Idée Edalatishams

Idée Edalatishams

Idée Edalatishams

Faculty ESL Specialist

Instructor

Corpus Linguistics, Multilingual Learners' Academic Communication and Identity, L2 Pronunciation.

Idée Edalatishams is the Faculty ESL Specialist at George Mason’s Writing Center, where she trains and mentors tutors to work effectively with multilingual writers, offers consultations, coordinates and facilitates graduate writing groups, develop workshops and instructional resources for ESL writers, and conducts research on multilingual learners’ academic communication.

Her research interests are in the areas of multilingual learners’ identity, international graduate students’ oral communication, spoken corpus linguistics, and pronunciation. She has previously taught Composition and ESL/EFL courses and worked as a Graduate Communication Consultant at the Writing and Media Center and the Center for Communication Excellence at Iowa State University. 

Selected Publications

McCrocklin, S., & Edalatishams, I. (2020). Revisiting popular speech recognition software for ESL speech. TESOL Quarterly. doi:10.1002/tesq.3006

Ghanem, R., Edalatishams, I., Huensch, A., Puga, K., & Staples, S. (2020). The effectiveness of computer programs in the transcription and analysis of spoken discourse: Towards a protocol for pronunciation corpora. In O. Kang, S. Staples, K. Yaw, & K. Hirschi (Eds.), Proceedings of the 11th Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching conference, ISSN 2380-9566, Northern Arizona University, September 2019 (pp. 97–114). Ames, IA: Iowa State University.

Edalatishams, I. (2019). International teaching assistants’ identity roles represented through self-mentions in teaching demonstrations. In Wilson, H., King, N., Park, E. J., & Childress, K. (Eds.) Selected Proceedings of the 2017 Second Language Research Forum (SLRF), Columbus, OH, October 2017. (pp. 62-78) Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project. http://www.lingref.com/cpp/slrf/2017/index.html, document #3496.

McCrocklin, S., Humaidan, A, & Edalatishams, I. (2019), ASR dictation program accuracy: Have current programs improved? In J. Levis, C. Nagle, & E. Todey (Eds.). Proceedings of the 10th Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference, ISSN 2380-9566, Ames, IA, September 2018 (pp. 191-200). Ames, IA: Iowa State University.

Expanded Publication List

McCrocklin, S., & Edalatishams, I. (2020). Revisiting popular speech recognition software for ESL speech. TESOL Quarterly. doi:10.1002/tesq.3006

Ghanem, R., Edalatishams, I., Huensch, A., Puga, K., & Staples, S. (2020). The effectiveness of computer programs in the transcription and analysis of spoken discourse: Towards a protocol for pronunciation corpora. In O. Kang, S. Staples, K. Yaw, & K. Hirschi (Eds.), Proceedings of the 11th Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching conference, ISSN 2380-9566, Northern Arizona University, September 2019 (pp. 97–114). Ames, IA: Iowa State University.

Edalatishams, I. (2019). International teaching assistants’ identity roles represented through self-mentions in teaching demonstrations. In Wilson, H., King, N., Park, E. J., & Childress, K. (Eds.) Selected Proceedings of the 2017 Second Language Research Forum (SLRF), Columbus, OH, October 2017. (pp. 62-78) Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project. http://www.lingref.com/cpp/slrf/2017/index.html, document #3496.

McCrocklin, S., Humaidan, A, & Edalatishams, I. (2019), ASR dictation program accuracy: Have current programs improved? In J. Levis, C. Nagle, & E. Todey (Eds.). Proceedings of the 10th Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference, ISSN 2380-9566, Ames, IA, September 2018 (pp. 191-200). Ames, IA: Iowa State University.

Becker, K. & Edalatishams, I. (2019). ELSA Speak - Accent reduction [Review]. In J. Levis, C. Nagle, & E. Todey (Eds.). Proceedings of the 10th Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference, ISSN 2380-9566, Ames, IA, September 2018 (pp. 434-438). Ames, IA: Iowa State University.

Edalatishams, I. (2017). LeaP corpus [Review]. In M. O’Brien & J. Levis (Eds.). Proceedings of the 8th Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference, ISSN 2380-9566, Calgary, AL, August 2016 (pp. 236-240). Ames, IA: Iowa State University.

Edalatishams, I. (2013). Hybrid learning and Iranian EFL learners' autonomy in vocabulary learning. Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, 93, 1587-1592.

Education

PhD Candidate, Applied Linguistics and Technology, Iowa State University

MA, English Language Teaching, Azad University of Tehran

BA, English Translation, Azad University of Tehran

Recent Presentations

Edalatishams, I. (2021, July). Building CoTACS: a Prosodically Annotated Corpus of TA Classroom Speech. The International Corpus Linguistics Conference (CL 2021), virtually hosted by the University of Limerick and Mary Immaculate College, Ireland.​

Puga, K., Edalatishams, I., Ghanem, R., Huensch, A., & Staples, S. (2021, July). Challenges and Solutions for Working with Spoken Corpora. Panel presentation at the International Corpus Linguistics Conference (CL 2021), virtually hosted by the University of Limerick and Mary Immaculate College, Ireland.

Edalatishams, I. (2021, June). Discourse Intonation as a Cohesive Device: A Corpus Study of Teaching Assistant Speech. The 12th Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching (PSLLT) Conference, virtually hosted by Brock University, ON, Canada.

McCrocklin, S., Martin, K., Stuckel, R. & Edalatishams, I. (2021, June). Automatic Speech Recognition Accuracy: An Examination of Lexical and Phonological Characteristics’ Effects on Human and Computer Intelligibility. The 12th Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching (PSLLT) Conference, virtually hosted by Brock University, ON, Canada.

Edalatishams, I., Compton, L., Cotos, E., Kochem, T., Santos, L., & Terrill, K. (2020, February). Beyond ITAs: English Language Development in Higher Education. The ITA Professionals Symposium, University of California, Davis, CA.

Edalatishams, I., Compton, L., Kochem, T., Richards, M., Santos, L., & Terrill, K. (2019, June). Supporting Graduate Communication Beyond Writing: An English Speaking Consultation Program. The Consortium on Graduate Communication Summer Institute, George Mason University, Arlington, VA.