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Fenfang Hwu

Title: Associate Professor
Office: 710B Old Chemistry Building
Tel: 513-556-1841
Email: fenfang.hwu@uc.edu

  • Computer Assisted Language Learning: grammar instruction, input, learner-behavior tracking, productive and receptive practice, pronunciation, research methods.
  • Second Language Acquisition: individual differences in language aptitude and personality preferences, input enhancement, pedagogical grammar, practice.
  • Spanish Linguistics: phonetics, preterite vs. imperfect.

Education

  • PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1994.

Research Information

Research Interests

Computer-Assisted Language Learning, Second Language Acquisition, Spanish Linguistics

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Hwu, F. (2015). Task promoting hypothesis-testing and providing communicative need via comic-creation. Proceedings of the 17th International CALL Research Conference, 301-304.
  • Hwu, F. (2014). A Comic creation tool for adaptive-imitation practice: Research design considerations. Proceedings of the 16th International CALL Research Conference, 177-181.
  • Hwu, F., Pan, W., & Sun, S. (2014). Aptitude-treatment interaction effects on explicit rule learning: A latent growth curve analysis. Language Teaching Research, 18(3), 294-319.[Link]
  • Hwu, F. and Tzseng, C. (2013). Challenges and directions of script-based tracking in tutorial CALL. In P. Hubbard, M. Schulze, & B. Smith (Eds.), Learner-Computer Interaction in Language Education: A Festschrift in Honor of Robert Fischer (pp. 246–255). Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO). Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.[Link]
  • Hwu, F. (2013). A review of the use of script-based tracking in CALL research for data sharing: Applications providing meaning aids. Computer Assisted Language Learning, 26(4), 350-370.[Link]
  • Hwu. F. & Sun, S. (2012). The aptitude-treatment interaction effects on the learning of grammar rules. System, 40(4), 505521.
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  • Hwu. F. (2012). A review of the use of script-based tracking in grammar applications for data sharing. Proceedings of the 15th International CALL Research Conference, 21-26.
     
  • Molholt, G. & Hwu, F. (2008). Visualization of speech patterns for language learning. In Holland, V. Melissa and Fisher, F. Pete (Eds.), The path of speech technologies in computer assisted language learning. From research toward practice (pp. 91122). New York: Routledge.
  • Hwu, F. (2007). Learners' strategies with a grammar application: The influence of language ability and personality preferences. ReCALL Journal, 19(2), 21–38.[Link]
  • Hwu, F. (2005). Spanish preterite and imperfect in conversations: The pragmatic meanings. Journal of Language and Linguistics, 4, 183206.[Link]
  • Hwu, F. (2004). On the applicability of input enhancement hypothesis and input processing theory in multimedia CALL: The case of Spanish preterite and imperfect instruction in an input application. CALICO Journal, 21, 317338.[Link]
  • Hwu, F. (2003). Learners’ behaviors in computer-based input activities elicited through tracking technologies. Computer Assisted Language Learning, 16, 529. [Link]
  • Hwu, F. (1997). Providing effective and affective learning environment for Spanish phonetics with a hypermedia application. CALICO Journal, 14, 115–134.[Link]
  • Hwu, F., Tzseng, C., & Pan, A. C. (1997). Improving Spanish phonetics instruction with a hypermedia-assisted application. Educational Multimedia/Hypermedia and Telecommunications, 509514.
  • Hwu, F., Tzseng, C., & Pan, A. C. (1997). Planning and development of Spanish phonetic lessons with hypermedia. Technology and Teacher Education Annual, 649652.
  • Hwu, F. (1995). The hierarchical function of phonological contexts on the weakening of /s/ in Spanish. Proceedings of the Mid-America Linguistics Conference 1, 95112.
  • Hwu, F. (1991). Liquid assimilation in Havana Spanish. Kansas Working Papers in Linguistics, 16, 5975.

Other Publications

  • LaRocca, S., Egan, K., Hwu, F., & Delcloque, P. (2002). Integrating speech technology in (language) learning: review of InSTIL 2002. Elsnews. The Newsletter of European Network in Human Language Technologies, Spring, 1112.

Honors & Awards

  • Fellow of the Academy of Fellows for Teaching and Learning. University of Cincinnati, 2015.
  • Recognition of hard work and dedication in teaching in Darwin T. Turner Scholars Program’s Breakfast of Champions. University of Cincinnati., 2015.
  • Recognition of excellent teaching by CET&L’s (Center for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning) Thank Your Professor program, University of Cincinnati., 2014.
  • Paper "A review of the use of script-based tracking in grammar applications for data sharing" chosen as ‘Selected Plenary’ in the 15th International CALL Research Conference, 2012.
  • Best Plenary Speaker award in the 15th International CALL Research Conference, 2012.