Colleen Balukas

PhD

Colleen Balukas.

Colleen Balukas

PhD

Colleen Balukas

PhD

Scholarly Interests

Bilingualism, pedagogy, phonology, code-switching, sociolinguistics, corpus linguistics

Contact Information

931 Clemens Hall

Buffalo NY, 14260

Phone: (716) 645-2794

cpbaluka@buffalo.edu

Education

  • PhD, Penn State University
  • MA, Penn State University

Selected Publications

  • Balukas, Colleen. Under review. The impact of cognate status and code-switching on phonetic production in spontaneous bilingual speech.
  • Balukas, Colleen. 2018. Exploring Controversy and Increasing Communication Skills: Film in the L2 Classroom. In Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Report, ed. Julie A. Foss. Ashland, VA: Robert M. Terry Publishing. 155-187.
  • Balukas, Colleen. 2018. Student-Organized Speakers Visits: A Diversity of Voices. Book Section in: It Works for Me with High Impact Practices: A Step-By-Step Guide. Eds. Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe, & Russell Carpenter. New Forums Press. 62-63.
  • Balukas, Colleen. 2018. Using Students’ Second Language to Tackle Prejudice and Misconceptions. Book Section in: It Works for Me with High Impact Practices: A Step-By-Step Guide. Eds. Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe, & Russell Carpenter. New Forums Press. 116-117.
  • Balukas, Colleen & Koops, Christian. 2015. Spanish-English bilingual VOT in spontaneouscode-switching. International Journal of Bilingualism. Vol. 19(4).Special issue: Gauging convergence on the ground: code-switching in the community, eds. Catherine E. Travis and Rena Torres Cacoullos. 423-443.
  • Dietrich, Amelia J. & Balukas, Colleen. 2012. A Corpus Study of Verb Bias in Spanish. In Selected Proceedings of the 2010 Hispanic Linguistics Symposium, eds. Kimberly Geeslinand Manuel Díaz-Campos.Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.258-271.

Courses Taught

  • Conversation and Composition
  • Breaking Stereotypes: Diversity in US Latino Communities
  • Spanish Phonetics
  • Survey in Spanish Linguistics
  • Spanish Sociolinguistics: Research Methods
  • Sociolinguistics of the Spanish-Speaking World