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Robert Joel Deacon

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

 

Morpho-Syntax, Syntax, language change, TESL, orthography and Language Acquisition, Germanic Linguistics, Chinese Linguistics, Japanese Linguistics, Korean Linguistics

Education​

 

University of Florida
​2014  Ph.D. Linguistics

 

Dissertation: Adpositions in Distributed Morphology: The Nature of Roots and Categorial Heads

 

Areas of Concentration: Morpho-syntax, teaching foreign languages, encoding spatial features in language.

 

University of Florida
​2011  M.A. Linguistics

 

Thesis: P-forms in Distributed Morphology: Accounting for a Type of Semilexical Form

 

University of North Florida
​2005  B.A. English

 

Areas of Concentration: Literature and Composition

Minor: Psychology

Languages

English Native

Japanese Beginning to Intermediate

Languages Studied

Mandarin Chinese

Spanish

 

Certifications

2011 TESOL and SLAT

Publications

 

Deacon, R. J. 2018. The Evolving Argument: Negotiating Improved Academic Writing Skills and Class

           Cohesion (Global Negotiation: Perspectives on Teaching and Learning). 神戸市外国語大学外国                学研究所研究年報 Journal of Research Institute, (58), 157-173.

Deacon, R. J. 2017. The Causes of Spelling Errors by Arabic Learners of English. Eurasian Journal of

           Applied Linguistics, 3(2), 1-22.

Deacon R. J. 2017. Roots in Adpositional Domains: Reasons to Include a little p_ Categorial Head.

           In 34th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (pp. 131-140). Cascadilla Proceedings

           Project.

Deacon, Robert J. September 2015. Replacing AxPart with a Root-Node in the Extended Projection of

           P. Proceedings of Florida Linguistics Yearly Meeting 2. Florida Linguistics Journal 2. University of

           Florida.

 

Deacon, Robert J. 2014. Adpositions and Lexical Categories: Distributed Morphology’s Insight into the

Problem. Proceedings of Florida Linguistics Yearly Meeting 1. Florida Linguistics Journal 1. University of Florida.

 

Witty, Sean, Robert J. Deacon, Tyler McPeek, and Cho Wiyoung Witty. 2012. Something new in Korean

morphology: The identity and structure of prenominal modifiers. Harvard Studies in Korean Linguistics XIV. 227-240.

 

Presentations

Deacon, R.J. 2019. Allegory Increases the Impact of a Scientific Review Article: Implications for         

          Innovating the Focus of Academic Writing Instruction. 4th International Symposium on     

          Academic Writing and Critical Thinking. Nagoya.

Deacon, R. J. 2018. Structure and Story in Academic Writing. Asian Conference on Education (ACE

           2018). Tokyo.

Deacon, R. J. 2017. The Evolving Argument: Academic Confrontation and Negotiation. Global

          Negotiation Symposium. Kobe City University of Foreign Studies, Japan.

 

Deacon, R. J. 2016. Roots in adpositional domains: reasons to include a little p categorial head.

          West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics 34 (WCCFL 34). University of Utah. 

 

Deacon, R. J. 2016. Little P in English and Japanese. English Linguistic Society of Japan Spring   

          Forum. Kobe City University of Foreign Studies, Japan.

 

Deacon, Robert J.  2015. Replacing AxPart with a Root-node in the extended Projection of P. The

          Florida Linguistics Yearly Meeting 2. Eckerd College, Saint Petersburg, FL.

 

Deacon, Robert J.  2014.  Grammatical Features and Framing Concepts. 9th Annual

Conference of the Social Sciences. University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

 

Deacon, Robert J.  2014. Adpositions and Semi-lexical Items: Distributed

Morphology’s Insight into the Problem. The Florida Linguistics Yearly Meeting. Eckerd College, Saint Petersburg, FL.

 

Deacon, Robert J.  2013. Arabic Orthographic Errors in English: Primary Reason and

Targeted Solutions. The international ACTFL annual convention and world languages Expo, Orlando, FL.

                                                                                                                                                      

Deacon, Robert J.  2013. Categorizing Roots in Distributed Morphology.

The University of Florida Linguistics Seminars, Gainesville, FL.

                                                                                                                                        

Deacon, Robert J.  2013. Building Graphemic Awareness: Arabic Orthographic Errors

in English.  The 35th Sunshine State TESOL conference, Orlando, FL.          

                                                       

Deacon, Robert J. & Yukari Nakamura. 2013. Teaching Japanese Learners of English Prepositions:             Difficult versus Easy Differences. The 35th Sunshine State TESOL conference, Orlando, FL.

 

Deacon, Robert J.  2012. Semi-lexical Forms in Distributed Morphology

Paper Presented at University of Florida Linguistics Seminars, Gainesville, FL.        

                                 

Moon-Tapper, Patricia, Jennifer Ramos, Robert J. Deacon. 2012. Towards Excellence-

Preparing for CEA Review of Academics.  The annual TESOL international conference, Philadelphia, PA.    

                                                          

Witty,  Sean. Robert J. Deacon, Tyler McPeek, Wi-Young Cho Witty. 2011. What’s

‘new’? The Morphology of Korean Adjectives. The Harvard (Biennial) International Symposium on Korean Linguistics, Boston, MA.

 

Deacon, Robert J.  Orthographic Errors: Arabic and Korean Learners of English. 2010.

Paper Presented at the annual SETESOL conference, Miami, FL.

 

 

Content Teaching

Graduate Academic Writing Courses: Nagoya University (2015-Present)

  Elements of Academic Writing II: Fall 2016, Fall 2017, Fall 2018 

  Elements of Academic Writing I:  Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019

  Academic Writing 2015: Fall 2015

Introduction to Linguistics (LIN 3010) University of Florida

  Spring 2013 - Summer 2014

  Summer 2012

  Summer 2011

 

 

Language and Human Perspective (LIN 2000) University of Florida

​  Fall 2012

 

 

 

 

ESL / EFL
Teaching
UNDERGRADUATE EFL / ACADEMIC ENGLISH COURSES: NAGOYA UNIVERSITY
 (2015-PRESENT)

  Academic English Basic: Spring 2018 x 2, Spring 2017, Spring 2016 x 2,

  Academic English Intermediate: Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2015

  Academic English Advanced: Spring 2018 x 3, Spring 2017 x 4, Spring 2016

  Academic English Communication: Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016 x 2, Fall 2015 x 2

  Academic English Seminar: Fall 2018 x 2, Fall 2017 x 3, Fall 2015

  Special English Seminar (Writing): Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Fall 2017,

  Fall  2016

  Special English Seminar (Presentation): Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2016

​Reading and Writing: The English Language Institute at the University of Florida

(Low Advanced)

  Spring 2015

  Fall 2014

(High Intermediate Level)

  Summer 2015

  Spring 2012

  Fall 2011

(Intermediate Level)

  Fall 2010

  Spring 2010

  Fall 2009

  Summer 2009

(Low Level)

  Summer 2010

  Spring 2008 (TA)

 

Listening and Speaking: The English Language Institute at the University of Florida

(Advanced Level)

  Fall 2014

  Spring 2011

(Intermediate Level)

  Summer 2009

  Fall 2008

(Low Level)

  Summer 2009

 

Grammar: The English Language Institute at the University of Florida

(Advanced Level)

  Spring 2011

(High Intermediate Level)

  Summer 2015

  Fall 2014

  Spring 2009

(Intermediate Level)

  Spring 2009

  Fall 2008

 
American Culture: The English Language Institute at the University of Florida

            Summer 2012

            Summer 2010

            Summer 2008

References

​(Send me an email for contact details)

  • Brent Henderson, Associate Professor

University of Florida Linguistics

 

  • Youssef Haddad, Assistant Professor 

        University of Florida Linguistics 

  • Fiona McLaughlin, Associate Professor

         University of Florida Linguistics 

 

  • Megan Forbes, Director of English Language Institute

         University of Florida​

 

 

 

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