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Key Professional Appointments

Professor Departments of Sociolinguistics, Education, and English as an International Language, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1998 - present

Associate Professor Department of English as an International Language, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1991 - 1998

Associate Professor Departments of Sociolinguistics and Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1979 - 1998

Research Appointment Center for the Study of Reading, Universisty of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1976 - 1982

Assistant Professor Departments of Sociolinguistics and Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1974 - 1979

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Education

Ph.D., Anthropology, University of California at Berkeley, 1972

M.A., Anthropology, University of California at Berkeley, 1968

B.A., Anthropology, University of California at Berkeley, 1966

Research & Service

My research has had three foci: children's acquisition of English and Spanish, reading, and conversational codeswitching (Romanian-Saxon, Spanish-English, Bulgarian-English and Romanian-Bulgarian).

My current projects include content analysis and grammatical analysis of children's stories written in English and Spanish, the description of Romanian-Bulgarian codeswitching, the description of Assyrian-English codeswitching, the description of the role of the maintenance of Assyrian language skills in the maintenance of Assyrian ethnic identity.

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Publications

McClure, E. (2003) [Review of the book Language and minority rights: Ethnicity, nationalism and the politics of language.. ] Anthropology & Education Quarterly  link >

McClure, E. (2003) A discourse analysis of the development of temporal reference in the written Spainsh narratives of monolingual and bilingual Mexican students. Linguistic theory and language development in Hispanic languages. Papers from the 5th Hispanic Linguistics Synposium and the 4th Conference on the Acquisition of Spanish and Portuguese Cascadilla Press: Somerville, MA

McClure, E. (1997) The interrelationship between form and function in written national language-English codeswitching: Evidence from Mexico, Spain and Bulgaria. Codeswitching worldwide Mouton de Gruyter: The Hague

Nagy, W., McClure, E., & Mir, M. (1997) Linguistic transfer and the use of context by Spanish-English bilinguals Applied Psycholinguistics 18, 431-452

McClure, E., & Mir, M. (1995) English-Spanish codeswitching in the Mexican and Spanish press Journal of Linguistic Anthropology 5 (1), 33-50

McClure, E., & Geva, E. (1983) The development of the cohesive use of adversative conjunctions in discourse Discourse Processes

McClure, E. (1981) Formal and functional aspects of the code-switched discourse of bilingual children. Latino language and communicative behavior Ablex: Norwood, NJ

McClure, E., Mason, J., & Barnitz, J. (1979) Story grammar and age effects on children's ability to sequence stories Discourse Processes 2 (3), 213-249

McClure, E.. The role of language in the construction of ethnic identity on the internet: The case of Assyrian activists in diaspora

McClure, E.. The social construction of ethnic identity on the internet by Assyrians in diaspora: The role of narrative, language, and literacy Studies in the Linguistic Sciences

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Grants

Principal Investigator Second Language Teachers’ Conversational Repair Strategies, Language Learning Board, 2003 - 2004

Erica McClure

Professor Emerita, Educational Psychology

Contact

Office

Education Building
1310 S. Sixth St.
Champaign, IL 61820

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