: One Touch at a Time, workshop at the 2013 TESOL Convention, Dallas.
_______., Kielstra, N., Kim, G. and M. Burri. (2012) Attending skills training: peer monitoring in conversation instruction, at the 2012 BCTEAL Annual Conference.
_______.. (2011) Multiple modality pronunciation instrution, at the 2011 TESOL Convention, New Orleans.
_______., Baker, A. and M. Burri. (2009) Haptic approaches to Grammar and Intonation Instruction, at the 2009 TESOL Convention, Denver
________. (2008). Haptic Intonation Instruction, at Cornerstone University.
_______., and M. Burri. (2008). A 'handy' approach to Intonation Instruction, at the 2008 BCTEAL Convention, Vancouver.
_______., Baker, A. and M. Burri. (2008). Haptic approaches to Intonation Instruction, at the 2008 TESOL Convention, New York.
_______., Mawson, C., and S. Miller. (2007). Vowel Repair Institute, at the 2007 TESOL Convention, Seattle.
_______. and D. Lindsay. (2007). Gesture Synchronized Speech, at the 2007 TESOL Convention, Seattle
_______. (2006). Speech synchronized pronunciation instruction, at the 2006 BCTEAL Conference, Vancouver.
_______., Mawson, C., and S. Miller. (2005). Consonant Repair Institute, at the 2005 TESOL Convention,  San Antonio, Texas.
_______. and C. Cope. (2001). Cooperative attending skills training, at the 2001 TESOL Convention,  St Louis.
_______. (1998). Workshop on teaching poetry, at the LABO teaching information center, Nagoya, Japan.
_______. (1998). Japan Institute of Language 1998 Summer Workshop, Odawara, Japan
_______. (1997). Teaching stress,, at the 1997 TESOL Convention, Orlando.
_______. (1996). Graduate pronunciation methods seminar, at St. Michael's College, Vermont. 
_______. (1995). Music to learn English by, at Nisshin (Japan) International Study and Understanding Association meeting, 1995. 
_______. and A. Lessac. (1995). Developing a great (second language teaching and learning) body, at the 1995 TESOL Convention, Long Beach.
_______. and E. Shimamura. (1994). A drama method for all seasons, at the 1994 TESOL Convention, Baltimore.
_______. (1993). Fifty ways to say 'Good Morning'!, at the 1993 TESOL Convention, Atlanta.
_______. , J. Gilbert, R. Wong and S. Stern. (1992). Discourse-level pronunciation teaching, at the 1992 TESOL Convention, Vancouver.
_______. (1988). ESL peer correction, at the 1988 TEXTESOL IV Spring Workshop, Spring, Texas.
_______. (1988). Teaching ESL pronunciation,  at University of Houston-Downtown.
_______. (1988). Listening skills, at Houston Independent School District, Houston.
_______. (1987). Attending skills in ESL,  at Houston Independent School District.
_______. (1987). Rhythm and pronunciation, at 1987 TESOL Convention, Miami.
_______. (1986). U.S.I.S. Teacher Training Workshop,  in Pecs, Hungary.
_______. (1986). ESL classroom testing, at Houston Independent School District, Houston.
_______. (1986). ESL methods,  at Houston Independent School District, Houston.
_______. (1986). ESL in the content areas, at Houston Independent School District, Houston.
_______. (1986). Attending skills, at Rice University, Houston.
_______. (1985). U.S.I.S. Workshops,  in Egypt at various colleges and universities.
_______. (1985). The grammar of technical English,  at the 1985 University of Houston Technical and Professional Writing Workshop, Houston.
_______. (1984). Oral interview workshop,  at the1984  meeting of the Texas Junior College Association, Houston.
_______. (1984). Workshop on strategies for self-help in pronunciation,  at Houston Community College, Houston.
_______. (1984). U.S.I.S. Teacher Training Workshop,  in Istanbul, Turkey.
_______. (1983). Attending skills, at the 1983 Association of Sophia Teachers of English, Tokyo.
_______. (1983). Minicourse in teaching attending, 1983 TESOL Summer Institute, Toronto.
 ______ . (1983). Attending skills,  for the Teacher Certification Program, University of Toronto.
 _______. and C. Cope. (1983). Attending in ESL, at the 1983 TESOL Convention, Toronto.
 _______. (1983). Teaching attending skills,  at the 1983 TEXTESOL IV Meeting, Houston.
_______.  (1983). ESL Business writing,  at the 1983 University of Houston Technical and Professional Writing Workshop, Houston.
 _______. ( 1982). ESL methods and techniques, at Houston Independent School District, Houston.
 _______. (1982). ESL methods, at Houston Independent School District, Houston. .
_______. (1981).  ESL in Special Education- Special Education in ESL, at Houston Independent School District, Houston.
_______. (1981). Applications of ESL methodology in the bilingual classroom,  at Houston Independent School District, Houston..
_______. (1981). ESL methods and techniques,  at Houston Independent School District, Houston.
_______. (1981). ESL in content areas, at Houston Independent School District, Houston.
_______. (1981). Teaching attending skills, at the 1981 TEXTESOL Conference, Houston.
_______. and  C. Cope (1980).  Attending skills, at the 1980 TESOL Convention, SanFranciso
_______. (1980). Writing English as a second language, at the 1980 Universtiy of Houston Technical and Professional Writing Workshop, Houston.
_______. and C. Cope.  (1978). Teaching attending skills to ESL students,  at the 1978 Conference of the TESL Association of Ontario, Toronto.
_______. and C. Cope. (1978). Teaching conversational English,  at Bayamon Central University, Puerto Rico.
_______. and C. Cope. (1978). Teaching conversational skills to ESL Students, at the 1978 TESOL Convention, Mexico City.

VII. Webpage: www.actonhaptic.com
                                                                                                                                 
VIII. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Professor, Faculty of Graduate Studies, Trinity Western University  (2003~)
            Director, MATESOL
            Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies (2004~2012)
Professor, Faculty of foreign Languages, Nagoya University of Commerce (1991-2003)
            Vice Dean, Faculty of Foreign Languages
Assistant/Associate Professor, Department of English, University of Houston (1979-1991)

IX. OTHER RELATED EMPLOYMENT ACTIVITIES
Co-owner, AMPISys, Inc. (2008~)
Consultant (various corporations; listing available upon request)  (1975~)
Instructor, University of Michigan-Dearborn, Department of Linguistics (1978-79)
Counselor, Calcusearch, Inc. (1975-76)
Teaching/research assistant, Department of Linguistics, University of Michigan (1974-79)
Editorial assistant, Journal of West African Languages (1972-73)
Teaching assistant, Department of Linguistics, Michigan State University (1971-74)
Russian interpreter, United States Air Force (1965-69)

IX. PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Chair, Japan Association for Language Teaching Publication Board-                                         1996-2003
Referee/reader to journals:
            Sky Journal (2004~2007)
            Studies in Second Language Acquisition  (1983~)
            JALT Journal  (1996~)
            The Language Teacher (1996~)
            JALT Convention Proceedings ( 1996-1998)
            Language Learning (1980-1993)
            TESOL Quarterly (1982~)
            TECFORS (1986-1987)
            Forum (1980-1982)
Chair, School Board, Nagoya International School  (1995-2003)
Local Co-chair, JALT 1995 National Convention  ( 1995)
Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Standpoints  (1988-1991)
Review Editor, Language Learning (1982-1990
Member, Editorial Board, TESOL Quarterly (1985-1988)
Referee, TESOL Conventions (1980-1990; 2006~)
Vice President, TEXTESOL IV(1984-1985)
Member, NCTE/TESOL Liason Committee  (1984-1989)
Colloquium Organizer:
             Current perspectives in ESL Pronunciation (1986)
                        1986 TESOL Convention, Anaheim                                                          
             Colloquium on Affective States   (1981)
1981 TESOL Convention, Detroit

X. CURRENT MEMBERSHIPS

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages  (1978 ~)
BCTEAL (2003 ~)

XI.  LANGUAGES
            General speaking ability:  Russian and Japanese
            Reading only:  French and German 

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