Dr.Lucy Pickering Web Page


Lucy Pickering is an Associate Professor and director of the Applied Linguistics Laboratory. She received her Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics in 1999 from the University of Florida. She has taught in University of Alabama, Georgetown University and Georgia State University. She joined the faculty at Texas A&M-Commerce in August 2010. Her research program is focused on spoken discourse. She has done considerable work with Brazil's model of Discourse Intonation and its application to second language classroom discourse. Additional interests include

  • Prosodic development of second language learners
  • English as a Lingua Franca
  • The intersection between prosody and pragmatics in varieties of English
  • Collaborative work on prosody and humor with Dr. Salvatore Attardo
  • Collaborative work on Papiamentu phonology with Dr. Yolanda Rivera at the University of Puerto Rico
  • Collaborative work on the analysis of spoken corpora including workers with physical impairment (with Carrie Bruce at Georgia Tech) and conversational data (with the CNRS Laboratoire Langue et Parole in Aix en Provence,France)

She has been published in a wide range of journals including TESOL Quarterly,World Englishes,Journal of Pidgin & Creole Languages,Modern Language Journal,System, English for Specific Purposes, Intercultural Pragmatics and Annual Review of Applied Linguistics. In 2010, she co-authored a textbook (with Greta Gorsuch, Colleen Meyers and Dale Giffree) for International Teaching Assistants working in North American university environments titled English Communication for International Teaching Assistants published by Waveland Press.