World Languages, Literatures and Humanities
Office Location: AC-3C08C
|PhD||Columbia University||Language, Literacy, and Technology||2004|
|MPhil||Columbia University||Comparative Education||2004|
|M Ed||Columbia University||Applied Linguistics||1998|
|MA||Columbia University||Applied Linguistics||1996|
|BA||Richmond University||International Business Administration||1990|
|non-degree||American College of Switzerland||Political Science||1986-1988|
Elizabeth Meddeb is Associate Professor and serves as the Coordinator of Applied Linguistics and ESL. She teaches many of the core courses in linguistics, humanities, as well as advanced composition courses to non-native speakers of English. Her research interests include the interaction between technology and language use, gender and language, and language in public discourse and media.
Areas of Expertise
Gender and language
Articles in Field Of Expertise
Meddeb, E., & Frenz-Belkin, P. "What? I Didn’t Say THAT! : Linguistic Strategies When Speaking to Write." Journal of Pragmatics. 42 (9). 2010: 2415-2429.
Meddeb, E. "The Accuracy of Speech Recognition Dictation." International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society. 4 (6) 2008: 125-138.
Frenz-Belkin, P., & Meddeb, E. "The Differential uses of “Okay” in Computer-Based Task Activities." The International Journal of the Humanities. 5 (11) 2008: 203-212.
Meddeb, E. "Medium Transferability: Managing Speech Disfluencies when Speaking to Write with Speech Recognition Dictation Software." International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society. 4 (2) 2007: 163-179.
Meddeb, E. "Speech Recognition-Mediated Literacy." International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society. 2 (8) 2007: 39-69.
Non Refereed Proceedings in Field Of Expertise
Barnes, A., & Meddeb, E. "E-practice Makes Perfect: Online Portfolios and Writing Improvement in English Language Learners." Discover. 2.1 2009: 44-56.
Reviews in Field Of Expertise
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Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances
" Acquiring the Language of Trauma: from "I believe you Anita Hill" to "#metoo" (with Salek, F.) " 2019, June: 64th Annual Conference of the International Linguistic Association Centro de Estudios del Lenguaje en Sociedad (CELES), Universidad Nacional de San Martín, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
" The Women’s March: Signs of Resistance” (with Salek, F.). " 2017, July: The 15th International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities. Imperial College, London, UK..
" Framing Resistance: Cultural Identities & Protest Marches” (with Salek, F.) " 2017, June: Left Forum 2017. John Jay College, NY, NY..
" Occupy Wall Street: How a Social Movement is Depicted in Mainstream Media" (with Frenz-Belkin, P.). Paper presented as part of the panel "Sociolinguistics of Revolution in World's Capital Cities. " 2012, August: Sociolinguistics Symposium 19. Freie Universität Berlin. Berlin, Germany.
" Game Over: Sociolinguistics of the Tunisian and Egyptian Revolution" (with Saad, Z.). " 2012, April: International Organization of Social Sciences and Behavioral Research Spring 2012 Conference. Atlantic City, NJ.
" Read this, not that and look over here: How gestures highlight talked-about objects in a technologically complex speech-to-text environment" (with Frenz-Belkin, P.). " 2011, July: The 12th International Pragmatics Conference. Manchester, England.
" Listening Around the Computer"(with Frenz-Belkin, P.). Paper presented as part of the panel "Listener Activities and Responses. " 2009, July: The 11th Conference of the International Pragmatics Association. Melbourne, Australia.
" E-practice Makes Perfect: Online Portfolios and Writing Improvement in the ESL Classroom (with Barnes, A.). " 2009, January: The 7th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts & Humanities.
" The Use of Deictic References in Information-Rich Environments: Tutorials at the Computer" (with Frenz-Belkin, P.). " 2008, August: The 6th International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities. Fatih University, Istanbul, Turkey.
" How Speech Recognition Dictation Technology Affects Non-Native English Speakers. " (Invited talk) 2008, March: Asian American/Asian Research Institute (AAARI). City University of New York, New York, NY.
" The Pragmatics of Speaking to Write for Non-native Speakers of English." Paper presented as part of the panel "The Pragmatics of Human-Computer Interaction. " 2007, July: The 10th Conference of the International Pragmatics Association. Gothenburg, Sweden.
" The Use of "Okay" in Learning-Teaching Interactions around the Computer" (with Frenz-Belkin, P.). " 2007, July: The 5th International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities. The American University of Paris, Paris, France.
" "Historical Trauma, Displacement and Well-Being of Indigenous Women.” Invited Panelist at the Fourth Annual Women's Symposium. Graduate School of Social Service " 2007, March: Fordham University, NY, NY.
" Medium Transferability: Managing Speech Disfluencies when Speaking to Write with Speech Recognition Dictation Software. " 2007, January: The 3rd International Conference on Technology, Knowledge and Society. Cambridge University, Cambridge, England.
" Strategies for Accommodating Speech Recognition Dictation Technology. " 2006, April: "How People Talk to Computers, Robots, and Other Artificial Communication Partners" Workshop. Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg, Delmenhorst, Germany.
" The Interaction between Speech Recognition Dictation Technology and Language Use: A Sociolinguistic Study. " 2005, December: The Second International Conference on Technology, Knowledge and Society.Hyderabad, India.
" The Interaction between Speech and Writing. " 2004, June: The Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities: Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics Annual Conference. Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.
" Speech Recognition talk as a Novel Register." Paper presented as part of the panel "Multimodal Interaction: How New Media Reshape Communicative Practices. " 2003, March: American Association of Applied Linguistics Annual Conference. Arlington, VA.
" The Impact of Speech Recognition Technology on Language Use " 2002, November: Language in Education Division Colloquium. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
" The Impact of Speech Recognition Technology on Spoken and Written Language. " 2002, April: American Association of Applied Linguistics Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.
" Speech Recognition-mediated Literacy: Redefining the relationship between language, speech, and writing." Paper presented as part of the panel "Multimodal Interaction and Learning. " 2002, March: Georgetown University Roundtable on Languages and Linguistics. Georgetown University, Washington, DC.
Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships
Fulbright-Hays Study Seminar: Women, Family and Social Change in China. Grant Administered by Fordham University & Rust College: 2006.
Visiting Scholar at The University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education. Language in Education Division.: September 2002—August 2003.
Center for Teaching and Learning. Title III Faculty Grant Program, E-Practice Makes Perfect. 2008-2009: .
CUNY-wide Seminar on ePortfolio Research & Practice, An Inquiry into Learning. 2007-2008: .
Out-of-Cycle PSC Research Grant, CUNY Research. 5/05-06/06: .
CUNY Sloan Foundation, CUNY Research. Fall 2005: .
National Center for Restructuring Education, Schooling, and Teaching. Teachers College, Columbia University, Tuition Exemption. Spring 2002: .
Teachers College, Columbia University, Grant-in-Aid. Spring 2000 - Fall 2002: .
Academic Computing Services Teachers College, Columbia University, Tuition Exemption. 1997- 2001: .
Scholarship from the Department of International and Transcultural Studies Teachers College, Columbia University, . 1999-2000 Academic year: .
Scholarship from the Department of Languages, Literature, and Social Studies Teachers College, Columbia University, . Summer term 1997: .
Graduate Assistant, Office of Student Housing Teachers College, Columbia University, Tuition Exemption. 1995-1996: .
Other Professional Activities and Public Service
Academic Reviewer for the Human Robot Interaction (HRI) Conference: HRI 2015.
Academic Reviewer for the Human Robot Interaction (HRI) Conference: HRI 2014.
Conducted ESL Workshop: CALL to the Future, Camden County College, Camden Campus (co-presented with Dr. Hoda Zaki).: 2003.
Teacher Trainer (Workshop) on Digital Book-building: Developing multimedia materials for ESL literacy programs: March, 2002, July 2001.
Teacher Trainer (Workshop) on the speech recognition-based reading program "Watch-Me!-Read": October, 2001.
Teacher Trainer (Workshop): Developing multimedia adult literacy materials: May, 2001.
Teacher Trainer (Workshop): Developing multimedia materials for ESL literacy programs: April, 2001, September 2000.
Teacher Trainer (Workshop): Developing multimedia materials for migrant worker literacy programs: March, 2001.
Teacher Trainer (Workshop): Watch-me!-Read training and curriculum development: June, 2000, August 1998.
Teacher Trainer (Workshop): Developing multimedia literacy materials for English and Spanish first-language learners: September, 1999, July 1998.